1. Combine carbs
News flash: A celebrity diet doesn’t necessarily mean a no-carb diet. In fact, the stars in the best shape stick to PC and FC combos, pairing lean proteins (P) or healthy fats (F) with smart carbs (C), explains celebrity nutritionist Christine Avanti, author of Skinny Chicks Eat Real Food. “Eating PC or FC combos every three to four hours keeps blood sugar stable and regulates metabolism,” she says. “Plus, your brain and nervous system function on glucose, which comes from carbs.”
Make it a combo: Try two hard-boiled eggs plus half a grapefruit; low-fat Greek yogurt plus berries and walnuts; or chicken kebabs with veggies and brown rice.