Singer Leona Lewis’ Food Diary: What I Eat in a Day

10/15/2015 at 12:59 PM ET

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British singer and songwriter Leona Lewis has been a vegetarian since she was 12 years old.

“Consuming what’s grown naturally has to be good for you,” says the 5’9″ star, whose new album I Am is available now. “I try to base most of my food choices on that principle.”

But Lewis, 30, also allows for indulgences once in a while. “I have a major sweet tooth and try not to restrict myself too much.”

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

6 bottles of water a day

½ cup mixed-nut granola with 1 cup almond milk

Curried tofu and steamed broccoli

Handful of red grapes

Fattoush salad with hummus and falafel

Total Calories

The Verdict: “Granola can be high in sugar even when packed with healthy oats and nuts,” says says dietitian Keri Glassman of “Leona should be picky when it comes to choosing a brand. She should read the label and make sure sugar is nowhere near the top of the ingredient list.” But Glassman gives Lewis high marks for lunch: “Tofu — as long as it’s not fried — with nutrient-packed broccoli is a great choice.” As for her snack? “Grapes are good, but I would love to see them coupled with nuts,” says Glassman. “The protein and fat would help keep her full.

She’s also a fan of the singer’s dinner. “It’s a solid vegetarian option, full of spices, plant protein, fiber and healthy fat.”

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

—Aili Nahas and Stephanie Emma Pfeffer

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CaseyM on

She must be HANGRY!

Rachel L on

That doesn’t sound healthy at all.

alex mcdonald on

That is extremely low calorie

Jessica on

Because tofu grow naturally.

Anonymous on

I don’t believe half of the crap celebs say they eat. They say what they think sounds good. She probably had a twinkie for snack lol

ejocham on

I’m starving just reading that. Thanksbutnothanks.

C@ on

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

So…why are we promoting this?

Anonymous on

1/2 a cup of granola and one whole cup of 40 calorie almond milk?! Be still my beating heart!

Claire on

1/2 a cup of granola and a whole cup of 40 calorie almond milk?! Be still my beating heart!

BS on

I’d be homicidal in 2 days flat with that diet.

kiks on

THIS is why young women have so many body & weight issues – ridiculous articles like this. This is under 1200 calories a day—which would be a ‘diet’ for an average female who literally just sits all day long doing nothing (the average resting metabolic rate for an active 30ish year old female is probably 1300ish calories a day.) But most of us move around and are active, meaning you will need a lot more than 1200 calories to sustain you–even if you are dieting! And you are doing more harm than good to your metabolism if you cut calories this severely. These #s are just not realistic, nor healthy. I hope these articles are more for a laugh than anything else. Yeesh.

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