In the ever-glamorous (and fit) world of celebrities, these foods are at the top of their do-not-eat list
When we're not swooning over celebrities' drop-dead outfits or gorgeous complexions, we're envying their six-pack abs and tight AF tushes. Without a doubt, Hollywood's hottest stars make a flawless physique look effortless -- like they could eat doughnuts on the reg and still look fabulous. But one peek inside our favorite A-listers' kitchens tells us otherwise. In fact, many celebrities known for their smokin' bods have stringent diets with long lists of foods they will not eat (we're looking at you, Gisele). We caught up with some celebrity trainers and nutritionists to find out what foods their clients never eat -- and why.
Who Avoids It: Megan Fox
Why: Prepare for complete and utter devastation, cheese lovers, because when it comes to dairy, even traditionally healthy options like Greek yogurt and cottage cheese are a no-go for washboard abs.
"While many people consider dairy to be a protein, the body will utilize it first as lactose, or milk sugar," explains Philip Goglia, nutritionist to stars like Kim Kardashian and Cara Delevingne. "These sugars found are inflammatory, and can cause sugar sensitivities and digestive issues, like bloating and gas."
Goglia also points out that adults don't have the ability to utilize diary products to their full nutritional potential, and are all, to some degree, lactose intolerant. "In fact, dairy products inhibit the full use of our oxygen pathways, which is why athletes avoid dairy before or immediately after workouts," he explains.
Avoid: Processed 'Health Foods'
Who Avoids It: Jessica Biel
Why: You know those easy, on-the-go protein bars, microwaveable meals, and meal replacement shakes? According to Goglia, processed foods are all crap -- no matter what their health claims.
"As manufactured foods, these items are generally more difficult to digest, and through the reduction of calories, can cause cravings for higher sugar or higher fat foods to compensate for daily energy needs," Goglia says. While grabbing that protein bar might seem like a healthier choice than reaching for say, that BLT (extra B please) -- Goglia says the best diet foods are real food. "Stick to one-ingredient foods like yams, oatmeal, chicken, fish, lean steak, vegetables and fruits," Goglia says. "There are no better diet foods than these."
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