Two kids later and with a demanding acting career to boot, Drew Barrymore undoubtedly has maintained an amazing figure. So, what exactly is her secret? Well, we’ve done a little digging and discovered just exactly how the star has achieved such a rockin’ bod.
She’s a protein fanatic
In an interview with the Today show, the actress revealed she lost 20 pounds by upping her protein intake.
“The weight loss was subtle and un-gimmicky,” she said. “You notice from the beginning of the season to the end. I was heavy going into it,” she shared about her transformation on her hit Netflix show the Santa Clarita Diet.
She’s a lover of lemons.
Even more recently, Drew told Grubstreet.com that she loves to drink hot water with lemon. She’ll even sprinkle the juice over some of her favorite dishes, including avocado toast or a savory salad. “[Lemon] is a great way to jump-start your body for the day,” she told Grubstreet.com.
She’s mastered eating healthy on the go.
Busy moms can attest to the fact that when your schedule is tight, it’s often easiest to grab a carb-filled snack to curb hunger. But if you want to shed the pounds, it’s important to make mindful choices even when you’re short on time. Follow Drew’s example: The actress shared that when she’s in a rush, she’ll pick up something quick that’s on the healthier side, like a veggie burrito or soup.
She’s an expert in the art of balance.
When indulging in a treat, Drew makes sure to keep things light for the rest of the day. After making French toast with her girls one morning, she shared a picture to Instagram of her healthier dinner choice: veggies and salmon.
She’s a mindful snacker
Sitting down with Wine Enthusiast, the 42-year-old wasn’t shy when it came to getting real about her snack cravings. Her healthy go-tos? Anything with honey, such as Greek yogurt or brie and apples with honey.
She’s adamant that sharing is caring.
Sharing your piping hot plate of pancakes with others is not only a nice gesture, but it allows you to sample from other plates at the table as well! At breakfast, Drew orders pancakes, french toast, and fruit that are “shared between all of [them],” the actress told Grubstreet.com.
We definitely can get on board with Drew’s amazing tips.
Next: Check out the celebrity weight loss diet tips that will change your life.
Gwyneth Paltrow Soy
Gwyneth Paltrow avoids soy.
"Soy is not a health food," Gwyneth's health coach Dr. Frank Lipman said. "If it's not fermented, I don’t recommend it. And again, most soy is genetically modified. For some people, grains in general. It's tricky after sugar and gluten. You've got to find a way where it doesn't feel like you're on a diet and you don't feel deprived."
Dr Oz High Fructose Corn Syrup
Dr. Oz says you should avoid high fructose corn syrup in beverages like soda.
"It's not very good for you," he said on The Oprah Winfrey Show. "It blocks the ability of a chemical called lectin, which is the way your fat tells your brain it's full.... [If you're drinking soda with a meal], you'll consume extra calories because of this."
Carrie Underwood Bread
Carrie Underwood doesn't eat bread.
"I'm vegan and I love bread, but recently, I started making dinner a breadless meal," she told Shape magazine in 2015. "I'll have a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, and I'll make a sandwich on Ezekiel bread for lunch, but in the evening I'll have protein and vegetables and no bread. When I wake up, my belly is flat!"
Alec Baldwin Sauce
Alec Baldwin doesn't eat sweet and sour sauce.
When a trip to the doctor revealed the 59-year-old actor's sugar intake was at "pre-diabetic" levels, he started cutting out sugar, including "his beloved sweet-and-sour Chinese sauce, a sugar-fest," according to his wife, Hilaria Baldwin in her book, The Living Clearly Method.
Taylor Schilling doesn't drink fruit juice.
"I don't roll with the juice cleanses," she said. "I will never do that. I like chicken and beans." Considering that some fruit juices have as much sugar as soda, it sounds like she's on to something.
Frozen Pizza Ted Allen
Chopped host Ted Allen doesn't eat frozen pizza.
“People should not eat frozen pizza. Ever. It’s terrible,” he said. “All of it’s awful, just packed with the lowest quality ingredients, lousy sauces, and they’re overpriced for what they are. It’s not a good product. There’s so much sodium, so many calories and artificial crap and preservatives.”
Tia Mowry Processed Foods
Tia Mowry cut out processed foods.
"As I started to make healthier choices in my own life, I saw things — like my endometriosis or my migraines — be put at bay," she said.
Although she also doesn't eat milk or gluten, processed foods in particular contain unnatural ingredients that can cause weight gain.
John Goodman Sugar
John Goodman dropped 100 pounds by not eating sugar.
“I know it sounds sappy, but it was a waste,” he said about this couch-potato days. “It takes a lot of creative energy to sit on your a-- and figure out what you’re going to eat next … I wanted to live life better.”
He also excercises on top of dieting.
Danica McKellar keeps her figure trim by cutting out dairy.
“I don’t eat gluten, I don’t eat dairy, I don’t eat sugar really, and the only thing I drink is water,” the Wonder Years star said in 2014. “I eat really, really clean. I’m very strict.”
Kirstie Alley Chees
Kirstie Alley doesn't eat cheese.
The 66-year-old finds cheese too triggering to eat, prompting her to want to eat more. Her solution? To cut out cheese entirely.
“I’m much more disciplined,” she said. “I discovered triple cream Brie cheese this year and I discovered how good that was, so I [don't keep it in the house]!"
Jonathan Knight Meat
Jonathan Knight lost weight after he stopped eating meat.
"Just seeing how animals are raised and the slaughterhouses freaked me out,” the New Kids on the Block star said. After cutting meat from his diet and eating more vegetables, the pounds started melting off. “Seven months later, I'm down to 175 pounds and I didn’t work out or anything."
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