Celeb diets – which one is right for you?

We often read about celeb diets and how amazing they are, but choosing the right one can be very tricky! So to help you decide, we’ve chose what we believe to be the best celeb diets out there right now.

Here are our top 3 celebrity diets:

Weight Watchers – chosen by Patsy Kensit

The Weight Watchers diet is a firm favourite with Patsy, and in order to keep in shape for her TV and film roles, she shed around 14lbs. She said: “What I love about the Weight Watchers plan is that it’s realistic. You don’t have to hide away for three weeks in case you get tempted by other food around you.”

How does it work?

After signing up to the Weight Watchers plan, you then follow their ProPoints plan. This means that every food you eat is assigned an amount of points that you can easily follow and track. A weekly points limit is also set so you don’t go over. This limit is calculated for you personally, taking into account your own personal goals.


Like many other diet groups, the whole idea behind this type of diet plan is to get people together as a group and help each other achieve their goals. Dieting on your own can be extremely difficult, and is often the reason why people fail.

It’s also an excellent motivator if you are meeting up with other people trying to diet too, as you are all able to talk about how it’s going, as well as share recipe ideas. You might even make lots of new friends too!


There aren’t really any cons with this type of approach, other than the actual very small cost of attending the groups. However, the time aspect may be an issue, as attending the weekly meetings may be difficult for some people. However, if you are really keen on shedding a few pounds, then attending a group is an excellent way of going about it. And for a few quid and a couple of hours, it’s certainly worth it!

What the experts say…

The Weight Watchers diet plan is very nutritional, and would always get the approval from your doctor. Essentially, you are encouraged to eat lots of fruit and veg. However, the plan also allows you to eat anything you want, like chocolate, chips or ice cream. It’s worth mentioning however that you only have so many points per week. And these types of unhealthy foods would eat into that limit very quickly.

The large emphasis on group support, as well as sticking to a certain amount of calories/points makes this diet choice a very easy one to make. Exercise is obviously optional, so you are also not under any pressure to hit the gym every night.

Find out more about Weightwatchers

Megan Fox
Megan Fox 2014” by Eva Rinaldi from Sydney Australia – Megan Fox. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Commons.

Paleo Diet – chosen by Megan Fox

The Hollywood star reportedly said that she owes her amazing figure to this very simple ‘caveman’ diet of plenty of protein, low carb fruit and veg diet.

How does it work?

The Paleo diet is based on the principle that we eat the same as our ancestors from the Paleolithic era. This means for example – no processed foods, dairy products, beans, potatoes, and even cereal grains. The diet encourages you to eat lots of meat, fish, eggs, as well as fresh fruit and veg. There is also no particular set plan, and you basically just eat as much as you want.


Eating lots of protein and cutting out carbs has been proven to accelerate weight loss. Cutting out unhealthy snacks and foods high in carbs, and replacing them with fruit and veg can also make it easier to shed the pounds.

It also means that you don’t have to worry about counting calories, and some people might find this diet much easier to track and stick to.


Any diet plan that allows you to eat as much as you want can sometimes backfire. Even if the foods that you are consuming are healthy like fruit and vegetables, you can still consume too many calories and either sustain your current weight, or even put weight on. Our advice would be to still loosely track your calories on this diet, and make sure you don’t overdo it!

Also, cutting out carbs might be too difficult for some, and may leave you feeling drained and lacking in energy. There are a lot of healthy carbs out there which are often included when dieting, so removing these altogether may not be for everyone.

What the experts say…

This diet can be a lot of fun and isn’t necessarily as serious as most. Being able to eat big fat juicy steaks is certainly a plus, as well as fish and non starchy fruits and vegetables. However, there are lots of healthy foods out there that are being missed in this diet – like pulses and beans for example. This diet can work for most people, but is certainly very different from what we are used too.

Find out more about the Paleo Diet

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The 5:2 Diet – chosen by Beyonce and Jennifer Aniston

This diet has become extremely popular, and lots of celebs are giving it a go – and with great results!

How does it work?

The principle behind this diet is that you eat ‘normally’ for 5 days, and then cut your calorie intake down to just a quarter for the other 2 days. This would usually amount to around 500 calories for women and 600 for men. So essentially, this is almost like fasting for 2 days!

The trick to this diet is being able to keep hunger at bay as much as possible during those 2 low calorie days. So rather than snacking on a slice of pizza and using them up instantly, it would be much better choosing low calorie foods which would fill you up more, and trying to spread out the calories during the day as much as possible.


The 5:2 diet is essentially another name for intermittent fasting. So unlike other diets whereby you try to cut down on calories every single day, the Paleo diet allows you to only worry about it for 2 days out of the week.

Some people might find it much easier to only have to diet, albeit very extreme, for 2 days per week rather than every day.


One of the main reasons why dieting is so difficult is because you end up craving those unhealthy snacks. Sometimes it’s just inevitable that we will crack eventually and pile on the pounds that we’ve spent so long trying to shed!

So this is why the 5:2 diet can be very difficult for some people, because when you are only allowed to have 500-600 calories, it may prove a little bit too much and will power might just end up taking a back seat.

This may seem a lot harder than eating a balanced diet every day, and may prove too inconsistent for some.

What the experts say…

When compared to other diets, this one may just prove too difficult to stick too. Most health and fitness professionals will tell you that a balanced diet and exercise is all that’s needed for staying trim and healthy. So subjecting yourself to such a strict calorie diet for 2 days per week, may just be a little bit too extreme for some.

However, this has proven to work, and overall you should find yourself consuming fewer calories each week, allowing you to lose weight. If you can handle the hunger for those 2 days, then this just may be the diet for you!

Find out more about the 5:2 Fast Diet

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