On July 18, The Real Housewives of Potomac beauty posted a photo of herself looking radiant and fit in a patterned bikini while vacationing in France. In the caption, she described how avoiding animal-based foods brought her "down to a weight I had not been since before having kids." She went on to share: "I must admit, I’ve fallen off the diet since then (it’s not easy) but I try my best to avoid dairy, beef, pork and chicken as much as possible. I still feel great and have definitely adopted a much... healthier lifestyle. I have zero desire for a lot of my former favorite foods (pizza, chicken wings, bacon cheeseburgers, etc). If you are looking to change your diet and live a healthier lifestyle, please consider going vegan, even if it’s just for a few months."
While chatting with The Feast recently, the Potomac pal elaborated on her whole family's diet: "My kids lost like seven pounds while on the vegan diet and... that just doesn’t work. They were already skinny, my son is playing football... So I had to start feeding them some more meat and protein just to put the pounds back on their bodies. For me, I eat a lot of fish, so I had to incorporate fish. I still try to avoid a lot of the other products, you know, milk and cheese and that kind of stuff so it’s more of a modified plant-based diet. I try to abide by it as much as possible."
She also shared the details of her day-to-day diet: "I’ll have a protein shake in the morning. I’m not a big breakfast person, [so I'll have] a plant-based protein with almond milk. And then I’ll have small snacks throughout the day, it’s really good to feed your metabolism and keep it moving. So I’ll have small snacks, maybe an apple with peanut butter and stuff like that. And then usually it’s like a salmon with salad for lunch or some type of vegetable. And then same thing for dinner — it’s kind of boring."
But clearly, it works!
— With reporting by Laura Rosenfeld
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