In a world where celebrity diets usually mean one of three things — total fad, only applicable if you have a personal chef or astronomically expensive — the sugar free diet is paving the way as an A-list food obsession that’s worth embracing.
The World Health Organisation recommends a maximum intake of 25 grams (or six teaspoons) of sugar a day. Yet, according to the Health Promotion Board, one in three people here take more than that. Singaporeans take an average of 11 teaspoons of sugar a day, with the top fifth hitting 18 teaspoons a day, HPB figures show.
Suddenly going sugar free — or at least cutting down our consumption of the hard stuff — seems like a smart idea. These celebrities thought so, too. From wanting to feel fitter and more energetic to dodging diabetes, adult acne and cellulite, they reveal what prompted them to ditch sugar from their diet and embrace the latest Hollywood wellness trend: