How to Get Fit for Summer


Do you want to look your best during the summer season? Drop those extra pounds by opting for suitable celebrities’ diets. We have done some research and have selected diets chosen by celebrities Megan Fox, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Middleton and Kim Kardashian. Pick the plan that’s right for you and drop a dress size just in time for summer.

What diet is best for me? Each person has a morphology, a character, a will and a different lifestyle. So to lose your extra pounds, list your eating habits, your main character and traits. Then refer to our individual plans to choose one that will really work for you! Don’t forget to exercise; 70% of how you look is based on what you eat and 30% on exercise. Just a question of character! For the demanding ones: The Dukan Diet, Will be your best friend. Similar to a high protein diet, the Dukan Diet has a 4-phase programme; it’s high in protein, low in calories and also reduces your appetite. How to do the Dukan Diet?

*Phase 1: Pure protein attack phase: you only eat protein, i.e. meat, poultry, fish, seafood and fat-free dairy products. This phase lasts for 3 to 10 days depending on your target.

*Phase 2: Cruise phase: like the attack phase, only vegetables are gradually added to the protein. All that’s off the menu are starchy foods (potatoes, sweetcorn, peas, lentils, green beans etc). Then you alternate these 2 phases until you reach your desired weight (maximum loss 1kg per week).

*Phase 3: Consolidation phase: you return to normal eating as slowly as possible to avoid the dreaded yo-yo effect, reintroducing forbidden foods gradually. Allow for 10 days of consolidation for each kilo lost. *Phase 4: Stabilisation phase: you eat normally, respecting two golden rules: have a pure-protein day once a week for life, and eat 3 tablespoons of oats and bran per day.

A typical day during the Dukan Diet attack phase: Breakfast: Unsweetened coffee or tea, either 1 or 2 low-fat yoghurts (fruit yoghurts if desired) or 200g fromage frais, and either 1 slice of turkey or ham with the fat cut off, or a boiled egg, or a bran pancake.

Snack: 1 yoghurt or 100g of fat-free fat fromage frais (optional).

Lunch: Seafood sticks, crab, 1 turkey escalope, and either 1 helping fromage frais or a bran pancake. Snack: 1 yoghurt or 100g fat-free fromage frais (optional).

Dinner: Chicken or a hard-boiled egg, fish or shellfish, 1 yoghurt. For the sporting ones: The Paleolithic Diet, also known as the Cave Man Diet and the Paleo Diet. This was never actually meant to be a diet. It simply involves eating what our ancestors ate (a long time ago). Back in the ‘80s American expert Dr Eaton gave the Paleolithic Diet a revival when he decided it was the ‘ideal’ diet for a human being. Since then, Jessica Biel, Miley Cyrus and Matthew McConaughey have become big fans of the diet.

For the motivated ones: The Body Reset Diet: The A-list names like Katy Perry, Halle Berry, Jennifer Hudson are the latest converted to join the Body Reset diet.

What he claims to do with the Body Reset Diet is to reprogram your metabolic system to kick-start effective weight-loss, so much so that you’ll see a dramatic difference in just 15 days. The Body Reset diet is an improvement on some ‘meal replacement’ diets as it is split into 3 x 5 day phases, with only the first 5 day phase being based on smoothies alone. The smoothies themselves are made from a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables and should not result in any complications in healthy individuals.

How it works? In the first phase you will eat 1 smoothie for each breakfast, lunch and dinner and then two snacks in between. In the second phase you will replace one of the smoothies for a small dish meal, then have your two snacks. In the final phase you will consume one smoothie, two meals and 2 snacks. All of the smoothies are meant to be low in fat, low in sugar and with a very small amount of calories. For the savoury tooth: The Atkins Diet adopted by Kim Kardashian This diet was developed by the famous Dr. Atkins, American cardiologist in the 70s. The Atkins diet banishes all carbs!

The Atkins diet can lose 2 to 4 kg in the first week without “hunger” and up to 6 kg after the first month. Carbohydrates have been reduced to 20 g per day (1 apple). It lasts about 2 weeks. There are three categories: foods that can be eaten at will (fish, seafood, meat, poultry, egg, butter, oil, vinegar, lemon juice, olives and lawyers), those with a restriction (hard cheeses, lettuce vegetables) and those prohibited (sugars, starches, legumes, fruits, milk, yogurt, cream cheese, frozen desserts….

Menu of a typical day: Breakfast: Tea or coffee without sugar, + 1 scrambled egg, + 1 serving of cheese, cheddar, + 1 serving of green salad with olive oil and lemon juice. Lunch: Ground beef, + Broccoli, + Hard cheese. Snack: Carrots, Cucumber sticks / or cauliflower raw. Dinner: Fish, + Lettuce, black olives, avocado and dressing, + Sugar-free yogurt.

Warnings: Whatever the diet you Will choose, there is a risk of nutritional deficiency. Consult your doctor for advice on vitamin and mineral supplements. And if you want to avoid the yo-yo effect you must understand that it is all about consistency and adopting a new way of eating…. A new lifestyle!!