Celebrities always have their fashion choices, dating lives, and eating habits scrutinized. Can you blame us for wanting to know what these gorgeous and glam people eat?
Our morbid curiosity doesn’t go unrewarded. Celebrities have some weird and admittedly miserable-sounding habits when it comes to food. From Tom Brady’s TB12 Method to Khloe Kardashian’s fast-track to weight loss, those diets do not sound fun.
For these celebrities, money is usually no object; the sky’s the limit when it comes to their food spending. They can purchase high-quality ingredients or hire a private chef to cater meals to their liking. They also have access to ample professional advice — nutritionists and trainers will jump through hoops for the opportunity to represent a celebrity client.
Some of the advice they receive is a little strange. One celebrity on this list eats clay with her meals. Would you do it for a body like hers?
The effectiveness of these food choices and eating habits is debatable, but it’s hard to deny that these 12 celebrity diets are flat-out insane.
Victoria’s Secret Angels are paid to look thin, but Adriana Lima takes her commitment to another level. Starting nine days prior to the annual Victoria Secret Fashion Show, the Brazilian model eats only protein shakes, vitamins, and supplements, and keeps a team of nutritionists on hand to make sure that she’s getting adequate energy. During the rest of the year, Lima eats a portion-controlled diet, starting her days off with a big breakfast and slowly decreasing caloric intake as the day progresses.
Amanda Seyfried has blossomed into quite the Hollywood superstar, but the actress’s diet choices might make you say, “Mamma Mia!” She follows a humble diet of raw fruits and vegetables. Despite controversy over raw food diets, Seyfried has followed a strict regimen by avoiding anything cooked above 115 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you’ve ever watched Beyoncé on stage, you know that she is quite the athlete. The superstar fuels up for her energetic performances by following an “80-10-10” diet — 80 percent carbohydrates, 10 percent fat, and 10 percent protein, as advised by her nutritionist, Marco Borges. In those 80 percent of carbohydrates, she includes staples like sweet potatoes and bread, but also has been spotted indulging in cupcakes after SoulCycle. Goals, am I right?
President Donald Trump has become notorious for his oddball food choices. He’s a fast-food-loving, dessert-craving vacuum for non-nutritious food options — so severely so that some nutritionists have worried his diet is affecting his brain. Subsisting off of Starbursts — just the red and pink ones — and Diet Coke — ordered with the famous red button — there are dozens of quirks to discover in this comprehensive guide to Donald Trump’s diet.
Once the frontwoman for Black Eyed Peas, Fergie has since moved on to a successful solo career. Her diet appears just as pure as her vocal range. Fergie eats a six-egg omelette for breakfast, as well as two shots of apple cider vinegar, which she says aids with digestion. She eats a meal or snack every three hours and hardly eats any processed foods.
If you’ve seen any of the X-Men movies, you’re probably familiar with Hugh Jackman in the role of the supermutant Wolverine. But all of those veins and muscles are no miracle of genetics — they’re the product of hours in the gym and a strict diet. Jackman has to follow a rigid eating regimen and workout routine to transform into a Wolverine-worthy body. He eats seven different meals each day, starting with a protein shake at 4 a.m. Afterward, he eats a meal every two to three hours, usually consisting of lean protein, whole grains, and vegetables.
The Kardashians have gone to great lengths to maintain their figures, and Khloé is no exception. One of our editors attempted her extreme diet of smoothies and raw almonds last year and found it near impossible to stick to. Though, it’d probably easier if your job involved considerably less mental effort and a higher pay grade.
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The actress is a believer in the Alkaline Diet, which consists of almost entirely green vegetables. The diet attempts to eliminate all acid-forming foods such as meat, dairy, breads, and rice from the body in order to lose weight and prevent inflammation.
This age-defying sitcom star has the face of a skincare model and the body of a mannequin. How does he do it? He goes Lowe-carb. The Atkins diet is Lowe’s regimen of choice, and it’s kept him looking young and feeling energized.
The Secret Life star is naturally slender, but she adheres to a bizarre, homeopathic remedy to maintain her figure. Woodley adds a small amount of clay to her diet because she believes that it “provides a negative charge… and also cleans heavy metals out of your body.”
Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, is disciplined on and off the field, and his diet is reflective of his do-anything-to-win mentality. Brady’s diet consists of 80 percent organic vegetables and whole grains, while the other 20 percent is grass-fed meats. The super-athlete also eschews white sugar, white flour, canola oil, iodized salt, and nightshades such as tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and eggplants. He even has a bizarre aversion to strawberries, because he thinks fruit has too much sugar.