Gabriela Isler is two weeks in to her campaign as Miss Universe and recently revealed her diet secrets to Shape Magazine. The vivacious Venezuelan TV anchor is certainly a natural beauty, and her simple diet reveals that a little preventative maintenance goes a long way. The 5’10” South American sweetheart allows certain indulgences in her diet and even enjoys decadent snacks throughout the day.
Her relatively liberal diet gives further credence to negative claims about restrictive diets. Gabriela exercises moderately, never overeats, and is always on the go. The above picture is evidence that she must be doing something right. The most beautiful woman in the universe is the picture of health and beauty, and the eight staples of her daily diet set a good example for young women everywhere.
Gabriela indulges in cucumber sticks with Greek yogurt for a quick pick-me-up snack. You can’t eat a cucumber without feeling like you did your body a favor. Cucs pack a major vitamin punch, as they are high in vitamins A, B1, B6, C, D, and calcium. The fourth most highly cultivated vegetable also hydrates the body, promotes digestion, and even prevents bad breath.
As we’ve proved time and time again, pancakes don’t have to be bad for you. Gabriela enjoys pancakes with fruit, and prefers a light peanut butter spread over traditional sugary syrups. Our Carrot Cake Pancakes are made with coconut milk and whole wheat flour and are low on carbs and calories. Depending on the fruit you choose, you could be getting an easy shot of antioxidants, potassium, cancer fighting carotenoids, and a host of other vitamins.
Egg White Omelet with Veggies
Egg whites contain almost no fats but still pack a substantial amount of protein. When paired with her favorite veggie, Gabriela enjoys this healthy treat for breakfast and a late night snack.
Greek Yogurt and Fruit
Greek yogurt and fruit is the perfect decadent snack, as the yogurt contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. This is Gabriela’s go-to after dinner treat. For something really special, freeze it before dinner!
Most people indulge in comfort food or cocktails when they are stressed; but Gabriela eats almonds. Almonds promote heart health, lower cholesterol, and have even been shown to prevent weight gain. The high levels of manganese in almonds help to give the body energy.
Gabriela enjoys a breakfast of oatmeal to help with digestion and energy throughout the day. Pimp your oatmeal with fruit and spices for a healthy kick.
Hot Chocolate Volcano
Perhaps Gabriela’s only vice, a hot chocolate and vanilla ice cream combo, would make anybody’s day better. In moderation, chocolate is a totally appropriate treat, and certain studies have suggested cocoa promotes cardiovascular health. I think Gabriela can eat all the chocolate she likes.
Non-processed, calorie-free, full of antioxidants, and natural caffeine, green tea might be the healthiest beverage other than water. Green tea protects against heart disease and improves blood flow.
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November 22nd, 2013