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Drew Barrymore Shed 20 Pounds by Adding One Ingredient to Her Diet


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.

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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.

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She’s a lover of lemons.

Even more recently, Drew told 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

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.

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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.

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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

We definitely can get on board with Drew’s amazing tips.


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