We can't all have access to top-tier trainers and nutritionists, but luckily many of their A-list clients are more than willing to pass on their secrets. And since we've certainly encountered plenty of questionable wellness "advice" from Hollywood, it's refreshing to know that some of the healthiest women in the business keep their bodies in top form in a completely sane way with a reasonable diet, room for indulgence, and a few clever shortcuts along the way.
With this in mind, we're counting down some of the smartest celeb diet tips we've ever heard. Bookmark and pin these—they're all the inspiration you need.
"I've always said, 'Eat clean to stay fit, have a burger to stay sane.'"
"As soon as I wake up, I try and drink a liter of water. I often find that after a night's sleep, you’re dehydrated, and it's a really easy thing to get everything moving the way it should be. Breakfast is also really important to set me up for the day. I need proper food in the morning so I usually have boiled or scrambled eggs with spinach and a green juice."
Source: Harper's Bazaar
"I can't not have carbs. If I'm going to have potatoes, I'll have sweet potatoes, and I won't fry them."
"It might be an odd one, but drink hot water first thing in the morning and in the evening. It really helps clean me out, and it's cleared up my skin a lot. Think about cleaning your drain at home—if you do it with normal water, nothing really happens, but with hot water, it clears out the whole thing. I got this tip from a Chinese makeup artist, and she told me to try it for two or three weeks. I really felt a change!"
"The key thing is figuring out what your issues are, and it's really never about the food. You have to be real and honest with yourself. I had to stop and look and ask myself, 'Why do I want this? What is the real reason?' At times it was comfort food like chocolate. I love chocolate and I realized it relaxes me, so when you acknowledge what the issue is, you can control it better."
Source: Everyday Health
"I just think you should eat less of everything. A little bit less. I don't want to live a life where you can't have what you want; it just makes you want it more."
"My friend Ginnifer Goodwin told me about this app MyFitnessPal, and then I got obsessed with it, because knowledge is power. I memorized everything, so if anything gets on the table, I literally know how many calories it is. The greatest day of my life was when I realized a small piece of pizza was only 150 calories. I was like, That means I can have three slices for a meal!"
"I'm pretty much 80% healthy, 20% indulgent, because I don't believe in depriving yourself."
"It's not an accident. It's not luck, it's not fairy dust, it's not good genes. It's killing myself for an hour-and-a-half five days a week, but what I get out of it is relative to what I put into it. The reason that I can be 38 and have two kids and wear a bikini is because I work my f&#*ing ass off."
"I try to eat half. If you take a break for 10 minutes and drink some water, you're full. And if you're still hungry, fine, keep eating. But you're not going to be."
Source: Women's Health
"Water can get a bit boring. What’s the alternative to just water? [Coconut water] tastes like a treat."
"'I'm a big snacker, so I have all my pre-cut veggies and fruits all the time… strawberries, blackberries, whatever.'"
Source: Strong Looks Better Naked ($16)
"When I have a week of working really hard, I get to have a day or two off—whether it’s from exercise or watching what I eat."
"I don't panic. The stress shows on your body."
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