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Amid “Divorce Diet” Revelations, Alexis Bellino Reveals the Healthy Food She’s Making at Home

The Real Housewives of Orange County alum made a Mediterranean-style dinner that her "kids devoured."

By Jenny Berg

In the past year, it's been tough for Alexis Bellino to stick to a rigid and consistent eating regime. The Real Housewives of Orange County alum, who finalized her divorce from Jim Bellino last August, has faced down months of upheaval. All the changes hardly left her with the time or inclination to cook muti-course meals every night. 

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In an Instagram post from July, the former Housewife penned some honest words about her household's new eating habits. "My kids are on cloud nine right now because they are getting top ramen for the first time EVER tonight. I usually cook a four course meal, and limit all junk food like top ramen and sweets, but right now is 'grace period survival mode,'" she shared. "Right now we eat on paper plates and just survive." 

Later, Alexis elaborated on how the divorce has affected her body. "The divorce caused havoc on my body," she wrote. "I dropped 15 lbs overnight at the beginning of it (it’s called the 'divorce diet' lol). Then I instantly gained 25 lbs back the minute I touched food again. So my body has been through a lot over the past 8 months." 

From the looks of things though, Alexis has found her footing again. In another recent Instagram post, Alexis demonstrated that she was back in the kitchen and whipping up homemade meals for herself and her family — and everyone seems to appreciate it. 

"Tonight’s meal? A new Mediterranean sea bass recipe. Kids devoured it, and asked for seconds (that I didn’t have gosh dang)" she wrote. She added: #bestmealEVER. 

Since her split from Jim, Alexis has found love again with a new beau. After opening up about her relationship with Andy Bohn in February, the RHOC alum has posted one loved-up snap after the next. And in one photo, she revealed that her new man and her kids bond at a spot that seems to be very popular at Alexis' house: her kitchen table. 

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