It isn’t difficult to take notice of Eva Mendes’ beautiful features and her svelte body. People see images of her all over magazines and billboards, being the current spokes model for Calvin Klein’s underwear line. Although she says, the beautiful curves aren’t a work of magic. Being Latina by nature, her body is more curvaceous than most models and she admits to eating junk food a lot. The actress shares that she had to struggle with following a strict fitness training by doing proper exercise programs, using the treadmill and maintaining a good diet plan to keep the bulges off.
Eva Mendes Diet
So does Eva Mendes follow specific diets, or a strict weight loss program? Or is she one of those celebrities who doesn’t eat anything outside her “weight loss program” or her “Fast Diet“? Eva Mendes’ follows the 5 Factor Diet. This diet consist of eating five meals, including snacks, properly spaced with the day. There is a special recipe for this, of course, following her fitness trainer’s diet plan. But the recipes are actually easy to follow and a breeze to prepare. It’s really a quick management to lose weight or manage weight loss. The best thing about this diet plan is the “cheat day”, which allows a free pass for eating whatever one likes for that day. Many other celebrities follow the 5 Factor Diet. For more information on this diet, please read our article on Emmanuelle Chriqui who also follows the diet!
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Eva says —- “I have to work out four to six times a week. It’s because I enjoy pasta and having a biscuit with my coffee. I didn’t work out today, but tomorrow I’ll run Bondi to Bronte. My Cuban heritage means if the zipper doesn’t zip up the whole way, we just say screw it! No big deal. I put in a lot of time at the gym to ensure that I am able to indulge at other times. Pleasure is pain.”
Eva Mendes’ fitness training is guided by Harley Pasternak, who is a world renowned fitness trainer to the stars. He is the author of the 5-Factor Diet, which is an effective instructional book for how to lose weight. Pasternak is also the fitness trainer of choice by stars like Jessica Simson and Alicia Keys. The fitness trainer not only guides the clients with the best exercise program, diet plan and overall wellness also comes into play.
Eva Mendes’ Fitness Training Exercise Program
Doing the Weighted Butt-ups Exercise.
This exercise should help with keeping the muscles of the buttocks firmer, as well as toning down the stomach and the back area. With your back to the floor and your knees slightly bent, place a small dumbbell of our hips. You can either push your pelvis high up or squeeze the cheek of your butt. Do not forget to inhale and exhale deeply while doing this exercise.
Doing the Weighted Abductor Raise Exercise.
This exercise works to strengthen the outer thigh muscles.Laying down to your side and using your elbow to absorb all the upper body weight, place a dumbbell on your upper top thigh for stability. Your hand should provide the balance as you lift your legs as high as you can, with the full weight supported by your other leg. With your legs up, hold it for three seconds before slowly lowering it down. Repeat this exercise for five to six more times and then do the other side.
Doing the Side Squat Steps Exercise.
This exercise is for the thigh muscles as well as the butt. Using a step platform exercise equipment, stand on it and then take one step off and squat. Step back up and do the other side and squat. Do this alternatively and you will definitely feel your thighs growing firmer.
Doing the Side Lunge Exercise.
This exercise is actually advanced and helps develop the lower body, including the thighs. Stand with your feet apart and then bend both knees at an angle, making sure to keep your back straight and your butt sticking out. Then try to kick with your with right leg and left leg alternately. Do a couple more repetitions until the desired effect is achieved.