Garcelle Beauvais may seem to have a charmed life on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but even the star hasn't been immune to some of the ill effects of pandemic living. The actor recently admitted that she's gained a few pounds over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, and revealed the exact diet she's adhering to in order to lose them.
"I'm eating better, trying to lose the quarantine pounds that I've gained. And, just like everybody else, [I'm] trying to figure it out slowly and in a healthy way," she revealed to Women's Health. Read on to discover the exact diet Beauvais is adhering to in order to slim down and stay fit. And for more on how your favorite stars shape up, check out Sandra Lee Followed This Exact Diet and Exercise Plan to Lose 25 Pounds in 4 Months.
She starts her day with a smoothie.
To start her day off on the right foot, Beauvais typically enjoys a smoothie for breakfast.
"I wasn't really a smoothie kind of person, but I'm doing that now," she told Women's Health, adding that she also fills up with nuts and fruits, including berries, mangoes, and pineapples. "[They're] the fruits that I grew up with," she explained.
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She's trying to keep her midday meals balanced.
After a stressful year at home, during which Beauvais admitted she often felt like she had little time to herself, she's now making self-care a priority during her free time, and allowing herself a little leeway when it comes to her eating habits.
"I'm not going to go crazy and say, 'I'm only going to eat protein, I'm never going to have a slice of pizza.' I can't do that for me; it has to be a balance," she explained.
She indulges in comfort food for dinner.
When it's time for dinner, Beauvais typically sticks to foods she knows her 13-year-old sons, Jax and Jaid, will also be eager to eat, including macaroni and cheese, lasagna, steak, and mashed potatoes. She also makes sure to make room on the menu for some of the dishes she grew up with, as well.
"I make pot roast. I make Haitian dishes," said the star.
She allows for some treats in the evening.
Beauvais may be trying to shed a few pounds, but that doesn't mean she's about to ditch her favorite desserts to do it.
The star revealed that her go-to dessert isn't particularly fancy fare—she admitted to Women's Health that she prefers Oreo cookies and ice cream to satisfy her sweet tooth.
For more insight into how celebrities slim down, Raven-Symoné Says This Exact Diet Helped Her Lose 30 Pounds.