The diet of the stars

Gourmands and celebrities came together for an afternoon of talk, cleansing and healthy food — courtesy of 3 sexy chefs

Rappler.com
Published 9:49 AM, August 10, 2012
Updated 9:50 AM, August 10, 2012

RACHEL ALEJANDRO, MOM MYRNA Demauro and sister, chef Barni Alejandro-Rennebeck, happy and glowing at their event. All photos by Girlie Rodis

RACHEL ALEJANDRO, MOM MYRNA Demauro and sister, chef Barni Alejandro-Rennebeck, happy and glowing at their event. All photos by Girlie Rodis

MANILA, Philippines - Sexy Chef sisters Rachel Alejandro and Barni Alejandro-Rennebeck were all smiles as they welcomed the press to the launch of their health food company's Eat Clean Diet at the Century Imperial Suites last August 2.

YUMMY-LOOKING FOOD DISPLAY

YUMMY-LOOKING FOOD DISPLAY

In the short program, the company's very own US-certified fitness nutritionist and weight-loss specialist Nadine Tengco shared with the press how she was perimenopausal when she underwent adrenal imbalance (due to chronic stress).

She said that she must have experienced it in order for her to "practice what I preach."

MOTHER LILY MONTEVERDE AND Myrna Demauro

MOTHER LILY MONTEVERDE AND Myrna Demauro

Nadine sought the help of a chiropractor and went on a "vanity weight-loss program" to beat the condition. This experience made her realize that what would really help relieve her stress and make her stay healthy (and sexy) is proper diet.

She went on to explain The Sexy Chef’s diet plans that include:

RACHEL WITH MARTIN NIEVERA

RACHEL WITH MARTIN NIEVERA

Also launched in the event is another one of OBC 5 Star Inc.'s (company that owns The Sexy Chef) newest endeavor, Chef Mom’s D-Lite Catering Services.

It is owned and run by Rachel and Barni's mother, Myrna J. Demauro. Myrna said that she takes pride in feeding her loved ones, hence the birth of her newest baby — her very own catering business.

TESSA PRIETO-VALDES AND Joanna Ampil

TESSA PRIETO-VALDES AND Joanna Ampil

Family and friends from show business graced the event and gave their support.

Among the attendees were Rachel and Barni's dad, singer Hajji, their brothers Nino and Ali, Rachel's manager Girlie Rodis, Regal Films' Mother Lily Monteverde, singer Dingdong Avanzado, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, theater actress Joanna Ampil and model and TV host Amanda Griffin-Jacob.

RACHEL WITH DINGDONG AVANZADO

RACHEL WITH DINGDONG AVANZADO

Amanda is 6 months pregnant with her second child.

Aside from being a happy homemaker, she is also the host of “Loving Life” (a program that airs over Lifestyle Network every Sunday at 7:30pm) and a dedicated netizen who maintains her own website.

AMANDA GRIFFIN-JACOB

AMANDA GRIFFIN-JACOB

Amanda is one of the growing patrons of The Sexy Chef's healthy meals. According to Amanda, "Creating and carrying a whole new person inside you is exhausting work," so it’s a good thing her food is delivered to her ("and it tastes really good").

Her daily diet includes 3 meals plus snacks that are "very delicious" yet they don’t make her feel guilty.

“The veggie burger on The Sexy Chef's Health for 2 Plan is suuuper yummy!” she said. She recommends this plan to all pregnant mothers.

SUPPORT SYSTEM, CHECK! Ali, Rachel, Hajji, Barni and Nino Alejandro

SUPPORT SYSTEM, CHECK! Ali, Rachel, Hajji, Barni and Nino Alejandro

Theater actress Joanna Ampil is considering trying The Sexy Chef's Vegetarian Diet. A pescetarian (defined by Urban Dictionary as "an omnivore who excludes poultry, beef and pork from their diet but includes fish and other seafood), she admits, though, that she is allergic to tofu.

Columnist, socialite-philanthropist and pescetarian Tessa Prieto-Valdes said, ”We are what we eat.” After the program, she said that she is already thinking of trying the Eat Clean Diet program. - Rappler.com


For more information on The Sexy Chef, their meal plans and their healthy dishes, visit their website, www.thesexychef.ph.