Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger’s Food Diary: What I Eat In a Day

09/03/2015 at 11:50 AM ET

Patti Stanger

Everyone knows that diet and exercise are the keys to losing weight and staying healthy, but Patti Stanger has another secret.

“I meditate everyday for 15 minutes,” Stanger tells PEOPLE. “I find that if I meditate and work out, my hormones stabilize, I feel a lot better about my weight and I don’t have a fear of food.”

The Millionaire Matchmaker star, 54, says she used to restrict her diet — but not anymore.

“I’m all about low-fat, high protein, gluten-free foods,” she says. “I would rather eat a steak and sliced tomatoes more than anything, but I love chocolate, too. Or if I feel like eating bread one day, then I’m going to eat bread.”

Her fitness philosophy also comes down to having the right attitude.

“Everybody’s body is different,” she says. “I think you can look the best you can, and sometimes that’s not a size zero.”

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

Water with lemon in the morning
Two large bottles of water throughout the day

1 large pancake made with Dr. Emma’s waffle & syrup meal replacement, 2 egg whites, strawberries, blueberries, plus sugar-free syrup

Lundberg rice chips with hummus

Scoop of tuna made with light mayo and lemon over a chopped vegetable salad with balsamic dressing and cold egg whites
Diet cola

Afternoon Snack
Krave black cherry barbecue pork jerky

Homemade chicken chili with yellow mustard over zero-calorie yam noodles

Late Night Snack/Dessert
One glass of my sweet red P.S. Match wine
Small piece of Alter Ego dark chocolate with sea salt

Total Calories

“I love that her breakfast contains protein,” says dietitian Keri Glassman of, who also praises Stanger for her veggie-filled lunch. While Stanger’s snacks help “keep energy up,” Glassman would prefer she choose a banana with nut butter. “Patti should look closely at the labels of the packaged foods she eats,” says Glassman. “Sugar is sneaking in all over the place!”

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

—Ana Calderone, @anacalderone

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D'Erpio on

No one gives a rats ass what this obnoxious Yid consumes. She is a chancre.

Anonymous on

Doesn’t sound like a good diet to me. Nothing healthy comes in a package or a pre-mix. Fresh items are best! Fresh fruit, chicken and healthy low sugar protein bars. But I agree with the doctor you have to read your labels!

whatever on

Who cares! Seriously???

Katie on

Well it hasn’t done anything to improve her foul mouth. And I don’t really think we care what she eat, drinks, sucks or anything else. Guess next we’ll see what she poops in a day. This is what people resort to when they become irrelevant.

dawn on

she wrote that as she cried in a bag of cheetos they are gluten free.

Guest54 on

I like Patti. She tells it like it is and it’s never anyone who doesn’t totally deserve it, eg. – macho men who don’t treat women with respect. I don’t like her diet plan very much, but it seems to work in keeping the calories down.

Nanu21 on

…..and yet she can’t get herself a male…..

huh on

Diet Cola are you serious?? She should quit while she’s ahead and just get some cats

S on

People needs to stop with these sexist articles and realize women have their own control over their bodies and don’t need descriptions of other women’s diets. We all should feel empowered to be healthy and take care of ourselves – not everybody else. Why don’t they ever run “What men eat in a day?”

Anonymous on

How can she say she used to restrict her diet, but not anymore?? She restricts gluten, fats, carbohydrates and sugar for no reason at all. If she can eat bread when she feels like it then she doesn’t have Celiac and doesn’t need to restrict gluten. She isn’t eating much in it’s natural form (such as whole eggs instead of just the whites) and is consuming a lot of artificial sweeteners. She’s not a nutrition professional, so why would what she says about food be valid?

Guest on

@D’Erpio I don’t like anything about Patti Stanger and certainly don’t care what she eats. However, throwing in an anti-Semitic slur did not add anything to your comment, which I totally agree with.

Anonymous on

1300 calories a day is a joke. she’s starving herself

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