We’ve seen a lot of diet fads come and go, but we think The Champagne Diet just might be our favourite one of all!
Created by author and master life coach Cara Alwill Leyba, the diet allows you still drink champagne while dropping kilos. The Champagne Diet sees followers follow a strictly calorie-controlled diet, with a daily Champagne indulgence to boot.
And the best news? It works. The Champagne Diet has thousands of followers around the world - and we can see why!
Says one fan: ‘It's not only about food and changing your way of eating, it's about changing for your way of looking yourself - making you love and respect yourself more and more. Great one.’
Cara says she came up with the eating plan after years of yo-yo dieting.
‘My story is one almost every woman can relate to,’ she reveals. ‘I’ve struggled with the scale since childhood. Up 10 pounds, down 5, contorting myself into ungodly positions to zip up my favourite jeans. Until one day, I was over it.
‘After exhausting every dieting option under the sun, I sought the help of a good friend and coworker at MTV who assured me that all I had to do was focus on eating rich, nutritious foods, and exercise. Fair enough. But my burning question was – could I still drink? “Of course!” she replied. “Just drink champagne.”
‘With just under 100 calories in a flute of bubbly, it seemed like the perfect addition to my Happy Hours, and much healthier than sugar-laden cocktails and bloating beer. And come on, who wouldn’t want to drink champagne? It was love at first sip. Couple that with the fact that I felt like Zsa Zsa Gabor while drinking it and immediately, I was sold.
‘Unfortunately, champagne wouldn’t suffice as a substitute for daily meals (wouldn’t that be fun?) so I started following a wholesome diet awash with fresh veggies, delicious fruits, lean proteins and whole grains. Exercise was a must, but it didn’t have to be rigorous bootcamp classes or anything that felt like torture. I made sure my workouts were enjoyable. I began to view my gym time as “Me Time” and suddenly exercise became just as beneficial for my brain as it did my body. Dessert, of course, would come in the form of a flute (or two) of bubbly or a glass of wine.
'And just like that, The Champagne Diet was born.'
But Cara explains the The Champagne Diet is much more than a weight loss plan, and promises many benefits to the rest of your life.
‘Although I shed some extra pounds on The Champagne Diet®, my newfound obsession for all things sparkling went much further than weight loss,’ she explains.
‘And it was more than the calorie count that got me hooked on bubbles. I noticed that whenever I drank champagne, I felt glamorous. I stood a little taller at the bar when I had my hand wrapped around a delicate flute of bubbly.
‘Champagne made me feel beautiful, luxurious and sexy; things I hadn’t felt in years. The way I felt rubbed off on the choices I was making in my life. Before I knew it, I had ditched the dead weight – in every area of my life. I was unstoppable.’
Love it! For more information, head over to Cara’s website.