While cutting our calorie intake and jogging a few miles each week is usually recommended for most of us seeking to drop weight and keep it off, celebrities do not have it quite so easy. In leading roles, celebrities are often asked to provide outrageous results such as dropping 20 pounds in a single month to meet the physical requirements for a newly landed role. This need for quick results is where celebrities tend to get creative and drastic with their weird weight loss tricks.
Which celebrity diet tricks are the weirdest and how well did they work? See results below:
Liquid Diet, Beyonce
Beyonce has always been praised for her curvaceous body and workout regimen that many of us would have trouble following even at our strongest and healthiest. For the role of Deena Jones in the movie “Dreamgirls,” Beyonce had to sacrifice some of her curves to play the very slender character. Beyonce only had two weeks to get to the same size as Jones, and because of the short timeframe, opted for a liquid diet to get there. There is nothing special in the diet as it is exactly as it sounds: completely liquids and no solid foods.
Beyonce was able to drop 20 pounds in the two weeks to achieve her goal, but had to drink salt water with laxatives each morning: fun! A meal for Beyonce during the fortnight consisted of lemon juice with pepper and water. It was likely absolute torture for Beyonce, but at least she got what she wanted. It is definitely a good thing that she did not continue the regime as the long term effects of this diet can cause severe health problems.
Think of the most delicious food in the world, something that you could eat day in and day out forever. Now, imagine that the food is sitting in front of you and you cannot eat it. If that sounds awful, it’s because it is. As crazy as it sounds, this is what Madonna does when she wants to drop pounds, which is what she calls the Air Diet. Apparently, in the Air Diet, you are supposed to feel full by preparing a meal from scratch and placing it in front of your face.
Madonna does something afterward that is characteristically weird enough for only Madonna: she ‘eats’ the air above the meal to try and trick her brain into thinking that she has actually eaten the meal. You obviously have to have something going into your body so that you can still function, so Madonna only sticks to water and soup to basically stay alive. Mmm, can’t you just taste that delicious air right now?