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This Gut-Healthy Diet Plan Helped Drew Barrymore Lose 25 Pounds

This Gut-Healthy Diet Plan Helped Drew Barrymore Lose 25 Pounds

Her nutritionist shared all the details (and her favorite smoothie recipe!)

Prioritizing our gut health may not be the first thing we concern ourselves with when trying to lose weight, but it could prove beneficial for weight loss and our overall health. Kimberly Snyder, Drew Barrymore’s long-time nutritionist, shared her secrets to helping Barrymore lose 25 pounds without feeling deprived or hungry.

She learned to nourish her gut.

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The importance of gut health and feeding the “good bacteria” in our bodies has been trending for a few years, but it is still a relatively new concept to Western medicine and nutrition. Poor gut health has shown to cause digestive issues, bloating, constipation, and even inhibit weight loss. It can also lead to other long-term health problems. Snyder advises prioritizing your gut health by eating anti-inflammatory foods, trying to lower stress in your life, and taking probiotics (which our dietitian advises consuming through food.)

She started her day with fresh fruits and vegetables.

While Barrymore wasn’t put on a vegan diet, it was certainly plant-centric and fiber-heavy. Fibrous foods are prebiotics, which promote the growth of “good bacteria” in the body. Ginger and cilantro were also common ingredients in her daily diet to promote “detoxification” (while your body does a fine job of detoxing without any extra help, ginger and cilantro are zero-calorie, sodium-free ways to spice up healthy meals.)

Barrymore also kicked off her day with what Snyder calls a “Green Glowing Smoothie,” full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Snyder said consuming natural, whole foods like this helps promote natural satiety and keep Barrymore powered all day. Here’s how to make it at home.

Green Glowing Smoothie (serves 4)

  • 7 cups chopped spinach
  • 6 cups romaine lettuce (about one small head)
  • 2 cups cold, filtered water
  • 2 medium stalks celery
  • 1 medium apple, cored and coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium pear, cored and coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium banana, peeled and cut in thirds
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Parsley and cilantro, optional

She cut back on potentially inflammatory foods.

In sync with promoting a healthy gut, Snyder advises reducing the amount of refined sugars in one’s diet, and eliminating gluten and dairy. Snyder attributes dairy, specifically, to helping Barrymore slim down.

Want to learn more about eating for gut health?


Drew Barrymore Follows the "80/20 Rule" When Dieting. Here's What That Means

Drew Barrymore is in a great place with her diet and lifestyle now, but it certainly wasn&apost always that way. The actress and founder ofਏlower Beautyਊndਏlower Home has definitely struggled with weight loss regimens in the past, all of which led to fluctuations and frustration.

"My weight loss had been totally inconsistent because I was doing three, four, even five months of the perfect diet. I&aposm talking no dairy, no grains, no carbs, but then you eat one crouton and you turn into a puffer fish because your body goes into shock. Not to mention the miserable deprivation of the pleasure of life: food!" she said in an interview with PureWow.

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And what way of eating gave her a new appreciation for wholesome living and balance? She calls her approach the "80/20 rule." It&aposs the one approach that has worked and is sustainable for her, as it doesn&apost focus on extreme regimens, but rather a happy medium that includes indulges.

So what is "the 80/20 rule?" Barrymore explains she eats healthy foods 80 percent of the week and gives herself treats for the remaining 20 percent. "With this, I can have some pasta and some wine�use, dammit, I love my wine!" (And we can understand, Drew!)

Since those five days of the week are dedicated to eating lean proteins, good fats, and fruits and veggies, as opposed to baked goods, booze, desserts, or refined carbs and fried foods, she&aposs able to make up for her indulgences on those two other days. And she includes working out, which definitely helps keep her on track. "When I&aposm working out and enjoying my life𠅊s in, I&aposm having some pasta and I&aposm drinking some wine, but spending five days a week eating sensibly—I can let go of the mental gymnastics and tell myself, &aposI&aposve got this,&apos" she explained.

Sounds pretty easy, right? And fair! So, give yourself a couple days (let&aposs say Saturday and Sunday) to enjoy that burger and fries or margarita and guac, and then get back to clean eating for the weekday. It&aposs all about balance, and you get the best of both worlds.

Related:਍rew Barrymore Posts Before & After Photos While Revealing She&aposs Lost 25 Lbs: &aposIt&aposs Hard AF&apos

This article originally appeared on EatingWell.


Gwyneth Paltrow, 44

Actress and Goop founder, Gwyneth Paltrow, works out almost every day. &ldquoI like feeling good, and I know I feel my best when I exercise,&rdquo she told our friends at Women&rsquos Health. &ldquoI&rsquove made it a habit, just like brushing your teeth. That&rsquos how you have to look at it.&rdquo The 44-year-old star also eats a clean diet and sips citrus smoothies when she&rsquos feeling bloated. "Something with high vitamin C and a diuretic, like a citrus. A grapefruit-based smoothie, for example," she told Byrdie.com.

What the expert says: If you go the smoothie route, beware of what you put in them, says Salber. &ldquoIf you buy your smoothies at a smoothie shop, be sure to check out the calorie count. If you make them at home, calculate the calories of each ingredient you add. Smoothies are definitely an example of something where more might not be better.&rdquo (To ensure a nutritious drink, be sure to avoid these 9 smoothie mistakes.)

Give this delicious apple pie smoothie a try:

Try it at home: Paltrow knows that consistency is key when it comes to staying lean for life. To stay on track with your exercise routine, pencil in your weekly workouts every Sunday night and treat each one as an important appointment.


Drew Barrymore Is Posting About Her Weight-Loss Diet On Instagram And It&rsquos So Relatable

On Monday, Drew posted an Instagram photo of a slice of pizza behind glass with text that read: "In Case of Emergency, Break Glass." Drew captioned the image, "This is exactly how I feel on my diet right now!"

Drew's been dieting for a few months. In December, the 43-year-old Santa Clarita Diet star revealed that she had lost 25 pounds thorough diet and exercise (giving a special shout-out to Marnie Alton, founder of Barre Belle).

"You can tell my face is so much thinner," she wrote. "This takes me so much work. Diet and exercise and fighting like a lion for it! Damn you genetics! And yet thank you for all the good stuff. I love where I come from (JOHN ETHEL LIONEL) and whatever package it comes in. I just know that I have the control to be what I want. Even if it is hard AF!&rdquo

Drew def puts in the work. Instead of going out and partying on New Year's Eve, she hit up a 305 Fitness dance class. "@305fitness getting my New Year's Eve dance on because I am too old to go clubbing," she wrote on Instagram.

Drew also posted an Instagram appreciation video for her "guru" Kimberly Snyder, author of the new book, Recipes for Your Perfectly Imperfect Life. "She is my guru and a genius. And a great heart," Drew wrote. "If you want to learn about everything from digestion to inner peace, she is your girl. She cured me naturally [of] so many ailments. She is the real deal."

It's not the first time Drew gave Snyder a shout-out for her guidance. In 2017, Drew lost 20 pounds, according to Us Weekly, and she credited Snyder for getting her there. "I feel really great," she said. "I followed Kimberly Snyder's methods, but I added some protein like fish and chicken since she's all vegetarian or vegan. I've been very disciplined and all I did was cry and dream about pizza. I still am dreaming and crying about pizza."

So, now we know two things for sure about Drew: Girl is a rockstar when it comes to losing weight&mdashand definitely has a thing for pizza (same, Drew, same).


Drew Barrymore's Relatable Weight Loss Struggle Is All Of Us

We’ve all been there. You’re on a diet and eating a healthy salad but then an intense craving for pizza (or ice-cream or chips) comes on. Find it hard to resist? Drew Barrymore can relate.

Earlier this week, the Santa Clarita Diet actress shared a hilarious photo of a pizza slice locked in an “IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, BREAK GLASS” box. She captioned it, “This is exactly how I feel on my diet right now!”. Same, Drew, same.

While there’s no doubt celebrities have easier access to a personal trainer, expensive classes or a fancy gym membership, they still struggle just like us when it comes to achieving fitness goals. Point in case, Barrymore has been refreshingly open about her health and fitness loss journey and all the difficulties that come with it.

The Flower Beauty founder revealed to James Corden in 2016 that she weighed 65 kgs when she first started filming Santa Clarita Diet and her life was “kind of falling apart”.

However, she turned it around and revealed back in December of last year that she lost 11 kgs in three months. The actress posted a before and after picture on Instagram (which has since been deleted) and said, “Here is me in a before pose and then 25 pounds later in the same place. You can tell my face is so much thinner! This takes so much work. Diet and exercise and fighting like a lion for it! Damn you genetics! And yet thank you for all the good stuff. I love where I come from (JOHN ETHEL LIONEL) and whatever package it comes in. I just know that I have the control to be what I want. Even if it is hard AF!”

She credited her trainer and Barre Belle founder Marnie Alton in the post for helping make her “goals a reality” through a rigorous exercise routine. “I mean look at what Marnie helped me do in three months!”.

Since her before-and-after reveal, the 43-year-old star has shared a video on Instagram of her sweating it out in a dance class at 305 Fitness. “@305fitness getting my New Year’s Eve dance on because I am too old to go clubbing,” she wrote alongside the post.

When it comes to her diet plan, Barrymore turns to celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snyder. The actress expressed her appreciation for the wellness guru in another post earlier this week. “She is my guru and a genius,” she wrote. “She cured me naturally if [sic] so many ailments.”

Back in 2017, Barrymore told US Weekly that she followed Synder's methods for her meal plans but still struggled with avoiding (you guessed it) pizza. "I've been very disciplined and all I did was cry and dream about pizza. I still am dreaming and crying about pizza." #Feels.


Drew Barrymore's Relatable Weight Loss Struggle Is All Of Us

We’ve all been there. You’re on a diet and eating a healthy salad but then an intense craving for pizza (or ice-cream or chips) comes on. Find it hard to resist? Drew Barrymore can relate.

Earlier this week, the Santa Clarita Diet actress shared a hilarious photo of a pizza slice locked in an “IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, BREAK GLASS” box. She captioned it, “This is exactly how I feel on my diet right now!”. Same, Drew, same.

While there’s no doubt celebrities have easier access to a personal trainer, expensive classes or a fancy gym membership, they still struggle just like us when it comes to achieving fitness goals. Point in case, Barrymore has been refreshingly open about her health and fitness loss journey and all the difficulties that come with it.

The Flower Beauty founder revealed to James Corden in 2016 that she weighed 65 kgs when she first started filming Santa Clarita Diet and her life was “kind of falling apart”.

However, she turned it around and revealed back in December of last year that she lost 11 kgs in three months. The actress posted a before and after picture on Instagram (which has since been deleted) and said, “Here is me in a before pose and then 25 pounds later in the same place. You can tell my face is so much thinner! This takes so much work. Diet and exercise and fighting like a lion for it! Damn you genetics! And yet thank you for all the good stuff. I love where I come from (JOHN ETHEL LIONEL) and whatever package it comes in. I just know that I have the control to be what I want. Even if it is hard AF!”

She credited her trainer and Barre Belle founder Marnie Alton in the post for helping make her “goals a reality” through a rigorous exercise routine. “I mean look at what Marnie helped me do in three months!”.

Since her before-and-after reveal, the 43-year-old star has shared a video on Instagram of her sweating it out in a dance class at 305 Fitness. “@305fitness getting my New Year’s Eve dance on because I am too old to go clubbing,” she wrote alongside the post.

When it comes to her diet plan, Barrymore turns to celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snyder. The actress expressed her appreciation for the wellness guru in another post earlier this week. “She is my guru and a genius,” she wrote. “She cured me naturally if [sic] so many ailments.”

Back in 2017, Barrymore told US Weekly that she followed Synder's methods for her meal plans but still struggled with avoiding (you guessed it) pizza. "I've been very disciplined and all I did was cry and dream about pizza. I still am dreaming and crying about pizza." #Feels.


How to Lose 8 Pounds in 2 Weeks — According to a Food Coach

“Crash dieting is not good for you and while I do not recommend it, if you’re determined to lose weight over a short period of time, there are a few things you can do,” says food coach Judy Davie. “But I can’t guarantee you’ll keep the weight off when you stop! One diet that can help you lose weight in as little as two weeks is The South Beach Diet.”

With this diet, during the first two weeks all carbohydrate-rich foods are prohibited. As carbohydrates are the body’s preferred fuel for energy, without them the body burns stored body fat instead.While it is absolutely not recommended to do this on an ongoing basis, with discipline it is an effective way to shift weight quickly. The basic rules are quite simple: Eat five times a day from the list of allowed foods shown below.

Throughout the day, drink plenty of water or herbals teas. Decaffeinated coffee and tea is permitted with low fat milk but no added sugar.


Where to Start

  1. Adding a Glass of Juice - Beginner
    Adding 8 - 16 fl oz of juice or more to your day. The listed recipes that you'll find below are great for this.
  2. Meal Replacement - Intermediate
    Replacing a meal with 32 fl oz of juice. All of our Free Juice Challenges give you a plan to make about 32 fl oz of juice daily.
  3. Juice Cleanses - Advanced
    Juice and water diet only. You'll need to drink around 90 fl oz of juice daily + water daily. Try one of our Juice Cleanse Challenges if you need a plan.

By juicing a massive amount of fruits and vegetables and giving our body the nutrients it needs, you'll find yourself losing weight, having more energy, and feeling all around better.


This Gut-Healthy Diet Plan Helped Drew Barrymore Lose 25 Pounds - Recipes

Embed from Getty ImagesDrew Barrymore is the new spokesperson for a procedure called EmSculpt, which costs between $3,000 to $4,000(!) for a full series of sessions, each running between $750 to $1,000. It’s an electromagnetic treatment that targets and works the muscles rapidly like very intense exercise, resulting in fat loss. It doesn’t just remove fat like other treatments, it tones the muscles and fat loss is secondary. You can learn more about it here. That review states that it does work somewhat to increase core strength, but that it’s not a miracle cure and takes a while to see results. It doesn’t sound bad if you have the money for that, which I definitely do not, but some of you do. (Like the woman who has my dream car, a Tesla! My dreams are realistic.) Anyway Drew promoted the product in a new interview with People:

The 44-year-old actress had diastasis recti — when the abdominal muscles separate — during her pregnancies with daughters Olive, 6, and Frankie, 5, and her core never went back together.

“I love exercising, but after two kids I kept getting injured because I just did not have a core,” Barrymore, the new spokesperson for EMSCULPT, tells PEOPLE. “My midsection was like a fish tank and I just kept getting sidelined.”

Barrymore says that she would want to work out, but because of the problems with her stomach, she would “be completely messed up” afterwards and have to stop again. “I just could not find that good balance.”

It’s something that she wishes people talked about more.

“Women are having children all the time, and no one’s talking about how their body is forever changed,” she says.

Barrymore heard about EMSCULPT, a non-invasive, electromagnetic procedure to eliminate fat cells and tighten muscles, and decided to see if it would heal her ab problems, and enable her to do the workouts she loved.

“I felt immediately different. And it looked immediately different, but it just functioned differently,” she says.

“It was just about the way it functioned,” she says. “I just want to feel empowered and good about myself, and I really was looking for something that would allow me to be stronger so I could get stronger.”

Now Barrymore has gotten back to working out consistently.

“I love hot yoga, I love physical therapy and Pilates to really help me with my pelvic floor, then EMSCULPT to strength my core, and then I love to top it off with dance cardio,” she says. “I love going to the clubs and dancing it off, but now that I’m a mom, that’s not my life, but I still have that person inside of me — she didn’t die! So if I get to go to a workout class and exercise the demons and dance it out to good music, oh my god that’s all I want.”

I’ve heard of diastasis recti and how typical ab work at the gym can make it worse. (Commenters told me about it years ago here.) Here’s more on what you can do to treat it. (Also it is very possible to overwork your pelvic floor and to have too tight muscles there, especially if you run or jump for exercise. That happened to me.) As for this procedure reviews say the results aren’t immediate like Drew claims, but she probably has to say that. A lot of celebrities endorse these type of procedures, with Brooke Shields representing something similar called CoolSculpt. I can’t fault Drew for hustling. Santa Clarita Diet didn’t get renewed, but she also has that Flower Beauty line and her Barrymore wines.

E! has an interview with Drew, also to promote this, and she said she tried a dating app once and hated it. Her fantasy is to go on a blind date with someone who doesn’t know who she is. Of this ab sculpting thing she told E! that “no matter how hard I dieted or exercised, after having two kids and my genetic predisposition I was never losing weight and I kept getting injured. This was a game changer… I can work out more.” I wonder if she got this done and then approached the EmSculpt people or if they approached her and then she did it. Either way it sounds like it works somewhat to increase core strength, but I’ll save 4k and just do some planks. (I’m not doing planks. I do standing crunches in Zumba. I don’t even go to Strong by Zumba because I hate burpees. I’m fit-ish.)


How Randy Jackson Manages His Diabetes After Losing 120 Pounds

About 18 years ago, Randy Jackson was sitting in a dental chair getting work done on a tooth when the dentist told him that he should go see a doctor. The TV star’s gums were a major concern for the dentist — they raised a warning sign that Jackson’s blood sugar was getting too high. A month later, the American Idol judge found out that his dentist was right. He also learned that he had type 2 diabetes.

“I wound up in the ER on a Saturday,” Jackson, now 62 years old, told WomansWorld.com. “My blood sugar level was over 500.” (70 to 99 is typically considered normal after eight hours of not eating.)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with diabetes are two times more likely to develop gum disease than folks without the chronic illness. So it’s no wonder why Jackson’s dentist pleaded with him to get his gums checked out by another professional. Jackson admitted that he didn’t visit the doctor as soon as he should’ve, despite his dentist’s warning. He explained that perhaps like other people in denial, he simply didn’t want to hear the truth.

“It was kind of crazy for me because it ran in my family, but you always think someone else is going to get it, never you,” Jackson said. “I got it.”

Randy Jackson in 2002. (Photo Credit: Getty Images

After his life-changing diagnosis, Jackson couldn’t deny the problem any longer. So after his health scare, he decided it was time for him to make a lot of major lifestyle changes to get healthy. A big step forward? Losing a “ton” of weight, which he did successfully.

His total weight loss, which included a gastric bypass surgery back in 2003, amounted to about 120 pounds. But long after the medical procedure, it was up to Jackson to maintain his weight loss with assistance from his doctors. So Jackson decided to pick up an exercise he actually enjoyed — tennis. It allowed him to move around and be active without feeling like he was at the gym.

“Hate is a strong word, but I hate gyms,” he said. “I don’t want anybody looking at me, walking out, saying, ‘Can we talk? Can I talk to you?’ Oh, no, no, no, no.”

Since there’s still no medical cure for diabetes, Jackson also needs to manage the disease daily with his food intake. Over the years, he’s tried a wide variety of healthy diets, including a vegan eating plan, a vegetarian diet, and even his own form of ketosis back in the day. These days, he favors mostly plant-based meals, including veggies, legumes, and a little brown rice.

These simple foods are a far cry from the elaborate, unhealthy meals Jackson used to eat. But his healthy swaps aren’t limited to what he actually puts on his plate. He also thinks deeply about what he’s eating and drinking. At the same time, he also considers his stress level and workload amount before digging in.

Considering how well this shift in thinking has worked for him, Jackson encourages other people with diabetes to change not only their diets, but also their mindsets about altering their lifestyles in the first place. It may sound intimidating at first, but that doesn’t mean that anyone should have to go on a journey like this one all alone.

“I recommend therapy for everyone,” Jackson said. “Behavior modification is the therapy that helps people stop smoking, lose weight… Think about any big lifestyle change you just have to do, because you have to change the way you look at it. Because if you look at it the same way you always did, you’re always going to see it that way.”


Watch the video: Drew Barrymore Describes 20-Pound Weight-Loss Journey (October 2021).