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A look at Oprah Winfrey’s diet plan that keeps her fit at 69

American talk show host, Oprah Winfrey lost 40 pounds and stunned everyone with the incredible weight loss. The 69-year-old wowed all with a slimmed physique and as revealed from her diet it is not far from being attainable. She consumes 1,700 calories daily. Her diet comprises 20 percent protein, 30 percent fat, and 50 percent carbohydrates. Here are a few diet secrets of Oprah that help her stay fit.

Her diet is balanced by whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. She consumes lots of calcium-enriched soymilk, and yogurt and eats about 1,100 mg of calcium daily. She also consumes an average of 34 grams of fiber a day.Her breakfast comprises bananas, calcium-enriched orange juice, berries and a handful of almonds. She also has oatmeal, blueberries, walnuts, chocolate-strawberry smoothie blended with 1 tablespoon wheat germ, whole grain bread toasted, fried egg, turkey slices, and bread toast with peanut butter.

For lunch she has a fruit bowl comprising banana, apple, peach and mango; arugula, grapefruit and avocado salad; whole grain bread with mayo, turkey, tomato, basil leaves, and cheddar cheese; ground turkey meat; vegetable kabobs composed of cherry tomatoes, mushroom, zucchini and onion; southwestern veggie burger supreme; wasa crispbread topped with turkey, pepper jack cheese, basil leaves; whole grain bread with light mayo, topped with smoked turkey, pepper jack cheese, grilled onions brushed with olive oil, avocado, tomato, lettuce.

For dinner, Oprah prefers having wild rice with mixed vegetables (broccoli, green peas, or carrots) sautéed in olive oil, chicken breast cutlets, grilled with a little olive oil; pasta with mixed veggies and chicken; wasa crispbread and cheddar cheese; bowl of cherries with banana, peach, yogurt, walnuts and cereal; grilled snapper with eggplant, squash and potatoes; banana smoothie; mixed lettuce salad. Between two consecutive heavy meals which happen to be her lunch and dinner, Oprah has pear, cheddar cheese, hard-boiled egg, vegetables grilled in olive oil, dark chocolate, turkey breast, wheat pita, and hummus.

Source: timesofindia

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