Unforgiving corsets, high-powered lenses and a zillion prying eyes… Do you see where we are going with this? Given the sheer number of red carpets Priyanka Chopra has been shuttling between for the past two years, she can probably file for NRI status, but that doesn’t make the process easier. An empty stomach made her feell wonky when Ellen DeGeneres held her at camera-point to down tequila shots. The Baywatch star has since remedied the situation by having a comforting burger before heading out the door.
Sonam Kapoor, meanwhile, ensures that she stays hydrated and fed on the go during her whirlwind Cannes red carpet prep, and of course, you have Bella Hadid who coolly slurps down an ice cream without any errant spills showing up on her Alexandre Vauthier gown.
Once you figure out what sorcery is involved behind the particular feat, have a look at how the best in the biz keep bloating at bay.
6 gorgeous women reveal their diet during award season
Forget starving yourself to fit into a sample sized dress; Sonam clearly needs her energy to lug around her voluminous gowns. Celebrity dietician Radhika Karle revealed that she has the actress eating on the go at Cannes to keep her vitals up and merry. Her go-to snack? Fresh hummus, avocados, and grilled vegetables stuffed in a slice of pita bread
Likewise, Priyanka Chopra gets her munchies sorted before heading out the door. And given the number of drinking games that inadvertently find their way to her on the red carpet, we don’t blame her for wanting to take precautions. “Before a red carpet appearance, I need to have a burger from In-N-Out (an American fast food chain). I like to balance my meals out, and I don’t believe that starving myself, or denying myself food I love, really helps,” she proudly announced
Body-con gowns can’t get the better of this Hunger Games warrior. J-Law’s trainer, Dalton Wong has her on a steady diet of calming teas during awards season. “Chamomile tea helps to calm the body and get rid of stress that could build up before an event, leading to bloating. The dandelion tea is a brilliant diuretic so it helps to prevent water retention and flushes out toxins,” he explains
For those days when her benevolent godmother takes a time-out, supermodel Gigi turns to Queen Bey for inspiration: The 22-year-old stunner shares her love for the Master Cleanse, or Lemonade Detox Diet, with the popstar during award season.
So what precisely does a Master Cleanse involve? Limiting your daily diet to a lemon, cajun pepper and maple syrup drink. “It’s something that has been tested for so many years, it’s not bad for your metabolism, it’s a very measured way of not starving your body. I personally would rather do the Master Cleanse for ten days than just eat salad for six months,” she laughed in an interview
The Suicide Squad star will be the first to admit that her glowing skin and toned figure is a the result of trial and error. Her award season diet keeps oscillating between two extremes: “I don’t have a very good diet. I love beer, fries, burgers, but if I have to get in a bikini, then I’ll eat carrot sticks for three days. I’m one extreme or the other,” she openly declared in an interview
We’d love to say that we are surprised that the gorgeous supermodel munches on seaweed snacks before leaving for a red carpet event, but… We’re talking about the same lovably kooky person who opts for leech facials and then takes them home as her pets.