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Chelsea Handler Diet Secrets That Can Work For You

Here's how she stays fit.

Chelsea Handler doesn't shy away from poking fun at herself, but when it comes to eating, she's taking it more seriously. The comedian has admitted in the past she's had a terrible relationship with food, but is changing up her diet to get healthy. How does she stay fit? Read on to see the ways she's overhauling her lifestyle and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


Stays Hydrated

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Women's Health reports Handler drinks water even though she doesn't love it. "I have water in my fridge that has lemon, lime, and cucumber," she says. "I'm not a fan of water, so in order to drink it I have to doctor it up. I have to add stuff to make it palatable and it has to be ice-cold; everything I drink has to be ice-cold." Janet Coleman, a registered dietitian with The Consumer Mag explains, "Staying hydrated is one of the simplest ways to stay in shape. Drinking the right amount of water daily aids in weight loss, muscle development, and overall fitness. It doesn't matter what your age is or whether you are male or female. It doesn't even matter if you exercise regularly or eat healthy meals most of the time. When it comes to staying hydrated, every person needs 64 ounces per day to maintain energy levels and a healthy weight."



The comedian told Health, "I like it first thing in the morning because it sets you up for the day," she said. "It sets your intention. Be kind, be patient, and don't react to everything. Nothing is really that important." TJ Mentus, an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and  member of the expert review board at Garage Gym Reviews.explains, "Meditation helps to clear the mind. While meditating, the goal is to bring the sense to complete stillness and not focus on any thoughts. This is probably the only time the mind can receive a break like this as we are inundated with ideas all day, everyday, and most of them are not important. By meditating, the mind can relax and reset, letting go of some of the unnecessary thoughts that it is holding on to."


She Eats Veggies Daily

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Handler told Women's Health, "I'm into greens and broccoli and Brussels sprouts over kale," she explains. "I try and have something green every day." Shannon Henry, a registered dietician with EZCare Clinic says, " Vegetables are high in water, and fiber content that can help to break down fat, or carbs. They are low in calories, energy concentrated, and help to maintain body weight. Vegetables are a good source of vitamins and minerals, including folate, vitamin C, and potassium. They are an exceptional source of dietary fiber, which helps maintain a healthy gut, and prevents constipation, and other digestive problems." 


Snacks Throughout the Day


The 47-year-old told Women's Health she snacks on blueberries and dark chocolate a couple times a day. According to Alan Morton, a trainer with Train Fitness, "A healthy snack should be one full of health promoting nutrients. These health promoting nutrients can help the body function at an optimal level and the better the body functions the more effective it will be at keeping weight low and improving fat burning potential. Unhealthy snacks can dot he opposite, can promote fat storage – give you low nutrient quality and can adversely affect hormone balance and your body's equilibrium."


She Juices

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Handler starts her morning with a juice followed by a workout. Mae Alexis, a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach with Nanala Cove says, "Drinking green juice daily provides you with vitamins, enzymes, antioxidants and nutrients that are essential for your body & brain. It also is full of fiber and can help you flush out toxins in a more effective and timely manner."

Heather Newgen
Heather Newgen has two decades of experience reporting and writing about health, fitness, entertainment and travel. Heather currently freelances for several publications. Read more
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