CELEBRITY FAN: Oprah Winfrey
WHAT’S INVOLVED: Oprah famously followed this diet for 21 days and said it successfully made her a “conscious eater”. The Quantum Wellness diet is more of an experience that involves healthy eating and meditation, so that your body is cleansed inside and out. Designed more as a detox diet there are of course forbidden foods, including alcohol, caffeine, sugar, gluten and animal products. Oprah admitted she found it hard giving up wine, blogging, “Yes, I want some wine. Bordeaux 82. Just one glass at sunset… almost broke down and had a glass. I didn’t.” While it can lead to weight loss, the diet allegedly also staves off cancer and helps fight against skin ageing.
YOU WILL NEED:
- Creator Kathy Freston’s Quantum Wellness book
- A good yoga instructor to help you get the full spiritual experience
VERDICT: Oprah is a big fan of the Quantum Wellness programme, insisting, “What I know for sure is I’ve reached a new level of awareness about food, eating and the whole process of how it gets to my table. I used to say thanks before a meal out of perfunctory habit. Now I consider it true grace to be able to eat anything in a world of increasing food shortages and starving people." The only real potential con in this is that you have to follow a largely vegan diet, so carnivores will struggle.
Ryan Penny, Clinical Nutritionist and Conditioning Coach for The Wellness Brothers, says: “As with the Kind diet this one is really based on a philosophy that results in a vegan programme. This clean way of eating is good for both person and planet, but will no doubt prove to be more difficult than having to take an ice cold shower every morning for meat-lovers and fast-food junkies. It has Oprah’s endorsement which naturally (not necessarily rationally) makes it a winner.”
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