[ads1 id=”alignright”]According to the Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter herself, she became more conscious about her diet and what she eats after she saw Food, Inc., a 2008 documentary film that was nominated for the Oscars.
Alicia Keys said that she had always been conscious about what she ate, and seeing that documentary made her eat even better.
Anyone who takes a look at Alicia Keys can tell that she knows that slimming down to a size zero has nothing to do with being healthy. Alicia Keys obviously loves her curves, and her celebrity trainer, Harley Pasternak also happens to be the author of 5-Factor Fitness, which is the diet plan Alicia Keys follows religiously.
The 5-Factor Diet
The diet plan allows Alicia to never go hungry, she gets to eat five meals every day, and she even gets a “cheat day” every week to satisfy her cravings. According to her fitness trainer, this is not a diet but a lifestyle plan. Basically, Alicia eats five-ingredient meals every day, five times a day, and she even does twenty-five minute workouts five times a week.
Since Alicia Keys eats five balanced meals every day, her blood sugar never goes low and remains stable. It also gives her energy and helps her mood. Above all, it is because of her diet that she has such dangerously sexy curves.
What Does Alicia Eat?
Since the following must-have food groups need to be a part of the five-ingredient meals, it is likely that Alicia Keys eats some of the following foods:
- Complex carbohydrates (beans, lentils, oatmeal, quinoa, sweet potato, vegetables, wild rice)
- Fiber (beans, fruits and vegetables, whole-grain cereal, wild rice)
- Healthy fat (canola oil, fish, flaxseed, olive oil, sunflower oil)
- Protein (egg whites, fat-free dairy, fish, lean meats/poultry)
- Sugar-free drinks (aloe vera drinks, almond milk, coffee, water)
All her hard work and sticking to the 5-Factor Diet has paid off for Alicia, as she herself claimed that eating better and healthier makes her feel really good, happy and positive. It’s all in the diet people, a healthy mind in a healthy body.