Getting fit and the body you want doesn't mean giving up delicious food.
“Fit” and “healthy” have become some of the most popular tags on social media, it’s sexy to take excellent care of our bodies and minds That’s why Jill de Jong, fitness model and personal trainer who provided the real-life body for video game adventure icon Lara Croft, along with nine of her fellow models have come together to share their food philosophies, expertise, and favorite recipes—their secrets to feeling healthy and looking great.
Models Do Eat is more than a simple cookbook—it invites you to think critically about nutrition and make better choices for yourself. If you’ve tried to drop some pounds by depriving yourself of food, you know how miserable and harmful it can be. This team of inspiring women is dedicated to help you make the healthiest possible choices for your body. These models love to eat and they eat a lot. With approaches from paleo and gluten-free eating to vegetarianism and veganism, and everything in-between, Models Do Eat is proof that there’s not just one “correct” way to eat well and feel beautiful.
Inside discover more than 100 delicious, healthful recipes that promote energy, glowing skin, shiny hair, and weight loss, including Mediterranean Breakfast Cups, Gluten-Free Endless Energy Matcha Muffins, Wholesome Mushroom Tacos, Coconut Basil Sweet Potato Fries, Bison Stew and Bone Broth, Charred Cauliflower with Peppers & Egg, Raw Vegan Cheesecake Bars, and more. These meals will jumpstart your own unique path to looking and feeling like your best self.
In addition to their recipe recommendations, you’ll get personal stories and insights from:
- Taylor Walker Sinning (Under Armour model with a Master's in physical education)
- Courtney James (certified health coach and the face of Aerie and American Eagle)
- Lauren Williams (Personal trainer & fitness model for Nike, Athleta, Target, and Women's Health )
- Colleen Baxter (functional medicine practitioner who's walked for Oscar de la Renta and posed for Vogue )
- Adela Capova (integrative nutritionist featured in Elle , Harper's Bazaar , and GQ )
- Liana Werner-Gray (Miss Earth Australia and bestselling author of The Earth Diet and 10-Minute Recipes )
- Summer Rayne Oakes (certified holistic nutritionist featured in the elite Pirelli Calendar)
- Nikki Sharp (naturopath, raw foods expert, and frequent face on Access Hollywood and Extra! TV )
- Sarah DeAnna (bestselling author of Supermodel You )
Anyone can eat like a model and reap the benefits, inside and out. Models Do Eat shows you how.
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About the Author
Jill de Jong was born in Holland, and her successful modeling career brought her to the US. She was based in New York for many years, explored Miami for a few years, and then fell in love with Los Angeles, where she currently resides; a great place to pursue her passion for health and wellness. She made the career shift from full-time modeling to health coach, personal trainer, and chef, and has never looked back.
When Jill is not working, you can find her in the kitchen cooking or outside in Malibu running, biking, surfing, or stretching in a yoga class. She recharges by spending time with her boyfriend and friends. Meaningful conversations and delicious food make her heart sing. To stay motiviated to exercise, she signs up for triathlons and Spartan races.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Sarah DeAnnaA Message from Jill
CHAPTER ONE: The 10 EssentialsCaloriesGlutenCarbsProteinFatSugarpH: What’s Your Number?Why Organic?ExerciseChemicals
CHAPTER TWO: Protein Power by Jill de JongBreakfast on the Go Chocolaty Protein ShakePower PancakesExotic Quinoa Breakfast BowlVegan Morning ScrambleCarrot Quinoa BowlEasy Pea-sy SoupBlack Bean Pesto PastaGarbanzo Truffle BurgerScrumptious ScallopsLentils with Salmon and Broccoli
CHAPTER THREE: Less Sugar, More Spice by Taylor Walker SinningFlourless Flax WaffleChia Banana ParfaitMediterranean Breakfast CupsPeanut Butter Energy BallsSweet Potato CakesSouthwestern Black Bean BurgerSweet and Savory Chicken MeatballsRoasted Beet Salad with Pickled FennelEasy Chicken Enchilada CasseroleGrass-Fed Bolognese Sauce
CHAPTER FOUR: Paleo Party by Courtney JamesEndless Energy Matcha MuffinsCrunchy Superfood Paleo GranolaColorful Kale SaladVegan Rice Paper RollsNourishing Tempeh BowlAuthentic Raw SauerkrautPaleo Stuffed Zucchini BoatsChocolate MousseQuick GuacamolePaleo Chocolate Chip Banana Cake
CHAPTER FIVE: Simply Delicious by Lauren WilliamsBreakfast SaladOvernight OatsCilantro Breakfast Egg MuffinsAvocado ToastCherryberry SmoothieSpicy Collards and Cabbage SaladWholesome Mushroom TacosGinger Chili SautéThree-Bean Chipotle ChiliCurried Fish Stew
CHAPTER SIX: Happy Belly by Colleen BaxterBone BrothCultured VegetablesRainbow SaladEggsellent MorningBison StewFertile Femme Ice CreamSpiced Salmon with Sweet PotatoesChia Cocoa PuddingMojito Coconut Yogurt
CHAPTER SEVEN: Fitness Fuel by Adela CapovaBodybuilder’s BreakfastRunner’s GranolaMorning Strawberry GoodnessBrown Rice SouffléRunner’s Quinoa LunchChunky Salmon Mint BurgersLemon Chili PrawnsSummit SnackVery Green JuiceSchnitzel with Fennel Sauerkraut
CHAPTER EIGHT: Unhealthy Foods Made Healthy by Liana Werner-GrayEasy Homemade Chia Seed JamFour-Ingredient Vegan Shortbread CookiesBuffalo Chicken PenneChocolate Hazelnut CheesecakeGluten-Free LasagnaCashew Cream Bites with Chocolate SauceRaw Cherry “Cheesecake” with Almond CrustChocolate Sunflower Butter CupsSunflower Butter Rice Crispy Treats
CHAPTER NINE: Mostly Plants by Summer Rayne OakesArugula SaladAvocado HummusSunny-Side-Up Eggs in an AvocadoMoroccan Carrot MashCharred Cauliflower, Peppers, and EggShiitake, Onion, and Sunchoke SaladMustard and Microgreen Beet SaladPickled Egg, Beet, and Pea Tendril SaladAvocado, Tomato, and Crab Salad
CHAPTER TEN: Sweets and Treats by Nikki SharpGingerlicious BlissP.B. Banana BitesBetter Peanut Butter CupsPaleo Pumpkin PieRaw Vegan Cheesecake BarsHealthier Chocolate CrepesGuilt-Free Brownies with CaramelDeconstructed Raw Peach CobblerCandy Corn Parfait
CHAPTER ELEVEN: Liquid Recipes by Jill de JongSweetDreamyRefreshedEnergizedCleansedProductiveBeautifulHealedCoolBubblyLightCozyGloriousElevated
Afterword by Liana Werner-GrayAcknowledgmentsAbout the Author
What People are Saying About This
“I love that Jill de Jong is not only taking the fear away from eating, but intelligently guides you in her easy-to-follow book toward delicious and healthy recipes.”
“Jill de Jong and her expert coauthors show you not only that models do eat—but that nourishing food is what allows them to look and feel as good as they do! This book is packed with beautifying recipes that will inspire you to feed your body well at every meal.”
—Jolene Hart, health coach and author of the bestselling Eat Pretty series
“ Models Do Eat is a great book to use for everyday living. As a model myself, I constantly get asked what do I eat? I’m a firm believer in organic and foods that fuel your body, avoiding diet traps like counting calories or eating fat-free, depriving one’s self. This book has the best kind of recipes: easy to follow and powerful for mind, body, and soul.”
—Robyn Lawley, Sports Illustrated cover model
“Never trust anyone who tells you that not eating is the key to looking good! I applaud Jill and her team for creating this stunning, important book about one of the best parts of life: delicious, nourishing food! Models Do Eat is a celebration of healthy eating for real beauty—inside and out.”
— Lauren Lobely, author of Accidental Paleo and plant-based chef
“Jill is such an inspiring woman. She’s the real deal; she practices what she preaches. I’ll always be on team Jill because she genuinely wants everyone to win.”
— Nadine Velazquez, actress
“I used to eat lots of processed foods and over-exercised to make up for it. Jill introduced me to eating clean, unprocessed, delicious food, and I discovered that a healthy lifestyle was far from boring. I finally found the balance I needed. Jill has a very light and beautiful way to approach people and I am sure this book and her approach to food will captivate you.”
— Martha Graeff, fashion blogger and model
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
First, I would like to thank Netgalley and BenBella Publishing for providing me with a free PDF copy of this cookbook in exchange for an honest review. This is the first cookbook in which I have found the opening chapters to be more valuable than the recipes. In most cookbooks, I admittedly flip through the pictures until I find something appetizing. This book is incredibly relevant to any woman on diet because it reinforces the fact that 1) carbs are not the enemy and 2) being healthy means a lot more than cutting carbs and counting calories; it means feeling good in YOUR body. Hey, if models can eat carbs, then so can I! As for the recipes, they are very easy to follow. However, they are divided up by model. Each model has a general theme, but overall, there is a lack of continuity or flow. I believe this cookbook would have benefited its readers more by separating the recipes into categories rather than grouping each model's recipes together. Unless I were planning on following a particular model's recipes, as a reader, I really don't care who wrote the recipe. Recipe author highlights could still be incorporated throughout the book but would not necessarily need to precede the recipes. The final thing I would add is the nutrition facts for each recipe, either on the recipe page or in an appendix. Overall, I was very impressed with this cookbook. I just wish I had it in hardcopy :)\ #netgalley #modelsdoeat
I am reviewing this book for Jill de Jong, BenBella Books, and NetGalley who gave me a copy of their book for an honest review. As well as providing us with healthy recipes, there are a list of foods which you can eat from and another list to avoid as these affect your gut. It encourages people to exercise but everyday exercise – go for a walk, or a cycle ride. Can’t wait to try some of these recipes.