However, history has taught us these food diaries are ripe for public mockery — because as it turns out, celebrities eat some pretty wacky things.
Remember when chef Pete Evans revealed his affinity for ‘cultured vegetables’ and those infamous activated almonds? Or when Therese Kerr shared that she enjoys a glass of “reverse osmosis (alkalised, mineralised) water with magnesium powder, vitamin C powder, sinc and selenium liquid”?
Oh, how the internet scoffed.
Not all ‘days on a plate’ are this eyebrow-raising, though. Kayla Itsines posted hers on Facebook yesterday, and it’s refreshingly devoid of ‘trendy’ superfoods.
“These days there are so many fad diets and quick cleanses being promoted, so I have decided to share with you what my diet looks like on any given day,” the Adelaide personal trainer, whose Bikini Body Guide has become an international sensation, explained to her followers.
So what might you find a super-fit person eating on a typical day? Let’s do a walk-through.
Itsines’ brekky of choice is something that wouldn’t look out of place on your local cafe menu: a poached egg with avocado and tomato on rye toast. So far, so delicious.
Lunch is a “Yiros style” wrap, a nod to her Greek heritage. It sounds simple to prepare, too; Itsines fills a wholemeal wrap with turkey, tomato, red onion, lettuce and homemade tzatziki.