Americans are unarguably obsessed with three (at the very least) things: Social networking, body image and celebrities. So when you create a cauldron comprised of this trio of addictions, you have a potion that is as lethal as a malevolent sorcerer’s concoction.
And that is exactly what an article by a Global Shift writer is suggesting when non-famous Americans start following celebrities and their diet chronicles via Twitter. From Megan Fox’s apple cider vinegar shots to Demi Moore’s bikini photos, celebrities have taken to documenting their diet rituals and their effects in 140 characters or less and, unfortunately, many young and impressionable Americans are reading.
Many follow reading these tweets with a trip to the store to pick up the ingredients for a fad-diet juice blend that likely will not cure their weight issues. (more…)
Oh, Hollywood celebrities… their lifestyles are just as wild as their eating habits. And, all of us who closely follow their lives in the pages of Us Magazine and TMZ are just as wacky, especially when we copy their dieting practices.
Recently, Yahoo! Shine asked the health experts at Mayo Clinic to evaluate seven fad celebrity diets. Here is the skinny on everything from baby food to eating nothing but purple-colored foods.
The Hollywood elite are at it again. Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, the cutest of all cougar couples, have started the Master Cleanse. Ashton tweeted the intentions of he and his wife letting the masses know about their new regimen.
Some health food stores sell Master Cleanse kits, but most followers of the strict liquid diet prepare their own, using a simple recipe of water, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and maple syrup. Also known as the Lemonade Diet and the Maple Syrup Diet, Beyonce Knowles has long been linked with this detox cleanse to help her maintain those svelte curves.
Six to 12 glasses of the concoction are drank throughout the day for up seven to ten days. Ashton’s tweet said that he and Demi would do it for ten. A restrictive diet like this can lend itself to binges. Ashton probably didn’t follow through, but his tummy was definitely craving something more than the Master Cleanse drink when he tweeted “9 hrs into the master cleanse. I want a steak, a beer, and a blow-pop. Hmmm this is gonna be rough.” (more…)