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Should We Take Supermodel Food Chatter with a Grain of Salt?

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From Alessandra Ambrosio presiding over a plate of French fries to Chrissy Teigen scarfing tacos and pizza, there’s been a recent spate of social media spreads featuring supermodels sharing their gastronomic excesses. The popular magazine Life and Style posted a compilation of the world’s most beautiful women chowing down on their favorite guilty pleasures. Of course, these photos leave the rest of us wondering how it’s possible these gorgeous gals, whose livelihoods depend on their looks, manages to stay trim and stunning despite gobbling mounds of unhealthy, high-calorie food. The more cynical among us might dare to ask: Are they really subsisting on a steady diet of pizza, French fries, and ice cream, or are they pulling the wool over our eyes and being less than upfront about what they really eat.

 

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Model and actress Kate Upton, who’s gone from the pages of the “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition” to modeling for Victoria’s Secret, has made no secret of her love of fattening food. In one fast food commercial, Upton sweats over her spicy jalapeno burger while daintily removing her clothing to reveal a near perfect physique. Upton told Vogue Magazine that she only eats “anything that flies or swims.” In fact, it’s been rumored that some of her friends had to stage an intervention because the Minnesota-born beauty had gained too much weight to model. In a 2012 video posted by the blog Pop 2 It, Upton visibly has a little extra flesh under the chin.

On the other hand, it’s also been reported that Upton follows a strict “low-carb, sugar-free diet,” eschews processed foods and typically works out for an hour every day with a personal trainer. When she isn’t posing with mega burgers, Kate might eat some oatmeal for breakfast and salad for lunch, paired with lean protein like fish, chicken, or turkey. Aside from her favorite spicy burgers, Upton typically avoids red meat. For dinner, she often selects sushi.

Upton credits this strict regimen for helping get her body camera ready for a bikini scene in the big screen romantic-comedy “The Other Woman.”

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Upton’s supermodel colleague Giselle Bundchen, who was discovered at a McDonald’s in her native Brazil and was recently photographed slurping Coke and munching on pizza, is also known to follow a strict 1600-a-day diet program and strenuous exercise regimen to keep her 5’ 11,” body model trim. Bundchen, who has two children with her Canton-bound QB husband Tom Brady, once famously derided legions of women who “get pregnant and decide they can turn into garbage disposals.” In all likelihood the coke-swilling, pizza munching Gisele is an anomaly (or a staged photo for you cynics) since it would be awfully hard to stay slim and sexy, particularly after two children, while loading up on a steady diet of sugary soft drinks and high calorie food.

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One supermodel who seems to buck the low calorie, rigorous exercise trend is Sport Illustrated swimsuit cover girl Chrissy Teigen. The 28-year-old Utah native regularly takes to social media to post pictures of food porn and has confessed to a weakness for tacos and pizza. “I have a fryer on both coasts. I really couldn’t live without them,” she said in an interview with Business Insider. In fact, the bikini-baring beauty, who runs the popular food blog So Delushious, and has her own Cooking Channel show, Chrissy Teigen’s Hungry, answered one Reddit user’s question about her slim physique by saying “I work out very hard for a very brief period of time before a shoot. Maybe a week before and then never again until the next one.”

 

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Elizabeth Banks’ Broccoli or Cupcake Dilemma

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Elizabeth Banks’ film career is as diverse as her diet. On the one hand, Banks has portrayed the staid Laura Bush in “W.” On the other, in “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” Banks has portrayed a girl who can’t pay her bills, and rather than declare bankruptcy, begins to produce pornographic films with her roommate. Such extremes might be the hallmark of a great acting career, but dieting extremes generally aren’t so desirable. Banks’ website has an entire section devoted to “Yummy Stuff,” which runs the gamut from summer salads to s’more stuffed French toast. While Elizabeth Banks tries to eat a generally healthy diet, she isn’t shy at all about indulging her sweet tooth.

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Rex Ryan Loses 100+ Lbs. Without Changing Diet

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Some things are best kept to yourself for a little while. Some people prefer not to share news of a pregnancy right away; others wait to discuss job offers until they’re in the bag. Rex Ryan took this approach with his weight loss, presumably because he didn’t want to jinx it. Although people kept asking the famed NY Jets coach about his slimmed-down figure, Rex refused to talk about it until he’d broken the 100-lb. mark. Rex Ryan has long been known for his rather portly figure. At his heaviest, Ryan weighed about 340 lbs. He’s fluctuated now and then, losing a little weight but gaining it right back. Rex Ryan is also no stranger to fad diets.

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The Best Weight loss Junk food plan in New York,NY | Tony Hawk’s Junk Food Indulgences

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Tony Hawk’s Junk Food Indulgences

Tony Hawk will forever be known as the ultimate skateboarding legend and the guy who brought it into the mainstream. He became the first skateboarder to successfully land a 900 (a skateboarding move – yes, we had to look it up, too) and he even has his own line of extreme sports video games. Skateboarding has always been Tony Hawk’s first love, and he seeks to share it with others with his Tony Hawk Foundation, a charitable organization that builds skateboarding parks in underprivileged areas. He even became an unlikely keynote speaker before Congress in 2011, campaigning on behalf of the National Recreation and Park Association to secure funding for school sports. So you’d assume a guy that’s so into sports would have a killer diet to go along with it, The Best Weight loss Junk food plan in New York, NY.

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Turns out, Tony Hawk takes a rather hands-off approach to his diet. It’s improved a bit since his Taco Bell days, however. When Tony Hawk was in his 20’s, the economic side of the skateboarding world abruptly collapsed. Hawk struggled to pay his bills, refinanced his homes, and forced himself to eat on $5 per day. His diet back in those days consisted largely of very high-sodium Ramen noodles and two bean burritos (no onions) and a soda at Taco Bell. Of course, it wasn’t too much of a stretch for him to subsist on junk food. It’s been reported that as a child, Tony pretty much lived on junk food.

While Tony Hawk seems to have calmed down a bit with the junk food, his diet could still use quite a bit of work. For breakfast, Tony Hawk might head over to a restaurant with his kids for an omelet with chicken, avocado, and cheese, along with a few biscuits. For a snack, Hawk might eat some almond croissants or other pastries. He also eats Krispy Kreme donuts. Hawk’s favorite beverage is Coke.

For lunch, Tony Hawk and his kids might grab a few sandwiches from a stand at the beach. He also drinks smoothies from the stand, and can’t resist telling the staff to add vanilla ice cream to his smoothie. If Tony Hawk and his brood hit the restaurants again for dinner, he’s likely to order pasta with spicy mushroom sauce. Hawk is a Finisher – he enjoys licking his plate clean. (Yes, that image is hard to get out of your head, isn’t it?) While he orders his kids some ice cream cones after dinner, Tony Hawk gulps down some coffee. He seems to be pretty big on coffee and caffeine.

Tony Hawk seems to eat an awful lot of sugar. His breakfast isn’t too terrible, although he could improve his omelet with low-fat or nonfat cheese and swap out the biscuits for some whole grain toast with a butter substitute. Since Tony Hawk has to finish the entire plate of pasta, we’d recommend ordering half an entrée (and making sure it isn’t a cream-based sauce). As a parent, it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of eating the sugary junk food that the kids prefer. Instead of eating donuts and other sugary treats, Tony could encourage healthy eating habits in his whole family by toting along some portable fruit on their outings, The Best Weight loss Junk food plan in New York, NY.

Aside from skateboarding, of course, Tony Hawk loves to stay active with his family. He takes his kids to the beach to dig up clams and go surfing. They also enjoy walking around, hitting their favorite local hot spots. Hawk also has two swimming pools at his house (one of them is empty for skateboarding).

Tony Hawk Sample Daily Diet Plan

  • Breakfast: Omelet & biscuits
  • Snack: Pastries
  • Lunch: Sandwich & smoothie
  • Dinner: Pasta with mushroom sauce

Dakota Fanning’s Takeout Diet

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Many child actors become ensnared in some sort of scandal or another as they grow up. Dakota Fanning is simply too busy for that nonsense. In 2005 alone, Dakota released five films, including blockbuster hit, “War of the Worlds” with Tom Cruise. As soon as she wraps up filming on one project, Dakota races off to another. Somehow, she also found the time to graduate high school, enroll in New York University, and do a little modeling work for a perfume campaign. So it’s really no surprise that Dakota Fanning’s diet shows the effects of a life lived on the road.

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Erin Andrews’ Dismal Road Food Diet

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As the co-host of ESPN’s “College GameDay” and contributor to “Good Morning America,” Erin Andrews meets a lot of athletes. One can imagine her chatting up the physical trainers and nutritionists about the latest ways to stay fit. So how come she can rattle off her list of favorite fast food chains and even list how many times she eats at each one per week? In an interview with “Marie Claire,” Erin Andrews admitted that she eats at McDonald’s every week, along with three other fast food chains notorious for packing huge amounts of calories into everything – including the salads. Oddly enough, the exact same month, September 2011, Erin Andrews told “Southern Living” that she “never eat(s) at chain restaurants,”* preferring to eat out at the locals’ favorite spots.

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Kelly Clarkson Battles Weight Fluctuations

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Unlike many wannabe singers that compete in “American Idol,” Kelly Clarkson has proven her staying power. Ten years after competing in the reality TV show, Clarkson still manages to release hit singles and sell albums. She has stayed pretty consistent with her career, but her diet is another story. Kelly is well-known for her frequent weight fluctuations and her usually heavier figure. For years, Kelly has dealt with public criticism regarding her weight. She appears to go back and forth between ignoring it and giving into it. She’ll happily crack jokes about wearing Spanx to pull in her tummy, but she’s also been photographed chugging down Vitamin water. (Kelly was rumored to have given in to pressure from Vitamin water, her sponsor, to lose some weight.)

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Trisha Yearwood’s Heritage of Southern Cooking

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One of Trisha Yearwood’s biggest hits, “How Do I Live,” was featured on the movie “Con Air,” but there’s nothing criminal about her success. This country music superstar has managed to combine her music career with her passion for cooking by launching her own cooking show and publishing multiple cookbooks. She’s also been frequently criticized in the press for her struggles with her weight. As Curtis Sittenfeld points out, rather than become a spokesperson for a diet program, Trisha ignored the criticism and published a cookbook that features butter as a main food group.

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Victoria Justice’s Addiction To Bacon

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Victoria Justice Arrives at the 2010 Kid's Choice Awards

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Nickelodeon TV darling Victoria Justice rose to fame on “Zoey 101” and “Victorious.” When she isn’t lip synching and dancing on her TV show, Victoria works with a charity campaign called Girl Up that helps kids in places like Guatemala and Africa. Despite her fame, Victoria’s habits seem pretty much like any other typical teenager. She prefers sleeping in to waking up early enough to work out. And despite her slender frame, Victoria Justice seems to enjoy junk food.

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Adele’s Dietary Downfalls

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Adele has been called a lot of things, depending on who you’re asking. Many people acknowledge that she has the voice of a goddess. After all, when your songs are covered by the cast of “Glee,” you know you’ve made it to the big leagues. If you’re Karl Lagerfeld, on the other hand, you won’t hesitate to criticize her figure. According to the fashion designer, “She is a little too fat…”* Read More