You have probably read your favorite celebrity’s food diary on how they got ripped abs for a movie and wondered if the same plan would work for you. I know throughout the years several friends and family members have contacted me concerning different diet plans they have started due to something they saw online or something one of their favorite celebrities were following.
I have a friend in mind that loves Kelly Ripa but for those that know her schedule and her eating habits please know that most folks that eat like Kelly Ripa are not going to look like Kelly Ripa. Her husband follows the keto diet which Kelly his no interest in following doe to the overall strictness of the plan, but if you look at Kelly she is following what works for her and her husband is following a plan that he feels works for him.
Weight loss diets in my opinion are not in one size fits all. I like to work on getting clients lean, healthy and living the best for their body and lifestyle. Everyone is going to start with different basal metabolic rates based on family trends, activity level, current diet, how they deal with stress, muscle mass, height weight, and how their bodies process nutrients.
In my initial consultations I like to find out how the client is currently eating and find a plan that will work for their body and goals. The ISSA has some great information and results on working with a client’s metabolic rate.
Some social media influencers who follow extreme diets to sculpt their bodies to squeeze into an outfit or play a character may be taking diet pills, appetite suppressors, or some other extreme measures to perform the shape shifting they desire. In some cases you may never get the whole picture on what measures were taken to lose 30 pounds in 4 weeks for a part in an upcoming summer movie. Therefore the average person reading an article and attempting to do the same thing won’t necessarily see the same results so don’t let the reports of super stars take the place of common sense.