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- Reese Witherspoon says she doesn’t believe in crash diets.
- Instead, the actress eats clean and dines in small portions throughout the day, according to her former personal trainer, Michael George.
- She particularly loves nutritionist Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie.
- And she makes room for indulgences like fried chicken and her grandma’s biscuits.
Reese Witherspoon is one of those celebrities who doesn’t seem to age, so it’s no surprise that many people are curious about what she eats to stay healthy and in shape.
But if you think the Academy Award-winning actress subscribes to a strict or restrictive diet, guess again. As Witherspoon told Us Weekly in 2012, she “doesn’t believe in crash dieting or anything like that.”
Instead, the star prefers to eat healthily and dine in small portions throughout the day. Here’s what that looks like.
She enjoys drinking green smoothies
Witherspoon is a huge fan of Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie – so much so that she starts every day with the recipe, as does her whole family, according to the nutritionist’s website. Snyder says the smoothie contains over three cups of dark leafy green vegetables and helps you feel more energetic.
She consumes small meals and snacks throughout the day
Speaking to Shape magazine about how Witherspoon gets, and keeps, her physique, the actress’ former trainer, Michael George, shared the following advice: “Eat clean and healthy with small meals and snacks daily, reduce alcohol consumption, and do cardio 30 minutes a day for six days per week.”
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Eating clean requires a lot of fruits, vegetables, and lean protein, so variety is key. Eating smaller meals more frequently throughout the day promotes stable blood sugar and increased energy, and it’s also suitable for a busy lifestyle.
She indulges in moderation
According to caterer Annie Campbell, who often cooks for Witherspoon, the actress includes several “must-have” dishes on the menu whenever she hosts a party: fried chicken, corn salad, and her grandma Dorothea’s biscuits.
In a 2016 interview with InStyle, Witherspoon also said her signature Southern dish is country fried steak, her favorite cold weather craving is lentil soup, and her date night activity of choice is eating “lots of pasta” at an Italian restaurant.
In a video with Vanity Fair, she said she loves hot sauce and spicy foods, especially some southern favorites.
“There is not hot sauce in my bag, but … I do like some Cholula. I do like some spicy shrimp and grits,” she said.
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