Aside from being synonymous with impeccable (and possibly impossible) housekeeping and Good Things, Martha Stewart has, of late, been applauded for the fact that, at 70, she looks amazingly healthy and radiant. What’s her secret? Is it all the food in her many cookbooks…or does she have some secret diet trick that she’s keeping secret? According to her recent submission to Grub Street‘s New York Diet, she’s keeping it young and healthy with handful of superfoods–most notably, her “secret green juice” and a quite astounding amount of asparagus–and the occasional treat. Welcome to the Martha Stewart Diet.
Of course, Stewart (who, by the way, also has a delightful personal blog, though it’s less juice-heavy) deals with dietary pitfalls that most of us can barely imagine–like constantly being exposed (and treated) to oodles of delicious, rich, less-than-healthy food. But in her personal diet diary, which she agreed to keep for New York Magazine‘s Grub Street, she demonstrates an astounding amount of willpower, including a day of fasting (because she had a doctors appointment which “forbade” her from eating), and abstaining from a particularly sugary television treat:
The Today show crew is always so fun to cook with. Savannah, Al, and Natalie joined me in making a few desserts from the May issue of Everyday Food. Natalie dug right into the waffle trifle after the segment along with some of the crew. I did not partake.
In spite of her willpower, the ex-con and general culinary rockstar certainly isn’t depriving herself. She frequently eats fruit or pastries for dessert, sips sake, and enjoys once-in-a-lifetime food, like famous barbecue. But the real star of the Martha Stewart Diet is her “secret green juice,” which, she says, she begins every single day with.
Every morning I drink a green juice made from fresh spinach, parsley, pear, ginger, orange, and cucumber from my farm.
From her farm. NATURALLY. Oh, Martha. How can the rest of us possibly aspire to be even a hair as remarkable as you are? Oh, that’s right, make delicious green juice, which, while maybe not made from farm fresh ginger, is still hugely nutritious. Oh, and eat a lot of asparagus. Martha Stewart loves the living crap out of asparagus.
Oh, and you’re wondering if the Martha Stewart Diet actually works? Well, just take a gander at this testimony from MS herself:
It was a great week, although I lost a few pounds.
Image: Martha Stewart, being cooler than you, via her blog