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Crazy Celebrity Diets

Crazy Celebrity Diets

These quick-fix diets are the things Hollywood dreams are made of

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From an A-list sitcom stars that eats like a newborn to herself with baby food to a superstar singer who stays drunk all day, here are some crazy celebrity diets.

Celebrity Diet Extremes

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From an A-list sitcom stars that eats like a newborn to herself with baby food to a superstar singer who stays drunk all day, here are some crazy celebrity diets.

Jennifer Aniston

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Trainer to the stars Tracy Anderson created the crazy weight-loss plan known as the Baby Food Diet, which she calls a “cleanse.” Several of her clients tried it, but it was when Jennifer Aniston jumped on the bandwagon that Gerber got excited. She lost 7 pounds in one week, something Anderson said was possible because the diet gave her body a "boost."


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These days, Yolanda Foster is the Master Cleanse’s biggest fan. But before the Housewives fan jumped on the lemon juice bandwagon, Beyonce sucked it down. She needed a plan that was fast — like 20 pounds in two weeks fast — for her dream role in Dreamgirls. “Normally they’d just change your makeup or your clothes but I wanted to go the extra mile,” Beyonce told China Daily. “Back in the sixties, models like Twiggy were popular and I knew Deena would have been thin then, so even though I love eating, it was necessary to lose weight really fast because we shot Deena at 36 and then Deena at 16 two weeks later.”

Megan Fox

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Don’t you hate it when a super-sexy celeb is asked how they do it and the first thing they say is that they don’t exercise? Well, Megan Fox admitted to being just too “lazy” to attempt breaking a sweat. Instead, she downs shots of apple cider vinegar. This quick-fix diet trick, she says, “cleans out your system entirely. It will get rid of, for women who retain water weight from your menstrual cycle and all that, it gets rid of it really fast,"

Lady Gaga

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It was actually the Cookie Diet (see below) that prompted Lüc Carl, Lady Gaga’s ex-boyfriend, to write The Drunk Diet. It’s a plan that fits in perfectly with the pop star’s lifestyle and she’s happy to admit it. "I am on the drunk diet," Gaga said. "I live my life as I want to, creatively. I like to drink whiskey and stuff while I am working. But the deal is I've got to work out every day, and I work out hung over if I am hung over. And it's about the cross training and keeping yourself inspired. I have to say, I do a ton of yoga."

Anne Hathaway

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Anne Hathaway wanted to lose 25 pounds to play the role of Fantine in Les Miserables. Instead of hitting the gym, she starved herself, under doctor’s supervision, of course. She ate just two squares of oatmeal paste a day and then wondered why no one on set could stand her sunny disposition.

Liz Hurley

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Liz Hurley has been linked to some odd diets in her day. In 2002, in an effort to lose weight after giving birth, she retreated to Elton John’s house and ate nothing but oatcakes. Years later, she shared that she thought adults shouldn’t eat breakfast. If you happen to be at her house for dinner, you’ll indulge in another of her diet fads: watercress soup. "I drink at least six cups a day when I am eager to lose a few pounds," she said. "It's fat-less, low-calorie, full of vitamins and iron, and delicious enough to serve at a dinner party."

January Jones

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You thought Liz Hurley eating oatcakes to lose baby weight was bonkers? January Jones turned to her insides in an effort to get back on set quicker. She turned to a diet of tea, vitamins, and placenta pills to get her body back to pre-baby weight in a record six weeks after giving birth.


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Leave it to Madonna to come up with an attention-grabbing diet that has been right in front of our faces, literally, all along. When following the Air Diet, she goes through all the motions of eating: having someone plate the food, put it in front of her, stab it with a fork, and hold it up to her (you don’t think she does that stuff herself, do you??). That’s where it stops. There is no actual eating involved, unless it's a "soup" of water and salt. We always called that a gargle.

Gwyneth Paltrow

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Gwyneth Paltrow famously turned to a macrobiotic diet in 1999, partly because of her dad’s illness (he died in 2002 from complications from oral cancer), but also because Leonardo DiCaprio planted the seed of “how dirty meat is” in her head years ago. She doesn’t give her kids gluten, she avoids dairy, and pesticides are a no-no. But, see, there's nothing wrong with a weekend treat. For her, it’s cigarettes and booze. It’s all about the ying and the yang, people.



We aren’t sure there are many people who'd turn to Jersey Shore star Snooki (née Nicole Elizabeth Polizzi) for healthy living advice. If there was one diet that made total sense for her, though, it’s the cookie diet. In 2010 she made headlines for turning to this odd snack-based regimen in an effort to lose all the weight she gained from binge drinking. "I eat six cookies a day and then I have like chicken for dinner, or fish,” she said of the diet. “Something healthy.”

Billy Bob Thornton

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At the height of Billy Bob Thornton’s career, rumors swirled about his crazy lifestyle. Aside from the gossip about his taste for blood, the story that he only ate orange food was one of the oddest. A vegan with allergies to dairy, wheat and shellfish, Thornton’s skin reportedly turned orange because of all the carrots he consumed. He says it all started when his papaya breakfast fascination set the press in a tailspin. “I eat papaya every morning -- it's orange. It's not all I have all day, but it is orange.” Glad he cleared that up.

Oprah Winfrey

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There have been some monumental moments on TV. The "Who shot JR?" cliffhanger…Janet Jackson’s "wardrobe malfunction,"… Oprah Winfrey wheeling out a wagon full of fat in her size-10 Calvins to show off how much weight she lost. In 1988, Oprah wanted to tell the world that she'd lost 67 pounds in less than five months. (The episode was called “Diet Dreams Come True” and ranks as The Oprah Show’s highest ratings episode ever.) How’d she do it? Running six-and-a-half miles per day and surviving on a liquid diet. She was up 10 pounds two weeks later.

The 7 Hottest Celebrity Diet Plans

Created by celebrity trainer and fitness guru Harley Pasternak, the "five" in the 5 Factor Diet comes from the number of elements each meal should include – protein, complex carbs, fiber, fat and fluids. Followers eat five meals a day with recipes that contain no more than five ingredients. One cheat day is allowed per week where you can eat anything – and everything – you like, guilt free.

CELEB FOLLOWERS: Eva Mendes, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Megan Fox, Kate Beckinsale, Katy Perry, Amanda Seyfried.

The 21 Craziest Diets Ever &mdash Debunked

Just because a girl in your office has a cousin whose friend lost 10 pounds in four days with a diet doesn't mean her esoteric diet will be safe, effective, and sustainable for you. To put things in perspective, asked Charlie Seltzer, M.D., a weight-loss specialist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to debunk the Internet's craziest diets and rate them from 1 (try it!) to 10 (totally nuts).

1. Juice Cleanse

Rules: No solids. Some programs entail drinking six or so ready-to-drink fruit and vegetable juices throughout the day. There are lots of DIY iterations: Victoria's Secret angel Adriana Lima has said she sticks to an all-liquid diet before fashion shows. For nine days prior, she drinks protein shakes made from powdered egg and one gallon of water per day.

Rationale: Because this super low-calorie, produce-based diet prohibits all the solid foods you're used to eating, it helps you eat fewer calories without having to navigate tons of complicated rules. This creates a calorie deficit that promotes weight loss.

Reality: "It might sound cool to lose 10 pounds in three days, but weight you lose on a juice cleanse tends to be water weight from your muscles, not fat," Dr. Seltzer explains. "Afterward, your body won't look much different in the mirror, and you'll gain it all back from just looking at a bagel," he adds.

Crazy Scale: 11/10

2. The Charcoal Cleanse

Rules: You drink juice containing activated charcoal to your regular diet.
Rationale: Your body can't absorb activated charcoal, so it passes through your digestive system untouched. Because it clings to toxins in the body, it removes impurities like pesticides and any unhealthy stuff found in non-organic or processed foods. Advocates say it improves the skin, boosts digestion, and enhances organ functioning.

Reality: "You think you're taking toxins out of your body, but charcoal doesn't pass through your whole body &mdash just through your intestines, where it can bind to nutrients and suck those out," Seltzer explains. "Our bodies are pretty good at processing toxins, and your chances of dying from toxins in food are lower than your risk of dying from being obese. If you want to decrease toxins in your body, don't eat them in the first place by avoiding processed foods," he adds.
Crazy Scale: 12/10

3. Macrobiotic Diet

Rules: Designed to promote optimal health, you eat a vegan, whole-grain-based diet plus some beans and vegetables. Some versions allow fruits, fish, seeds, and nuts (but only once or twice a week) and strong spices are discouraged. So no animal products (including dairy or eggs) or processed foods.
Rationale: Brown rice and other whole grains contain the perfect balance of yin (stimulating) and yang (stagnating), so a diet largely based on these foods is supposed to promote wellbeing and longevity.
Reality: It's not sustainable and can cause some nutritional deficiencies. "Most people can't do it," Dr. Seltzer says. "The stress associated with trying to follow a diet like this can offset the benefits. We're omnivores and supposed to eat meat," he adds.
Crazy Scale: 6/10

4. The Baby Food Diet

Rules: Designed to promote weight loss, this diet entails eating upward of 16 jars of baby food per day instead of regular meals and snacks. You can eat one regular meal every day.
Rationale: It creates a calorie deficit that promotes weight loss, rids the body of toxins, and helps you breaks bad habits, according to Tracey Anderson, who's been credited with creating the program.
Reality: While baby food is minimally processed (pro!), "it's a gimmick. If you look at people who have healthy bodies, no one will tell you they eat a baby food diet. It's infinitely ridiculous."
Crazy Scale: Infinity/10

5. The Vision Diet

Rules: You eat everything while wearing blue-tinted glasses.
Rationale: Based on the idea that red/yellow-colored foods are the most palatable (think: meat, French fries, ripe produce, etc.), this diet is designed to make your food look less appetizing. In theory, this makes you eat less.
Reality: "It doesn't sound right to me," Dr. Seltzer says. "But if it makes people leaner, there's no downside." Except being seen in blue shades at brunch, lunch, and dinner.
Crazy Scale: 10/10

6. The Shangri-La Diet

Rules: You drink extra-light olive oil or flavorless sugar water between meals.
Rationale: Eating a variety of flavorful foods stimulates hunger and makes you gain weight. If you consume bland foods, you fend off hunger without inducing food cravings, so you end up eating less and losing weight.
Reality: "Not a bad idea," Dr. Seltzer says. "For some people, exposure to a greater variety of food stimulates the appetite. For others, though, eating the same thing every day makes you bored and crave more foods. Success would probably depend on the person. I wouldn't be offended if you tried eating bland foods at meals. But I'd use whey protein instead of olive oil between meals, because it will satisfy your appetite with fewer calories."
Crazy Scale: 3/10

7. The Clip-Your-Nose-While-You-Eat Diet

Rules: Cover your nose so you can't smell while you eat.
Rationale: It blunts your sense of taste, which helps you focus on your actual appetite and stop eating when you're full.
Reality: "Smell does drive appetite and food intake, but you're going to go out to dinner and cover your nose? No normal person will do that in the long run," Dr. Seltzer says.
Crazy Scale: 7/10

8. The Eight-Hour Diet

Rules: You only eat during a daily eight-hour window (i.e., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.)
Rationale: Intermittent fasting appears to moderate the circadian rhythm and ultimately boost metabolism to fend off weight gain, according to human and animal studies. Also, reducing the amount of time you spend eating can help you save up calories so you don't have to deprive yourself when you do get to indulge.
Reality: "There's no evidencethat eating breakfast or eating every three hours improves your metabolism, so for people who don't get hungry in the morning, this variation on fasting is actually maintainable," Dr. Seltzer says. "Just don't try it if it makes you hungry &mdash that's not a good way to live and it's not maintainable for you."
Crazy Scale: 1/10

9. Dessert With Breakfast Diet

Rules: Every morning, you eat a breakfast that's high in protein (i.e., about 45 grams, depending on your weight) and high in carbs (i.e., 60 grams) plus dessert, such as chocolate, a doughnut, a cookie, or cake.
Rationale: Extra protein and carbs fend off hunger, and eating treats in the morning can curb your sweet tooth later on.
Reality: "This is based on research, and it's solid," Dr. Seltzer says.
Crazy Scale: 1/10

10. The Ice Cream Cleanse

Rules: You eat five pints of special ice cream a day. (The brand-name version costs $199 for three days. Unlike Ben and Jerry's, this diet ice cream is made from coconut cream and honey.)
Rationale: It controls your calories for a deficit that produces weight loss. And you get to eat ice cream all day. (Don't ask questions.)
Reality: "Any calorie deficit will create weight loss &mdash but it can also cause a nutritional deficiency. Still: What do you do when you go out to dinner? You can't eat ice cream for the rest of your life. People are too concerned with getting weight off and not what happens after it comes off," Dr. Seltzer says.
Crazy Scale: 10/10

11. The Ice Diet

Rules: Eat a liter of ice every day to lose weight. (You let it melt in your mouth instead of chewing it.)
Rationale: Melting ice is hard work that burns calories.
Reality: "Mild dehydration blunts fat burning and stimulates hunger, and this would keep you hydrated," Dr. Seltzer says. "But I don't believe the calorie-burning effects from ice would be significant."
Crazy Scale: 8/10. "It's a good idea to drink more fluids, and anything that decreases your appetite is a good idea. But a liter of ice every day? Come on," Dr. Seltzer says.

12. Gluten-Free Diet (for Weight Loss)

Rules: No gluten-containing foods, which includes anything made with wheat, barley, or rye (such as breads, most baked goods, and many snack foods).
Rationale: When you avoid gluten, there is less you can eat overall, so you end up consuming fewer calories by default. Some experts say wheat contains an appetite-stimulating compound that encourages your body to produce insulin, which can cause you to store fat.
Reality: "Wheat does promote fat storage, but only when you eat too much of it," Dr. Seltzer explains. "But the problem is that many people who avoid gluten to lose weight end up adding gluten-free processed foods to their diets, which are full of sugar and can have twice as many calories as whatever you were eating before."
Crazy Scale: 10/10

13. Raw Food Diet

Rules: You can only eat uncooked plant-based foods.
Rationale: Foods lose their enzymes and become less nutritious when you cook them. Most raw, edible foods are low in calories and high in water and fiber, so you can fill up for relatively few calories and ultimately lose weight, according to clinical studies.
Reality: "This is very difficult to follow from lifestyle standpoint," Dr. Seltzer says. "You have to dedicate your life to do it. But there are more effective ways to lose fat and be healthy than avoiding everything processed. If you're looking at apple and Cheetos, eat the apple &mdash unless you want the Cheetos, in which case, eat the Cheetos, because if you start with the apple, you'll probably eat those Cheetos anyway."
Crazy Scale: 5/10

14. Master Cleanse

Rules: You drink salt water each morning a lime or lemon, maple syrup, cayenne pepper, and water concoction throughout the day and laxative tea at night.
Rationale: It's an extreme low-calorie diet with ingredients (cayenne) known to speed up metabolism.
Reality: "I'd rather you eat at McDonald's every day than do this," Dr. Seltzer says. "Force-feeding yourself a horrible-tasting cleanse isn't going to work in the long term, which will discourage you and separate you from the reality of what you need to do to lose weight and keep it off."
Crazy Scale: Infinity/10. "Don't do it," he says.

15. The Cookie Diet

Rules: You eat six to nine special 80- to 90-calorie cookies per day. (Brand namevarieties contain ingredients like beef protein hydrolysate and wheat bran.)
Rationale: The cookies provide you with essential nutrients, but control your overall intake to create a calorie deficit and subsequent weight loss.
Reality: "Anything that restricts calorie intake will cause weight loss in the short term," Dr. Seltzer says, "but anyone who thinks they are going to lose weight and keep it off by eating nine cookies a day for the rest of their lives is avoiding real problems." That's because when you drastically reduce your calorie intake, your metabolism slows down. When you go back to eating normal foods, you gain the weight right back.
Crazy Scale: 12/10

16. The Prayer Diet

Rules: You pray every day that you'll lose weight.
Rationale: God helps those who can't help themselves.
Reality: "If praying subconsciously enables you to eat less food or make healthier choices, do it," Dr. Seltzer says. "You're not going to do any physical or metabolic damage by praying."
Crazy Scale: 5/10 ("If you're not making any effort to make healthier choices," Dr. Seltzer says.)

17. The "What Would Jesus Eat?" Diet (aka The Maker's Diet or The Bible Diet)

Rules: This 40-day, multi-phase diet permits organic fruits, veggies, grains, fish with fins and scales, and meat and poultry. It prohibits pork products, processed foods, pastas and breads, and grains. In terms of timing, you eat breakfast 12 hours after a light, early dinner.
Rationale: Proponents say that humans are only designed to eat foods created by God, and that reverting back to a diet full of unadulterated foods improves your overall functioning, heightens concentration, enhances your mood, heals pain and inflammation, reduces the risk of cancer, and slows aging (although there's not much in the way of clinical data to back that up).
Reality: "If you can do it and like it and stick with it, then it's the best nutrition plan you have out there. Everyone should follow an all-organic nutritional plan, but practically, that's very hard," says Dr. Seltzer.
Crazy Scale: 1/10 for effectiveness, 5/10 for practicality

18. The Beverly Hills Diet

Rules: You start your day with one kind of fruit and eat as much of it as you want. Then, you can wait one hour and switch to eating another kind of fruit in unlimited quantities, or wait two hours and progress to other food groups. Then you can combine protein and fat or carbs and fat, but no carbs and protein together. You can't mix fruit with any other foods, and you can't eat any artificial foods. On the plus side: You don't count any calories and you can drink champagne with anything!
Rationale: Because the body stores unburned calories as fat, inefficient digestion is responsible for weight gain, according to some sources. Combining some foods and separating others helps your body fully digest your food. And complicated rules will ultimately make it difficult to mindlessly eat.
Reality: "There's no research that food combining does anything," Dr. Seltzer says. What experts do know: "Ounce-for-ounce, alcohol has more calories than protein or carbohydrates, and it's the only thing that simultaneously provides calories and stokes your appetite," Dr. Seltzer says.
Crazy Scale: 10/10

19. Cabbage Soup Diet

Rules: On this seven-day weight-loss diet, you can eat as much low-calorie cabbage-based soup as you want, plus small amounts of one or two other foods (like fruit or leafy greens in the beginning of the week, or beef and brown rice toward the end of the week).
Rationale: You get the nutrients you need from the veggies in the soup, and the sheer volume of it keeps you full. You get sick of the soup and limited options really quickly, so you end up eating less overall.
Reality: "You may lose weight from eating very few carbs, but you won't address any of your bad habits," Dr. Seltzer says. So when you return to your old diet, you'll miss all the foods you couldn't eat during your cabbage soup cleanse and end up eating larger quantities.
Crazy Scale: 10/10

20. Cotton Ball/Tissue Paper Diet

Rules: You eat up to five cotton balls (or the equivalent amount of tissue paper) dipped in orange juice, lemonade, or a smoothie in one sitting.
Rationale: You fill your stomach without eating enough calories to gain weight.
Reality: "That sounds insane to me," Dr. Seltzer says. "I'm not a gastroenterologist, but I can't imagine that's good for the stomach or intestines."
Crazy Scale: 70/10

21. Fist Diet

Rules: At every meal, you fill your plate with the equivalent of one fistful of protein, one fistful of carbs, two fistfuls of vegetables, and three fingers worth of fat.
Rationale: It helps you eyeball food servings and eat a balanced, portion-controlled diet without counting calories.
Reality: "It's a practical, less complicated approach to food, and a good way to eat," Dr. Selzter says.
Crazy Scale: 1/10. "It sounds good for anyone who doesn't like to track food. Try it!" Dr. Selzter says.

The Strangest Celebrity Diets

It’s no secret that celebrities, as a rule, are well….odd. They wear strange clothing, say bizarre things, and come up with truly the most mind-bogglingly odd and awkward names for their poor unsuspecting children. All presumably in the name of ATTENTION.

Knowing this, it should come as no surprise that when it comes to food and dieting, celebs gravitate towards the weird and wacky at a far higher clip. No, the keto or Paleo diets, which seems to be working wonders for millions of us normals, simply won’t do. When it’s time to slim down for a role or shape up for the dazzling premiere, big game, or awards ceremony, celebs will go to the ends of the earth to find the most shocking ways to do it. From extreme color coordination to baby food, and even the good ole’ Bible—here are a few of the doggone strangest celebrity diets out there.

The Daniel Fast: Chris Pratt

Just this year, funnyman turned action hero Chris Pratt has come under fire for his affiliation with trendy Hollywood super-church, Hillsong. As part of his new-found faith, Pratt was called by the holy spirit into a biblical fast, also known as the “Daniel Fast.” The diet is based on an Old Testament Jewish hero Daniel, and asks participants to avoid rich and indulgent “Royal Foods” like meats and booze for 21 days in order to draw closer to God (not unlike Lent). The modern version of this is virtually a combination of veganism and Whole30, restricting most animal products along with preservatives, flavorings, sweeteners, caffeine, and anything made with white flour.

Snooki went on the "Cookie Diet."

The scoop: Snooki reportedly lost weight in 2010 with a diet of cookies. For three weeks, she ate six of the 90-calorie treats a day and one small meal. Alarmingly, the Cookie Diet is not Snooki's creation: Now-retired Dr. Sanford "The Cookie Doctor" Siegal trademarked the plan.

Should you do it? Probably not. Cookie Diet cookies are no Girl Scout Samoas. The recipe's first three ingredients are glycerin (used to add sweetness and moisture) , whole-wheat powder (for fiber), and beef protein. They've also got rice crisps (ostensibly for crunch), egg whites (for more protein), wheat bran (for fiber), and a smattering of B vitamins.

15 Celebrities Over 40 Reveal Their Best Health Tips and Tricks

Here's how your favorite stars stay and shape and keep their skin in tip-top condition after 40&mdashall while balancing their busy lives and careers.

In addition to wearing plenty of sunscreen, Jennifer keeps her complexion clear and glowing by avoiding cigarettes, caffeine, and alcoholic beverages. "I don't drink or smoke or have caffeine," she told Us Weekly. "That really wrecks your skin as you get older."

Goldie Hawn makes 71 look like 51 by eating right and practicing meditation and mindfulness. In fact, she loves meditating so much, she started her foundation, MindUp, to help others learn how to de-stress and focus.

Besides working out, practicing yoga, and trying to eat a balanced diet, Jennifer makes an effort to enjoy her favorite dishes in healthier ways. For instance, she'll make a homemade version of lasagna, but swap out pasta for veggies. Her husband is also known for his homemade carbonara, which features lower calorie turkey bacon instead of real bacon.

"I exercise about five times a week because it's something I've always done and I just enjoy it," she told Hello! The singer also makes her fitness routine fun with activities like surfing, walking, and playing Wii Tennis.

While Cindy allows some wiggle room in her diet, there's one meal she really cares about: breakfast. "It's really important to start the day out right. It's very easy to control what you eat for breakfast, for the most part, if you're home. If you start with a good foundations it sets you up well," she told ELLE. "I start out with a protein shake. That gets me through with very even energy."

While her fridge is always stocked with wine, the 46-year-old television star tries to eat mostly veggies and protein. "At dinner, I eat a ton of vegetables&mdashand a salad, soup, or a light piece of fish. I try not to have too much cheese or too many high-fat foods, even though I love them," she told . "I would love nothing more than to have pizza and french fries every day, but I try to limit those treats to once a week."

The Nashville native loves fried chicken, biscuits, and other high-calorie southern dishes, but tries to save those foods for parties and special get-togethers only. In her day-to-day diet, she opts for veggies and lean protein.

The 75-year-old lifestyle guru spends much of her free time in the greenhouse and yard. Not only is it a fun way to burn calories and de-stress, it's also a way to ensure she has access to healthy and organic fruits and veggies. "I make [my green juice] out of vegetables that I grow," Martha told Dr. Oz. "I grow in the greenhouse in the winter and the garden in the summer. And they're organic vegetables."

Christie makes 63 look like 23 by eating a balanced diet packed with veggies and lots of grains. The supermodel doesn't eat meat (she hasn't eaten it since age 12), and tries to avoid dairy. She considers herself a vegetarian and flexible vegan. "Because, you know, Italy exists," she told New York Magazine. "Mozzarella and pasta exist. In France, I may have to have a piece of Camembert, you know."

Since Halle was diagnosed with diabetes at just 19, she has made significant lifestyle and eating changes. "My diet is geared towards managing my diabetes, so I try to eat four small meals a day. I like to feel strong and healthy," Halle told Women & Home South Africa. Now she makes an effort to eat lots of veggies and drink plenty of water while avoiding processed sugars and bread.

Despite a crazy-busy work schedule and commuting across the country for work, Candace exercises with her trainer Kira for up to two hours, 3-4 times a week. "I typically work out on my own for an hour at least five days a week, depending on my travel schedule, but when I work out with Kira, sessions can run up to two hours," she told Cosmopolitan.

You won't find packaged snacks in Allison's fridge or pantry. In fact, her friends tend to tease her about her lack of grocery-store snacks and processed foods. "I was like, 'What are you talking about? We have tons [of snacks],'" she told Delish. "That's when I realized she meant potato chips and things like that, which we don't. If we did, we'd be eating them all the time." Instead, Allison stocks her kitchen with apples, carrot sticks, berries, avocados, nuts, and sugar snap peas.

With the help of nutritionist Carrie Wiatt, Julia approaches eating in a balanced way. Carbs aren't off limits, but she tends to go for veggies, protein, and healthy grains. Breakfast usually consists of homemade granola, berries, and yogurt. Lunch is often spinach filo pie with wheat pilaf. And dinner tends to include salmon, quinoa, and veggies.

No person can eat perfectly all the time&mdashincluding Nicole Kidman, which is why her diet revolves around the 80:20 rule. Nicole aims to eat healthy 80 percent of the time while splurging or giving into cravings the other 20 percent of the time. "I'm just not someone that believes in denial," Nicole told Women's Health . "It's walking a path that's ultimately 80 percent healthy&hellipsometimes it falls to 70."

By making her own meals at home, Monica has more control over what she eats and can make big batches of food to divvy up into meals for the week. After the birth of her daughter, she tried to eat healthier by whipping up some of her favorite pasta dishes, and swapped out carb-heavy noodles for zucchini noodles.

Actress Shailene Woodley eats clay regularly for its supposed detoxifying attributes.

Known for her roles in "Divergent," "The Fault in Our Stars," and most recently, "Big Little Lies," Shailene Woodley has said she swallows a half teaspoon of clay in 8 ounces of water each morning.

"Clay is one of the best things you can put in your body," she told a beauty blog. Woodley allegedly heard about it from a taxi driver ,and says it "binds to other materials in your body" to help you get rid of "negative isotopes."

T his is a bogus medical claim your kidneys and liver don't need help processing toxins.

Clay might have trace amounts of some beneficial minerals, like iron and calcium, but there are better ways to obtain them (for instance, by eating foods rich in those minerals like spinach, broccoli, kale, and nuts).

30 Most Hilarious Celebrity Riders

The perks of fame extend beyond having loads of money and the adoration of millions. You also get to travel in extreme comfort, and that doesn't only mean first class tickets or private flights. You can also make sure you have all your favorite things waiting at your destination via a rider, a list of demands that a venue must meet to secure an artist's performance.

Most people keep their riders fairly simple—some water, a room where they can change, or some food for themselves and their crew. But there are others who take full advantage of having people contractually obligated to give them whatever they want. And the things they want can be strange, to say the least. From sterilized doorknobs to new toilet seats, some celebs know exactly what they want and aren't afraid to ask for it, no matter how ridiculous. Of course, their riders aren't the only eccentricities that separate celebrities from us commoners: just check out 50 Crazy Celebrity Facts You Won't Believe Are True.

The rider for Van Halen's 1982 tour is perhaps the most legendary of wacky celebrity riders. It's not the herring in sour cream that earned the rider its renown, however. That honorific goes to a request for a bowl of M&Ms with all of the brown candies removed. Although it might seem a touch excessive to demand that some unfortunate intern pick through a bunch of candy (not to mention who wants to eat candy that's been manhandled by a stranger), the band asserts that the provision was included to make sure their rider had actually been read in its entirety. It worked, but for more down-to-earth strategies for getting what you want, discover How to Negotiate Anything and Win.

You might think that someone like Marilyn Manson would be requesting things like chicken bones or black candles backstage, but his rider is surprisingly wholesome, if somewhat disgusting. Items he needs to make it through the day include gummy bears, Doritos, 2 percent milk, Manwich, and microwave popcorn. It's a list that lends credence to one of the 20 Craziest Celebrity Rumors of All Time —the theory that he's secretly Paul from The Wonder Years all grown up.


Certainly the most hilarious of all the celebrity riders, David Hasselhoff requires a life-size cutout of David Hasselhoff set up backstage. That's right—a life-size cardboard cutout of himself. And when you want to feel good about yourself sans cardboard cutout, start with the 70 Genius Tricks to Boost Your Confidence.

It should come as no surprise that a diva like Mariah Carey has a rider with some very particular demands, which include, among many others, 16-ounce bottles of Evian water only, unless the water is for tea, in which case the water must be Poland Spring, and Cristal champagne with bendy straws to drink it with.

If their music videos are any indication, the Foo Fighters aren't afraid to joke around, and the band's riders are known for being a bit on the ridiculous side. The rider for their 2011 tour includes provisions such as a "visual enhancement" section and a ban on wallet chains and tridents. And for more silly facts, check out these 40 Amazing Animal Facts.

Babs is one of the original divas, and she's had plenty of time to refine the art of being high maintenance. In addition to requesting a sweep of the space by a police dog before her arrival, she asks that members of staff or crew dress nicely and do not wear t-shirts in her presence. And for more on Babs, know that she cloned her dog—twice—which is definitely one of the 20 Crazy Things Celebs Have Already Done in 2018.

It seems Larry the Cable Guy never gives up the down-home act, even backstage. His rider requests 50 "Hooters-style" wings and 4 cans of berry-flavored chewing tobacco. Sounds like he might want to look into 10 Painless Ways to Upgrade Your Diet.

You probably know Dustin Diamond as Screech from Saved by the Bell, but he would prefer that you didn't. His rider explicitly bans promoters from using materials that refer to him as Screech, with the added threat of a $100 fine for every offending piece of promotional material, including ads, flyers, and marquees. He also needs two pints of chocolate milk and somebody to greet him at the airport with a sign that says "DIAMOND." And for more celeb hilarity, check out the 30 Worst Madame Tussauds Celebrity Wax Figures Ever.


Obviously Lady Gaga is going to be asking for some weird stuff. The request for posters of a few of her musical heroes, including Queen and David Bowie, isn't that bizarre. But when she makes it weird, she makes it weird, specifically by requesting a mannequin with some specifically-groomed nether regions.

If you've ever wondered what Marilyn Manson and Britney Spears have in common, it's Doritos. While Spears does seem to have a predilection for junk food, she also requests fresh fruit and veggies, as well as tuna salad. But her strangest request was a framed portrait of Princess Di for her dressing room when she was performing in London, along with fish and chips, presumably to get into a British state of mind.


Madonna has a list of demands that are about as extreme as you would expect: a setup that mirrors her room at home (she ships her furniture), accommodations for her 200-person entourage, and flowers with the stems trimmed to exactly six inches. Of particular note, however, is her request for a brand new toilet seat at every venue. You'd think that's a peccadillo only Madge would have, but Mary J. Blige makes the same request.

Take a moment to imagine what Eminem would request in his celebrity rider. Now throw it all in the trash, because he's actually a pretty clean living fellow these days. His requests include healthy foods like Light N' Fit yogurt and 25 pound dumbbells. But he also needs a koi pond to look at. And for more on Eminem, check out the 10 Celebs Who Are On Tinder.

Katy Perry knows what she wants, and she wants a lot. Rather than bottles of water, she would like water dispensers and SIGG water bottles for tour personnel. She also needs a "perspex modern style" coffee table, and white flowers, including orchids, but "ABSOLUTELY NO CARNATIONS." She also has a very specific code of conduct for drivers, which includes not talking to or even looking at the singer.

Maybe it's unfair to include someone as funny as Steve Martin on a list of hilarious celebrity riders, especially when you consider that he leaked his own rider, but maybe he really does need an entire roasted chicken to use as a dancing puppet, swim trunks in case there's a pool onstage, and a booklet called "How to Make Money From the Banjo."

DJ Pauly D, of Jersey Shore fame, isn't particularly persnickety in his rider. He only needs a VIP table all for himself. Oh, and four bottles of "house champagne" to spray on the crowd.


Of course Kanye West has a demanding rider. In addition to being demanding, it's also creative. In the past, Kanye has requested a slushy machine that would dispense frozen Hennessy and Coke. He also needs an $8,000 bed for his daughter, North.


In addition to the gallons of booze and rolling papers you'd expect on Drake's rider, he also really needs four dozen sticks of incense, Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap, and an Andis T-Outliner, which explains why his beard is always so perfectly trimmed.


Adele needs a pack of Marlboro Lights and 12 bottles of European lager when she's on tour: "North American beer is NOT acceptable," according to the singer. Her 2011 rider also required that guests who got free tickets pay at least $20 when picking them up, no exceptions. The money paid for the tickets was ultimately donated to charity.

Unsurprisingly, DMX has every intention of partying backstage, and it's a task he takes very seriously. The rapper needs three boxes of either Trojan, LifeStyles, or Kimono condoms waiting for him as well as a one-gallon jug of Hennessy.

In a way, a rider is a great way to get a glimpse into the private lives of celebrities. For example, you probably never would have guessed that Christina Aguilera likes soy cheese and Flinstones chewable vitamins. The police escort she requests, however, comes as less of a surprise.

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Justin Timberlake insists on having the elevator all to himself, a pretty brilliant way to avoid the prying eyes of the public. Slightly less brilliant, however, is his request that all doorknobs backstage and at his hotel be disinfected every two hours.

Taylor Swift needs her Starbucks, and she needs it in a very specific way, specifically a grande iced caramel latte with two Sweet'n Lows and a grande iced americano with two Sweet'n Lows and soy milk. So, yes, Taylor Swift would be that person who incurs the barista's ire when you're making the office coffee run.

Compared to most of the celebrities on this list, Grace Jones isn't asking for too much. Of note, though, is her request for unopened oysters, because "Grace does her own shucking." Her rider also includes a request for an oyster knife.


After her breakup with Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez's rider insisted that no crew members use the name Justin. That's perhaps the most relatable of all rider requests.

Kevin Hart needs a truckload of booze and 50 shot glasses to drink it with. He also needs "five (5) females with athletic/sexy build" who will be provided outfits to wear that are only available in sizes extra-small, small, and medium.

To appear on a Russian talk show, LiLo insisted on $860,000, a suite at the Ritz-Carlton, a guarantee that they would not interview her boyfriend for the next 12 months, and a sit down meeting with Vladimir Putin.

Cher will absolutely not wear a security pass. She also needs an entire room just for her wigs.

Included among the late Prince's requests were 16 dozen bath towels and a physician on hand to administer a B-12 injection.

Rihanna would like white tulips with no foliage, a comfortable couch, and a large, animal-print throw rug that is very clean so she can walk on it barefoot.

Jack White wants guacamole backstage. But he won't settle for just any guacamole. He wants a specific guacamole so chunky that his rider actually includes a recipe for it. The rider also stipulates "PLEASE NOTE: this is a NO BANANA TOUR." Too bad, considering bananas are on the list of 20 Best Foods For Your Libido.

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