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Jenny McCarthy Eats a Gluten- and Dairy-Free Diet

Jenny McCarthy Is Gluten- and Dairy-Free and in Shape

In Shape magazine, that is — on the cover of the May issue. Actress, author, autism activist, and mother Jenny McCarthy said she ballooned to 211 pounds after the birth of her son, who's now 6 years old. Weight Watchers helped her slim down since it taught her about portion control and to be conscious of what she eats.

Then three years ago she switched to a diet that's gluten- and dairy-free, to match her son Evan's diet. Not only did it help her shed even more weight, but it's greatly improved her son's autism symptoms. A typical day consists of an egg white omelet for breakfast, then for lunch and dinner she enjoys fresh fruit and veggies (she purées them to make her own soups) with fish. For snacks she loves “those little packets of nuts from Starbucks.” Jenny also stays strong and flexible by practicing yoga, and is even trying to teach it to her honey, Jim Carrey. Check out the May issue of Shape for her 15-minute yoga sculpting workout.


afdfd afdfd 8 years
I stopped eating dairy in an attempt to be healthier. Since doing so, I feel better and I don't get gassy stomach aches anymore!
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
Why wouldn't you vaccinate your kids? Geez. Cutting out processed foods is just common sense. Also, photoshop.
becca1204 becca1204 8 years
I have to eat gluten and dairy free for health reasons (celiac disease). And you can really get a well balanced diet if you eat enough fruit, veggies, meats, eggs, and nuts. Granted, it's not an easy diet to follow, but in the long run it's probably better for you than eating all the foods with additives (most processed food have to be eliminated because of gluten or cross-contamination). And supplements are a must, especially for calcium! (And eggs are dairy but they don't contain milk products! That's why she eats eggs)
Rigatoni Rigatoni 8 years
Her diet sounds alright- I agree that the magazine probably left out specifics, which doesn't help the rest of us! Also, I hope she's getting enough fat- I know the nuts and fish have some, as well as avocado and maybe oils she uses to cook the fish? But healthy fats are super important, especially if you go low-carb like she is.
superfoxml superfoxml 8 years
I gave up dairy and it's not as hard as you'd think. REALLY helped me with allergies and weight issues.
Alliecat22 Alliecat22 8 years
Her forehead looks huge on the cover, just saying.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 8 years
It seems irresponsible to promote anything this anti-vaccination nutcase does.
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
she looks amazing i cant believe she used to weight 211!! inspiring..
kclulu kclulu 8 years
bluepuppybites - the mtv show was indeed Singled Out JJones - I agree that it sounds like she is eating very little, however I think magazines have a tendancy to gloss over the specifics of what a diet usually entails and leaves things out (which is terrible because people read it and think that all they have to do is purree fish and vegetables -which sounds terrible btw- and they will be skinny too). I hope so at least because although she is eating some good things, calcium and protien appears to be extremely lacking.
dancinlaughin01 dancinlaughin01 8 years
its always refreshing to see a celebrity with a healthy body that isn't skin and bones. this woman has an amazing body, she looks better than most people half her age! this is inspiration for me!
laellavita laellavita 8 years
I agree with her about those packages of nuts from Starbucks, but they're hardly little - about three servings per pack! They work as a great way to curb hunger if you spread one out as a few snacks, though.
Little-Miss-Jay Little-Miss-Jay 8 years
I don't know if it's just me, but it sounds like she's not eating very much at all. I hope she's taking some sort of supplement, and finding a way to get calcium into her body or else, while she may look great now, she'll be 50 and have osteoporosis...not cool.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
I could never live without dairy. Well, I guess if my life depended on it, but I would never CHOOSE to eliminate it.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
Yea my sister has to do this with her first 2 kids who have behavioral problems. You also try to cut out as much processed food as possible, it actually helps so much you wouldn't believe!
Advah Advah 8 years
It's really sweet she's following the same diet as her son! It's also really interesting that the diet's helped her son - I'd never read anything before about links between gluten/dairy and autism.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
Singled out is that what it was?
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
She looks absolutely amazing. It's hard to believe she was on that show (someone help me please) on MTV. She could definitely be a role model now.
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