Kelly Ripa Reveals Why She Could "Never Do" the Keto Diet (Anymore)

Kelly Ripa Reveals Why She Could "Never Do" the Keto Diet (Anymore)

Kelly Ripa's answer about avoiding the Keto diet makes so much sense. It also makes us hungry for PB&J. 

By Jenny Berg
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In the contentious battle of Keto diet, yay or nay, Kelly Ripa has chosen sides. And you might want to cover your ears, Al Roker, because the Live With Kelly and Ryan co-host has decided that the popular diet is just not for her.

When speaking to Healthyish, Ripa confessed that her husband, Mark Consuelos, is a believer in the low-carb, high-fat eating plan. No so for her! "My husband has gone full Keto, which I don’t mind telling you is something I could never do," Ripa said.

She added, "I just don’t have that level of discipline. Mark says that I’m carb-o, because I always eat his bun if he gets a burger. And the fries. But you know, I work out, so I feel like I’m allowed. I’m 48, I’m entitled, and I’m eating whatever I want to eat."

So, what is it that Ripa wants to eat, exactly? Here's how she tells it: "I do enjoy keeping nuts around me at all times, and I don’t just mean the people in my life. [Laughs] I mean almonds and cashews, and I do like dried fruit. I know people will say, “Oh, that’s the jellybean of the healthy snack world,” but for me, dried apricots and cherries are better than candy. I know it has as much sugar, but I just enjoy it. And peanut butter ThinkThin high protein bars, which many nutritionists have told me 'are not the best ones,' but I like how they taste."

And speaking of peanut butter, those ThinkThin bars aren't where her cravings end. "I get ciabatta bread, and now I eat half a sandwich before bed, with chunky Skippy peanut butter or Justin’s honey peanut butter and Bonne Maman strawberry or raspberry jam. Here’s the thing: I’m 48. These are things at 38 I never would have tainted myself with. But at 48, I’m sort of saying, Who cares? Life is short. Eat the peanut butter and jelly." 

Words to live by! 

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