Bride-to-be Savannah Chrisley — who is engaged to professional hockey player Nic Kerdiles — is getting ahead of her wedding date with a new diet. Well, actually, the diet may be new to the Chrisley Knows Best star — but it's actually a bit nostalgic by now, given its huge popularity nearly two decades ago. We're talking about the South Beach Diet, with which Chrisley has arranged a partnership.
“In this industry, there’s a lot of pressure to look a certain way, to act a certain way,” she told People of the South Beach Diet, which she says she began earlier this year. "So there was that for sure."
But, she explained, it's not so much the diet that's important as it is the need for a healthy lifestyle marked by adequate balance. “It's also just feeling good about myself and that was the biggest thing. I want to wake up in the morning and feel good," she told People. "That’s why I wanted to partner with South Beach. It’s been great for me because it’s easy and it works. It’s just about a healthy lifestyle. It’s not like, ‘I’m on a diet.’ I’m working towards having a healthy lifestyle.”
Sharing a new pic on Instagram — in a bikini top and open blouse, with her bare midriff exposed — she wrote, "You all know by now that I've made a commitment to my health and definitely want to look and feel my best for the wedding. I just recently had an amazing photo shoot with my @southbeachdiet team and am very proud about how far I've already come. South Beach has given me the confidence to feel good about myself, and within myself."
Although South Beach has more recently been pushed off its perch as one of the top-trending diets du jour, it's made its way back into the spotlight from time to time.
After celeb trainer Jillian Michaels made news for calling the beloved-slash-controversial Keto diet just a "bad idea," many celebs jumped in to respond. Among those was Al Roker, who defended Keto; the "Keto Guido," Jersey Shore's Vinny Guadagnino; and South Beach Diet creator Dr. Arthur Agatston: The cardiologist says that the phase one of the South Beach diet, popularized with his best-selling book in 2003, not only helps with weight loss but has many other general health benefits as well.
Here's everything celebs have said about the Keto diet — the good, the bad, and the ugly:
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