As consumers of pop culture, it’s easy to follow celebrity fad diets and trends as opposed to dedicating ourselves to a regimented, personalized diet plan. Fad diets are called fad diets for a reason: They’re here, they fail, and they’re gone. Unlike transient dieting trends, there are a few time-tested dieting strategies, championed by famous diet and fitness gurus, that function more as a lifestyle than a fleeting mode of eating or exercising.
Obviously, the gurus we speak of all believed that their method of healthy living was best. In terms of contributing to longevity, however, you’ll see that some of the following lifestyles appear to have worked better than others. Click ahead for Was It Worth It?: How These 10 Famous Diet and Fitness Gurus Died.