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Feed Your Face To Radiant Skin Worthy Of A Close-Up (Part 1)

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Eat your way to radiant skin worthy of a close-up with our A-list beauty secrets

If you’re seeking the secret to supple, glowing skin and wobble-free, toned thighs, take a look in your fridge. Celebrity nutritionist and beauty expert Kimberly Snyder, whose impressive client list includes some of Hollywood’s biggest names (think Fergie, Dita Von Teese, Hilary Duff and Drew Barrymore to name a few), reckons a few sensible diet tweaks are the solution to most beauty woes.

Eat your way to radiant skin worthy of a close-up with our A-list beauty secrets

Eat your way to radiant skin worthy of a close-up with our A-list beauty secrets

‘I try to shift clients’ perspective of foods to evaluate them in a more holistic way,’ she explains. ‘I help them choose nutrient-dense skin-nourishing foods that support the body’s natural detoxification functions so the cells and blood stay as cleansed as possible.’

Kimberly’s new book, The Beauty Detox Solution ($20, Harlequin), reveals the nifty tricks she uses to keep the A-list looking red-carpet ready and we’ve persuaded her to share her best-kept secrets. ‘You should notice a difference in the brightness and an increased glow in your skin within three days,’ she says. ‘Weight also starts to melt away because your body will be more balanced and healthy.’ Let’s get started!

The perfect balance

Kimberly’s approach is based around clearing up the nasty in your diet and replacing them with top-quality carbs, protein, healthy fats and lots of fruit and vegetables. ‘Skin looks older when there is a build-up of toxins, but eating to prevent toxicity amassing in your system can result in beautiful skin and radiance in a way that skincare products alone could never do,’ says Kimberly. Factor in a few simple eating rules and you’ve got a failsafe formula for success!

It’s important to bear in mind that beauty is an inside job. So if you want to shift stubborn weight and stop fine lines from creeping up, start boycotting takeaways and sugary treats and watch what you’re putting in your mouth. According to Kimberly, maintaining the correct acid and alkaline balance in your body is absolutely key to fighting those pesky wrinkles and keeping your weight stable. ‘If you eat food that is filled with chemicals, preservatives, various fillers and toxins, your body and skin will be out of balance and won’t reflect your full beauty potential,’ she says.

Kimberly’s approach is based around clearing up the nasty in your diet and replacing them with top-quality carbs, protein, healthy fats and lots of fruit and vegetables

Kimberly’s approach is based around clearing up the nasty in your diet and replacing them with top-quality carbs, protein, healthy fats and lots of fruit and vegetables

Different areas of the body have different pH requirements, so while your tissues should be slightly alkaline, your colon should be slightly acidic. When your body is faced with an acid overload, often caused by a diet heavy in animal products and processed foods, it tries to compensate by leaching alkaline minerals out of the tissues. This can have a knock-on effect on what you see in the mirror, contributing to premature wrinkles, dark circles, lifeless hair and brittle nails. The best way to keep your body at its perfect pH is by eating a mostly alkaline diet of green vegetables and ripe fruit with no more than 20 per cent acidic foods such as dairy and caffeine.

Sugar rush

We hate to break it to you, but if you want to look every bit as flawless as Hollywood’s biggest names, sugar needs to come off the menu. Kimberly swears that cutting down on sugar and banning sweeteners, such as sucralose and aspartame, from your diet can torch pounds in record time while ensuring a super-healthy glow. ‘Sugar and sweeteners are acid-forming in the body, which is ageing,’ she says.

‘Sugar and sweeteners are acid-forming in the body, which is ageing,’ she says.

‘Sugar and sweeteners are acid-forming in the body, which is ageing,’ she says.

Sweeteners also play havoc with the appetite-controlling hormones insulin and Leptin, as well as reducing good gut bacteria. If you can’t curb your sweet tooth, Kimberly suggests using natural substitutes such as stevia and xylitol.

Team work

We often don’t realize the impact of digestion on skin health, but Kimberly says that in order to snap your body into celeb-worthy shape and maintain a glowing complexion, you need to keep your digestive system in good order. She recommends combining foods that naturally go together. Why? Because your stomach secretes different juices when you eat different foods. Non-starchy veggies are considered neutral as they’re simple for the body to digest, so a good pairing might be a grilled chicken breast with leafy green veg. On the other hand, eating two proteins together can put a strain on your digestive tract, making a pairing of eggs and sausages a no-no.

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