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Eat Like Marisa

As a model, do you follow a specific diet?

Marisa: I try not to eat carbs for dinner because I don't like to sleep on a full stomach. In the morning I'll have an English muffin or Ezekiel bread, which is all grains and legumes, with protein in it too. If I'm really good, I'll make an omelet with vegetables. And cheese -- I have to have cheese in there somewhere. For lunch and dinner, I eat protein, like tuna and a spinach salad. Last night, I grilled some ahi tuna with veggies. I don't change my eating routine for the show, I just follow this plan a little more strictly. And I always carry a ProBar and some dried fruits and nuts in my bag in case I get hungry when I'm working.

What's your weakness?

Marisa: Definitely ice cream. I play tricks on myself, like putting it in a mug and eating it with a small spoon. This way, I have to take tiny bites and it lasts longer. Plus, if I want more, I have to get up off the couch and get it!

Any foods you avoid?

Marisa: Processed stuff. My husband, Griffin, is tall and skinny and eats whatever he wants without gaining a pound. He has a soda dispenser in the refrigerator, which is so annoying! Recently, I came back from a long trip and he'd gone grocery shopping -- which was nice, but it was all TV dinners and Cap'n Crunch. I said, "Honey, is there a fruit or vegetable anywhere in the house?" And he's like, "I got canned peaches!" God bless him, but he doesn't make it easy for me.

Eat Like Marisa

The supermodel shares her favorite recipe, a variation on the classic Waldorf salad:

  • 1 can albacore tuna
  • 1 chopped Fuji apple
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 tablespoon mayo
  • Splash of lemon juice

Mix together. Place on a bed of greens.

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ckl26 wrote:

when you eat the carbs was very insightful, thanks!

3/23/2012 02:37:51 PM Report Abuse

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