A Healthy Model’s Diet

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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!)

Models food

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)

Models cookbook


#1 Adriana on 09.17.09 at 8:19 am

Haha, I eat like that since ages…..it’s so normal for me. But I do eat more chips at times and cakes or nice FAT cream yogurt and ice-creams too. Lots of tofu also. No, I do not eat low fat cheese. No way, ugh….I love cheese, all kinds….Europe has a lot of varied cheese sorts, so yummy. I drink low-fat milk though. But loves butter. I always eat dark brown whole wheat bread since ages.
I’m not really a veggie but I hardly eat meat. I can’t eat that much meat.
Another good tip, recently I read Doutzen drinks it also, she learnt it from her mother, drink every day organic grocery juice

#2 s. on 09.18.09 at 4:11 am

Since ages? I admire you Adriana!
If I’ll eat like that I would be bored and I’ll attack a chocolatre bar/ something sweet few seconds after the first diet meal, thanks God I have a fast metabolism.

Anyway, it’s better visit a doctor before start any kind of diet because they coud make you one healthier/more compatible ( I don’t know if this is the correct word, sorry) with your body characteristics.

#3 Tavia on 09.20.09 at 12:49 pm

Interesting post:) I’m currently on a diet so it was nice reading smth new. I’m trying to keep away from sweets as much as I can:D

#4 Adriana on 09.21.09 at 9:05 am

S. I just eat what I really like and as you’ve noticed there’s a lot I eat that is not allowed ;)
I love very, very dark chocolate which is good for your hair and your nerves. It’s a natural tranquillizer. Did you know that? I get uptight and nervous from sugar. Hyper ugh…I’ve never liked coke also not the diet coke, ugh….I really don’t get the attraction and no one understands me in this….:-&

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