There are plenty of fad diets out there and plenty of celebrities who are willing to try anything to maintain their fabulous bodies, to go with them. Diets can be extremely and dangerous if not properly monitored, not to mention the psychological impact of denying yourself basic cravings. This list takes a look at some of the most ridiculous and restrictive diets out there, and what celebrities have fallen for them.
12. The “Master” Cleanse
Imagine not eating for 10 days but instead sticking to a liquid only diet consisting of a mixture of lemon juice, maple syrup, cayenne pepper, and water, and mixing that all up to be washed down by a laxative in the morning and at night. Well that’s exactly what Beyoncé did to slim down 20 lbs for her role in Dream Girls. And while it temporarily worked for her, she wouldn’t recommend it to anyone else. People on this extreme cleanse complain of hunger, weakness, loss of muscle, and constant trips to the bathroom. Well no doubt! Your body is being deprived of every nutrient: vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, fiber, and fat. Not to mention that this “cleanse” is really just 10 days of starvation. After prolonged deprivation your body will actually store all that it can as fat and as soon as you go back to a normal diet, the weight returns fast and fiercely.