From the low-carb Atkins diet championed by Kim Kardashian and the trendy 5:2 diet loved by Miranda Kerr, to Vicky Pattison’s own fitness DVD, there’s barely a fat-busting plan that hasn’t got a celeb’s face plastered all over it.
But while a starry association certainly convinces those trying to shift a few extra pounds to take the plunge, Suzanne Shaw believes that celeb approval can make these weight loss fads even more dangerous.
Speaking to the Daily Star Online, the former Hear’Say singer explained: “I’m at an age where I’ve basically done all the fad diets, but they’re really unhealthy. Nothing’s ever given me a health scare or anything, but to be fair, I’ve only ever lasted three days.
“The older you get though, you realize how crazy it is to be only eating protein or whatever for days on end. When you’re younger, you look through magazines and think, ‘Oh, she lost 10 pounds in 10 minutes!’ so you try it.
“That’s why I think celebrities endorsing these fad diets are so dangerous. You think you’re invincible when you’re younger. But you have to have your naughty stuff, you have to have your chocolate.”
The 32-year-old has always kept her curves in check – without succumbing to size zero pressures – due to her high-energy career.
First came dancing in Hear’Say, then came running around the stage in pantos, and then, of course, came grueling daily training sessions for Dancing On Ice.