The Madonna Diet was created by Ray Kybartas, the celebrity and pop singer’s trainer and nutritionist, when she was ready to lose weight and keep it off as she bounced back on tour again.
This diet was designed to cater to the star’s needs while taking into account that one of her primary weaknesses is sweets. Therefore, its design has made room for the occasional sweet treat.
Madonna’s diet has quite an unusual approach when compared to other diet plans – especially those to which celebrities have attached their names. The psychology of this diet does try to explain its strange rules, though.
This program does not suggest that you skip meals, which is a positive point. It also does not demand that you cease to eat your favorite foods and meals. It acknowledges that this is an impossible thing to do and that it is not only unhealthy, but that it also has a negative impact on your attitude and motivation, which will make you more vulnerable to depression and stress and less likely to reach your dieting goal.
According to the Madonna Diet, you will be able to lose a healthy 1 to 2 pounds every week. Though this may not sound like rapid weight loss, it does defend this rate by saying that it is very healthy, and that it is preferable to lose the weight slowly and keep it off than to have the weight drop off like a stone, only to climb back on again once the goal is reached.
Madonna’s diet also includes regular daily exercise. According to its outline, the ideal is to have 45 minutes of cardio every day, as well as 15 minutes of weight lifting, resistance training, and abdominal exercises. The entire daily exercise routine fits into an hour, which is quite reasonable for most schedules.
Just that amount of exercise every day, alone, can make a notable difference to a person’s health in a few short weeks. The exercise portion of this program is considered to be very healthy.
The basics of the food consumption element of Madonna’s diet are that fats, proteins (which must be lean), and complex carbs (no starches or refined sugars) should be consumed at a ratio of 30:30:40. A word of warning to caffeine addicts, though, because there is none allowed when following this program.
As a trick to keep the relationship among those groups at the right balance, your proteins should be about the size of your fist, and your carbohydrates should take up about twice that space. Frying oils and salad dressing should be used moderately.