Though society will try to convince you that “variety is the spice of life”, the truth is, if find a food you love, you should eat that food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, right up until the day you die. Right now, I’m eating pizza that I bought for dinner last night for lunch (having previously had a cheeky slice for breakfast too).
I’ve left some to have for dinner – it was a lot of pizza – but I just know my freeloading brother would have eaten it before I get back. Knew I should have left a note. You get the point though, right? It’s human nature to play it safe, to stay in our comfort zone, to eat the same foods all the time, if not three times a day.
Few could forget “Super Size Me’s” Don Gorske eating Big Macs literally to the point of death. On top of that, Lil Yachty claims to have eaten pizza every single day since the second grade. Turns out, head diva Mariah Carey is also into this logic too. In an interview with E!, the singer and actress shared some interesting facts about her personal life – most notably, her two favorite food items.
“My diet, you would hate it,” the singer said. “All you eat is Norwegian salmon and capers every day. That’s it.” That’s literally it. Basically, Mariah wakes up every morning and eats salmon and capers – sans bagel. Then, when she gets hungry at lunchtime, more fish and capers. Dinner time? You guessed it: more fish, more capers. Midnight snack? Well, you get the idea.
Though Mariah probably doesn’t do her own grocery shopping, I would pay good money to see the “All I Want for Christmas Is You” singer in a fur coat going through the checkout at Costco with 30 pounds of fish for the week. While interesting to talk about, on a serious note the diet isn’t very good.
Mariah has taken the good aspects of Nordic dieting/lifestyle and extrapolated them to extreme levels. Protein full of Omega fats is healthy, but if that’s all you eat, you will harm your body instead of making it better. Your body will begin to shut down, and break down things it’s not really supposed to. You’ll be thin, but you won’t be fit. This is a model a lot of celebrities actually avoid now.
Look at Blake Lively, for example. A world-renowned hottie, right? She is someone who adopts a more well rounded eating lifestyle that’s a little easier to follow. Not too long ago, she took to Instagram to reveal that she’s lost 61 pounds after giving birth to her second child in September 2016.
Helping Blake throughout her 14-month weight loss journey was her trainer, Don Saladino, who also trains Ryan and Blake’s former Gossip Girl co-star Sebastian Stan. If you want to look like any of those three, or even just feel healthier, you’ve come to the right place. Don says:
“The biggest misconception is food deficit. I don’t believe in that. I’ve had a lot of experience in the past with getting people ready for magazine covers, movies, fitness stages, and I probably know body composition better than anyone-not to sound cocky, but I have been doing this for 20 years. The big mistake is getting someone in a caloric deficit.”
Something that is common to a lot of weight loss failures is jumping from a rich diet to a very restrictive one. The same can generally be said for having a baby. “Taking someone who is used to having cookies, pizza, or pasta” and “starving them of food” is not a good thing, according to Don, and I’m inclined to agree with him. Listen to your body, and dieting doesn’t have to be too hard at all.