Celebrities don’t always share their diet secrets. But every so often, a star shares a weight loss recipe or offers up some tips for slimming down. And as described below, some celebrities have diets that surprise, from Justin Bieber’s unexpected favorite to Jennifer Lopez’s unique salad.
When it comes to a unifying theme for the stars, from singers to actors to supermodels, salads reign supreme. Whether it’s Beyonce (who salutes seaweed) or Kate Hudson (who has a feta fetish), salads served up with sometimes unusual ingredients attract some of the biggest celebrities, noted the Daily Mail.
1. Kate Hudson’s Seasonal Diet
At 37, Hudson has an enviably slim and toned body. In addition to her acting fame, Kate has earned attention with her fitness fashions Fabletics. So what’s her secret?
Hudson goes for a combination of feta cheese, watermelon, and arugula leaves.
“The farmer’s markets are filled with great seasonal produce all summer long, and I like to take advantage by incorporating as much of it as possible into my meals,” noted Kate.
2. Julia Roberts’ Nutty Diet
What makes the Pretty Woman star sleek at 48? Everything from nuts to sprouts in her salad.
Julia eats a mixture of Brussels sprouts, pancetta, pistachios, manchego cheese, and poached egg when she has salad at occasions such as lunching with friends, including George Clooney.
3. Jennifer Lopez’s Diet Favorite
J Lo has figured out how to enjoy cheese while limiting her salad to a mere 39 calories. The secret’s in the kale and the type of cheese.
Lopez has revealed that her salad favorite consists of kale topped with queso cheese, totaling 39 calories. Jennifer, 47, includes pumpkin seeds, lemon juice, olive oil and minced shallot as well.
4. Beyonce’s Seaweed Diet Tip
Queen Beyonce followed a diet plan known as the 22 Days Vegan program. Among her favorites: a salad with seaweed, known as nori in Japan.
In addition to seaweed, Beyonce’s salad featured kale, carrots, cucumber, scallions, toasted almonds, cilantro, and basil.
5. Justin Bieber’s High-Protein Diet Choice
What does Justin eat at restaurants? When Bieber headed to a Chicago steak restaurant, he opted for a Caesar salad with his own devilish twist on the classic dish, which typically includes romaine lettuce, croutons, Parmesan cheese, egg, anchovies, and garlic.
Instead, the Biebs version of the salad is topped with anchovy deviled eggs.
6. Blake Lively’ Organic Diet
Blake was concerned about her nutrition following the birth of her daughter, but she also wanted to take off her post-pregnancy pounds, noted Cosmopolitan.
Consequently, Lively ate a balanced organic diet that emphasized vegetables, fruits, and protein. Blake also consumed healthy fats, such as avocado and coconut oil, and certain carbohydrates, such as sweet potatoes.
7. Marilyn Monroe’s Weird Diet
Marilyn is famed for her hourglass figure, but her diet might give some folks a stomach ache, points out Shape.
Monroe kicked off her day with two raw eggs, which were whipped into warm milk. She skipped lunch, waiting until her dinner of broiled liver, steak, or lamb and five carrots for dinner. And for dessert, the famed actress consumed a hot-fudge sundae dessert.
8. Miranda Kerr’s Diet Rule: Nothing That’s Genetically Modified
Kerr vows to avoid “anything that’s genetically modified or not farmed ethically,” according to Stylecaster. Instead, a sample day includes avocado on gluten-free toast and a cup of tea for breakfast, grilled wild salmon, and a salad fro lunch, and roast chicken and vegetables plus a glass of organic wine for dinner.
Typical snacks for Miranda include Mary’s flaxseed crackers with goat cheese and Herbamare salt.
9. Khloe Kardashian’s Sweet Treat Diet Cheat
Khloe famously lost 40 pounds, going from the chubby sister on Keeping Up With The Kardashians to the head-turning diet queen, noted People.
But that doesn’t mean she believes in 24/7 deprivation.
“I’ll have a handful of M&M’s,” admitted Khloe. “If I drink, I have one or two glasses. It’s about understanding limitations.”
10. Jennifer Aniston’s Diet Lunch
Imagine eating the same lunch every day for a decade. That’s precisely what Friends stars Lisa Kudrow, Courtney Cox, and Jennifer Aniston did, lunching together daily for 10 years, reported Self.
“And we ate the same food: a Jennifer salad,” shared Cox.
The salad consists of a classic Cobb with a few twists, including the addition of garbanzo beans and swapping out regular bacon, using turkey bacon instead.
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