8 Nutritionist-Approved Diet Tips From Celebrities That are Safe and Healthy

Because celebrities are so beloved by their audience and have such a large reach, what they say matters. But when it comes to dietary advice, they are no more of an authority on the matter than any random Joe off the street. As a result, when they suggest weird diets or detox treatments, they do so without actually knowing what they’re talking about.

However, there are some instances in which they do share dietary strategies that are actually pretty sound and have the backing of legitimate nutritionists. Here are 10 eating plans that are safe and can be effective. But as always, consult with a doctor or licensed dietician before making any drastic changes to your diet.

Actress Emily Ratajkowski: Eat more protein

Ratajkowski has made it no secret that she is a big lover of meat. It’s got what she needs; iron, protein, and pure, unadulterated deliciousness. You won’t ever find her nibbling on a salad! Nutritionists are all for this. In particular, the protein and fat found in meats take longer to digest versus carbs, and as a result leave you feeling full longer. Foods rich in protein also kick your metabolism up a notch, which keeps you energized. But best of all, protein is an excellent natural appetite regulator, which means you are less prone to developing cravings later in the day.

Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls fame: Only snack in the late afternoon

Snacks have been given a bad rap, mostly because it is associated with munching on unhealthy foods like chips and candy bars. But if you make good choices, the benefits of snacking include making you feel less hungry later on in the day and giving you the energy boost you need in the afternoon. Opt for a cup of 1% fat cottage cheese or a handful of nuts at around 3pm. The protein will give your metabolism a good jolt while lowering your blood sugar.

Supermodel Chrissy Teigen: Always include eggs during breakfast

Teigen wears a few hats. She’s a model, a mother, and has even written a series of best-selling cookbooks that focus on preparing meals that are both delicious and healthy. Her #1 rule is to accompany her breakfasts — whether it is sliced avocado, tomatoes, or sausage — with two eggs. Why? It contains a generous amount of protein, something that keeps you going until lunchtime. By contrast, a breakfast containing toast or a biscuit will make you feel slushy and lethargic at a time of the day when you definitely need to stay alert.

Singer Katy Perry: Don’t make it complicated

The pop star is one of the many celebrities who follow the Five Factor Diet, a meal plan that involves incorporating five ingredients from five key food groups. Although it might scream “fad diet,” it’s actually nothing too wild and crazy. When a particular meal gets a bit boring, simply substitute one of the items for something comparable but different, such as chicken for pork or sour cream instead of cheese.

Supermodel Heidi Klum: Give in to your cravings on occasion

It doesn’t matter who you are — Sally Smith in Accounts Receivables or Heidi Klum the Victoria’s Secret Model — everybody has cravings from time to time. And there’s nothing wrong with indulging from time to time. Hungry for a McDonald’s cheeseburger or a small DQ Blizzard? Go for it, as long as you strive for moderation. By enjoying an occasional treat, it keeps you from larger-scale binging later on.

Actress Jessica Biel: Eat several smaller meals throughout the day

Mrs. Justin Timberlake is big on the Three Hour Diet plan. Uh no! Another weird gimmick? Well, actually it’s not anything revolutionary or groundbreaking; in fact, the simple concept has been around for a while. Instead of eating three big, square meals a day, you split it into a few more meals with smaller portions that you eat throughout the day. The reason why it works is because it allows the individual to be mindful of portion sizes at all times while never going hungry.

Supermodel Adriana Lima: Try a keto/low-carb diet

Brazilian model Adriana Lima prefers Keto-based diets, which seem to be all the rage if you’ve been to a grocery store lately. It’s all about limiting your carbs intake to rather extreme levels while consuming fats and proteins. Dietitians have stated that Keto diets require quite a commitment since the amount of carbs you consume should amount to 5% of your entire food intake. This is a level that is extremely difficult to monitor unless you are paying close attention to every single item you’re putting in your body. But if you actually manage, it really does provide you with a great deal of energy.

Actress Drew Barrymore: Grow vegetables in your garden

Drew Barrymore has a green thumb, and she uses these skills to grow vegetables in her own garden. She ends up with super healthy vegetables such as tomatoes, carrots, and peppers that are organic and a whole lot cheaper than buying them at the co-op.