It’s touted as “the most important meal of the day” by many doctors and nutritionists. That’s because what you eat–or don’t eat–for breakfast has the power to make you sluggish by mid-morning or feeling bright and energized till lunch. A morning meal regulates your blood sugar levels which helps put you in a good mood; it prevents you from getting overly hungry later in the day which translates into better weight control. Also, it revs up your metabolism according to Gunnar Peterson, Penelope Cruz and Jennifer Lopez’s trainer. He suggests eating something within thirty minutes after waking. “You want to send your body a sign that you’re not starving so it starts burning fat,” he asserts. Gunnar recommends a cup of oatmeal, sliced fruit, along with a few scrambled egg whites to get his clients’ day going. What do other celebrity actors like to eat for breakfast?

The Rock of Ages star Julianne Hough starts her mornings with drinking water, and then she has green drinks made from kale, spinach, cucumber, celery, cayenne, lemon, and ginger. She especially loves her dad’s omelettes, and egg white scrambles with asparagus. But she sometimes gives herself pancakes as a treat, she confessed to Bon Appetit.

Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow eats breakfasts that fit into her eating plan which focuses on low-carb, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free ingredients. In her second cookbook entitled It’s All Good, as well as on her GOOP website, she talks about breakfast options that work for her. She turned to Dr. Frank Lipman for nutritious meal ideas. Some of those he suggests are veggie omelets or smoked wild salmon or sardines with avocado on gluten-free breadboth of which are chockfull of healthy fats and protein to prevent the late-morning energy crash so many of us experience as a result of eating lesser quality foods such as muffins or sugary cereals.

Actor and crooner Justin Timberlake says he eats two breakfasts in the morning. In an interview with Bon Appetit, the fitness buff shared that before he works out he eats a meal which includes waffles with flax and almond butter and a scrambled egg. After woking out, the big-budget star said he has either another egg or a protein shake. “The only way I can make myself feel better about what I eat is to work out,” he said.

The High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale, who also is the voice of Candice in the phantasmagoric cartoon Phineas and Ferb, likes to start her day with an egg-white omelet with whole-wheat toast, and fresh fruit–especially grapefruit according to Seventeen.

Boardwalk Empire‘s Michael Kenneth Williams likes to drink juice consisting of “apples, carrots, beets, kale, strawberries, and ginger. That goes with a side of oatmeal: a cup of milk, let it boil with the oatmeal, then add a teaspoon of peanut butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and raisins on top.” Then he’s ready to go.

90210‘s Shenae Grimes once shared with People Magazine that despite controversy about her small frame she eats fruit and an omelet, or bacon and eggs along with her coffee for breakfast.

Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds shared what he eats for breakfast when he’s on a mission to sculpt his six-packs all the while feeling full. That would be two eggs, some “good” fat like a spoon of almond butter or a slice of avocado, and one cup of oatmeal with applesauce.

Glee star Lea Michele is known for her activism for animal rights. She enjoys a vegan diet with a typical breakfast consisting of steel-cut oatmeal with soy milk, or a tofu scramble topped with salsa and avocado according to Women’s Health.

Clueless actress Alicia Silverstone attributes improved sleep, and increased energy with a vegan diet. As she expressed in her vegan cookbook titled The Kind Diet, she enjoys breakfasts like her Millet and Sweet Porridge recipe.

Professional wrestler and actress Stacy Keibler shared with People that her breakfast consists of hot water with lemon, and organic fruit-and-vegetable smoothie. She also has a 16.9-ounce bottle of alkaline water an hour or two before lunch.

Now, it’s true some people, including doctors, believe that skipping breakfast can be beneficial–and you might be among those that swear that a cup of coffee energizes you until noon. Regardless of what suits you best, it’s clear that succeeding in the acting game takes an enormous amount of energy and focus. And these tremendously talented and successful actors are among those that specifically skip sugary cereals and yummy pastries, and instead go for the lean proteins, healthy fats, and nutritious veggies. You might want to try one of their dishes with perhaps a spot of green tea. That’ll do ‘er!

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