Nigella’s husband loses with egg diet
Charles Saatchi, advertising mogul and husband of cooking vixen Nigella Lawson, has reportedly lost a good bit of weight eating nothing but nine eggs a day.
Lawson calls the diet “completely mad” but effective in that he now weighs less than she does. He’s now eating a more reasonable, mostly vegetarian diet. Experts say eating nine eggs a day would give you about 630 calories a day, so you’d be sure to lose weight if you could stick to it, but the deprivation might cause weight gain once you start eating regular food again.
Eggs also don’t provide all the nutrients a person needs. In particular levels of vitamin C would drop, and the lack of fiber and carbohydrates would likely do unpleasant things to the dieter’s digestive system.
Margaret Cho loses by eating “whatever”
Funny lady Margaret Cho has lost 40 pounds by laying off the crazy diets and eating whatever she wants. She says she tried all the deprivations diets in the book — including one that landed her in the hospital with kidney failure — but still didn’t lose weight because she was always bingeing on diet foods.
Instead she’s now allowed to eat anything she wants, just in moderate portions. She only eats when she’s hungry and eats most of her food for breakfast and lunch, having a small dinner around 4 p.m. Allowing yourself access to all your food temptations might not work so well for you, but depriving yourself of everything you like isn’t a good way to go either.
Randy Jackson’s dietary struggles
It’s no secret that “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson has had problems with weight control in the past: he’s had gastric bypass surgery to lose weight and is a type 2 diabetic. Now he’s trying to raise awareness as the spokesman for the Heart of Diabetes Campaign.
Jackson says after four or five years of work his diabetes is under control, but says it was tough to decide to have the surgery and to change his diet because food is an emotional thing for him. He advises newly diagnosed people to visit the Heart of Diabetes to learn more about how to control the disease.
Author: Sarah E. White