The World’s Most Beautiful Women Share Their Eating Plans
For anyone interested in boosting their health and wellness, nutrition is super-important. (Some would say it has an even bigger role to play than exercise.) That said, what we eat also directly affects everything from how we feel, to the state of our skin, making it relevant even if you're more into Big Macs than maca balls.
Interested in eating yourself beautiful? Us too. And where better to look for inspo than celebrity diet plans—these are women who make a living from always looking good, after all. From vegetarian food delivery to nightshade-free home cooking, keep scrolling for 5 eating plans from the world's most beautiful women.
One of our favourite Snapchat follows, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, swears by a way of eating recommended by naturopathic doctor Dr. Nigma Talib. The plan excludes sugar, dairy, gluten and alcohol—all thought to be damaging to the skin—and focuses on balancing hormones and calming inflammation. In essence, it aims to boost the complexion by getting your body into primo condition. (By the looks of Rosie, it works.)
Pick up Dr. Talib's book Younger Skin Starts in the Gut ($14) for an in-depth look at how Huntington-Whiteley stays in shape.
A fan of Sakara, an organic, vegetarian meal delivery program that emphasises gluten-free, superfood-rich meals, Lily Aldridge proves that eating clean can be as easy as ordering in. The service has loads of celebrity devotees (including high priestess of all things health and wellness, Gwyneth Paltrow) but is sadly only available in the U.S. That said, there are loads of similar options locally—Eat Fit Food are Dietlicious two Byrdie-approved companies that offer vegetarian menus.
While B famously went vegan in 2013 for 22 days (then went on to co-found 22 Days (a plant-based meal delivery service with her trainer Marco Borges), the singer has since adopted a more balanced approach to nutrition, factoring meat back into her diet. That said, the lessons she learned whilst vegan have been in her words "incredible", and we suspect she's stuck by them. Want proof? In this informational YouTube video B says: "It's all about balance but absolutely I make better choices [since temporarily adopting a vegan lifestyle]". We're convinced.
Thinking of going vegan? Here's a (very) honest discussion of what it's like.
Based on the principles set out in naturopath Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo's book Eat Right 4 Your Type ($17), the blood type diet is essentially about personalising what you eat to suit your genetic makeup. The overarching concept is that a one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition doesn't work (as anyone who's copied a friend's diet to no effect can attest), and that an individualised plan for both diet and exercise can lead you to optimum health. Miranda Kerr subscribes to the theory, as have other celebrities including Cheryl Cole, Demi Moore and Courtney Cox.
Much has been written about Gisele's diet since the model's personal chef told the world what she and husband Tom Brady eat on the daily. (And more importantly what they don't eat, like, ever.) On the banned list are plenty of usual suspects like coffee, dairy, sugar, white flour and MSG, but it also includes less-talked foods including nightshades. This class of vegetables (think: potatoes, tomatoes and capsicums) is believed by some to be inflammatory due to a chemical they contain called solanine. Whatever your thoughts on the health status of these veggies, an anti-inflammatory diet seems to be working for these two exceptionally beautiful humans.