Practically every celebrity today is sporting rock-hard abs and toned arms, with all of us more than likely wondering what they do to stay so fit. And how do they lose weight and get such healthy hair and skin? Well fret not, because here are some of the most popular (and weirdest) celebrity diet tips and secrets we’ve dug up for you. We’re not claiming they work or recommending that you should try them, but just satisfying your curiosity.
1. Angelina Jolie’s Ancient Grains Diet
A mother of six, Angelina Jolie is pushing 40 beautifully. It is reported that the movie star follows the “ancient grains diet.” This includes a variety of grains, nuts, and seeds, including quinoa, chia seeds, millet, buckwheat, and spelt. By adding these items to every meal possible, the diet is said to result not only in glowing skin, but also healthier, shinier hair.
2. Sophia Loren’s Pasta Secret
Brunette beauty Sophia Loren sticks true to her Italian roots and consumes a tiny, fist-sized portion of spaghetti pasta with every meal, which reportedly cuts down on the intake of carbs. You can read all about it in Loren’s 1971 book, In the Kitchen with Love.
3. Beyoncé Knowles’ Vegan Cleanse
The “Queen Bee” has a temporary diet that she undertakes every so often. The wife of Jay Z and mother of Blue Ivy detoxes for 22 days by going completely vegan, becoming such a fan that she helped start a delivery service for the diet, partnering up with the company that she was using. This plan is based on the theory that it takes around 21 days to cultivate or destroy a habit.
4. Victoria Beckham’s pH Balance Plan
The wife of hunk David Beckham and mother to four gorgeous children, Victoria Beckham, still looks like a size zero. How is that possible? The former Spice Girl claims she loves eating and binges on fruits and veggies while staying away from foods that create acid, such as pasta, dairy, fish, and meat. According to chef Natasha Corrett (who’s also Sienna Miller’s former stepsister), the pH balance of the body should be between 7.35 and 7.45; this diet can help maintain that equilibrium. Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, and Kirsten Dunst are also said to be fans of this diet.
5. Christina Aguilera’s Quirky Fresh Diet
The “Genie in a Bottle” singer reportedly follows the “fresh diet,” which is prepared specially by a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef. And it is one interesting diet, with dishes like multigrain strawberry-flavored pancakes, pork loin stuffed with mango, and key lime cheesecake. Is this even a diet?