When it comes to celebrity diet trends, there are some that are just a little too out-there for our liking (looking at you, Master Cleanse). The ketogenic diet, on the other hand, is actually pretty doable. And as for the celebs who follow the high-fat, low-carb, medium-protein eating plan, well, they look pretty amazing. Case in point: The five A-listers below.
5 Celebrities Who Are Obsessed with the Keto Diet (and What They Eat)
The secret to the Oscar winner’s killer bod? You guessed it—the keto diet (and amazing genes, we assume). In a recent Instagram post, Berry revealed that she’s been a ketogenic diet devotee way before it was cool. “For years, I have been following the keto or ketogenic diet,” Berry writes, adding that she has to take food very seriously in order to manage her diabetes. (She’s had type 2 diabetes since she was 19 years old.) But Berry was quick to point out that she doesn’t consider keto a diet, but instead “a lifestyle change.” The Monster’s Ball actress also credits keto for giving her “better physical endurance, better skin and also less acne... And it even helps control migraines!” Sold.
After she gained 20 pounds for a role, Hudgens switched to a low-carb, high-fat diet to shed the weight. And on the Rachael Ray Show, the actress and singer revealed what a typical day of eating looks like. She usually starts the day with eggs, bacon (yep, our favorite breakfast food is totally keto diet-approved) and half an avocado. For lunch, she’ll eat a salad with chicken, more avocado, lots of greens and maybe some nuts or fruit. Dinner is typically grilled salmon or steak (with butter on top, natch), a salad and some sautéed vegetables. Um, feel free to invite us over for a meal anytime, OK?
On her website, the eldest Kardashian writes about her low-carb “detox” plan. And while she doesn’t explicitly say that she’s following the keto diet, she does explain that her plan helps her keep her “body in a state of ketosis, which occurs when the glycogen in your liver is depleted and the body burns fatty acids for energy.” (So yeah, sounds like the keto diet to us.) She explains that she’ll usually start the day with a green smoothie for breakfast, followed by lean proteins and vegetables for lunch and dinner. Simple yet satisfying.
After the birth of her second son in 2014, Fox started following a high-protein, very low-carb and low-sugar diet. “I cut out all bread and those sort of carbohydrates,” she revealed to E! Online. “No crackers, no pretzels, no chips.” And apparently, the Transformers star doesn’t even allow herself the occasional splurge. “I have no cheat days,” said. Now that’s some serious willpower.
Honestly, watching Tomb Raider was worth it for Vikander’s killer abs and bulging biceps alone. How did the Swedish actress get ready for the role? With the keto diet, her trainer says. (And a lot of gym workouts, of course.) Six-pack abs? Sign us up.