"My craziest diet was for 'The Matrix,'" Jada confessed to People magazine recently. "I actually had to eat tons and tons and tons of food." Why the weight gain? "It was all about building muscle," Jada explained, noting that she had to lift an impressive "70 lbs. chest weight, and a lot of weight on my legs." Now that she's back to her normal vegetarian diet, Jada does still admit to one fattening food pleasure: She loves "McDonald's French fries." (Tip: Stay on your vegan or vegetarian diet and stay slim while enjoying comfort foods like French fries by clicking here to get "Quick and Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food: 150 Down-Home Recipes Packed with Flavor, Not Calories!")
Although Jada stays slim while allowing herself an occasional treat, not all vegetarian foods are low in calories and carbohydrates. Want to stay slender like Jada or lose weight on a meat-free food plan? Try these books:
- "The Flexitarian Diet: The Mostly Vegetarian Way to Lose Weight, Be Healthier, Prevent Disease, and Add Years to Your Life" (especially good to ease into the vegetarian lifestyle)
- "The Eat-Clean Diet Vegetarian Cookbook: Lose Weight and Get Healthy - One Mouthwatering, Meal a a Time!"
- "The Vegetarian Low-Carb Diet: The Fast, No-Hunger Weight loss Diet for Vegetarians"