One of the country’s most seasoned dieters, Oprah gives high praise to the Quantum Wellness Cleanse, a 21-day program developed by best-selling author Kathy Freston. It eliminates caffeine, sugar, alcohol, gluten, and animal products and includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and soy products. After her 21-day experience, Oprah blogged: "This has been exactly what we intended: enlightening. I will forever be a more cautious and conscious eater."
Before the Golden Globe Awards in 2009, Anne Hathaway relied on New York City-based trainer David Kirsch’s LemonAid Detox. The 48-hour juice fast helped her get lighter and leaner in a hurry. By the time of the red-carpet event, "her arms were so well-sculpted, she wore a sleeveless dress that night," Kirsch reports.
Fashion icon Donna Karan, who’s looking pretty svelte these days, is a fan of numerous detox diets, including Dr. Alejandro Junger’s Clean Program and the raw foods diet. "I couldn’t live without any of them," she has said. "Juices, raw soup and salads are a way of life for me."
Actress Salma Hayek has apparently been doing juice-based cleanses for years. Earlier this year, she teamed up with professional juicer Eric Helms, whose juices were frequently shipped to her, to create Cooler Cleanse, a three- or five-day juice detox delivery service. "My skin glows when I finish day three-and it inspires me to think about what I put in my body," she claims.
Sex and the City star, fashionista and perfume designer Sarah Jessica Parker has embraced the BluePrint Cleanse, a diet that consists of six raw fruit and vegetable juices daily for three to 10 days, instead of meals.
The sexy star of Transformers swears by swilling vinegar as a way to flush toxins from her body and stay in shape. The combination of water and apple cider vinegar just cleans out your system entirely," Fox recently claimed. "I’m not one for dieting or exercising because I’m lazy and I have a really big sweet tooth so I have to do cleanses every once in a while."
Robin Quivers, sidekick to radio shock jock Howard Stern, is reportedly a Master Cleanse devotee. She also does the Martha’s Vineyard Detox Diet, which promises to help you drop 21 pounds in 21 days by drinking vegetable and berry juices, herbal cleansing formulas and teas, and soups around the clock. The diet helped her shed 70 pounds, though she says, "I was really trying to regain my health, and that’s what I did."
Former supermodel Carol Alt suffered chronic headaches, sinusitis, stomach problems and fatigue-until she started eating only raw foods. What began as an attempt to detoxify her body and feel better turned into a way of life. "In addition to transforming my health and having a positive effect on my appearance, eating raw has made me feel amazing," Alt writes in her book Eating In the Raw. Now, "I never diet . . . I can eat all that I want, and I do-just raw."
To drop 20 pounds for her role in Dreamgirls, Beyonce went on Master Cleanse-which consists of mixes of hot water, lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper throughout the day-and nothing much more. In 2006, she reported on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she was so hungry on the cleanse that it made her "evil."
Model, actress and clothing designer Fuentes loves the iZO Cleanze, which claims to rest the digestive system and detoxify the body with raw, vegan, organic juices. Besides helping her keep her figure slim and svelte, "The iZO Cleanze flooded me with the nutrients my body was craving and I was surprisingly not hungry at all," Fuentes reports on the company’s website.
Call her the detox-diet hopper: After embarking on the extreme Master Cleanse (the lemon juice, maple syrup, water and cayenne pepper concoction) with hubby Ashton Kutcher this summer, Demi Moore said "Yuck" and jumped ship four days later. Instead, she went on Dr. Alejandro Junger’s Clean Program, which she found much more to her liking. "It is all about nourishing the body!" she Tweeted.
In her online newsletter GOOP, Gwyneth Paltrow confessed her love for the Clean Program, which was created by Dr. Alejandro Junger, a New York-based cardiologist. After following the largely juice-based detox diet (with one light solid meal per day) for three weeks, she wrote, "I dropped the extra pounds . . . I feel pure and happy and much lighter."
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