Denise Richards’ Diet Includes Meat After ‘Years’ Of Vegetarianism – Health News Today

Denise Richards is at the center of all the drama this season on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

The actress and entrepreneur is taking it all in stride, though—and she has plenty going on to keep her mind off of reality TV squabbles. In addition to working with Quantum Reach charity, running her own skin-care line CB Me Beauty, and starring as Shauna Fulton on The Bold and The Beautiful, Denise is also mom to three daughters: Eloise, Lola, and Sam.

Fueling her bod and busy days is crucial, and Denise has made some major changes to her diet, including nixing gluten and reintroducing meat after years of vegetarianism, in the last year. “I would say 90 percent of my diet is gluten-free and I definitely do notice the difference,” she tells Women’s Health. “I grew up in the Midwest, and we ate meat, potatoes, and pasta, so I enjoy all of that.”

These days, Denise’s philosophy is all about moderation. Here’s exactly what that looks like in a typical day.

Breakfast

Denise starts her day with a special cup of coffee. “When I wake up, I have coffee,” she says. “I’ve had my coffee shipped from Hawaii for the last 20 years.” Her brew of choice: Greenwell Farms Kona Coffee. “I’m very picky about my coffee. It’s not acidic, and it’s so delicious.”

Denise is also particular about what she adds to her brew. “I am from the Midwest, so it’s half-and-half,” she says. “I don’t want the non-fat; I don’t want the oat milk.”

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What’s on her actual plate in the morning doesn’t always look like breakfast, though. “Usually I like lunch or dinner food for breakfast,” she says. “But sometimes I’ll do typical breakfast food, like an omelet with buffalo mozzarella, tomato, and basil.”

Snacks

Denise doesn’t stick to the three-square-meals-a-day rule, so she keeps plenty of snacks around. “I would say that I’m a bit of a grazer,” she says. “I like doing a plate of fresh cut-up vegetables, like cucumber, tomato, carrots, and celery with crunchy sea salt.” (She’s obsessed with Maldon Sea Salt Flakes.) Sometimes she’ll add a little olive oil and a thick, syrupy balsamic vinegar for total snack perfection.

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“I also love fresh cheese,” Denise adds. “So I’ll do that and nuts throughout the day, too.” A woman after my own heart.

Lunch

Lunch is usually a toss up for Denise. “Sometimes I don’t get to eat lunch when I’m working. If I do, I like to have a big salad and some protein, like grilled salmon or chicken,” she says. “I was a vegetarian for years and one day not that long ago I started eating a little more like protein and it actually felt good. I felt like I was full in a healthy way.”

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