It has to be said that some of the more obscure diet regimes followed by Hollywood A-listers do not make for a nutritionally balanced diet… From maple syrup to babyfood, raw vegetables or cabbage soup, there seems to be a constant stream of crazy diets that celebs are prepared to try in order to keep their super-slim shapes.
It is therefore refreshing to see some sensible advice from Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez, who both swear by water as a vital slimming aid.
According to Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez, the humble H2O is a great appetite suppressant and a great weight loss tip. If you find water too boring, you could follow Beyonce’s lead and add chicken or vegetable stock. A cup-full of heated chicken or vegetable broth will account for only 20 calories.
The Hospital Group is the UK’s leader in providing weight loss surgery including the gastric band and has a team of specialist dietitians dedicated to helping its patients lose weight after a bariatric procedure.
A spokesperson said: “Staying hydrated is really important for a wide variety of reasons and we endorse the advice to drink plenty of water.
Many of our patients realise after having a gastric band procedure that they were not drinking enough. They would confuse the signs of thirst with hunger and end up eating more to satisfy the body’s cravings.
We work closely with our weight loss surgery patients to help them relearn how much to eat and drink , what to choose and when to consume it. That advice includes drink as well as food choices.”
The Hospital Group is the UK’s leader in gastric band surgery and also offer gastric bypasses, balloons, sleeve and weight loss management clinics to offer a variety of options to suit differing BMI (body mass index) patients. 99% of patients lose weight with a gastric band.