No matter what age we are, it’s always advisable to maintain a healthy lifestyle that helps us stay fit. After all, it keeps our bodies as well as minds young and healthy. Not to mention, maintaining a healthy body weight can help reduce the risk of a ton of health problems that arise not only with weight but age too.
According to WebMD, some of the benefits of losing weight to be fit include less tension on your joints, reduced risk of cancer, improved cholesterol, reduced chances of diabetes, easing of blood pressure, a better quality of sleep, and a better mood.
But it can be difficult to find a diet that can actually help shed the pounds and make you feel mentally more alert. So many of us tend to look to our favorite celebrities to see how they manage to maintain their svelte figures and healthy lifestyles. After all, if they can do it, why can’t we? However, not all of them have an easy routine that gives them their amazing figure. But here are five popular celebrity diets that they swear by that is not only great for weight loss but also easy to follow and less burdensome on your pocket.
1. The Atkins diet
According to the Mayo Clinic, the Atkins Diet is a popular low-carbohydrate eating plan developed in the 1960s by cardiologist Robert C. Atkins. The diet restricts carbs but emphasizes protein and fats. The purpose of this diet is to help you lose weight and make sure it stays lost. It also claims that it is a healthy long-term approach to eating and can also help boost energy or help improve certain health problems, such as high blood pressure or metabolic syndrome.
What are the foods to eat? Meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, butter, oils, and cheese
What to stay away from? Bread, pasta, potatoes, chips, cookies, candy
According to Healthline, there are four phases:
Phase 1 (induction): Under 20 grams of carbs per day for 2 weeks. Eat high-fat, high-protein, with low-carb vegetables like leafy greens. This kick-starts weight loss. Only during this phase, avoid high-carb vegetables, high-carb fruits, starches, and legumes.
Phase 2 (balancing): Slowly add more nuts, low-carb vegetables and small amounts of fruit back to your diet.
Phase 3 (fine-tuning): When you’re very close to your goal weight, add more carbs to your diet until weight loss slows down.
Phase 4 (maintenance): Here you can eat as many healthy carbs as your body can tolerate without regaining weight.
Celebrities who follow this – Jennifer Aniston, Alyssa Milano, Kim Kardashian, Rob Lowe, according to the Insider.
2. The Mediterranean diet
Mayo Clinic states that this diet is based on the traditional cuisine of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. It is typically high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nut and seeds, and olive oil and has been considered one of the healthy eating plans recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to promote health and prevent chronic disease.
What foods to eat? Vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, potatoes, whole grains, breads, herbs, spices, fish, seafood and extra virgin olive oil. Poultry, eggs, cheese and yogurt are to be eaten in moderation and red meats to be eaten rarely.
What to stay away from? Added sugar, refined grains, trans fats, refined oils, processed meat and highly processed foods.
Celebrities who follow this – Penelope Cruz, Robert De Niro, Lady Gaga, John Goodman, Rachel Ray, Selena Gomez
3. The Five-Factor diet
According to Very Well Fit, the principle of the 5-Factor diet is to eat five meals each day. The meals must contain five nutritional components: a lean protein, a complex carbohydrate, fiber, a “good” fat, and a sugar-free drink. These food choices recommended by the creator of the diet, celebrity fitness trainer Harley Pasternak, is based on the glycemic index (GI), which rates foods according to their effect on blood sugar levels.
What foods to eat? Lean proteins, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, sugar-free drinks
What to stay away from? Refined carbs, high-glycemic foods, sweetened beverages
Celebrities who follow this – Halle Berry, Orlando Bloom, Robert Downey Jr., Jane Fonda, Mandy Moore, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Eva Mendes, Jessica Simpson, John Mayer
4. The Weight Watchers diet
Medicine Net states that the Weight Watchers plan is based on the idea that dieting is only one part of a healthy lifestyle. This popular program highlights the importance of overall mental and physical health and well-being. Though they do not forbid foods or have any pre-prepared meals, the plan encourages people to make healthier eating choices and to increase physical activity.
And there are two plans you can choose to follow:
The Points Plan: In this plan, foods are assigned a certain number of points based on the food’s calorie, total fat, and dietary fiber content. Those choosing this plan are allowed to eat whatever they choose based on their allotment of a certain number of points each day.
The Core (no-counting) Plan: This plan is based on the consumption of wholesome foods from all the food groups, including fruits and vegetables, grains and starches, lean meats and poultry, and eggs and dairy products.
Celebrities who follow this – Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Simpson, Tina Fey, Oprah Winfrey
However, it is essential to remember that before taking on any of these diets, you must visit a doctor to find out which one is the best for you based on your health conditions.