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Extreme Celebrity Diets

How safe are Hollywood's most popular diets? Find out in this quiz.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

Which of the following celebrities has tried the master cleanse?

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The correct answer is: Beyoncé tried the master cleanse to lose 20 pounds for her role in the movie "Dream Girls." This detox diet calls for skipping all solid foods and drinking a mixture of maple syrup, freshly squeezed lemon juice, spring water and cayenne pepper for 10 days.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

Which of these problems can the master cleanse cause?

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The correct answer is: All of the above are safety concerns surrounding the master cleanse. These ailments may be due to a lack of nutrients and could pose serious health problems. That's why the cleanse should not be repeated more than twice a month. Our sources don't label this diet unsafe, but they say it's important to slowly return to solid foods after the diet period. In an interview on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Dr. Oz said this cleanse may be helpful in mentally preparing a dieter for a more long-term weight loss program.

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Singer Kylie Minogue and actress Brooke Shields have tried which of the following extreme diets?

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The correct answer is: Kylie Minogue and Brooke Shields have both tried the grapefruit diet. It's based on the idea that grapefruits contain an enzyme that helps you burn fat. Experts recommend avoiding this diet, claiming that it's dangerous because dieters severely limit their caloric intake to less than 800 calories a day.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

True or false: When you're on the grapefruit diet, you can only eat grapefruit.

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The correct answer is: This is false. The grapefruit diet breakfast typically consists of half a grapefruit, two eggs and two slices of bacon. Lunch is generally half a grapefruit, a salad with any type of dressing and as much meat as you want. Dinner is usually half a grapefruit, a salad or red or green vegetables prepared with butter or spices, meat or fish and a cup of coffee or tea.

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True or false: The grapefruit diet does not allow snacking between meals.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Snacking between meals is not permitted on the grapefruit diet. However, you can drink a cup of skim milk as a bedtime snack.

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Celebrities Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna have tried which of the following diets?

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The correct answer is: Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna both tried the macrobiotic diet, which calls for eating no meat, dairy or processed foods.

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Which of the following foods are typically eaten on a macrobiotic diet?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Vegetables, fruits and seaweed are all part of a macrobiotic diet. The diet also emphasizes eating whole grains and legumes.

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True or false: The macrobiotic diet is a vegetarian diet.

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The correct answer is: This is false. The macrobiotic diet does allow you to eat white meat or fish once or twice a week.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

The macrobiotic diet can help do which of the following?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. The macrobiotic diet is low in unsaturated fat and high in phytoestrogens, which may help balance a woman's hormones during menopause, reduce symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and prevent breast cancer.

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What is a risk of the macrobiotic diet?

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The correct answer is: Studies have shown that people who follow the macrobiotic diet may have an increased risk for various nutrient deficiencies. However, the diet's proponents argue that with good menu planning, this diet can supply excellent nutrition.

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Which of the following celebrities turned to the cabbage soup diet to lose weight?

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The correct answer is: Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar followed the cabbage soup diet to lose weight. This diet is low in fat, high in fiber and marketed as a way to jump-start a more sustainable eating program. The diet primarily works by drastically cutting calories.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

How many pounds can you lose in a single week on the cabbage soup diet?

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The correct answer is: Creators of the cabbage soup diet claim that dieters can lose 10 pounds in a single week, but do not recommend the diet for long-term weight loss. The diet is only meant to be followed for seven days.

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True or false: The cabbage soup diet's menu is generally considered healthy.

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The correct answer is: This is true. The contents of the cabbage soup diet are generally considered healthy, though the soup broth may be very high in salt. Currently no evidence supports the efficacy and safety of the cabbage soup diet. Due to the sodium content, people with high blood pressure should avoid this diet.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

Which celebrity is a fan of the rainbow diet?

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The correct answer is: Reese Witherspoon is a fan of the rainbow diet. The diet consists of eating fruits and vegetables from each color group: red, orange/yellow, green, white and blue/purple.

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Eating a rainbow diet provides your body with which of the following?

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The correct answer is: Eating all the colors of the rainbow helps you work far more disease-combating nutrients and vitamins into each meal than you might otherwise. According to Dr. Oz, this can help maintain good health and a youthful appearance.

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Which of the following celebrities have tried the blood type diet?

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The correct answer is: All of the above celebrities have tried the blood type diet. The diet is based on the theory that people with different blood types respond differently to specific food items. The concept is also based on evolutionary history and the observation that different blood types emerged as the environmental conditions and eating styles of our ancestors changed.

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Which of the following celebrities has tried the HCG diet?

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The correct answer is: Singer Britney Spears has tried the HCG diet. HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotropin, which is a hormone produced during pregnancy by the cells that form the placenta. HCG signals the area of the brain that affects metabolism to break down ingested fats into simpler compounds that can be used by the cells of the body.

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How many calories do you consume each day on the HCG diet?

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The correct answer is: The HCG diet consists of eating only 500 calories a day coupled with an injection of HCG. The safety of the HCG diet has not been verified. However, severely restricted calorie diets are often considered harmful and should always be monitored closely by a doctor.

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How many pounds can you lose a day on the HCG diet?

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The correct answer is: The HCG diet promises to help you lose from 1 to 3 pounds per day.

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Which of the following are side effects of the HCG diet?

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The correct answer is: All of the above are side effects of the HCG diet. It can also cause hair loss, depression and dizziness.

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