Lots of unreliable fad diets have popped up over the years suggesting fasting as part of their weight loss schemes but most health experts advise against that. Losing weight because of starvation is never the best option because there are lots of health concerns that come with it. However, many celebrities and nutritionists have recommended other methods you can use fasting to improve your general health and probably consume fewer calories without hurting yourself. The popular 16:8 fasting diet model proposed by Jennifer Anniston and 5:2 practised by others including Kate Walsh seem to have worked wonders for some. None of these celebrities practise total fasting as proposed by extreme fad diets though.
You would expect the co-founder and CEO of Twitter to eat every array of foods available to him all day long but that is not Jack Dorsey. He confirmed to Twitter questions in 2020 that he only eats seven meals in the whole week; As in, he only eats dinner. He did not give any details about he handles the rest of the day but he also said he meditates for at least 2 hours every day and also does hydrotherapy. He also said that his fasting diet keeps him so much focused. He denied rumours that he does a sauna and an ice bath every day though.
The Kardashians are one of the most controversial celebrity families in Hollywood, and many people find it hard to “keep up with them,” but Kourtney seems serious about her fasting diet. She offers diet and fitness advice to her fans on her app as well as her website Poosh on which she said in 2019 that she is a fan of intermittent fasting. She confirmed that she waits until 10 to 11 am in the morning to eat her breakfast but not before completing her morning workout. She then eats normally throughout the day until 7 pm after which doesn’t eat again until the following day.
Terry is probably one of the fittest male celebrities above 50 and you would expect him to have an intense diet to keep those muscles. He said in an interview with Business Insider in 2018 that he does a 16:8 intermittent fast where he eats his first meal of the day at 2 pm. He eats sufficient calories within the eight hours until 10 pm when he then starts his fast until the following day. During the 18 hours fast, he said he takes light drinks such as amino acid drinks, coffee and sometimes a spoonful of coconut oil.
Moby is one of those intermittent fasters that doesn’t look at it as a temporary diet or a weight loss plan; he simply considers it a way of life. Many people call him the slender musician, and it seems his adherence to intermittent fasting has something to do with it. He said it feels like martyrdom for him because he owns a restaurant in LA and sometimes, he has to go to dinner with his friends and not eat. He observes a 16:8 intermittent fast although he said he narrows it to 12 sometimes to accommodate his schedules. For him, dinner is the meal he strikes off the day giving his digestive system time to rest until the following day.
Jennifer Aniston is in that shape anyone would wanna be in when they are 50 and as she confirmed to the UK’s Radio Times in 2019, she does a 16:8 intermittent fasting diet. She confirmed that she prefers skipping breakfast sticking to coffee or juice and only touching solid meals later in the day. She also works out and meditates while observing the diet which she credits for her fitness and sharp mind.
Halle Berry won the Academy Award for her portrayal of Leticia in Monster’s Ball in 2002 but her appearance hasn’t changed much nearly two decades later. Most people associated her fitness with her moderate-protein high-fat keto diet but that is not all. In 2018, she said on her Instagram story that she does intermittent fasting which involves eating only two meals a day. Her personal trainer also said that she has her first meal of the day around 2 pm.
Gisele Bundchen’s book Lessons: My Path To Meaningful Life is also referred to as the model’s fitness bible because most of the things she advocates for are highly practical. The Brazilian models have outlasted the competition, staying fit since her debut in 2001 and now at 40, she is still going. In her book, she admitted to a 5:2 intermittent fasting routine where she eats normally for five days but allows two days on which she eats very few calories, for her digestive system to rest and the body to reset. On her fasting days, she eats only two meals a day with the first one coming late in the afternoon. The rest of the day, she only consumes coffee and other light drinks.
The Fast & Furious star is 44, happily married to Chris Hemsworth since 2010 and together, they have three children. However, her appearance doesn’t seem to match her age and most people agree that her anti-ageing diet is working. Well, it is nothing strange, just a plant-based diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts and olive oil as well as intermittent fasting. She dismisses all lose weight quickly diets. She said that she only started intermittent fasting after her husband introduced it to her and she said it didn’t make her lose any weight she didn’t want to lose. She also read about the benefits of the diet from experts and agreed that it works for her.
He is known to many as Logan but for anyone who follows health magazines, Hugh Jackman was one of the earliest success stories of the 16:8 fasting bandwagon. He credits the routine for his fit wolverine-like body which makes him one of the fittest actors in the world. He gave a testimony of his trip as an intermittent faster saying he had a hard time interacting with family and friends who would sit down to eat at around 7 pm because he used to start his fast as early as 2pm.
2018 should have been dabbed the year of fasting since many celebrities took a shot at intermittent fasting that year and the results were amazing for most people including Chris Pratt. The Jurassic World and Guardians of The Galaxy star lost weight in 2018 after adopting a 16:8 intermittent fasting diet. He took to Instagram stories to speak about the success of his new adventure encouraging fans to try it out.