Cheat day is the most sacred of rituals. It's that one day when you kiss your diet goodbye and indulge in *whatever* your heart desires. And even celebrities aren't immune. They might have private chefs, room service, and five-star restaurants at their finger tips, but sometimes all a celeb really wants is pizza, a burger, or maybe even a vending machine. Here's a look at what celebs eat on the very best day of the week.
Teigen is a woman of many talents: model, cookbook author, Velveeta lover, and genius who once Tweeted "I feel like even potato chips can be considered clean." As a true foodie, her indulgences are well documented on Insta: Shake Shack, Taco Bell, a visionary combination of Cap'n Crunch and Fruity Pebbles, McDonald's, pizza, and cinnamon rolls to name a few. "There's a balance with anything," Teigen, who admits to eating fast food a few times a week, told Delish. "When I cook, everything is organic and very clean; I'm meticulous and kind of insane about it. But sometimes you just want a Doritos Locos Taco."
Gigi Hadid's eating motto is sheer brilliance: "eat clean to stay fit, eat a burger to stay sane." Gigi even claims to have found best burger in New York, which she said is from J.G. Melon. She goes for the classic cheeseburger but hold the tomatoes, as she explained to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show.
The days of Kim's insanely strict diet are just about over. Now that her baby weight is long gone, her cheat days have returned as well. Kim calls fast food one of her "guilty pleasures," and some of her go-to spots are McDonald's, KFC, and In-N-Out. But she has also been known to eat churros, beignets (but only from New Orleans), and her own soul food cooking when she celebrates #SoulFoodSundays.
Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian
The Kardashians do cheat day like nobody else can. And by that, we mean on a private jet eating Popeyes. And Popeyes isn't the only fast food joint the Kardashians love. Khloe indulges in McDonald's on her cheat days, while Kourtney said her last meal would be "McDonald's french fries, and a McDonald's vanilla milkshake," to the New Potato.
Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara
The couple that cheats together, stays together?! Manganiello famously said, "it's good to have a cheat meal once in a while," and both hubby and wifey have stuck to that mantra. Manganiello's weekly cheat meal is two truffle burgers, cheese tots, and onion rings from Umami Burger, according to Men's Fitness. Vergara, on the other hand, dedicates an entire weekend to eating whatever she wants. "I love healthy eating, but I also love dessert," she told The New York Times. "I don't go too crazy during the week. But on the weekends, I completely order whatever I want."
Ciara famously lost her baby weight—60 pounds—in just four months. So yeah, she's superhuman, but she also didn't deprive herself while dieting. "First, I give myself a break," she told Shape. "When I'm on a strict eating regimen, at some point I have to have French fries, a cheeseburger, and some pizza. And Oreos and vanilla ice cream!"
Jackman's Instagram is one long ode to the cheat meal. He has indulged in a burger and fries, a massive portion of ribs, [link href="https://www.instagram.com/p/9B9zC6ChDn/" link_updater_label="external" target="_blank"]an entire plate of cookies, a package of Tim Tam cookies, and an elaborate breakfast spread including bacon and pancakes.
Perry's cheat day is dedicated to her one true love: burgers. While on her California Dreams Tour, she stuck to a very strict meal plan but still made time for a burger. "On Sundays I get to have a cheat day where I go buck wild and eat In-N-Out Burger," Perry told Rolling Stone. And let's not forget Perry's legendary move at the Golden Globes this year— she ordered In-N-Out burgers for her entire table, which included winner Brie Larson. 🍔🍔🍔.
Evidence of RiRi's love of snack food has been captured on Snapchat, but nobody knew the extent of Rihanna's snack habit until she appeared on the Ellen. Ellen ran through her rider—AKA what she requests in her dressing room—which revealed Rihanna's essential snacks, including: regular Cheetos, hot Cheetos, Golden Grahams cereal, Oreos, Cup of Noodles, red and white wine, vodka, soda, Frappuccinos, and garlic olives. "I just like to be prepared," Rihanna said. "You never know what mood you're going to be in that day."
Jennifer Lawrence loves pizza as much as we love Jennifer Lawrence. Her favorite headline ever written about herself is 'Look How Much Pizza Jennifer Lawrence Ordered,'" and this is a woman who has been nominated for four Oscars. And yes, her greatest culinary invention involves pizza. Lawrence explained the "Chili Pizza Sandwich" to Glamour: "You have a piece of pizza, you put chili in it with noodles, like southern chili with noodles, and then another piece of pizza, and then you eat it like a sandwich."
Aniston's cheat days sound particularly mouthwatering because she eats "either Mexican food, maybe Italian pasta," she told People. And her cheat day chef is none other than her adorable hubby, Justin Theroux. "My husband makes the best pasta Carbonara and we eat it once a week. I can't get enough of it," she told Marie Claire.
Pratt has been superhero shape since he starred in Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014. But even superhero's need their cheat days, so Pratt really goes for it: " I give myself a three-hour window and just do as much damage as I can," Pratt told Complex. "Usually it'll be something real sweet and carb-y: pancakes, pizza, cheese—because I try to stay away from dairy—ice cream Drumsticks, fried chicken, all the good comfort food. And, of course, whiskey and wine and beer and vodka."
Oprah's meme declaring her love of bread is no joke. But, since she eats bread on the daily with Weight Watchers, her cheat food is something else entirely. "Every now and then, I sneak a Cheeto!" she told E! News.
Biel has gotten into incredible action hero shape for a number of roles, but no matter how grueling the training, she has never abandoned her beloved cheat day. Biel admitted she has a cheat day "once a week at least." She recalled a particularly memorable one in New York while appearing on The Graham Norton Show. "I saw a Dunkin' Donuts," Biel said on. "I said 'pull the car over. Pull over right now.' We pulled over and ran in. I got 24 donuts. We went to a pizza joint, and we got two giant, large pizzas and I sat in the car and I put as much bread and dough in my mouth as I could possibly manage. It was the best moment."
Union always looks #flawless, but that doesn't mean she never indulges. In fact, her eating mantra calls for everything in moderation. "Don't deprive yourself," Union told Us. "I ate a whole serving of apple cake. I needed it, so I ate it. What good is it to be emaciated if your stomach's always growling. That sucks. Have a burger!"
Gomez recently put her Revival World Tour on hold to focus on her health, but spending so much time on the road revealed some intel about Gomez's favorite cheat day treats. Gomez told Bon Appetit that "pickles, hot Cheetos, and chocolates are staples." But her trainer has made a dent on Gomez's cheat food habit. "I used to have chicken pot pie," Gomez said to Entertainment Weekly." My trainer won't let me eat [junk] but I can still have my pot pies. Just not every day."
Hudson may be an athleisure guru, but her ideal lazy day on the couch involves a lot of cheat foods. "Sugarfish sushi, which would turn into Tates gluten free chocolate chip cookies, which would then be accompanied by a so-delicious ice cream bar with a chocolate and dairy-free coconut ice cream," Hudson told Elle about her dream day of snacking. "But my favorite, favorite, favorite would be frozen yogurt. I usually like a coconut fro-yo with some kind of chocolate situation and anything with cinnamon, or graham cracker-y, or oatmeal cookie type vibe."
Efron had to get in seriously good shape for the upcoming movie Baywatch, so of course he had a strict workout routine and diet. You can imagine his excitement when he Tweeted about his cheat day: a steak, four sides of potatoes and veggies, mac and cheese, three desserts, bread and butter, a brick of cheese, and caviar. And no leftovers.
Even the Queen of all things goop indulges. "For me the big things are really processed food and foods that have tons of chemicals and pesticides," Paltrow said according to People. "I try to stay away from that, but I love French fries and cheese and martinis and all that kind of thing."
Duff generally sticks to a very healthy diet but she still fully embraces the occasional cheat meal. Often, she picks lunchtime to indulge. "I'll usually eat a salad and possibly some french fries,"Duff told Us. "Gotta be a little naughty!" #Truth.
If a top model has a cheat day, you should too. "I eat really healthy because I feel better and I feel like I have better energy," Kloss told People. "On a cheat day though, I'm all about dark chocolate. Dark chocolate, sea salts, throw a little caramel in there, it's heaven." But since life is about balance, Kloss said a spin class is also a cheat day necessity. "Every day I go to SoulCycle is a cheat day. Somehow it justifies it," she told the magazine.
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