The Celeb Diet With One Rule
Updated: Nov 23, 2018
Its followers include Victoria Beckham, Gisele Bündchen and actress Jennifer Aniston. It’s most widely known as the alkaline ash diet or alkaline acid diet which skyrocketed to fame in 2013 when Victoria Beckham tweeted about an alkaline diet cookbook.
This new favourite celeb diet has only one rule. It doesn’t involve counting calories or abiding by super strict rules, all while having glowing skin and a beautiful body. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, apparently this is a real diet!
The diet is the brainchild of nutritionists Natasha Corrett and Vicki Edgson. The basis of it is normalising the body’s PH level, which ideally should be slightly alkaline, with a PH sitting between 7.3 and 7.45. The results of this diet, according to Corrett and Edgson, are improved digestion and an increase in metabolic activity. The duo have written a book, Honestly Healthy: Eat With Your Body In Mind, The Alkaline Way', where you can find more information about this way of eating.
According to the diet program, all foods are divided into two groups - acidic and alkaline. Finding the right foods and the right combinations amongst these two foods groups is a fundamental part of the diet.
The simple rule is: eat 80% alkaline foods and 20% acidic foods - that’s it!
**Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored or paid article, nor do I follow this diet or advocate it. This article is for information purposes only.
So, how can an alkaline diet benefit your health? Creating a slightly alkaline environment within your body will have several health benefits, according to Corrett and Edgson, including:
It normalises the body’s digestive processes, allowing nutrients to be broken down and be better absorbed, faster.
It stabilises blood sugar, which can help with preventing over eating.
Your appearance can benefit too, including glowing skin, a reduction in acne issues and stronger hair and nails.
Participants of the alkaline acid diet don’t need to change their portion size or the number of meals they eat in a day. They just need to follow the food balance rule: eat 80% alkaline foods and 20% acidic foods. However, the nutritionists recommend that you should should cut out sugar and alcohol for quicker results, which is optional.
If you’re a veggie lover, you’ll probably enjoy this diet as it calls for lots of vegetables! If you’re a big meat or fish lover, you’re slightly limited, however the diet does allow for these foods, so as long as you stick to the right balance.
Examples of alkaline forming food products which makes up 80% of the diet:
All types of milk - except for cows milk
All fruits, especially citrus fruits (not grapes however)
All types of greens and salads
Nuts - apart from pistachios, cashews and almonds
Vegetables and root plants - except for potatoes, legumes of corn
Green and white tea
Acidic forming food products which makes up 20% of the diet:
Cows milk and its related dairy products
Pastries, cakes etc
Meat, smoked meat or meat products
Butter and lard
Mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and soy sauce