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Diet frenzy

The award season is now officially in full swing and if you find yourself wondering why they look so perfect? We have the answers.

by: Nurahn Ryklief | 13 Apr 2007

For the next two months you will see designer clad celebrities strutting on the red carpet in dress sizes you’ll only find in the petite section of a department stores. The Food24 team ventured into the world of celebrity diets to give you a glance at what some if these women consume to fit into those slinky dresses.

The Zone Diet

The Zone Diet relies on manipulating the body’s insulin and eicosanoids levels. The food you eat on this diet maintain your insulin and eicosanoids levels within zones that are not too high, nor too low.

The benefits of controlling your insulin level means increased fat loss while controlling eicosanoids decrease inflammation and increase blood flow. It has come under fire from health professionals because it advocates cutting out complex carbohydrates that balance the energy levels in your body. Celebrities who have tried this diet include Cindy Crawford and even Bill Clinton.

Here’s the low down on The good, the bad and the ugly of Carbohydrates

Caveman Diet

As the name hints, this diet takes you back to the Stone Age. Actress Liz Hurley was apparently on this diet to reduce her post-pregnancy pounds.

For the Caveman Diet your main meal of the day should be a balance of protein, carbohydrates and vegetables in the evening. Following this diet could be dangerous so we advise you to go back to the future.

Another name for this diet is Palaeolithic eating

Cabbage Soup Diet

It’s pretty self explanatory: Cabbage soup for seven days, yum!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer tried this diet; we’ve also added a Chinese Cabbage recipe, just in case you are tempted to try this at home.

Coconut Diet

This diet works on the principle that the more oil and fat you eat the more fat you will lose. The diet plan includes plenty of coconut oil, cod-liver oil supplements and traditional fats such as butter, egg yolks, meat fats and lard.

Maybe just save yourself some time and just sip on your Tropitan sunscreen.

Here’s more on one of the ingredients of this diet Coconuts.


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