Nicole Scherzinger’s Food Diary: What I Eat in a Day

06/17/2015 at 02:10 PM ET

Nicole Scherzinger
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For Nicole Scherzinger, healthy eating doesn’t mean giving up her favorite treats. “I don’t deprive myself of anything,” says the 36-year-old singer who can be seen on NBC’s I Can Do That. “I have everything in moderation.”

The 5’4″ performer supplements her balanced diet with lots of exercise, including hiking, spinning, hot yoga, jogging and dancing. And her surefire trick? Staying away from snacks after the sun goes down. “When I’m really watching my weight, I refrain from eating late at night,” she says.

Check out her daily food log below — and pick up the new issue of PEOPLE (on newsstands Friday) to read more about her diet.

Hydration
6 to 8 glasses of water

Breakfast
Cold-pressed green juice
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 tbsp. agave
½ cup granola
Banana
Brown rice
Japanese tea, served hot

Lunch
3 slices smoked turkey breast
2 slices Lite Baby Swiss cheese
½ avocado
1 cup mixed romaine lettuce
½ cup cherry tomatoes
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. balsamic reduction

Snack
1 cup pineapple and blueberries, cut

Dinner
1 cup gluten-free pasta
½ cup tomato basil sauce
Sprinkle of shaved Parmesan

Dessert
2-oz. chocolate truffles

Total Calories
1571

“Nicole’s breakfast looks pretty delish and healthy,” says dietitian Keri Glassman of NutritiousLife.com. “I even like the honey for a little sweetness — it’s much better than artificial sweeteners, and it also has antibacterial properties.” But, she says, “Since Nicole is getting sugar from the honey and banana, she doesn’t need the granola. Better to just throw some nuts or seeds in for a little crunch.” Glassman says Scherzinger’s lunch is a perfect mix of antioxidants, lean protein, healthy fat and calcium. But for dinner, she could up the nutritional quotient by throwing in a little spinach and perhaps a few pine nuts. “Overall, she is a very, healthy, clean eater,” says Glassman. “She eats all real foods in a very structured way and allows herself an indulgence so she doesn’t feel deprived and doesn’t binge. I am impressed!”

NOTE: It is recommended that women should eat at least 1,200 calories per day, and men should eat at least 1,800 calories per day.

—Antoinette Y. Coulton @diamondtennis

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Lennie on

This article is a direct cut and paste of every other groundbreaking story on “models,” “actresses,” and D-listers.

Ella on

Bet she poops like a goose, too! Seriously, why did I read this??

Heather on

Of course she eats everything in moderation. Bring on the hot dogs, donuts and french fries!

Guest on

With a diet like that, her breath must be awesome.

Moe on

@Ella – she is too perfect to poop!

Elle on

Sorry but I don’t believe she eats all that….

Mitey Mouz on

Who?

SS on

Wow, she must be sooooo full from all that lettuce.

Lils on

Well, someone has to eat that crap! But not me. Pork chops, peas-n-rice. Sleep. Ice cream pop. Sleep. HAPPY!!

Katie on

“Exercise, including hiking, spinning, hot yoga, jogging and dancing.” What an empty existence. Personally I work and prefer to spend time with my loved ones and friends.

guest on

I don’t eat pasta, but a cup of pasta? that doesn’t seem like enough for dinner.

either way, why do we care what this chicks all day?

Sarah on

I don’t care what she eats. Whoever she is she’s not an attractive woman – if she’s starving eating all that crap thinking that she is attractive, she may as well have a steak!

Meowlody on

Again I am asking myself why I clicked on this article! SMDH!

Susan on

One and half cups of veggies daily is a “balanced diet”? I don’t think so.

Guest on

I guess if I gave up bread, I too would look like that. But I like to live a little, even if it means having a less than perfect figure. I don’t see much variety there.

Pennie on

Seriously, who is this person? People mag is now “Z List Magazine.” The only diet I care about is my own, and my kids. Who cares what some no-name “star” doesn’t eat! This “Exclusive,” is Exclusive dumpster material.

LisaG on

Wow, I don’t know where they got those very outdated caloric intake recommendations, but the 1200 calories for women is starvation level. That’s ridiculous. My BMR is over 1400 cals alone.

Amanda on

She looks like a clown, who cares what this girl eats or correct- doesn’t eat.

Anonymous on

The nutritionist got one thing wrong-Agave is not honey…. It’s from a cactus.- It has a much different sugar content than honey and can be used in a diabetic-friendly diet as well as a vegan diet.

sarah on

The nutritionist was incorrect in referring to agave, which is from a cactus as honey. Unlike honey, agave can be used in a diabetic-friendly diet and as a sweetener for strict vegans.

NWCO on

This is a woman who is on record, in People magazine nonetheless, for battling an eating disorder… I don’t think it’s wise to suggest taking diet advice from her.

K.B. on

Dinner is a cup of pasta, some sauce and chocolate? Aside from the vitamin C and lutein in the sauce, and the antioxidants in the chocolate, that meal is nearly devoid of protein ( a tiny shaving of Parmesan doesn’t count, IMO ), and is almost all carbs and sugar. She’s set up for a low blood sugar attack in the early a.m. That entire menu is hard to believe.

Ruby Red on

Looks awfully close to the minimal 1200 calories. She might be able to handle that based on her genetics, or whatever, but other women who try to mimic these star-starvation diets shouldn’t feel like failures for not living up. It’s untenable. Women, get educated:

http://sophieologie.me/2013/09/26/1200-calories/

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