Our friends over at Fitsugar really know how to pick out celebrities who have a sweet tooth. Check out which starlets love their cheat days
Celebs may be paid to look good, but sometimes a hefty paycheck isn’t enough when high-calorie temptations are around every corner. What can help? A day of indulgence can offer you something to look forward to every week and keeps you from feeling like you’re constantly depriving yourself. Think it’s for you? Learn how these superstar celebs use cheat days to help them stay on track!
Known for her action-star roles, Jessica always seems to be getting in shape for a new film — which, she says, can get old. After training for 2011’s Total Recall, Jessica said she had cheat days “once a week at least” when on her meal plan. “It’s the hardest experience, it really is, ’cause you’re eating a lot of boring stuff: chicken breasts and vegetables all the time. But it’s cakes and pastas and breads and sandwiches and croissants (you crave) all the time. That’s all you can think about . . . [so] you don’t crack just slightly, you crack bad. I was with my girlfriends, we were out in New York City for a night, it was the cheat day. I saw Dunkin’ Donuts. I said, ‘Pull the car over, pull over right now!’ We ran in, I got 24 donuts. We went to a pizza joint, and we got two large pizzas. I sat in the car and I put as much bread and dough in my mouth as I could possibly manage. It was the best moment,” she said on the Graham Norton Show.
Sandra’s cheat day is well timed for weekend fun. “I start Friday night and I end Saturday night. But it is not so regimented. I’ll make lists of what I want to eat this week or next week,” she told InStyle. “I love sweets, like Viennese pastry, raw cookie dough, or a nice bowl of Lucky Charms with milk that I eat in bed watching SNL. That’s heaven right there!”
To stay in shape, Beyoncé pays attention to her diet — except on her cheat day. “I do have to work out and watch what I eat,” she told Elle. “I’m not someone who can go crazy. I’ll usually have cereal for breakfast and a salad for lunch and a light dinner, and then on Sundays I’ll allow myself to have whatever I want.”
Aside from working on her enviable figure with yoga trainer Mandy Ingber, Jennifer sticks to a healthy diet. She doesn’t deprive herself of all her favorites, though, telling People that her cheat days usually involve Mexican food or pasta. Even then, she doesn’t go overboard. “I think you always have to do it in moderation,” she adds.
When on tour, Katy’s schedule has her feeling like she’s “training for the Olympics,” she told Rolling Stone in 2011. To help her stay on track with her regimented meal plan, she allows herself a cheat day on Sundays. “I go buck wild and eat In-N-Out Burger,” she says.
When you love eating out as much as Sofia does, staying on a diet can take willpower, which is why she reserves her most indulgent meals for the weekends. “My hobby is to go out to dinner to different places. I try to eat healthy during the day so that when I go to dinner I can kind of eat whatever I want. I don’t go too crazy during the week. But on the weekends, I completely order whatever I want,” she told The New York Times.
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