Spotlight on Angelina Jolie: Just What Does She Eat, Anyway?

Angelina Jolie: Just What Does She Eat, Anyway?

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS give us an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and get a fresh start at the beginning of the new year.

As far as weight loss and exercise programs go, many look to the stars for inspiration. And, we don’t mean astrology or astronomy, either. We’re talking about celebrities who always look great, stay slim, and have a radiant complexion.

So, what do the celebrities do?

Well, chances are they’ve hired personal trainers and nutritionists to look and feel great. After all, it’s their business (or should be) to looking pretty stunning.

Beauty: Inherited or Developed?

Angelina Jolie is one such celebrity who always seems to look radiant and healthy.

Though many will say that her beauty is attributed to her genetic pre-disposition, Angelina Jolie’s skin always looks radiant, and she looks lean yet healthy. You could say she seems to exude an inner beauty.

Preparing for Tomb Raider

Many have probably been wondering (because she’s not at all vocal about what she eats). But doing a little investigating, I’ve found a few articles that give some sense of just what Angelina Jolie eats during the training and filming of her movie, Tomb Raider:

Angelina Jolie’s Sexy Slimdown Diet

Angelina JolieDuring Jolie’s training for her role in Tomb Raider, Angelina Jolie focused on the following:

  • Steamed Sea Bass
  • Steamed Beef
  • Steamed Vegetables
  • No Sugar
  • Soy Milk

How did she train?

  • Kickboxing
  • Canoeing
  • Street Fighting
  • Yoga

A Low-Fat Diet of Whole Foods says that she basically eats a low-fat diet with steamed seafood and vegetables, and she eats wholefoods and stays away from sugar.

Angelina Jolie’s diet may be considered strange by some people. Little details are offered on the diet itself. She eats whole foods while staying away from sugar, and is always sure to eat sitting down. Her diet is commonly referred to as the Candlelit Diet, which means she will not eat in a room which is bright, or well lit. The diet was so low fat it began to worry her partner, Brad Pitt, when she was pregnant with their twins.

The diet focuses on low fat, organic, whole foods. Angelina Jolie’s diet does not include too many fatty foods as her belief is that a diet heavy in fat will program the children to crave unhealthy foods. Since a no fat diet is also not healthy, Angelina factors in nuts and other healthy sources of fat and protein.

The Debate About What She Eats

Angelina JolieAgain, we do not know much about her diet. During her Tomb Raider training, when she first became a more athletic action figure of a woman, she was eating a high protein, low carbohydrate diet to help build muscle and keep fat to a minimum. She was also drinking protein shakes to help beef her up a little. Like models and athletes, she also consumed several smaller meals everyday rather than the standard 3 large meals. Other sources have suggested that Angelina follows a “stone age diet“, i.e. avoidance of wheat based foods and red meats, with emphasis on raw salads, fruits and fish. She admitted that she actually became rather fond of sea bass, vegetables and soy milk, going as far to say that all she ever drank was soy milk!

Read more: Angelina’s Diet and Workout Secrets

Angelina JolieIn summary, it looks like Angelina Jolie eats a pretty healthy diet of steamed vegetables, soy milk, steamed fish and beef, and eats whole foods while avoiding processed foods and sugar. She probably splurges on occasional sinful delights but keeps it to a minimum. Plus, she most likely follows some kind of exercise regimen to stay lean, and she probably eats several smaller meals a day to keep her metabolism up and not overburdening her digestive system.

Many celebs look great because that is part of their job as high profile people in the media.

If You’re Intent on Losing Weight…

You are what you eat, after all. And there is a certain karmic certainty when it comes to diet, exercise and lifestyle. The main thing is to keep that positive attitude and mindset alive, and if you are intent on losing weight and looking great for the new year, then one simply has to devote the time and effort for self-improvement, while doing so at a natural, organic level of effort, whatever your diet, exercise and lifestyle changes will be…



Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and

25 thoughts on “Spotlight on Angelina Jolie: Just What Does She Eat, Anyway?

  • Sunday January 17, 2010 at 11:09 am

    As a side note: I'm guessing she eats a lot of raw fruits and vegetables too. ;o)

    She seems to have that “raw” glow, if you know what i mean…

  • Sunday January 17, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    As a side note: I'm guessing she eats a lot of raw fruits and vegetables too. ;o)

    She seems to have that “raw” glow, if you know what i mean…

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  • Sunday May 23, 2010 at 4:22 am

    Oddly she lets her children eat junk food, so that theory and her will power to feed them properly didn't work out too well.

  • Sunday May 23, 2010 at 8:47 am

    I read something about that recently, that she and Brad were caught by the paparazzi going thru a McDonald's drive-thru, and getting happy meals for the kids.

    Unfortunately though, McDonald's is a multi-billion dollar corporation that has the power to brainwash children thru commercials and advertising… although that's no excuse for any parent, it's the power of mass marketing. I remember reluctantly buying happy meals for my kids when they were young.

    • Friday April 22, 2011 at 8:16 am

      Wait, wait, wait…so because she said her diet will discourage children craving junk food does this mean she can’t treat them to Mickey D’s JUST BECAUSE?… Her kids are all healthy kids, look at them. None have food health weight problems, why shouldn’t they indulge in junk like any other kid?

  • Friday June 25, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    She doesn't look that glowy nowadays, judging from pics, and too skinny, like she's not eating.

  • Saturday July 10, 2010 at 11:04 am

    I have to beg-to-differ because I just saw her on television earlier being interviewed for her new movie “Salt” and she looked radiant. But, my wife also mentioned that she looking skinnier than usual. so… 50/50 😉

  • Sunday September 5, 2010 at 4:52 am

    By what means do mere mortals smoke out old secrets?

  • Friday November 5, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    SOY SLOWS DOWN THE METABOLISM. Soy is an estrogen imitation. The more estrogen you have, the more weight you gain, both in men and women. Also, soy (along with brocolli, maybe cauliflower, spinach) slows down the thyroid. I forgot the name for the types of foods that slow down the thyroid, but you can google it. I completely try to avoid soy in EVERYTHING I consume, including prepackaged foods & supplements (read the ingredients, including soybean oil, soy lecithin which is supposedly good for brain but who cares).

  • Tuesday January 18, 2011 at 8:35 am

    You first started going off on how she eats soy milk, steamed fish, raw nuts, and steamed veggies and stays away from red meats and whole wheats. Then you continue to the next paragraph to say that she eats all of the above.. get the facts straight..

    • Saturday January 22, 2011 at 10:20 am

      I actually didn’t think I was implying that Angelina was only a pescatarian and doesn’t eat beef. I just said “other sources” claimed she stayed away from beef and poultry.

      Actually, I was just watching one of those special features on the “Salt” DVD and she stated that she eats bacon and eggs, because she really needed the protein and fat because she was so active in “Salt”. I was a bit surprised, but it just goes to show that whatever dietary regimen she’s on is directly related to the movie she is working in. And, this usually translates into a lot of martial arts, doing her own stunts, and working in action movies in general.

  • Sunday April 17, 2011 at 6:49 am

    Soy products are actually one of the most processed foods you can eat. Unless you are eating the whole soy bean. Although still very attractive I actually preferred Angelina in her earlier films as she looks overly thin now I think.

    • Thursday November 15, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      There’s a lot of negative talk out there about soy products nowadays, true. But, the Chinese people have been eating tofu for centuries. Then again, their tofu was probably less processed and more organic?

  • Wednesday March 21, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    People keep of making fun of her but I am for sure you guys weren’t born looking like that

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