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Now we know that The Real Housewives of Orange County pal Gina Kirschenheiter is definitely not down with the Keto diet — calling it "stupid" and saying the fad just "doesn't make science sense to me."
But what does make sense to Gina as far as diets go? Well, there's one tip she heard and never forgot.
"I worked in a medical school for years, and one of the doctors there — and this makes sense to me — he told me this, and I swear by this," she recently told The Feast. "He said you can eat whatever you want — just eat it for breakfast."
She explained the principle further: "He’s like, if you want a doughnut or a cupcake or a whole cake — he’s like just eat if for breakfast and then eat healthy the rest of the day, because by the time you go to sleep, you will have burned it off. Your natural metabolism, your movement, everything you’re doing during the day — you’ll burn it off."
If you were scanning for keywords and all you read above was "doughnut," well, you're missing something kind of key here. "It’s when you eat the doughnut right before you go to sleep, it's just going to sit," Gina recalled the doctor explaining. "That always made sense to me."
Sometimes, of course, the best-laid plans go off the rails. "I do try in the morning to set the tone of the day," Gina told us. "So a lot of times I just eat healthy in the morning and then I do like everybody else — drink the wine at night and then eat a bag of chips. Because once you have the wine, then the chips are just natural."
(Can Gina get an amen?)
But that doctor's tip still remains top of mind: "On the days that I need something sweet, or i’m having a stressful time — then I’ll just eat it for breakfast."
-Reporting by Laura Rosenfeld
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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