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Kelly Ripa Credits This "Very Manageable" Cleanse For Her Unreal Bikini Body

Kelly Ripa sticks to a "high-alkaline diet" — but what's that?

By Jenny Berg
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Kelly Ripa is a member of the same elite club as Lisa Rinna, who — in the words of Kyle Richards — can "kill it all day LONG" in a bikini. So, how does the morning-show host maintain her super-toned physique, which has recently been the subject of much chatter? Hint: There are a lot of veggies involved. 

According to People, Ripa sticks to a high-alkaline diet. That means that she eats plenty of vegetables such as beets, cucumber, kale, bell peppers, and broccoli. At the same time, she avoids acidic foods including yogurt, fish, and sugar.

Ripa first opened up about her clean-eating routine on her show in 2015, and said at the time: "It's responsible for me not being in pain." She added that steering clear of acidic foods and embracing alkaline is "very manageable," and not at all about deprivation. 

"You’re not hungry. It’s not like… people go, ‘What are you eating? You’re just drinking, you know, a green juice a day?’ No, it’s not like that. You eat. I actually eat much more on this cleanse than I do in my actual life, but it’s what you eat and how you eat it."

Ripa did admit that she had one leftover vice, however — and it makes sense that a morning-show host would need it. "I’m still drinking coffee, even though I lied and told [my doctor] I wasn’t,” she said. She also told People that she likes cream in her coffee, and does indulge in wine and fish from time to time. 

Any health-related information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider for any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, or before embarking on any diet, exercise, or wellness program.

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