Weight Loss and Fitness Tips from Katherine Heigl
What regimen keeps this 5 foot 8 inch actress in great shape? Katherine has found the prefect formula to keeping fit and toned. Want to know her body slimming secrets? Check them out below.
Katherine Heigl’s Diet
Katherine Heigl used The 5-Factor Diet program to get her body into shape and trained with the creator of the program. She likes meat and potatoes and avoids most fruits. Before the 5-factor program she used to keep her weight in check she eats throughout the day with small meals, eating things that make her feel healthy. She drinks antioxidant-rich tea instead of coffee.
Katherine Heigl’s Exercise
A-list celeb trainer, Henry Pasternak creator of the 5-factor, told People magazine his workout for Katherine consisted of cardio and circuit training 25- 50 minutes, 5 times a week for 6 weeks to prepare for her role in film “Knocked Up”. On set, she continued working out by jumping rope and lifting dumbbells. Her usual routine before was exercising for 30 mins on a elliptical machine 3 times a week, plus she does Yoga and hiking.
GLAMOUR: Was it hard to lose weight for a role?
KH: It was awful! I remember once reading an article about Jessica Alba—who is the most beautiful, most in-shape person alive—and how committed she was to her regimen. And I thought, There’s no way in hell that will ever be me. I can’t eat only fish and vegetables or work out seven days a week. Then suddenly I was that person and I was shocked. But I could never maintain it. I like food too much!
GLAMOUR: You seem to have a very healthy attitude toward your body. Do you own a scale?
KH: No, because it can make you kind of crazy. I used to weigh myself every day at a certain time of day. Then I would write down the number and measure my body fat. It wasn’t a healthy way to live. Now I can tell if I’ve gained or lost weight just by the way my clothes are fitting. But it’s tempting to buy a scale, because I’d love to know what I weigh. Whatever—I’ll just lie and say 120. [Laughs.]
GLAMOUR: How do you ignore all the messages in Hollywood to stay rail-thin?
KH: When I see some of the people who are glorified in magazines these days—who are so thin it’s bordering on sickness—I just feel exhausted. I would hate to think that young girls in high schools across America think that’s what they’re supposed to look like.
GLAMOUR: Who do you think has a healthy-looking body?
KH: Jennifer Aniston and Halle Berry are both in amazing shape. They look phenomenal but they don’t look sick. Then there’s Kate Winslet: She’s confident, beautiful, talented and she owns it. Early in my career, I read an interview she gave about how the industry wanted her to lose weight; she basically gave them the finger and said no. I remember thinking, I can do that too. I don’t have to look like one of these genetically superior people in order to work.
Source: Glamour Magazine