We now know the secret behind Lisa Rinna’s dramatic, slimming changes: surgery. No, not liposuction. Certainly not gastric banding. Instead, Lisa Rinna opted for lip reduction surgery. Most people probably don’t think of their lips as the number one place where they’d like to lose a little weight. But apparently, Rinna previously had silicone injected into her lips, which then hardened. Along with her weight loss (on her actual body), Lisa Rinna decided a lip makeover was in order.
To lose the weight on her figure, not her lips, Lisa Rinna wisely conceded that “there aren’t any shortcuts.”* Like so many celebrities, to help get her body toned, Lisa Rinna signed up for “Dancing with the Stars,” while the show was still in its infancy. Rinna whipped her muscles into shape in the show’s second season alongside stars like Tia Carrere and Stacy Keibler.
Lisa Rinna also eats a diet that generally emphasizes whole, organic foods; however, she refuses to stick to a super strict diet or to deprive herself entirely of foods she enjoys. Unlike many celebs who shun carbohydrates at all costs, Lisa Rinna embraces whole grains, because they provide her with fiber and they curb her appetite.
On a typical day, Rinna eats a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, sprinkled with cinnamon for blood sugar control and topped with berries. Lisa also praises the benefits of eating eggs for breakfast because they contain a plethora of vitamins, lutein, protein, zinc, and amino acids. For a midmorning snack, Lisa might eat some fresh fruit, like an apple spread lightly with soy butter or peanut butter.
Lisa Rinna hasn’t shared the specifics of her typical lunch menu, but she has stressed that she eats plenty of fresh veggies and legumes. Based on this, we’d devise a lunch menu that includes a vegetable bean soup paired with a green salad. If she gets hungry in the afternoon, Lisa is likely to reach for a protein bar. Lisa Rinna’s favorite dinner is “a big plate of Mexican food and an icy cold margarita.”* She also enjoys eating veggies like asparagus, spinach, and broccoli for dinner.
Overall, this diet isn’t too shabby. However, Lisa Rinna would be better off swapping out the margaritas for a glass of wine. Margaritas are notorious for tacking on a ton of calories to your daily total. The specific amount depends on how the drink was made. We’d also recommend adding some grilled chicken or tuna to lunch and dinner for some more protein, particularly on days when she doesn’t eat eggs for breakfast.
Lisa Rinna made it to the seventh round of eliminations in “Dancing with the Stars,” but ballroom-style dancing isn’t her only forte. Lisa has also tried a workout called the S Factor, which utilizes exotic dance moves to encourage weight loss and muscle tone. When she’s not dancing, Lisa Rinna stays in shape by doing yoga, jogging, weight lifting, and going to spinning classes. She typically works out at least four times per week.
Lisa Rinna Sample Daily Diet Plan
- Breakfast: Oatmeal & berries
- Snack: Apple & peanut butter
- Lunch: Veggie bean soup & salad?
- Snack: Protein bar
- Dinner: Mexican-style food