The Hollywood diet belongs to the type of low-calorie and low-carbohydrate diets, since the number of calories entering the body daily does not exceed 550-850 per day. Its duration is 14 days.
It should be noted that due to the intake of a small amount of calories in the body, the diet is not easily tolerated. Its tolerance may depend on physical activity, age, gender, daily menu and many other factors. Due to the rigidity of the diet, it should be used no more than once every three months.
Most celebrities, thanks to this diet, maintain their parameters at the level of 90-60-90 for a long time. Famous fans of the Hollywood diet are Catherine Zeta-Jones Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger and many, many others.
The diet in question limits the intake of fats, carbohydrates, and also the total calorie content – foods high in vegetable fiber and protein (eggs, meat, fish) are more preferable.
The main rules for dieting:
- Remove breakfast from the diet for all two weeks; it should be remembered that there is a more so-called “sparing regime”, according to which for breakfast you can eat half a grapefruit and drink a cup of green tea or coffee.
- Cooking food without oils and fats (can be steamed, baked or boiled).
- Completely exclude bread and confectionery.
- All alcohol-containing drinks should be excluded from the diet throughout the diet.
- You can not consume honey, sugar and salt. You can use sugar substitutes that do not contain carbohydrates.
- Prepare food without oils and fats.
Following the rules described above, you can start compiling the menu of the Hollywood diet. It’s not that hard! Do not follow the principle of giving up something. You need to make it from the most delicious and your favorite products, and then the diet will become both useful and enjoyable.
Here is a simplified menu list:
- Breakfast (if you have a “sparing” diet regimen): a cup of green tea or black coffee and half a grapefruit.
- Lunch – 1 chicken egg (or 2 quail), tomato (remember – no salt), a cup of green tea or black coffee.
- Dinner: half a grapefruit, 1 chicken egg (or 2 quail), coleslaw or cucumber salad, green tea or black coffee.
This menu can be followed the first week of the diet. In the second week, you can eat boiled lean beef (about 200 g for dinner), cottage cheese (0% fat), grapefruit, orange and apple salad for lunch.
Pros and Cons of the Hollywood Diet
- In a short time, rapid weight loss, as the end result is a decrease in body weight of 7-12 kg, which depends on the initial weight.
- Normalization of the general condition of the body.
- Removal of excess fluid from the body.
- Normalization of metabolism and cleaning the body of toxins.
- Pretty fast food.
- The imbalance of the diet, because of which, during its observance, vitamin-mineral complexes should be taken.
- Can lead to sudden pressure fluctuations due to excessive consumption of green tea and coffee.
- The appearance of fatigue and drowsiness.
It should be remembered that the Hollywood diet has been at the peak of popularity for a long time and finds its new fans primarily because of the possibility of very fast weight loss. However, most nutritionists warn that it is dangerous to follow the Hollywood weight loss system for health.
Nutritionists categorically prohibit pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding babies from this type of diet, as well as people over the age of forty.