World's worst celebrity diets

We expose some of the drastic diet measures celebrities take to look slim and camera-ready.

By Cynthia Reynolds

Baby Food Diet, Cabbage Soup Diet
When it comes to losing weight, celebrities have some pretty wild tricks up their designer sleeves. While known appetite suppressants like Red Bull and ADHD drugs – notably Adderall – do stave off hunger, just look at Lindsay Lohan to guess what too much of the Adderall solution can do to your moods.

Have you ever tried a fad diet? Let us if it worked out for you in the comments section below.

Yes, laxatives prompt rapid weight loss, but do you really want to stock up on Depends® diapers? How about hooking up an IV to stream liquid nutrients into your body so it can be safely starved? Ice cube snacking, boiled egg meals, Nicorette® patches… it's not a pretty picture.

"It's as though they pay me not to eat," Desperate Housewife Marcia Cross was recently quoted as saying. Adding: "It's a living hell."

Here's our list of the top Hollywood diets from hell, best read while enjoying your favourite guilty snack indulgence.

Name: Baby Food Diet
What it is: Conceived by Tracy Anderson, Gwyneth Paltrow's trainer, you eat baby food for two meals each day (for a total of 14 jars of baby food), then you keep your third meal light. Daily calorie intake is restricted to about 600 calories.

Famous dieters: Reese Witherspoon.

Why it's bad: Not enough calories. Plus, puréed food contains less fibre than actual food. The British Dietary Association had this to say to baby food dieters: "grow up."

Name: Cabbage Soup Diet
What it is: It's soup consisting of cabbage, onions and tomatoes. The good news? Eat as much as you want. The bad news? You fart a lot. You can also eat fruit and vegetables, milk (only skim), low-fat yogurt, tea, coffee, bananas on day 4 and brown rice on day 6. But no alcohol.

Famous dieters: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jaime Pressly.


Page 1 of 3 – Learn about the downsides of the Cabbage Soup Diet, and The Master Cleanse on page 2.


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