Wonder Diet: Gal Gadot’s diet that transformed her into Wonder Woman
The figure of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman is dazzling, powerful and above all, wondrous. Gal Gadot soars above with the Gods with a body so perfect, you’d swear it was special effects. So how did she succeed in transforming herself from the once Miss Israel to the strong, well toned and yet feminine body of Wonder Woman? Chances are, if you’ve seen the movie, you’ve wondered, ‘What does she eat to get that body?”. The beautiful message from Gal Gadot that her eating habits are simple, realistic and sustainable, are the greatest super powers of all. Gal Gadot’s diet has raised the bar, let’s see if we can clear it. Fuel up the invisible jet, you are in for a journey of discovery.
The Wonder Diet
“I look at food as fuel and I want to give the best to my body,”
– Gal Gadot, 2017 –
To eat like Gal Gadot is actually very attainable. She feels very strongly about wanting to “experience food” and not restricting anything form her diet. She focusses on portion sizing and the quality of her food, ensuring she has a high proportion of unprocessed, unrefined foods in their natural state, very similar to the Amazonian ways of her alter-ego, Princess Diana of Themyscira.
Wonder Diet Breakfast
Gadot starts the day with a protein rich breakfast, usually eggs, with fresh fruit, flat bread and coffee. This is a simple breakfast that is very easy to recreate. She is also a fan of the green smoothie. In an recent interview , she said:
“We make smoothies in the morning with parsley, celery, green apples and ginger”
– Gal Gadot, 2017, Marie Claire UK
Wonder Diet Lunch
Gal very much makes her lunch the main meal of the day with plenty of lean proteins such as fish, and lean, quality cuts of meat and plenty of greens. Her trainer, Mark Twight has a strong emphasis on maintaining a ratio of 50/50 of protein and vegetables at lunch. She has been spotted eating meals such as grilled chicken breast and chickpea cakes on the side (reported by Marie Claire) as well as fish with garlic, lemon and thyme (on the set of wonder woman).
“Poor nutrition and inadequate sleep reduce the effectiveness of training by 20%-30%”
– Mark Twight, Gal Gadot’s fitness trainer
Wonder Diet Snacks
Gal Gadot is all about fresh fruits and vegetables. And when she reaches for a snack it is usually avocados, fresh strawberries, tomatoes and capsicums, even for her late night munchies. As a foodie she enjoys filling her Instagram with photos of fresh foods of these nature to inspire us all to eat better. And we should listen to Wonder Woman instead of reaching for that packet of crisps. Fruits and vegetables are accessible, inexpensive if bought in the right season and full of anti-oxidants and macronutrients.
She also is a self confessed water addict stating she drinks “gallons” of water a day. Water posses superhero like powers by keeping us hydrated, regulating our blood pressure, flushing out toxins and ensuring our kidneys are functioning well.
Wonder Diet Dinners
At dinner, Gal puts vegies first, maintaining ensuring that around 30-40% of the family diet is made up of vegetables. Her dinner consist of simple hand sized portion of protein such as chicken or fish with 4-5 different types of vegetables. She tries to serve her children plenty of raw vegetables. Once again, this is a very simple and easy dinner that does not involve a lot of food prep or time.
An example of what Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman Diet could look like:
Green Smoothie: 2 sticks celery, 1 green apple + sprig of parsley + slice of ginger + ½ cup natural Greek yogurt blended
poached eggs ( 2 eggs) + vegetables (onion, spinach, tomatoes), cooked in olive oil
Grilled chicken breast + Chickpea cakes + 1 cup leafy green salad + tomatoes
Salad (2 cups): leafy greens, capsicum, beetroot, carrot, avocado + tinned salmon + sliced boiled egg (1) + olive oil ( 2tbsps), balsamic vinegar
Slow cooked chicken casserole (chicken breasts, onion, mushroom, cauliflower) served on salad
White Fish (160mg) with garlic, lemon and thyme + asparagus (8 spears), green beans, + carrots and celery ( 2/3 cup)
Strawberries, cherry tomatoes, celery sticks, natural Greek yogurt dip , boiled egg, can of tuna
*links to recipes in red*
Treats and Indulgences
We don’t need to use the lasso of truth on Gal, when it comes to telling the truth on her indulgences. Gal admits to spoiling herself to cheeseburgers, chocolate and ice cream.
” I eat cheeseburgers. Its good for the soul. I don’t restrict myself; I can eat everything. Its all about measurements and the quantity of foods.”
– Gal Gadot, 2017
Can we eat like Gal Gadot?
Of course we can. Gal Gadot does succeed against good odds, in creating a sustainable wonder diet of eating a balance of fresh fruits, greens, lean proteins, gallons of water. At the same time, she still indulges in her treats, like all of us. Every bit the Amazonian Warrior Princess, Gal, leaps into setting an example of healthy eating in her own superhero way. If the wonder woman movie inspires little girls to ditch their Disney Princess obsession for a stronger more physical female role, then Gal Gadot can inspire all of us to be just as unstoppable and spectacular in our quest to make a permanent change to our eating. We too can be warriors of our own health and it doesn’t take a super human effort.