Model Olivia Culpo easily has one of the most enviable bodies in Hollywood. She recently shared her diet secrets on YouTube and (thankfully) they’re not too intimidating. Her tips and recipes will have you cooking at home instead of getting takeout for the third night in a row, so why not give it a try? Keep scrolling to see what the former beauty queen eats in a day!
“To be honest with you, on a day-to-day basis, I like to stick by the 80/20 rule which would be 80 percent of the time I’m good, 20 percent I indulge,” she explained. The meal plan she showed in the video definitely doesn’t have a ton of wiggle room so it would be difficult to eat that way 365 days a year.
“I really try to eat in moderation and I don’t like to deprive myself,” the model confessed. “So, if I want to have ice cream, I will have ice cream. I won’t have a whole sundae and I won’t eat until the point I feel sick. I’ll eat to the point that I feel happy.”
Like a lot of popular diets these days, the point is to keep your carb count in control while stocking your body up on protein and fiber. “The keys are high protein, low carbs, no sugar, no alcohol, high fiber,” the brunette beauty acknowledged.
Since she can’t have a bagel (*silently sobs*), the model loves substituting GG crackers that are chock full of fiber. Olivia affirmed, “Fiber is important because it’s helpful for your digestive system.”
While some days you may roll out of bed and run out the door, trying to get breakfast in will have big benefits. “If you’re having a healthy, nutrient-dense breakfast, it’s really going to help kickstart your metabolism,” the Sports Illustrated model pointed out.
One of the things that makes this diet successful for toning up is that it’s paired without a workout regime. She encouraged viewers to hit the gym for cardio and resistance training. “That will be the perfect marriage for the perfect results,” she noted.
Three hours later it’s snack time! She usually keeps it super simple and munches on a quarter-cup of mixed nuts. Measuring does matter here because nuts can be very high in calories and fat. A little goes a long way.
She then cut up broccolini, brussels sprouts and a sweet potato to roast in the oven. She simply placed on a baking sheet and drizzled it with olive oil. She baked everything at 425 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes and bam!
She put everything together on a bed of steamed spinach, but the starlet noted that quinoa or brown rice works great too. The best part of this recipe is that there’s enough food to make a few meals out of it.
She combines butter, garlic, honey, water, soy sauce and lemon for a truly delectable salmon sauce. Each fillet is about half of a pound per serving. Add your favorite vegetable on the side with a small scoop of quinoa and you’re good to go.