By KATY WINTER
If the New Year’s resolutions of spending less, abstaining from alcohol and losing weight are proving to be a breeze, why not bump your diet up a notch?
The latest celebrity favourite is the Honestly Healthy Alkaline Program, which involves eating predominantly alkaline foods in an effort to keep the body’s pH between 7.35 and 7.45, and claims to be able to heal a variety of ailments in addition to weight loss
Although she doesn’t look like she needs to lose any more weight ultra-slim Victoria Beckham is the latest star to try the diet, other fans include Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and Kirsten Dunst.
Super slim Victoria Beckham, who is said to be on the Honestly Healthy Alkaline Programme, is famous for keeping herself tiny through strict diets
The ultra-strict regime warns against ‘very acid forming’ foods like starchy grains and vegetables such as pasta, wheat and beans, all dairy products, meat fish and shellfish.’
Also banned are tea, coffee, sugar, fizzy drinks including soda and tonic water, and of course alcohol.
Victoria tweeted about her new eating scheme on Friday praising the recipe book by Vicki Edgson and organic chef Natasha Corrett.
While following the plan at least 70 per cent of your diet should be alkaline, while the other 30 per cent can be acidic … which basically means a lot of fruit and vegetables.
The books authors claim that acidic foods are harder on the body, forming acidic residues in the bloodstream which puts pressure on the liver and kidneys.
Celebrity followers: Health eating guru Gwyneth Paltrow (left) and svelte Jennifer Aniston (right) are both reportedly are fans of the ph Miracle Alkaline diet to trim up
Juggling four young children and a fashion empire means Victoria is often on the move so she should be snacking on easily transportable alkaline foods such as beetroot and walnut dip, raw flax seed crackers or home made granola bars.
But working out your body’s pH level after all that healthy eating isn’t exactly glamorous … it’s measured by testing your urine.
Honestly Healthy urges readers to limit the amount of ‘acid forming’ foods they eat