While there are healthy plans for steady weight loss, Hollywood hotties, models, and celebs follow some weird fad diets. Adriana Lima, for example, drinks only liquids (water) for 9 days before the start of the annual fashion show. Madonna is a fan of the Air Diet. Its only component is… air. You hold something in your hands and pretend that you will eat it. This is not what eating is about. The Baby Food Diet also has celebrity followers. Stars such as Lady Gaga and Gwyneth Paltrow are said to have followed this one. What you do is eat pureed carrots, beans, peas, and other vegetables. Like a baby – no solids are allowed while dieting.
Celebs follow other strange diets such as the Master Cleanse, Cookie, and Cabbage Soup Diet. If you are on the Cookie Diet, you will eat a special type of cookies. If you prefer the Cabbage Soup Diet, you will have plenty of cabbage soup. There are other diets that are unhealthy and even outright dangerous. This is the case with the Tape Worm Diet. With lifestyle changes, hygiene, and better diet, our bodies are free of worms, at least in the developed countries. Introducing a tapeworm, whether through pills or other means, is dangerous. Tapeworms can travel to different parts of the body, including the brain.
So, what is a healthy way to lose weight? Every person has different nutritional requirements and they vary, depending on age, sex, muscle mass, physical activity, stress, and other factors. In general, nutrition experts recommend eating a balanced ratio of carbohydrates, fat, and protein. Avoid trans and saturated fats as well as fish that is high in mercury. While fish is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, some types of fish contain more mercury than others. You can have salmon, mullet, herring, and flounder. It is best to avoid tilefish, marlin, and tuna because they are the highest in mercury. Avoid them if pregnant, but you shouldn’t be dieting if you are expecting a baby.