Heather Dubrow and her husband, Dr. Terry Dubrow, aren’t here to make friends! The diet experts sat down with Us Weekly to play a game of “Six Second Six-Pack” — and they didn’t hesitate to critique stars’ bodies!
The authors of The Dubrow Diet: Interval Eating to Lose Weight and Feel Ageless were presented with photos of various celebrities with their faces blurred. The Real Housewives of Orange County alum and the former Botched star then had six seconds to guess who belonged to the midsection.
When the husband-and-wife team got to Prince Harry, they eventually guessed the flame-haired royal’s identity — but they were not impressed. “He’s not that ripped. He should work out a little more,” Terry said, to which Heather quipped, “Well, his wife is pregnant, he’s working on his dad bod.” (To be fair, the picture was old.) Meghan Markle and Harry — who recently showed his commitment to fitness with his new activity tracker ring — are expecting their first baby in May 2019.
While Heather and Terry were quite taken with the Fresh Prince’s pecs and abs — “Will Smith is shredded,” Terry exclaimed, as Heather said, “Oh my God, he’s so cute” — they most admired Adam Levine’s lean physique. “He is naturally shredded and genetically ripped,” mused Terry. “I bet you this guy is one of those freaks, I hate him, he can eat anything he wants. But at the end of the day, this guy does a lot of working out. It’s very obvious. I bet you he eats super clean.”
Clean eating is the name of their game. “You always say that abs are cooked in the kitchen. ‘Cause people think that you can eat what you want and work out a lot and get abs,” Heather, 49, says to the M.D. “Right, you can’t,” responds Terry. “You can work out all you want, do all the ab work you want. [But] abs are made in the kitchen.” Indeed, in their new book, they make the case that getting toned is all about nutrition. Says Terry of their diet plan, “This is all about using fat as fuel to get those kind of abs.”
While the Dubrow Diet is “based on the concept of intermittent fasting,” admits Terry, “it’s a very usable version.” The 60-year-old plastic surgeon goes on to explain that “using this diet, you learn how to eat properly, but you learn when to eat, not just what to eat… It’s not really a calorie counting diet. It’s more of a coordinated eating interval diet.”
The semantics suit Heather. “I hate the word fasting because when I think of the word fasting I think of very skinny, tired people that can’t get off the couch,” she shares. “It sounds counterintuitive, but when you eat this way — we call it interval eating because we want you to eat on the diet — when you eat this way, you actually have so much more energy.”