Human rights lawyer, style icon, wife of superstar George Clooney and now a mother of two, Amal Clooney has room for everything in her life – and her diet seems just as varied.
The superstar lawyer enjoys a protein-packed Mediterranean diet, with a focus on fresh organic food, light portion sizes, and plenty of vegetables. Seafood plays an important role too, as Amal eats “fish twice a day,” according to a source in Heat magazine.
That’s not to say Amal has gone full pescatarian, however.
White meat is also on the menu
The Mediterranean diet that Amal follows, seeks to cut down on red meat in favor of leaner white ones like chicken or other poultry. She is happy to eat “spaghetti, turkey meatballs, and chicken breast,” with interviewer Nathen Heller, though this comes with the usual side salad.
Emphasis on green goodness with every meal.
Room for a sweet tooth
Amal may eat healthily and put effort into maintaining her physique, but she also lets herself relax from time to time. With a popcorn machine and candy jars in the family screening room, snacks are on hand when they are deserved.
Once again, there is a fine balance at play – and she mixes in healthier options when she can. Chickpeas and humous on a wholegrain cracker are a typical alternative to straight sugar and carbs. Whole grains are packed with nutrients, shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. The same cannot be said of regular store-bought candies, so Amal’s alternatives are certainly better.
She opts for this balanced approach instead of full-on detoxes, which she tried with her husband once before and abandoned after 11 days. “It was hard to give up the glass of wine in the evening,” she told Vogue. “But even harder to give up the espresso first thing in the morning,”
No need to give up the wine
Amal’s own mother is first to admit that her daughter has a wild side “Amal partied hard and worked hard” and she can still enjoy the odd alcoholic beverage. Indeed, the Mediterranean diet allows for wine, as its consumption has been associated with a reduced risk of heart disease. With their own bar behind the pool room, it seems that Amal and her husband enjoy this less strict drinking policy.
And whether it’s welcoming their two sons into the world or winning UNCA global citizen of the year a few months after her husband was awarded his AFI lifetime achievement, the duo has been given plenty of cause to celebrate of late.
Light bites and superfoods
A source told Heat that breakfasts usually consist of seaweed soup or an egg. Both of these are high in protein and will kick off her metabolism in the morning. This lets her burn more calories throughout the day, as she goes about her hectic duties.
Amal may have bailed on her health cleanse with George, but by incorporating superfoods into her regime, she can see just as many health benefits. It is rich in omega acids, iodine, calcium, and vitamins. No wonder she still seems full of energy even after childbirth.
Professionally prepared cuisine
It can be hard to find the time to make such a wide variety of meals on a daily basis, but Amal is lucky enough to have specialists on hand. With a chef and personal assistant on staff, she can leave what she eats to professionals, as long as they prepare foods within the healthy parameters she sets.
This frees her up to pursue her career goals, and dedicate time to her family.
A complex meal plan for a complex woman
Like everything else in her life, Amal Clooney’s diet is far from straight forward. It’s vegetable-based, with room for white meat and fish – salmon, swordfish, and mackerel are top of the list.
She makes an effort to snack healthily but still allows herself the odd sweet treat. She has shunned health detoxes, in favor of vitamin-rich superfoods that do the detox for her.
She’s a woman of style and class – take a look at Marie Claire’s countdown of her most definitive looks. Everyone wants the secret of her success.
Sadly, the secret might not lie in what Amal eats; but also, what she does. Be it hiking with her mother, or donning the tennis whites just after giving birth, Amal certainly keeps up with the exercise too.