Superchefs Stay-Slim Secrets: Mindful Eating, Yoga!
Glamour has a great slideshow on celebrity chefs and their stay-slim secrets. Some include our favorites here at MBG like yoga, kale, and mindful eating. Here are the highlights:
Kale & Yoga
"Heavy meals zap my energy, so I love this salad: kale with a pear vinaigrette (whisk olive oil, vinegar, Dijon mustard and pear juice, which you can get at most health food stores). I top it with roasted nuts and diced pears for protein and fiber.... After hours in the kitchen, my body craves yoga. I alternate it with spinning, which I used to be afraid of but now love!"
—Carla Hall, Top Chef contestant and owner of Alchemy by Carla Hall
"I keep snacks like raw almonds, fruit and whole-grain cereals handy to curb my appetite and stay energized."
— Cat Cora (pictured), star of Food Network’s Iron Chef America
Fruit, Exercise & Mindful Eating
"To moderate my sweet tooth, I eat fruit; it’s full of fiber and nutrients so I don’t fill up on pastries... "I schedule in exercise every day—it's nonnegotiable... Having to taste everything at work has taught me to savor food. I get more satisfaction from just a few bites when I’m mindful of what I’m eating.”
— Joanne Chang, chef at Boston’s Myers + Chang and author of Flour
"I live in New York City, so my legs take me everywhere. As a rule, if my destination is within 15 blocks, I walk. The three floors of stairs I climb each time I come home help too!"
— Kelsey Nixon, star of Cooking Channel's Kelsey's Essentials
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