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Celebrities are notorious for influencing diet culture and it is continuing to damage our bodies and the way we look at health and wellness in general.  I used to be the one who was constantly looking at how so many celebrities had these perfect bodies, from their diets to their workout routines and how they were able to do it so quickly.  But then I realized that after learning a lot about nutrition, it’s doing more harm than good and it’s not only teaching unhealthy habits to their bodies but also to their millions and millions of followers.  I decided to take on two ladies that are currently making headlines with their daily diet review, Gwyneth Paltrow and Miranda Kerr. 

Gwyneth Paltrow is known for her time as an actress and more currently, the lifestyle brand creator of Goop.  I came across a Tik Tok that had a clip of her on a podcast that had her review her diet and her answers will shock you.  She prefers to eat things that won’t spike her blood sugar in the morning but prefers that cup of coffee, incorporates an hour of movement either a walk or Pilates, has soup for lunch mostly bone broth, eats an early evening dinner and tries to eat according to the paleo diet which she emphasized having lots of vegetables.  In addition to all this she does intermittent fasting and hops in her infrared sauna.  Now you might be thinking, this doesn’t sound bad.  But honestly, Gwyneth is losing out on vital nutrients that can help provide her energy for the entire day.  I’d recommend incorporating fruit having those vitamins, minerals, and essential carbohydrates for proper fueling especially if she plans to be active throughout the day without feeling the crash and burn later.  Another suggestion, skip intermittent fasting.  This is training your body to starve itself and can cause you to think binge eating is the way to go.  This can also cause major dehydration because your body is not consuming enough to hydrate yourself. All proper eating and tips to help you loose weight at the proper rate and time can be found through The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. This will give you valid resources to use.

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Miranda Kerr, is one of the most famous Victoria’s Secret Models of all time.  She was also recently featured on a podcast and shared her “Model Morning Diet” that went viral from her Tik Tok clip.  Her morning consists of thirty-two ounces of room temperature water with one lemon squeezed in, claiming that it flushes everything out.  Then she has thirty-two ounces of cold pressed celery juice claiming that this is alkalizing and is a heavy metal detox smoothie.  On top of all this liquid, she also enjoys her coffee.  I look at this and wonder, how many times are you using the bathroom each day?  First, there is zero evidence about her heavy metal detox smoothie.  The only thing that Miranda Kerr is doing is making the word detox a better word for having to use the bathroom 24/7.  Liquid diets are not the answer when you do not have diet restrictions in general.  This is also another diet that limits your carbohydrate intake which is limiting your energy to make it through the day. 

Celebrity diets might be all the rage but look at it this way, the quick fixes have a way to bounce you backward and make it harder for you to get to the healthy place you want to be.  Your body is a vessel that you should be kind to.  Give it the fuel that it needs to be successful throughout the day.  Normalize eating and give your body the vitamins and minerals it needs. 

My name is Katelyn Richardson. I am 29 years old. I am currently attending Central Washington University studying for my Master's in food and sciences to become a nutritionist and later a diabetes educator for kids. I've been personally battling type 1 diabetes since I was six years old. I love being outside, vintage shopping, watching movies, and going to stock car races! I love being a Her Campus Contributor because it gives me a platform to talk about current issues, topics I'm passionate about & real-life relatable experiences.