Back in 2002, the pop star told Larry King her one indulgence was toast.
"That's why when I'm sneaking and I'm having a moment of decadence, I eat toast with strawberry jam," she said.
Processed bread is discouraged in the macrobiotic diet, which is considered more of an approach to eating than a diet. Dairy products and nightshade vegetables, like tomatoes and potatoes, are considered no-no's, while whole grains, such as brown rice and buckwheat pasta, mild seasonings and fish, preferably obtained locally, are recommended.
"Macrobiotic means big life and it means getting the most of life -- the most life out of your food," Madonna told King.
That means Madonna's average dinner consists of "fish, grains, some kind of grains, some kind of cooked vegetable, salad," she said. "Simple, but tasty."
Madonna also avoids eating out. "I don't really eat food in restaurants -- you can never be sure what's in it, can you?" she once said.
Ayoob is not thrilled with the macrobiotic diet, because he's opposed to "anything that gets rid of whole food groups," he said. "It's basically dairy-free and meat-free.
"Madonna can hire a chef and personal trainer to maintain her lifestyle," he added. "But most people don't live like that. Besides, it's not going to make us Madonna. It never will."
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