THE SECRETS OF CELEB SNACKING
It’s basically celebrities jobs to look good.
They have people advising them on what to wear, how to style their hair, do their make-up and even what to eat. But how easy is it for us mere mortals to emulate their diet? We round up the stars best tips for eating well.
Millie Mackintosh has one of the most envied bodies but she’s worked hard for it. She exercises four times a week so she has to make sure she’s well-fuelled to give her energy. Her secret is two breakfasts.
The 28-year-old says: "I normally wake up about 6:30am and have a smoothie made of vegan protein powder, almond milk, ice, matcha powder if I need a bit of energy, maybe some berries.
"Then I’ll walk to the gym and do a workout at about 7am. I’ll come home and then have a protein rich breakfast of eggs every day - scrambled, poached or an omelette - with rye toast or avocado and any veggies I have in the fridge. I have a proper filling breakfast with healthy fats; oats and cheese, to make sure it fills me up for the morning."
Meanwhile Vogue Williams, 32, who is dating Spencer Matthews reveals: "I try to eat clean all week and always have a cheat day on weekends so I don't crave sweet things and pizza in between.”
The Irish model admits that she does snack during the day but still tries to keep it healthy.
She adds: “I would snack on hummus and oatcakes or berries. Fruit is surprisingly high in sugar so I try to stick with berries.”
Alice Liveing, who is better known as Clean Eating Alice is a personal trainer, author and Instagram star with a whooping 606k followers. She advises her followers to stop counting calories to lose weight.
She explains: “So often we as women are encouraged to believe we need to diet or restrict ourselves to look a certain way. I certainly felt the pressure to do this, and succumbed to many a diet myth before completely ditching what I perceived to be healthy eating and found my own balance of more nutritious foods with zero restriction, and just understanding how to properly fuel my body.”
Meanwhile Nigella Lawson used to be as famous for her curves as her indulgent recipes but has been showing off a slimmer figure recently. The 57-year-old TV chef refuses to diet and still enjoys lemon martinis, roast chicken and carbs but admits she carries snacks around in her handbag.
She says: "I do (carry food in my handbag). I'm terrified I might be hungry between morning and lunch. I'm not a grazer by nature but I am frightened of being hungry and not being able to eat."
And she’s not the only one who enjoys a snack. In the last two years, snacking on nuts has increased by 25 per cent and since 2015 women between the ages of 25 to 44 snacking on popcorn has risen 46 per cent. In fact according to YouGov, more than half of British women are snacking twice a day but 84 per cent of those women instantly feel guilty about it so it’s clear they need something they can enjoy without the calories.
When people get hungry it’s easy to reach for crisps or chocolate
in fact the average woman will eat 135 biscuits, 90 slices of cake, 90 packets of sweets and 45 doughnuts at her desk every year. So it's important to try and make healthy choices when it comes to snacking.
As well as Vogue’s favourite hummus and oatcakes or a handful of nuts , another tasty option is Pure Bite bitesize grab and go snack.
This is the celeb secret to healthy snacking – they are not only gluten free but they are an excellent source of protein, low sugar and high fibre.
The range of rice, nut and coconut baked snack clusters are also dairy free, vegan, preservative free, low salt, low sugar, low in calories and best of all they are a convenient food to go.