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Better, here’s a Look at 7 Diets that Work for Hollywood Elite, plus a bonus at the end you won’t want to miss.

The 5-Factor Diet

Okay, first up, the 5-Factor Diet which seems to be the most reasonable of all of them in our humble opinion. So, who’s gone “all in” on this bad boy? Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Eva Mendes, and Kate Beckinsale are all allegedly on this rather straight-forward diet.

Best part of this diet? Yes, this diet has a cheat day.  Huzzah. Its focus, though, is on an all-around routine of sensible diet, regular exercise, and healthy lifestyle choices. So, what are those 5 factors? You might well ask.

They are, in no particular order: Protein (eggs, fish, meat); Complex carbo (veggie, wild rice, sweet potato); Fiber (whole grain cereal, beans, fruit/veg); Healthy fat (tuna, trout, salmon, olive oil); Sugar-free drinks (water, water and more water, coffee, tea, etc.).   Like we said, very reasonable and probably doable.

By maintaining a consistent adherence of that good-good 5-factor diet, we should all be looking like Eva, Kate and “the Lady” in no time at all, er, well, at least you’ll most likely see that metabolism become steady-freddy and we can keep those blood sugar levels on the down low, providing us with that increased daily energy, along with improvement in stress levels for those all-important school runs, Zoom calls, and soccer practice car pool.

South Beach Diet

Is this one still around?!  Yessir, and with politicos and celebs like Bill Clinton, Nicole Kidman, Oprah, Lorna Luft, Bette Midler and Kim Cattrall as acolytes, it’s still as popular as ever (well, almost).

Cardiologist Arthur Agatston created this diet to reduce risk of heart disease through a focus on low-carb meal plan that includes skinless chicken, fish, lean meats, good fats, seeds, nuts and extra- virgin olive oil, fruits, leafy greens, whole grains and beans. Processed foods, as one would imagine, are verboten.

The diet was originally designed to promote certain health changes by following a long-term plan that is rich in dietary fats and good carbohydrates. It also may improve your blood cholesterol levels. Side effects from ketosis (due to the low-carb, high-fat) include nausea, headache, dehydration, dizziness, and mental fatigue.

Mediterranean Diet

Now this one happens to be our favorite, and these celebs “of a certain age” happen to agree: Rachael Ray, Penelope Cruz, Selena Gomez, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Drew Barrymore, and Jennifer Aniston are all alleged adherents of this delicious diet regimen.

It’s plant-based food focused with fresh fish, healthy oils and plenty of exercise. A normal plate includes whole grains, fruits, veggies and fresh fish loaded in Omega-3 fatty acids. Dieters can snack on nuts, favor the meals with herbs and spices, and accompany it with a good glass of red wine. The diet has been assiduously designed to reduce risk of heart disease and lower levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) to help fend of cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

I mean great Mediterranean regional food and fish? Wine?  What’s not to love? Fan boys to be sure on this one.

The Zone Diet

The who’s who of H ‘Wood love this one as well (Plus, there’s a cross-over celeb in here as well. See if you can ID them for 50 points.), namely, Sandra Bullock, Demi Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Aniston are all in the zone, my peeps.  Created by Dr. Barry Sears to help with weight-loss while equally as important lowering the risk of inflammation and chronic disease.  Ridding our lives of “I’m bored” overeating is a lovely side-effect here.  Like the South Beach Diet, the Zone Diet has been around for decades. The only foods that the Zone Diet avoids are processed foods like pasta and bread and any item that contains sugars.

The diet requires a guideline to follow based on a ratio of macronutrients (macros): 40 percent carbs, 30 percent protein and 30 percent fats. The diet attempts to meet our energy requirements through carbs and protein, and providing the fats as an additional if needed.

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This one is the rockstar of diets. It wins the award for most disparate demography of young and old alike.  Celebs include: Jessica Biel, Megan Fox, Tim McGraw, Mathew McConaughey, Miley Cyrus, and Uma Thurman.

Also known as the Caveman Diet. Meat, fish, veggies nuts and seeds are the main emphasis on the Paleo Diet. Grains, dairy and processed foods and sugar are not allowed (natch). The diet is designed for those of us who want to remain lean (“Get lean, keep the lean, baby!”), and it accomplishes this by keeping the fat and water-weight of the body. Most dieters on this plan are more conscious of staying healthy by reducing the chance of heart disease and diabetes.  It’s the work hard, play hard paleo, people!

Keto Diet

Here’s a fairly newbie but a goodie.  Celebrities include: Al Roker, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kim and Kourtney Kardashians, Lebron James (why would the greatest scorer in NBA history need to diet?), and herself, Miss Megan Fox.  With 60% fat, and 30% protein, the final 10% comes from carbs.  Eating fat won’t increase insulin like eating carbs would.  Western diets typically have over 50%  from carbs.  So moving from glucose (carbs) and focused on fats, ketones are produced, speeding up metabolism, decreasing hunger, muscle mass goes up, and chances of increased blood pressure and heart disease are lessened.

One of the newest trends in the diet world is the Keto Diet. It’s a diet first developed to help in the treatment of childhood epilepsy. Placing the body into a ketosis metabolic state the body starts to burn fats instead of sugars. The diet increases energy and lowers inflammation in our bodies.

The Keto diet has shown to have many health benefts including helping with the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Though the diet has been lauded and applauded, beginning dieters may experience the “keto flu” with common symptoms of irritability and headaches.


Intermittent Fasting

Eat from Noon to 6pm, and watch our bodies change their shape! Celebrities who’ve given this approach their imprimatur include:  Jack Dorsey, Jennifer Anniston, Chris Prat, Molly Sims, Vanessa Hudgens, and Jimmy Kimmel.  Is this the 3rd time Aniston has appeared in our list by the folks that track these approaches to diet?  No wonder she’s in such great shape.

Even though it’s considered a diet, it does not detail specific foods. It consists of following a fasting plan and eating schedules.  There are no food limits, however basic fasting plans may have calories restrictors. One popular fasting schedule a 5:2 ratio, with 5 days intermittent fast no calorie restrictions, and then 2 days intermittent fast with restricted calories.  However, most disciplined stoic types amongst us prefer the no calorie count, Noon to 6pm eating schedule, and then a routine physical exercise schedule.

The New-New

A medical weight-loss treatment using semaglutide or “Wegovy”, approved in 2021 by the FDA, has taken H ’Wood and America over by storm. It slows metabolism and curbs the appetite as a result. People on it are seeing anywhere from 15% to 20% of body weight lost in body fat during a 6-month period, but not without certain side effects, and it’s not for everyone.

So, who cares about this new-new thing?  Oprah is an admitted advocate. Tracy Morgan (30Rock, SNL), the Osbourne’s Kelly and Sharon, and Elon the Musk have also fessed-up as being pro this sort of tr

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