What should models (and not only models) eat for a healthy, beautiful and flawless, toned silhouette? The CFDA (The Council of Fashion Designers of America) issued a food guide to support models (part of the CFDA Health Initiative) and show them a healthy path.
Now let’s get to the point: what should we eat (and when) to look (and feel) like a model? (the answer after the jump!)
Power Breakfast: high-fiber cereal with low-fat milk; yogurt with wheat germ; scrambled eggs with whole-grain toast or pita; omelets stuffed with veggies and reduced-fat cheese; toasted whole-grain English muffin topped with peanut butter (or few tomato slices and melted low-fat cheese). Don’t forget the fresh fruits!
Eat throughout the day, every few hours: yogurt or cottage cheese with fresh fruit; peanut-butter sandwich on whole-wheat bread; turkey or grilled-chicken wrap with veggies; soy crisps; trail mix; granola bars; nuts (almonds, cashews, pistachios, soy nuts); sunflower seeds, fresh fruits and string cheese.
Hydrate: nine cups of fluids per day, more if you’re very active or working in a hot environment. Carry a bottle of water with you. Also consider water-rich fruits and veggies: apples, berries, melons, peaches, pears, plums, oranges, asparagus, broccoli, carrots, celery, cucumbers, bell peppers, spinach. Coffee and cold/hot tea (any flavor) are also permitted and encouraged.
Food for your hair: skinless chicken and turkey, fish and seafood, pork tenderloin, lean beef, eggs, beans, lentils, soy (soybeans, soy nuts, tofu).
Food for your skin: broccoli, grapefruit, bell peppers, mango, oranges, strawberries, kale, sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, butternut, acorn squash, cantaloupe, apricots.
Food for your teeth: nonfat/low-fat yogurt/milk, low-fat cheese, fortified soy milk, frozen yogurt, low-fat ice cream, beans, broccoli.
Now pick up your fancy fash-pencils and write down your new, healthy, fash-model-ish groceries list! (via)