Oprah's new diet blog

Sarah-Belle Murphy
Friday, May 23, 2008
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Barely a day goes by without good old Oprah getting a mention in the headlines for her charitable work or A-list celebrity grilling, but this week, it's her newly implemented vegan diet that's grabbing attention.

Having constantly battled with her weight over the years, the talk show host and entrepreneur has recently been quoted stating she is happy with her weight and where she is in life. But perhaps that's not quite the case, given her new mission of giving up meat and all animal products for the next 21 days. Not only will burgers and milkshakes go out the window, Oprah is said to be cutting out caffeine, sugar, gluten and alcohol too. A real barrel of laughs .

Why the faddy eating all of a sudden? Needless to say there is another diet craze doing the rounds in the Hollywood circles which has been inspired by Kathy Freston's book Quantum Wellness. For those curious, the book suggests that a three-week cleanse will give the 'inner you' a complete make-over. Feston is quite the self-help guru with her speciality in finding love titles. Her previous works include New York Times bestseller The One: Discovering the Secrets of Soul Mate Love and Expect a Miracle: 7 Spiritual Steps to Finding the Right Relationship. Her foray into the diet world is going down equally as well for diet-hungry Americans.

Not content to just tell the world her plans to get on the detox super highway, Oprah has created a blog on her website where fans or those curious about the new eating plan can keep track on her progress. Given this week's positive entry, all would appear to be going swimmingly. "Wow, wow, wow!," she exclaims, "I never imagined meatless meals could be so satisfying." While you have to admire her enthusiasm, whether the positivity will remain after tofu cutlet number 21 remains to be seen.

Keen to get aboard the new fad diet train? Snap up a copy of Quantum Wellness and find out if the new craze is as fun as Oprah's rants would suggest.

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