4 dangerous celebrity cleanse diets

Celebrities may swear by them, but cleanse diets are downright dangerous. Dr. Susan Biali breaks down four popular cleanses, and how they’re harmful

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The Master Cleanse

Celeb fans: Beyoncé, Ashton Kutcher, Pink

The Master Cleanse, famously used by Beyoncé to drop weight for the movie Dreamgirls, is a liquid fast of mainly lemonade made with maple syrup and cayenne pepper. This is really nothing more than a 10-day liquid starvation diet.

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Anne Hathaway

48-Hour Detox Diet

Celeb fans: Anne Hathaway

The 48-Hour Detox Diet is essentially a packaged version of The Master Cleanse, but with this regimen you subject your body to severe deprivation for just 48 hours instead of 10 days.

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Sarah Jessica Parker

Juice cleanses such as BluePrint

Celeb fans: Salma Hayek, Jessica Szohr, Sarah Jessica Parker

More calories and nutrients plus a shorter duration make these a lesser evil, but they’re still a form of crash dieting. BluePrint, for example, is a three-day diet using an expensive array of juices made from cashew milk, fruit and greens that add up to only 940 calories a day. (Sarah Jessica Parker and Jessica Szohr are reportedly fans of Blueprint.)

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Gwyneth Paltrow

Clean Program

Celeb fans: Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore

A combination of expensive supplements and ‘approved’ foods, the Clean Program is closer to a healthy weight-loss diet. Still, you’d be better off (and would save money) just eating healthy whole foods and skipping the hyped extras.

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