Hi! My name is Izabella, and I don't diet. Ever.

My body doesn't do well when it's in ~ hunger mode, ~  so the idea of willingly submitting myself to a regimen where my body is just trying to survive on minimal calories, carbs, dairy or what-have-you sounds too painful to contemplate. 

However, when I found out that supermodel and my personal girl crush Ashley Graham uses her cheat days to dip pizza crust in Nutella, I decided that going on whatever diet she's on couldn't possibly be so bad. Right? 

Graham's breakfast is my own version of true hell.

Graham might've had her first date with now-husband Justin Ervin over coffee, but I couldn't find any evidence of Graham sipping on a latte or a cold brew in the morning. Instead, she's very vocal about her love of green juice, specifically a blend of kale, lemon, ginger, beets, apple, and parsley. Her favorite happens to be Juice Press Green Giant.

According to my local Juice Press, Green Giant was discontinued. Instead, I got something similar.

I tried to look for a similar blend of ingredients, so I picked up The Juice Shop "Back 2 Basics," which also had kale, ginger, and lemon.

I was NOT happy.

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While it didn't taste BAD, it definitely didn't taste like the triple-shot soy latte I have every morning. The fuji apple and pineapple gave it a hint of sweetness and tartness, but for the most part, this tasted kind of like old kale water with a dash of sugar.

I was excited for lunch, until I learned Graham doesn't eat meat until dinnertime.

She revealed that she skips meat for lunches because she doesn't digest it very quickly. 

As an avid carnivore and a patron of the Chick-fil-A around the corner from the Revelist office, I was crushed. How the hell was I supposed to survive the afternoon without chicken or beef or a burger? 

I ended up having a sad green salad from a local bodega with lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, and warm quinoa.

It looked so sad and defeated that the only physical evidence it existed is a Snap I sent to my boyfriend, who responded with a photo of his lunchtime pepperoni pizza slice. I basically exploded in jealousy.

By 4:30 pm, I was considering chewing off my own arm.

It doesn't help that one of my coworkers happened to get fries for lunch that day, and the smell permeated through the office and physically hurt me. 

Usually, my meat-based lunches fill me up well though dinnertime. Sure, they leave me sleepy, but I don't really get those mid-afternoon hunger pangs everyone else seems to complain about.

On the plus side, I have never felt more awake. I was just too distracted by my hunger to care.

I resisted the urge to eat all the meat I could get my hands on and waited (im)patiently until dinner.

Dinner is the only time Graham eats meat, so I couldn't possibly get any more excited. Meat, come to me.

Just kidding. Graham eats baked salmon, sweet potatoes, and arugula, according to StyleCaster.

I couldn't find any arugula in my Trader Joe's, but I did make some bomb baked salmon and sweet potatoes.

OK, so my salmon doesn't look very bomb, but I promise you it was. It was also my very first time baking salmon, so I was very impressed with my skills.

The sweet potato and salmon combo actually wasn't bad. In fact, it was pretty easy to throw together. All you need are two ingredients, aside from spices, and you're truly all set. If you're eating on a budget, it's a good and relatively simple option.

For dessert, I ordered pizza.

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Hear me out.

Graham's signature pizza hack? Ordering a slice (or a pie, you do you) and dipping the crust in Nutella. 

Be still, my heart.

It was kind of disappointing.

Churros dipped in Nutella? Brilliant. Breadsticks dipped in Nutella? Don't knock it 'til you try it. Pizza dipped in Nutella? Not gonna lie, it kind of fell flat.

I strongly believe pizza should always be a savory, not sweet food. Good pizza is supposed to be smothered in cheese, not hazelnut-cocoa spread. I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it. In fact, I kind of felt like I wasted a perfectly good pizza crust, which made me sad.

Final verdict?

Graham's diet might not have been as restrictive as a Victoria's Secret model or some celebrities, but it still felt pretty brutal. My morning felt super off without a giant cup of coffee, and I was hungry all afternoon. However, that pizza hack is truly weird enough to have me wanting to try it again.

Full disclosure: I actually felt pretty energized. I normally feel like a lump of mashed potatoes after lunchtime and have a serious caffeine-fueled crash in the afternoon, but I actually felt pretty awake and ready for battle. Sure, I was hungry, but I felt less sloth-y than I normally do. If I kept at it and did the diet for a week or a month, I'm sure my body would adjust to the schedule and I wouldn't feel so hungry. 

But ditching my morning coffee for a green juice? Sorry, kale, but I prefer Starbucks.