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The Plate Behind the Personality : Decoding ‘starry’ Diets

Natasha D'Souza Darpan, 27 May, 2024
  • The Plate Behind the Personality : Decoding ‘starry’ Diets

In the dazzling realm of celebrity culture, the spotlight not only shines on red carpet fashion and blockbuster movies but also on their unbeatable physiques, complexions and fitness levels. The common denominator being discipline, their grind and dedication can put most to shame. From Victoria Beckham's self-restrained regimen to Ariana Grande's mindful approach and Katrina Kaif’s on-track lifestyle, their diets are sure to inspire you to make health and fitness a top priority this summer.

1) The Beckham Code: Staples Diet

Victoria Beckham, the epitome of style and sophistication, has famously adhered to the same diet plan for an impressive 25 years. Her menu consists of fish, avocado, nuts, steamed vegetables, and nutritious fruits, with a reported consumption of three to four avocados daily for the sake of healthy and glowing skin. She likes to balance her diet with colors in her plate while maintaining variety and excitement.

2) The Grande Drill: Macrobiotic Diet

Ariana Grande, globally known for her powerhouse vocals and vegan lifestyle, manages her hypoglycemia with a macrobiotic diet, particularly focusing on Japanese cuisine. This diet emphasizes nutrient-rich foods such as whole grains, millet, berries, nuts, fruits, and vegetables, all while being mindful of her vegan principles. A tofu-head, she enjoys Japanese picks like vegetable hijiki, edamame beans, a radish called daikon, and a vegan version of the Japanese pancake okonomiyaki. Grande's approach highlights the importance of nourishing the body with wholesome ingredients while understanding health needs and taking ethical considerations into account.

3) The LeBron Lifestyle: Caveman Diet

LeBron James, renowned for his athleticism and dedication to peak performance, is rumoured to follow a modified a paleo diet also known as ‘caveman’ diet to fuel his rigorous training regimen. Embracing the principles of the paleolithic era LeBron's diet likely contains whole, unprocessed foods such as lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats while limiting grains, legumes, processed foods, and added sugars. His meals focus on nutrient-dense foods and cut out inflammatory ingredients and non-starchy fruits and vegetables.

4) Anniston’s Timer: Intermittent Fasting

The ‘Friends’ star, Jennifer Anniston has endorsed intermittent fasting on multiple occasions touting it as her secret recipe to timeless grace and beauty. It involves cycling between periods of eating and fasting. Her preferred method is 16:8 which includes a fasting window for 16 hours and a feasting slot for 8 hours during the day.  Also, she ensures mindful eating by making way for high protein, low carb and sugar food while indulging in moderation and high-cardio workouts done in 15-minute intervals.

5) Akshay’s All-time favorite: Back to Basics Diet

With a strong penchant for the traditional way of living, Bollywood’s fittest action hero, Akshay Kumar swears by the Ayurvedic lifestyle. He eschews formal diets in favor of a toxin-clean approach inspired by ancestral wisdom. Kumar's regimen emphasizes balanced meals free from alcohol, caffeine, and processed foods, with a focus on traditional fare like parathas, lentils, and sautéed vegetables. His philosophy underscores the importance of returning to basics and nourishing the body with whole, unprocessed foods while giving equal impetus to exercise, disciplined sleep schedule and yoga.

6) Arora’s Alchemy: Alkaline Diet

Bollywood’s evergreen bombshell, Malaika Arora, known for her all-year round ‘summer bod’ bets big on the alkaline diet. Also, an avid consumer of ‘black water’ which is alkaline water, her meal consists of fruits, legumes, vegetables, nuts, and seeds while avoiding acidic foods like meat, dairy, processed foods, and caffeine. Proponents claim that the diet can optimize health and prevent disease by balancing the body's pH levels.

By weaving together the threads of evidence-based practices, mindful eating, and holistic well-being, individuals can chart a course towards long-lasting health, transcending beyond the allure of celebrity-endorsed diets. In this journey, the true star is not the latest dietary craze, but rather the resilient spirit of self-discovery, self-control and the desire to change. Live healthy and happy!

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