What Bella Had >
All is revealed by her nutritionist.
Image: Instagram @bellahad >Source:BodyAndSoul
Oh, how we despise Bella Hadid. She’s beyond stunning, a goddamn millionaire at the age of 21 (well, 22 in a few days), and judging from her Instagram stories, it looks like she lives off pizza, chocolate and wine all day, every day, without gaining a single bit of weight.
But scratch that last thought, because it’s a bit of BS…
Apparently, to stay in shape for her countless modelling gigs, the youngest Hadid sister sticks to a strict AF lifestyle that practically involves hardly any carbs and a lot of lean protein (umm, which is the complete opposite of pizza?).
Not convinced? Her nutritionist Dr Charles Passler laid it all out on the table, telling PEOPLE that it’s no crazy trendy diet responsible for keeping Bella in tip-top shape all-year round; instead, it’s adopting an all-round healthier routine she sticks to 365 days of the year.
“I help them to understand that they are where they are today in relation to their overall health because of the lifestyle that they are engaging in.”
And by ‘them’, he’s referring to his A-list celeb clients – Adriana Lima, Naomi Watts, and supermodel Amber Valletta, just to name a few.
“I’ll put some individuals on a strict type of a, if you want to say, diet, to get faster results initially, but what it’s really about is teaching them how to change their lifestyle into a lifestyle that allows them to maintain their goals that they’re trying to achieve, whether it’s sleeping better, or weight, exercising and hydrating.”
To achieve Bella Hadid #goals, Passler puts his clients on a high-protein program, which helps them stay lean and energised (read: not fainting on the runway).
“It’s adequate protein, adequate fat, and lots and lots and lots of non-starchy vegetables. That is typically the most bulletproof, easiest, soundproof way to make sure that somebody stays on track.”
But not all carbs are created equal, and sticking to a low-carb diet isn’t so great for our health, right? Well, there is science behind Passler’s carb-less approach.
“If you eat a lot of carbohydrates, with your protein and your fat, the body’s going to use the carbohydrates for fuel first,” he says.
“The body loves using carbs for fuel. So the body’s going to soak up all of those carbs, and if then you don’t need any more fuel, the body’s going to just turn the extra calories from the fat and the protein into body fat. So by eliminating the carbohydrates, and consuming the protein and the fat, it not only keeps your calories down, but it keeps your energy stable.”
And to top it off, don’t think you can indulge even a teeny-tiny bit on the weekends. Nup, not in Passler’s books.
“You’re just a person that does not drink soda — I don’t care if you’re at a birthday party, and that’s all they have, then don’t drink anything. I don’t care if you’re the person that loves pizza, well, just minimize the pizza intake, or minimize the refined sugar intake. In order for somebody to be consistently healthy, the biggest key is to engage in a lifestyle that allows you to own that permanently.”
Good on Bella for having that mentality to say no to everything we’ve ever lived for, but we’re just praying those pizzas in all her grams aren’t going to waste.
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