Curvy Beyoncé & naturally slim Natalie Portman's diet secrets!
Friday 12 October 2012
We all have different body shapes. While some of us may find it difficult to lose weight, others may find it hard to put it on. And no matter how amazing you may think someone elses body is, we guarantee they're having the same body niggles as you!
So, difficulties may arise when deciding which healthy eating plan or exercise regime is right for you. And that's where we come in!
We have turned to two uber-sculpted celebrities to find out exactly how they stay trim and toned.
While actress Natalie Portman confesses that she is naturally slim, Beyonce has admitted to struggling with her weight, revealing that she has to work extremely hard to maintain that gorgeous figure we all lust over. Here are their top tips on how they keep in shape...
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Beyonce always looks fabulous, but the Crazy in Love singer admits she is prone to putting on weight.
Speaking to Self magazine, she said: 'I'm not one of those people who doesn't have to work at it. I can't eat what I want, and I can't not go to the gym. There are no quick, easy secrets. The truth is, it's a lot of sacrifice. It's more about your mental strength than your physical strength.'
So how does she stay in such great shape?
Food: Beyoncé cuts out red meat, bread, bad foods and alcohol from her diet. Her typical daily diet is quite manageable, consisting of cereal for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch and fish with vegetables for dinner.
Exercise regime: Bey works out a whopping five times a week, and does a combination of weights, running and dancing to stay in shape.
Beyonce’s cheat: The singer swears by Spanx control pants. These slim the waist, thighs and make the bottom pert without any of the workout stress
Sly tip: Eat nutritious food containing lots of water like vegetable broths as water fills you up without the calories!
While the Black Swan actress is naturally petite, she still lives a healthy life to look and feel good.
'I basically have a little boy's body' she said.
'They tell me, 'OK, this is where we're going to push up your cleavage,' and I'm like, 'What cleavage’?''
So, how does Natalie stay healthy?
Food: Natalie is a vegetarian and eliminates alcohol and cigarettes from her diet too. Lentils is one way of getting protein into your diet as a vegetarian.
Exercise regime: Natalie does a lot of walking and yoga. She also runs three or four times a week
Nat’s cheat: Being naturally slim, Nat doesn’t need to cheat to look slender, but she admits in the quote above that she has been advised to wear a push up bra to enhance her bust!
Sly tip: Treat yourself the healthy way e.g. nuts rather than sugary foods. For inspiration, check out our article on indulging the healthy way!
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