WHAT do Spike Lee’s wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, journalist/ex music exec James Hester and NY Knicks coach Mike Woodson have in common?
WHAT do Spike Lee’s wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, journalist/ex music exec James Hester and NY Knicks coach Mike Woodson have in common? A book. It’s “1 Pound a Day: The Martha’s Vineyard Diet Detox and Plan for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating.”
Hester co-wrote it following his best seller “21 Pounds in 21 Days.” The bear-size coach wanted to shrink to cub size. Tonya, a vegan stunner, big into health, records Woodson’s journey as of today on her Web site healthyyounow.com.
At Tonya’s house — over hummus, quinoa salad and babaganoush — (not the pastrami sandwich I craved) — they said supermodel Tyson Beckford’s hosting tonight’s party for them at Trump SoHo. Also Steve Harvey’s doing the diet. Also Wendy Williams, Robin Quivers, Usher’s mother. Spike Lee, not.
Breakfast is pureed collard, kale, chard, sweet potato, squash, zucchini, carrot, onion, garlic, spinach. With 1/2 gallon distilled water, boil 20 minutes, add spices, herbs, no salt. Have as much as you like all day. Cool to lukewarm. Every two hours there’s a special nutrients-laced drink. To know more, check Tonya’s Web site. And leave me alone. I’m still hunting the pastrami sandwich.
Hester: “There were 39 rejections before William Morris took this book.”
Tonya: “My body wants 10 pounds heavier, but I want it to take me to age 95. I always fought weight and couldn’t do the South Beach one more time. I cook meat for my family, but now I eat no fish, chicken, dairy, eggs, cheese or meat. Almond milk’s better than regular milk. I make chocolate-chip cookies with fake butter and egg substitute.
“Of course, I screw up all the time. My challenge is alcohol. So I do vodka gimlets because they’re low-carb.”