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We walk you through some celebrity health hacks that actually work

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Ever since the rise of social media and the overwhelming presence of celebrities, famous people have been influencing the dieting habits of men and women all around the world. Some of us choose to go vegan to get Beyonce’s beautiful hourglass figure, while others stick to kale to achieve Jennifer Aniston’s stunning legs. Whatever the case, we all need to count some calories, ingest some vegetables and make some sacrifices, because celebrities don’t do moderation, only extremes. So, if you are looking for a quick and efficient to get yourself back on track, here are some celebrity diets that actually work:

1. The Paleo diet

Paleo was the most googled diet of 2013 and for a good reason – it’s the (not very well-kept) secret behind some of the Hollywood’s sexiest bodies. Celebrities such as Jessica Biel credit this efficient diet trend for their figure, claiming that Paleo simply leans you down and slims you up and takes that little extra layer of fat and water weight right off your body. Doing a lot of cooking at home and using vegetables, fresh fish or lean meat, Paleo eaters adhere to a strict diet that eliminates all dairy, grains and legumes, helping them get fit and lean in no time.

2. The clean program

Gwyneth Paltrow, known as the queen of healthy living, has revealed that she likes to detox two or three times a year for three weeks at a time, using the Clean program, a 21-day cleanse developed by cardiologist Alejandro Junger. The program eliminates a large number of foods, including gluten, dairy, sugar, eggs, alcohol and other allergy triggers, while requiring you to consume two of your daily meals in liquid form, such as soups, smoothies and juices.

3. The Atkins diet

If you’re wondering how Kim Kardashian lost 25 kilos in 11 months before her wedding, she credited the Atkins diet for her iconic physique, a meal plan consisting mainly of protein rich foods high in healthy fats, like avocados and nuts, as well as eggs, cheese and fresh fruit and vegetables, while eliminating the intake of carbs. Of course, Kim also enlisted the help of a personal trainer to keep her workout routine in check, which is why it might be a good idea to stock up on some quality exercise equipment and get back into a stricter workout regime if you want to try this efficient diet as well.

4. 22 days vegan

Thanks to their constant Instagram updates throughout the process, Beyonce and Jay Z’s 22 days vegan challenge caused quite the media flurry, even though the results eventually spoke for themselves. This program is a part of Marco Borges’ 22 Days Nutrition challenge that is based on fresh, organic products, a cleaner meal plan and overall healthier living. Although Beyonce is now sticking to a mostly plant-based diet with some fish here and there, this incredible diet plan has helped her get back on track and truly shown that it’s all about health and wellness.

5. The alkaline diet

The former Spice Girl and fashion designer Victoria Beckham cited the alkaline diet as her method of maintaining an incredibly lean physique, a meal plan that tries to keep the body’s pH level between 7.35 and 7.45 by ultimate requiring you to eat 80% alkaline and 20% acidic foods. Victoria’s daily diet usually includes grilled fish, smoked salmon, yellow fin tuna, sushi salad, scrambled eggs and blueberry smoothies, which effectively control aging due to their high omega 3 content, help improve memory and increase energy levels as well, among other incredible health benefits.

Although celebrities have the best trainers and a head start on all the latest crazy wellness trends months before we catch on, the abovementioned diets have all been proven to work time and time again, even when it comes to the average person.