Doughnuts and Bagels! What Miss USA Deshauna Barber Eats in a Day

06/16/2016 at 10:19 AM ET

Deshauna BarberIda Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images

Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber doesn’t shy away from carbs!

“I have a very fast metabolism, so incorporating healthy carbs into my diet is a must,” the 5’10” Army Reserve lieutenant, 26, tells PEOPLE.

Barber works out five days a week, and likes to incorporate military-style moves into her training, such as flutter kicks, sit ups, planks, lunges and squats.

“My workout routine is really focused in my abdominals and my inner thighs,” she says. “I keep it light because I’m naturally slim, and it doesn’t take much for me to gain that muscle definition.”

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


2½ liters of water

Pre-breakfast snack

Protein shake made with ½ cup frozen strawberries, 8 oz. almond milk and 3 scoops Purium L.O.V. Super Meal


Toasted blueberry bagel with light cinnamon-raisin cream cheese


Open-faced sandwich with multigrain bread, smoked turkey, American cheese, slice of Bibb lettuce, tomato, spicy peppers and mustard




Seared salmon with light seasoning salt

Steamed broccoli with low-fat shredded cheddar cheese

Oven-roasted potatoes with rosemary, onion, salt, pepper and olive oil


Krispy Kreme glazed doughnut

Total Calories:


The Verdict

Barber’s morning shake gets the seal of approval from dietitian Keri Glassman of, but her bagel and cream cheese breakfast is “highly processed.” Glassman suggests swapping in a salad for the open-faced sandwich at lunch and adding almond or peanut butter to Barber’s banana snack for a “little protein and healthy fat.” And while the dinner is a “good, balanced meal,” the donut “is a fat and sugar bomb!”

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

Gabrielle Olya, @GabyOlya

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Elise on

This is the problem with a nutritionist judging the diet of a total stranger. She’s 5’10” with a fast metabolism and a 5 day a week exercise routine. She’s very thin already. Switching her sandwich for a salad? Is she not suitable unless she’s cachectic? Idiotic.

LaTonya Renee on

Enjoy it sweetie because when you hit 28, you will have a fat a$$ like every other Sista! Don’t brag too much now.

Hk on

This nutritionist is a dumbass. She praises actresses who eat less then 1200 calories and goes after someone who eats a more normal amount of calories and heaven forbid has a bagel (gasp!) and a donut (can’t believe this girl didn’t fall over from the fat and sugar!).

And no, I’m not into calling people names, but as someone recovering from an eating disorder, I cannot believe that someone who is supposed to be helping people with nutrition is spewing this crap. I feel bad for anyone who sees her in real life.

guest on

Why publish someone’s diet and then have a stranger critique it? Doosh move, but not surprising since it’s People Magazine.

Kirsten on

Agree with Elise and Hk below–the nutritionist is nuts.

ldstep on

Those legs are sooooo skinny……and not in a good way. No shape on this chick at all. Without the ‘weave’ she looks like a boy.
Most definitely the least attractive winner in the last twenty years.

S. on

#LaTonya Renee – I’m sorry you are fat and have a lard butt, but do not wish your situation on others. 28, really? I’m 53 and still weight 108 pounds at 4’11”. Stop wishing your miserable life and situation on others. Maybe huge butts, hips, and thighs run in your family, but please do not try to speak for all black people. We are individuals and so is our weight, genetics, appetites, and metabolism. Girl, bye. Go back to bed and start your day over.

S. on

BTW, Ms. USA is gorgeous, unlike some of the miserable jealous trolls on the comment board. Um, it must be hard watching her success from your couch eating cheetos.

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Megamovies on

No wonder why she is so skinny!

Taimoor on

Thank you so much for interesting and detail article. I love to read your blog Bookmarked for future visits keep updating

Pinoy tv on

That’s looks likes Miss Philippines of that i watch here 🙂

Pinoy Tambayan on

Yup, that’s really looks like Filipino Miss Philippines 🙂

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