After more than 40 years as the star of All My Children, Susan Lucci can officially be called a legend within the soap opera world. Plus, at 71 years old, the actress looks better than ever thanks to her dedicated Pilates routine and a healthy, wholesome diet. Luckily for fans, Lucci—who is married to chef Helmut Huber—recently divulged to Harper’s Bazaar exactly what she eats in a day to keep her fit physique in check.
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Just like the rest of us, Lucci starts each day with a dose of caffeine. “The first thing I do in the kitchen in the morning is put on a pot of coffee,” says Lucci, adding that she uses organic sugar and whole milk as her additives of choice. Then, she makes herself Greek yogurt topped with organic pumpkin seeds and lingonberries. However, on a cheat day, she likes to treat herself with eggs or blueberry pancakes.
For lunch, Lucci opts for foods that help keep her “fit and feeling good.” So, instead of eating a bread-based lunch, she substitutes an english muffin with beefsteak tomatoes. As her toppings, she chooses slices of roasted turkey, avocado, champagne vinegar, olive oil and fresh mango.
Finally, for dinner, Lucci’s husband cooks salmon, broccoli and steamed carrots with a side of salad. “Salmon has a lot of great properties; it’s a superfood. It’s great for your skin,” Lucci explains. As a final touch, Lucci and her husband pour themselves a glass of champagne to drink with their dinner because “it’s always good to have a little bubbly.” Considering all of Lucci’s go-to dishes look absolutely delicious and she enjoys pairing dinner with some champagne each night, this is certainly a diet we can get behind.
To watch the full video of all of Lucci’s food choices, click here.