Here's What Giada De Laurentiis Eats To Reset Her Diet

When it comes to health and nutrition, everyone tries their best but sometimes, life gets in the way. Work, school, family obligations, and other hurdles can often disrupt anyone's best intentions to eat well. Celebrity chefs are no different. Their schedules get packed with filming, book tours, and, of course, creating great recipes and ideas to share with their fans. Unlike their fans, these chefs have the added challenge of constantly being surrounded by the tempting foods they create. 

Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis is no exception. According to Eat This, Not That!, the chef follows a three-day eating plan that resets her mind and body and puts her on a better path when her generally healthy everyday diet goes off track. While the meal plan doesn't include her amazing signature California-Italian dishes like lemon spaghetti or cannoli cheesecake, it does sound nutritionally sound and even satisfying.

The first principle of the Giada De Laurentiis reset plan is to eat green vegetables at all three meals — even breakfast. If the thought of steaming up some broccoli at 6:00 a.m. doesn't appeal to you, don't worry. The chef puts her veggies in easy-to-drink smoothies. For something more solid, the star of "Bobby and Giada in Italy" and "Everyday Italian" recommends scrambled eggs with asparagus or even white beans with sautéed broccoli rabe.

De Laurentiis' major diet rules

Another rule of De Laurentiis' reset is to eat healthy fats. According to Eat This Not That!, the chef allows herself an animal protein, a small serving of carbohydrates, and one healthy fat at each of her daily meals during her three-day reset. De Laurentiis favors salmon with some olive oil for her animal protein and healthy fat, calling it "rich and filling."

The chef doesn't cut carbs out of her diet completely during her three-day regimen, but she does limit them. She focuses on complex carbohydrates like quinoa, brown rice, and sweet potatoes, but limits even these to a half-cup serving. De Laurentiis promises that those who follow her plan should "feel satiated and... go to bed happy." The chef ups her water intake to 12 glasses a day and sips celery juice to fight inflammation while cutting red meat, dairy, sugar, alcohol, and all processed foods out of her diet.

Of course, living as healthfully as De Laurentiis also requires a fitness routine. In addition to regular, intense cardio, the celebrity chef does strength training, daily yoga, paddle-boarding, and hiking as well (via The Things). While the three-day reset might not sound as tempting as her Summer Burrata or the Almond Swirl Brownies she makes with daughter Jade, De Laurentiis promises it leaves her feeling "lighter, taller, clearer in [her] mind, and [with] more energy."