The Hollywood Diet

Want to lose eight pounds in two days? Ready to give up chewing for the same two days? Maybe the Hollywood Diet is for you. Just drink the magic elixir for two days and you will lose weight and eliminate a host of toxins at the same time. What’s not to like?

The Hollywood Diet is easy to understand. You drink pre-packaged Hollywood 48-hour Miracle Diet drinks for two solid days. That’s it. You don’t eat anything else, and your only other beverages are water and zero-calorie drinks. Proponents say that they have lost as much at 16 pounds in two days. For people in a real hurry, there is not a 24-hour version available, too!

The Hollywood Diet beverage is a blend of fruit juices (strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, apple, orange, pineapple and cranberry) plus some vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, D3, E and folic acid). A number of companies sell Hollywood Diet beverage kits. Depending on your vendor of choice, these drinks deliver between 300 and 400 calories a day.

The FDA recommends that diet plans deliver about 1,200 calories a day for healthy weight loss. Clearly, the Hollywood Diet falls short there. Like other cleanses, this is a fad (or crash) diet, not something that anyone would consider healthy. There is so little nutritive value in the Hollywood Diet beverage that you are assured of losing weight if you can last the full two days. Unfortunately, you are also pretty much assured of regaining the lost weight, since most of your loss will be water weight.

Could the Hollywood Diet plan work for you? This is a fad diet that is not safe, nor effective. You will probably lose weight, but not in a sustainable manner. The weight will come right back when you resume your normal eating patterns. It is fast, and it is easy, it just isn't healthy. If you want to lose weight there are a number of better, safer (and slower) diets on the market that can help you get there. Despite the glamorous Hollywood connection, this one is not up for any Academy awards.

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