The Hollywood diet claims to be an easy way to lose weight quickly over the course of a day or weekend. The company manufacturing the Hollywood diet also sells products which claim to detoxify the body, and cookies which they claim promote weight loss when eaten in place of breakfast and lunch. The liquid Hollywood diet consisting of a juice fast remains their most popular product to date.
The Hollywood diet is also known as the Hollywood 24-hour miracle diet and the Hollywood 48-hour miracle diet. These diets consist of consuming only 16 oz. of the bottled Hollywood diet juice each day. Dieters are instructed to refrain from eating any solid food and to avoid chewing gum and candy. The diet instructions do suggest that dieters should be drinking a minimum of 8 glasses of water per day while on the diet.
This juice fast is intended to be a short-term diet, lasting only 24 to 48 hours. The company recommends repeating the diet at least once a month in order to achieve and maintain the desired results. The official website claims that many dieters repeat the diet weekly in order to keep the weight off.
The bottled juice comprising the Hollywood diet is orange in color and the taste is similar to a mixture of carrot and apple juice. The juice actually contains filtered water and concentrates including cranberry, apple, raspberry, blackberry, blueberry and strawberry juices.
The Hollywood diet readily admits on their FAQ page that juice fasting is not a permanent weight loss solution. They concede that exercise and healthy eating habits are necessary after the termination of the diet to achieve and maintain desired results.
The Hollywood diet claims to cleanse and detoxify the body in addition to causing extreme weight loss. According to the product's website, users can lose up to 5 pounds in as little as 24 hours. The company claims that most of this weight lost though the use of their product is body fat. However, the Hollywood diet does not provide any links to or evidence of any studies confirming this claim.
According to the nutritional information found on the official Hollywood diet site, 4 oz. of juice contains 100 calories. This means that the diet involves consuming only 400 calories per day. The USDA dietary guidelines recommend that even sedentary adults should be consuming a minimum of 1800 calories per day in order to maintain energy levels and proper bodily functions.