Celeb Diet Secrets

Celeb Diet Secrets

30 Jan 2014

From eating raw food to eating for your blood type, we reveal how our fave stars stay slim

EAT FOR YOUR BLOOD TYPE

Celeb fans: Miranda Kerr, Elizabeth Hurley, 

Demi Moore

Miranda Kerr has been a follower of a blood-type diet for years to stay in sensational shape for Victoria’s Secret shows. While many dietitians and scientists rubbish the idea, thousands of followers disagree.

How does it work?

It’s an eating regime advocated by US researcher Dr Peter D’Adamo in his best-selling book Eat Right 4 Your Type, based around the idea certain foods are more compatible with certain blood types. Miranda, who has Type A blood, follows the book’s guideline to eat a mostly vegetarian diet. People with Type O blood are recommended to follow a high protein diet, while Type Bs are more versatile and should eat a more balanced diet. 

TYPICAL MEAL PLAN TYPE A

BREAKFAST: Water with fresh lemon, oatmeal with soy milk and maple syrup, coffee or tea

LUNCH: Salad with lettuce, celery, cucumber, green onions, feta cheese and lemon juice. One apple and one serving of sprouted wheat bread

DINNER: Pasta with tofu and pesto sauce. Frozen yogurt dessert. A glass of red vino if you like

SNACK: Two rice cakes with peanut butter

TYPICAL MEAL PLAN

TYPE O

BREAKFAST: Two slices of toast with butter, a glass of tomato juice, a banana and a cup of herbal tea

LUNCH: Organic roast beef and spinach salad, with apple slices and a glass of cold water

DINNER: Lamb stew with asparagus, sweet potatoes and broccoli. Mixed fresh fruit for dessert and a glass of vino if you like

SNACK: Lean beef

FURTHER INFO AND RECIPES: www.dadamo.com and www.3fatchicks.com/blood-type-diet-sample-menu

THE ALKALINE APPROACH

Celeb fans: Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kirsten Dunst

Victoria Beckham has tweeted the praises of the Honestly Healthy Alkaline programme for helping her keep her super-slim figure. It’s based on eating more alkaline foods, such as green vegetables, almonds and garlic, and cutting down on acidic foods like milk and chicken.

How does it work?

The idea is you stick to alkaline foods 70 per cent of the time, keeping the body’s acid-alkaline balance between 7.35 and 7.45. It means drastically cutting down on starchy grains and vegetables like pasta, wheat and beans, dairy products, meat, fish and sugar.

Championed by Natasha Corrett and Vicki Edgson in their book Honestly Healthy, the approach is strict but you’re still allowed to indulge in chocolate and pizza on your ‘off days’.

TYPICAL MEAL PLAN

BREAKFAST: Blueberry smoothie made from cashews, water and blueberries (no milk products allowed)

LUNCH: Carrot and halloumi patties, with small side salad

DINNER: Mung bean and sweet potato curry with brown rice

SNACK: Slice of almond berry cake (made with vegan butter)

FURTHER INFO 

AND RECIPES: www.honestlyhealthyfood.com

EAT A LOT AND LOSE WEIGHT

Celeb fans: Jennifer Lopez, Robert Downey Jr, 

Reese Witherspoon

Eat a lot and forget about calorie counting – it’s not hard to see why The Fast Metabolism Diet is popular. Developed by J Lo’s nutritionist Haylie Pomroy, this diet is based on the idea of feeding your body with foods to increase levels of hormones that kickstart your metabolism.

How does it work? You rotate what you eat each week, starting with two days of carbs and fruit, two days of protein and veggies and three days where you eat a bit of everything. Pomroy’s book on the diet claims you can lose up to 9kg by sticking to the cycle for four weeks. 

CARB/FRUIT DAYS

BREAKFAST: Baked cinnamon grapefruit

LUNCH: French toast with strawberries on top

DINNER: Chicken broccoli stew and brown rice

SNACK: Apple

PROTEIN/VEGGIE DAYS

BREAKFAST: Smoothie

LUNCH: Tuna salad stuffed red peppers

DINNER: Meatloaf

SNACK: Beef jerky

FURTHER INFO AND RECIPES: www.fastmetabolismdiet.com

KEEP IT RAW AND ALL NATURAL

Celeb fans:
Natalie Portman, Amanda Seyfried, Uma Thurman

Raw food diets are nothing new but they’ve had a resurgence as numerous stars have endorsed their virtues.

How does it work? Raw foodies believe that heating food destroys enzymes that help with digestion and absorption, resulting in weight gain and other health issues. The diet is based on eating at least 75 percent unprocessed and uncooked plant foods, including fruit and vegetables, seeds, sprouts and nuts. 

TYPICAL MEAL PLAN

BREAKFAST: Coconut water and fresh fruit

LUNCH: Cucumber and pesto ‘sandwich’ (using cucumber halves as bread) 

DINNER: Avocado and carrot soup, Spaghetti al Marinara (the spaghetti is made of courgettes)

SNACK: Strawberry, raspberry and banana smoothie

FURTHER INFO AND RECIPES: www.thebestofrawfood.com