The Hollywood Celebrity Diet was an ever-present headline back in the 1990s as it proclaimed that myriad Hollywood stars drank this concoction to lose the pound brought on by life-in-the-fast-lane. Ads were on TV and in every magazine – and it can still be found in WalMart, proving that its popularity hasn’t completely dissipated.
What Is The Promise Of This Hollywood Juice Diet?
The original Hollywood Diet was only a 48 hour occurrence – along the lines of needing to lose a few pounds before your high school reunion. I never saw any claims that it was truly an answer to a serious weight problem, although there must have been a few who made this promise.
Ads state: " The Hollywood 48 Hour Miracle Diet® is a special “Miracle Juice” that has been scientifically formulated, so that in just 48 hours you will cleanse your body and lose up to 10 pounds!"
The juice itself was formerly 100% vegetable and fruit juices. Today, the ingredients are: "Purified water, fructose, pineapple juice concentrate, orange juice concentrate, artificial flavors, apple juice concentrate, prune juice concentrate, white grape juice concentrate, lemon juice concentrate, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, xantham gum, potassium citrate, bilberry extract, green tea extract, gingko biloba extract, grapeseed extract, ascorbic acid."
Apparently, the 100% juice claim has gone by the wayside. Since the largest amount comes first, and that is water, then it surely isn’t all juice.
Directions for the Hollywood Diet are to drink this stuff for a maximum of two days. You should then eat regular food for five days and you can repeat this pattern if you wish. No solid food, no smoking, no other beverages but water – and the promise is that you will lose 10 pounds.
Even if that occurs the first time, will it repeat itself?
The inventor of this diet, Jamie Kabler, supposedly discovered that in European spas people were detoxing their bodies and thus losing weight. This is absolutely true, but the marketing claim that using this drink is the like having your own spa experience is quite a claim. Somehow I don’t think that spending time in hot springs and having massages is the same as drinking a juice beverage that costs about $20/bottle. :-)
The Most Ridiculous Claim Of The Hollywood Diet Drink
There are claims that this is just good as making your own juice.
This is either ignorance or a deliberate lie!
Fresh juice needs to be consumed in minutes. Even storing newly made juice in the refrigerator allows its goodness to start to fade. Fresh juice is loaded with enzymes which are destroyed by oxygen. If you want to get the maximum benefit from fresh juice then make it and drink it immediately.
People have been juice fasting for health for a long, long time. If needed for health, 48 hours is certainly not long enough to accomplish much of anything.
You can make your own juice that is supposedly close to the taste of the Hollywood Diet recipe by juicing two lemons and four oranges, then adding one apple, one cup of grape juice, a banana and some honey for sweetener. Mix the entire concoction in a blender. I cannot confirm whether this truly tastes like the Hollywood Diet drink since I’ve never had any – not will I.
The truth about the Hollywood Diet drink: you will get a big, healthy serving of fructose – SUGAR – with very little else that does your body any good.
There is a convenience factor involved in the Hollywood Celebrity Diet, but if you really want to go on a fast and drink nothing but juice a couple of days each week, invest in a decent juicer and make your own. You WILL lost weight and you WILL be healthier than using this silly diet.