Audrina Patridge’s Food Diary: What I Eat in a Day

12/03/2015 at 02:55 PM ET

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When it comes to diet, Audrina Patridge is all about balance.

“I don’t think anyone should deprive themselves; it’s all about self control and balancing,” says Patridge, the newly engaged host of NBC’s travel show 1st Look, who also aims to drink 66 oz. of water each day to stay hydrated.

“I don’t drink as much water as I’d like to but I try,” she adds.

Patridge admits she is “not a big dessert or soda person,” but doesn’t hold back when it comes to a treat meal.

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“It would definitely be an In-n-Out burger,” says the 5’6″ 30 -year-old. “A No. 2 animal style with an Arnold Palmer and fries!”

Patridge balances this with lots of exercise. When she is home in L.A., she’ll head to a local Pilates class. And when she is on the road traveling for her job, “I work out three days a week,” she says.

“If the hotel has a gym I do 20 minutes of cardio and alternate days where I’ll switch between working only my butt, legs, back and calves, and then my arms and core,” she explains.

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

66 oz. of water

Bowl of peach oatmeal with vanilla-flavored almond milk
Greek yogurt with honey
Glass of tangerine juice

Greek salad with chicken
Hummus and pita bread
Arnold Palmer drink

Handful of pistachios
Almond-and-coconut Kind bar

Four slices of salmon sashimi, three pieces of crunch roll, crab roll dipped in ponzu, wasabi and low-sodium soy sauce, edamame and miso soup
One small Asahi beer
Green tea ice cream

Total Calories

The Verdict: “Breakfast has a good balance of protein and high-fiber carbs,” says dietitian Keri Glassman of “But to reduce her sugar intake, she could skip the juice and do unsweetened almond milk.” And for lunch, Glassman adds, “as long as Audrina isn’t overdoing the feta in the Greek salad, she can enjoy the salty flavor and benefit from the calcium and protein. The chicken adds lean protein and the hummus a little more protein (in plant form) and fiber, which will help fill her up too.” Glassman says Patridge is spot on choosing nuts for a snack. “I love pistachios because they are packed with antioxidants, fat, protein and fiber, and you get to eat more of them because they are small! Perfect for snacking.” For dinner, “a little indulgence is fine,” says Glassman, “but Audrina should get rid of the fried sushi to make room for the beer and ice cream.”

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

—Antoinette Y. Coulton, @diamondtennis

FILED UNDER: Fitness , Food , Health

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Andrea on

What is wrong with her eyes? Why is she always looking up?

Alex on

I read this food log and thought, awesome, a realistic food log! And she stays very active, so she looks great! But then I read the critique and it completely deflated me. Really, People? Geeze, how about holding folks to reasonable eating expectations instead of nitpicking? “CUT OUT ALL INDULGENCES!” is the message. Um, no thank you.

Erica on

@Andrea this is why her nickname is ceiling eyes

KeepingItClassy on

@Alex, I know, right? It’s so refreshing to see a celebrity eat more than 1200 calories/day and indulge in moderation, but of course the nutritionist had to find something to pick on.

Diditforlove on

@Andrea because she’s a re+@rd. You didn’t know that? Huh? What’s the matter with you?

patty on

Hmmm, that’s nifty. My food diary is this:
Bfast- McDonalds drive thru sausage, egg mcmuffin & a sprite, and maybe a chocolate chip cookie.
Lunch-Taco Bell Nachobellgrande and a Med Dr. Pepper.
Snack- a snickers or kitkat
Dinner- Spaghetti and meatballs, french bread, salad, coke and for dessert some more cookies.
Calories-Prob 3k+
Analysis-realistic American diet and I’m not a fat assh.

Meena on

@Alex-why would you feel delfated? The point of this feature is to have the celebrity list what they are eating and have a nutritionist weigh in. I haven’t read one of these yet where the nutritionist did not make any comments. As long as she and you are happy with your eating habits, does it matter what anyone else thinks?

Noneya on

I eat whatever I want, whatever I want and whatever I want. I snack on whatever I want. I’m at my goal weight but I do what I want with no pressure. You should love yourself too.

Ceecee on

@Noneya is your “goal weight” 400 lbs?

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