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Diet regimes come and go faster than the latest catwalk trends but why isn't there simply a one size fits all diet? Well we could look at some of the basic facts why today's booming diet industry can capitalize so well on the average woman just trying to shape up for that new dress…..

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How has this small remote berry become a superberry over night? The answer, celebrities!
No doubt by now you have heard about the infamous ‘Acai Berry Diet', which has hit America by storm with Britain soon to follow. This small Amazonian grape like berry is found on top of 60ft palm trees in tropical Brazil, so how has this small remote berry become a superberry over night? The answer, celebrities! Oh yes, this one has been marketed by no other than talk show host Oprah Winfrey one of Americas top female celebs. Oprah is renowned for changing her ‘yo-yo' diets more ofen than her underwear. On one show she can be obese and on the next she is super slim Oprah. Oprah's appeal is her amazing ability to bounce back through the adversities she has experienced in her life and of course with a brand new diet in tow.

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According to several websites Oprah doesn’t eat white pasta, white rice, flour, sugar and potatoes.
Recently Oprah has rated this acai berry as the no 1 superfood on her show and America is now of course obsessed with this ‘miracle' berry diet. The magic behind the acai berry lies in it's antioxidant properties which help to eliminate toxins and fats from the body. It is also known to speed up your metabolism aiding weight loss. In addition to this the acai berry is also anti-aging as it contains high levels of Omega 3 and Omega 6 along with a whole host of other antioxidants. Sound too good to be true? Actually no! The acai berry is no more than a fruit, which is unlikely to be bad for you so why not give it a go? Well there is one small problem, the acai berry is not easy to get a hold of and doesn't taste great, leaving you vulnerable to companies who have produced acai berry drinks and supplements.

These drinks and supplements claim to give you an abundance of energy leaving you less likely to be tired when you eat less food. Brilliant lets all buy it! There is however just one other thing, is it the berry in the drink that provides the surplus energy or could it be the copious amounts of processed sugar it contains? Although this type of diet may aid initial weight loss as you are actually making a concerted effort to eat LESS and watch your food, the long-term benefits of ingesting high amounts processed sugar could be erm somewhat limited? Oh and did I forget to mention according to several websites Oprah doesn't eat white pasta, white rice, flour, sugar and potatoes and has a personal one-on-one trainer Bob Greene.
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I have tried a million diets and more myself I think it’s very important to educate yourself on what is actually going into your body and what long-term effects it can have.

So where does that leave the average girl on the street dying to look like Kate Moss? Hmmm looking for her next celeb diet where else? Having tried a million diets and more myself I think it's very important to educate yourself on what is actually going into your body and what long-term effects it can have. All of these companies promoting these different diets have one thing in common and that is they are appealing to the celeb obsessing nature of human beings. There is even a whole website devoted to it; check out www.howcelebritiesloseweight.com. So next time you are faced with a fad celebrity diet think about their personal trainers and controlled amounts of food they eat and get yourself down to the gym.


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