They are responsible for getting Hollywood’s top stars in tip-top shape, so when they offer food and diet advice, we listen! Gwyneth Paltrow’s go-to gal Tracy Anderson, Kim Kardashian’s get-fit guru Gunnar Peterson, and Gisele Bündchen’s Pilates pro Nonna Gleyzer are just a few of the top celebrity trainers who have captivated us with their food and diet plans—as well as the gorgeously glossy photos they share of their own personal meals on Instagram. Whether no-carb, clean, gluten-free, protein-based or sugarless, get some healthy eating inspiration from the women and men who fine-tune the most famous figures in the world!
Fitness powerhouse Tracy Anderson, whose “Method” is responsible for refining the physiques of Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and Nicole Richie, doesn’t believe in a one-size-fits-all diet. “I don’t believe in cutting out food groups unless you know precisely why you are doing so on a personalized level,” the organic devotee, who bases her diet on information gained by blood tests, told People. “Diet should optimize you emotionally and physically.” Anderson recently shared a photo of “all organic all local super veggie stone soup” made by her “mommy.”
Photo: Tracy Anderson/Instagram
Kelly Ripa, Sarah Jessica Parker and Shakira’s body-shaper Anna Kaiser shared some of her diet tips with Good Morning America and they included: Eating five, 300-calorie meals per day, cutting out sugar and artificial sweeteners, sleeping 8 hours a night and drinking at least 64 ounces of water per day. Here Kaiser shows off a recent colorful, organic meal she devoured in Spain, which included minced veggies and salted cod.
Photo: Anna Kaiser/Instagram
Ramona Braganza, whose roster of A-listers has included Jessica Alba, Halle Berry and Kate Beckinsale, puts clients on her 3-2-1 eating plan (three meals, two snacks and a minimum of one liter of water daily), which translates to eating clean, frequent meals, drinking lots of water and committing to eating healthy the majority of time. This protein-packed salad is a perfect example of Braganza’s program.
Photo: Ramona Braganza/Instagram
Ashley Borden, who trains Christina Aguilera, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Gosling, follows her SOS (Satiation of the Senses) Food Plan, which means that it’s not just about how food tastes, but also how it looks and feels. “Every meal has a combination of hot, cold, crunchy, and colorful food,” Borden explains on her website. “All main meals have a healthy ratio of lean proteins, essential fats and carbs. Snacks are low calorie, and usually carbs paired with fats (such as banana with almond butter) to keep your blood sugar from spiking.” Borden recently offered a tip to her Instagram followers: “Keep your fruits and veggies out where you can see them. You will be much more inclined to reach for a colorful piece of fruit or veggie when snacking rather than rummaging through your cupboards and stumbling upon some junk you ‘didn’t know’ was there!”
Photo: Ashley Borden/Instagram
Gisele Bündchen, Stacy Keibler and Natalie Portman’s Pilates guru Nonna Gleyzer, who recently shared a snap of her colorful salad dinner, is all about clean and wholesome eating. “I believe in food, but moderation is the key,” Gleyzer tells LivingHealthy. “When you make a choice about what you eat, first think about what it is going to do for your body. Is it going to nurture or harm it?”
Photo: Nonna Gleyzer/Instagram
Kate Upton and Heidi Klum’s trainer of choice, David Kirsch, has his own "28-Day Whole Body Challenge" nutrition plan, which eliminates dairy, sugar, honey, agave, dried fruit and processed foods from the diet. This egg white omelet filled with maitake mushrooms and spinach, accompanied by a fresh green juice and golden oolong tea, goes along with his plan.
Photo: David Kirsch/Instagram
Harley Pasternak, who shapes up Megan Fox, Jessica Simpson and Kanye West, has written several best-selling books on nutrition including The Body Reset Diet, a three-phase program consisting of five days of smoothies, dips, snacks, and soups, followed by ten days of foods and smoothies to “keep your metabolism humming.” Pasternak recently shared a snap of a sample sushi lunch from his plan.
Photo: Harley Pasternak
Clutch Bodyshop founder Ashley Conrad, whose celebrity clients have included Bradley Cooper, Kate Hudson and Taye Diggs, keeps her body fueled with her Clutch Cut nutrition program. The diet, which allows carbohydrates, incorporates the following principles: Eat every three hours on the dot, eat within 30 minutes of waking, drink at least one gallon of water with two lemons daily, eat gluten- and dairy-free (whey protein isolates are okay) and no fillers, no preservatives or no coloring. Pictured here is a sample meal from her program: “Steamed broccoli shaken in 1 tsp. Virgin coconut oil, 5 oz. ground chicken thighs/breasts with jalapeño, salt & pepper, ½ cup steamed white rice.”
Photo: Ashley Conrad/Instagram
“I got 99 problems but grilling 3 pepper salmon with tomatoes and green beans ain’t one,” Kim Kardashian, Sofía Vergara and Kendall Jenner’s go-to trainer Gunnar Peterson captioned this colorful image of his dinner. The fitness guru believes in a protein-based diet, where timing is everything. “Protein is key in my opinion,” he told the NY Daily News. “Vegetables are a must. Complex carbohydrates have to be used at the right time. Stay away from processed foods, refined sugars and fruit juices.”
Photo: Gunnar Peterson/Instagram
The woman behind Carrie Underwood’s fantastic figure, Nashville-based trainer Erin Oprea, believes that moderation is key. “I will always tell my clients to cut back, not cut out—to not deprive themselves but to strive to be better and to enjoy life along the way,” she stated in one of her blog posts. Sautéed shaved Brussels sprouts, one whole egg and two egg whites topped with toasted almonds is an example of a lunch she approves of.
Photo: Erin Oprea/Instagram