Alicia Keys, born Alicia Augello Cook in January 25, 1981, is one of those people who believes that being healthy does not mean starving yourself and slaving off to lose weight and slim down to size 0. She simply loves her curves and does a considerable amount of work out religiously to maintain it and keep herself a pleasant site to behold during stage and offstage celebrity appearances.
Her weight loss and fitness plan is a far cry from your usual celebrity weight loss success stories that entails long hours of impossible and tedious exercise routines or unhealthy and imbalanced diet regimen. This diva, to start with, believes in the impact of healthy eating in her health and has been a healthy eater, veering off of meat and dairy products, since she was young. She has also bid goodbye to fast food for good after watching
a documentary on the ill-effects of these goodies to our health.
Here’s a sampler of what this R&B star has on her plate on a regular basis:
Breakfast – 1 ½ cups of fruit salad and 5 egg whites
Lunch – large salad of ¾ cup of chickpeas, ¼ cup of sundried tomatoes, ½ avocado with 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinaigrette as salad dressing and 2 cups of vegetable soup
Dinner – 1 ½ cups of brown rice and 3 cups of grilled vegetables with olive oil
She also indulges on “delicious, warm soft bread”, puts aloe vera in her juices and loves to eat food that makes her feel good which include: spinach, almond milk and grilled fish, and is a fan of the 5 Factor Diet, as well.
To keep her fit, on the other hand, this 30-year old songwriter-pianist turns to trainer to the stars, Harley Paternak, for training and workout regimen that includes going to the gym 4-5 times in a week and doing other cardio exercises like running on a treadmill, rowing and biking.