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Get the Bod: Vanessa Minnillo

Vanessa Minnillo has not only been known for being Nick Lachey's girl, she's also known for having a hot bod...

Lucky for us, Vanessa recently told InTouch some of her own tricks she uses to keep her eating habits under control:

Slim down your Starbucks. She replaced her fave fattening coffee drink with a Mocha Frappuccino Light. "It's low-fat and has half the sugar," she explains.

Make smart carb choices. Vanessa orders her sushi and burritos with brown rice, which is healthier than white, because it has more nutrients and three times the fiber.

Look at your portion sizes. Change the way you eat, advises the TRL host, who eats four smaller meals a day.

Find a low-cal treat to satisfy sweet cravings. Vanessa loves to snack on sweet Teddy Grahams (15 crackers have just 82 calories).

Pay attention to when you feel full and stop eating. "You don't have to finish the whole buffet or everything on your plate," she says.

[Source: InTouch Weekly, April 23, 3007 issue]


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Mickey-tee Mickey-tee 9 years
she looks great
SU3 SU3 10 years
I always do that... ask for brown instead of white rice when they make your sushi & I always ask them to not put too much. I like it better that way and it's a bit healthier for you as well!
grl-in-the-world grl-in-the-world 10 years
I think she looks great, nicely toned without being too thin!
BeachyAthlete BeachyAthlete 10 years
Good luck trying to find a Mexican place that actually has brown rice. Seriously.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
Teddy Grahams! Yay!
amandaaa amandaaa 10 years
mmm i ALWAYS go for the light frappuccinos. they taste great to me! and i always ask if i can get brown rice instead of white rice. nice tips there!
krisua krisua 10 years
Nothing surprising here, though.
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 10 years
She looks good here.
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 10 years
I agree, she has a beautiful healthy looking body! She's just a breath of fresh air! "Party like a rock star, pound like a porn star, play like an all star!"
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
She looks great here.
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
Yum I love teddy grahams!! I think she has a great body too, you can tell she takes care of herself.
amandasunly amandasunly 10 years
I've been doing the light ever since I first started drinking Starbucks and I eat brown rice mixed with white for dinner. I didn't know about the Teddy Grahams! So going to try that. But at a buffet or steamboat I tend to go on eating - "don't waste food and money". Especially when it's the really expensive buffets at S$75 per person.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
ITA, she doesn't look sick like some celebs...
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 10 years
She looks very healthy but fit not skeletal.
ChiTownEm ChiTownEm 10 years
I really like her for some reason, she is so cute!
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