Last month, Katie Maloney-Schwartz revealed that she "lost a little over 20 pounds" with help from a nutritionist who shared "a wealth of knowledge on what kind of foods to be eating." Now, as the Vanderpump Rules star is detailing the exact daily meal plan she follows, she is making it clear that her new food choices are far from a temporary diet.
"I think dieting is not sustainable and it’s very short term and just sets you up for failure," Katie explained to HollywoodLife. "So, now I just feel like I just know how to like eat for my body and metabolism."
For Katie, that means starting her day with eggs whipped up by her husband, Tom Schwartz. “I usually make her a partial egg white omelet with avocado and feta cheese, a little hot sauce," Tom said. "It’s these little things, I feel like they add up. We don’t do top and bottom bun or top and bottom bread.”
“Some, some healthy fats in there as well," Katie continued. "Some greens, probably. Then I’ll have some tea or coffee."
Because she's "not a huge snacker," eating between meals didn't initially come easily for Katie. "That was the hardest part of it all," she said. "Just training myself to eat more frequently than I normally would."
Now, "for snacks it’s always fruits or a little bite of nuts and cheese or something," Katie told HollywoodLife. “There’s fruits like apples, or a little bit of banana. Because even though those are carbs themselves, I like those. My favorites are berries. And then some little handful of some nuts or some nut butter. I always use some nut butters."
When it's time for lunch, Katie turns to the place she described as "where the Kardashians get their salads," Health Nut in Woodland Hills. "I’ve fallen in love with that place," she said. "They have these massive giant protein salads with roasted chicken, sunflower seeds and cucumbers and carrots and lettuce and tomatoes and they have this really nice house dressing they put on it.”
For dinner, Katie explained, the couple will "make chicken with green beans or broccoli, or something just nice and easy on the side.”
While Katie said she and Tom are “pretty disciplined eaters," staying home amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has presented some challenges. "I will say, during quarantine, it is especially hard to just not let loose and just completely fall apart and eat a whole pizza and then order some spicy chicken," Katie explained. "And listen, some days we do fall apart. But overall, it's well balanced and we eat healthy."
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