Being a tourist in New Orleans means beignets and Po' Boy sandwiches on the daily. But of course, the Big Easy's actual residents look at those city staples as occasional indulgences, while their daily diet looks a little different than what's being dished out at the food stalls on Bourbon Street. Need proof? Just ask the cast of Southern Charm New Orleans.
The gang recently chatted with us about what their regular eating regimes consist of, and they divulged some surprising info in the video above. For example, did you know that Barry Smith is known as "the egg guy" at his local grocery store? He comes by that nickname honestly, since he eats 12 egg whites a day to meet that 300-grams-of-protein goal.
Meanwhile, Tamica Lee is always game for a glass of red wine with some cheese and crackers, but only if it's before 6 p.m. or after noon — since she sticks to eating just six hours per day, and fasting the other 18. Reagan Charleston starts every day with an iced cafe au lait, and is "into bread lately," after years of swearing off the stuff. And, she loves pasta.
Watch the video above to learn more secrets from the NoLa gang's kitchens, including who feasts on steak cubes, who boils veggies in chicken stock, and who wakes up at 5 a.m. to cook dinner.
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