Why you shouldn’t detox like Demi (or eat like Gwyneth)

Posted: October 2, 2010 in Uncategorized

These days it’s not enough to dress and get plastic surgery like a celebrity. We have to eat like one, too.

With Twitter, blogs and Facebook it’s easier than ever to find out first-hand how you can graze like Gwyneth or detox like Demi.

Nearly every celeb from Jessica Simpson to Kirstie Alley seems unable to keep their scary diet tricks to themselves. Megan Fox downs vinegar shots to slim down. Kim and Khloe Kardashian “cleanse” with diet drinks they’re also selling. Even Salma Hayek has jumped on the cleanse bandwagon as a co-owner of a detox delivery program called Cooler Cleanse.

It’s one thing to buy the same mascara Megan Fox wears, but quite another to imitate her (non-) eating habits. Fact is, few celebrity diets are worth following.

“Celebrities are great role models but they’re not acting the part when it comes to healthy eating behaviors,“ said registered dietitian Keri Gans, a New York spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association.

Actress, former Jenny Craig spokesperson and BMI punchline Alley is now using Twitter to promote her “Organic Liaison” weight-loss program, a line of supplements, meal plans and online tools. “I’ve lost over 50 lbs…and I’m having the time of my of my life…30 more to gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo,” she recently tweeted.

Jessica Simpson told her nearly 3 million Twitter followers earlier this summer how she “shocked her system” with an extreme vegan regimen. She also tweeted about her devotion to a program called Total Vitality, “that has nothing to do with weight,” she said. “It is understanding my body through hydration and alkalinity.”

Sounds like it takes homeopathic herbal formulas, hands-on treatments and an awful lot of Chinese tea — the formula for the “Total Vitality” diet — for Jessica to understand how her body works.

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