Celebrity nutritionist Keri Glassman weighs in on singer and reality star Toni Braxton’s diet in the new issue of OK!.
FATS 2g CARBS 66g PROTEIN 6g 281 CALS
“I had fruit — I eat an orange and an apple every day— and a piece of toast,” says Toni, who stars alongside her four sisters in the WE tv reality show Braxton Family Values.
“And I had tea; I’m a tea girl.”
FATS 24g CARBS 55g PROTEIN 55g 656 CALS
“I like a tuna sandwich and a small bag of chips,” says Toni. “I think it’s important to eat well, but you have to give your body some rewards for doing a great job and being disciplined… but in moderation.”
OK!’s EXPERT SAYS: Avoid empty calories:
“Try chunk light tuna with olive oil, capers and tomato on whole-grain bread,” suggests Keri.
SNACK FATS 1g CARBS 65g PROTEIN 5g 258 CALS
"I had an orange,” says Toni. “I love citrus. I had oranges three or four times during the day. Protein’s really important for me, but I think it’s really important to mix up the fruit and vegetables.”
DINNER FATS 69g CARBS 45g PROTEIN 41g 818 CALS
“I had a Greek salad,” says Toni. “I added some slices of beef, which is really delicious.” Keen to pass on healthy habits to her two sons, she adds, “I teach my kids that too much fast food is too much, so I limit that. And I tell them to drink water.”
OK!’s EXPERT SAYS: Aim for a’s!:
“Add avocado slices for healthy fat and veggies like artichoke hearts and asparagus.”
EXERCISE Duration : 60 MINS Cals burned: 362 cals
“You can find me on my elliptical at home. Other days, I’m on my cycling bike. I also love my Zumba fitness DVDs.”
OVERALL TOTAL FATS 96g CARBS 231g PROTEIN 107g 1,651 CALS
“Toni’s eating lots of whole foods, but the chips and tuna sandwich bring the day down,” says Keri. “A tuna-salad sandwich can have more calories than a Big Mac! For more protein, she
could swap one piece of fruit during breakfast for two teaspoons of almond butter and add a handful of nuts to her snack.”
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