Megan Fox’s Diet and Fitness Regimen
Megan Fox is an American actress and model. After having a successful career as a model, she launched her acting career in 2001, in which she played a supporting role as Brianna Wallace in Holiday In The Sun, starring opposite Ashley Olsen. Fox then guest starred in various television series, including What I Like About You, Two and a Half Men, The Help, Ocean Ave. and Hope and Faith. Fox’s breakout role was playing Mikaela Banes, Shia Labeouf’s character’s love interest in the blockbuster film Transformers, a role for which Fox won and was nominated for various Teen Choice Awards. Read on to see how she got in shape for that role.
Here is the Workout Routine Megan Did for Her Role in Transformers. Megan hired a personal trainer who had her do a time compressed body-weight routine. This is a very similar routine that many of the stars are doing. Robert Downey Jr. did a similar type of workout for Ironman. Her trainer obviously understood the benefit of sticking to bodyweight intervals to keep her body slim, sexy, and functional without bulking up. which is similar to famous actors such as Brad Pitt and Daniel Craig use as well.
How she got to look so good
Here is the workout routine Megan did for her role in Transformers: Megan’s workout relied heavily on planks. Hollywood trainer, Craig Ballantyne has a video page which shows several variations (will give link to that page later). Planks are by far the best move for women to get sexy, flat abs like Megan. A Brief Ab Circuit: After blitzing her abs with planks, she would then spend 15-20 minutes doing a circuit that involved knee ups, leg swings, and ball leg lifts. This is done in an interval like fashion…hard effort with just a little rest and back to a tough exercise. The idea is to do 3-4 different exercises back-to-back, rest 30-60 seconds, then do it again. Repeat for 15-20 minutes. It is harder than it sounds! She then took advantage of the increased heart rate by finishing off with 30 minutes of cycling. This was done with low intensity (I’ll explain why intervals, followed by low intensity cardio is extremely effective at getting lean).
Why Megan Fox’s Brief Workout Burns Fat Like Crazy: You have probably heard that High Intensity Interval Training is great for getting lean and burning fat. This is true, but there is a flaw… Interval Cardio is great at releasing fatty acids from fat cells (basically releasing fat into the bloodstream) but is not good for using these fatty acids, once released. Low Intensity Cardio is great for using fat for energy, but isn’t good at releasing fat from the fat cells in the first place. Megan Fox’s Workout Program was a Hybrid Approach. She used body weight intervals to release the fat from the fat cells, followed by low intensity cardio to use these fatty acids for energy. The result was that Megan had a smokin’ body for Transformers. This is what Megan’s diet plan included leading up to “Transformers”. Megan still eats whole food sources instead of processed foods and avoids grains. This is similar to what many people call the “Paleo Diet”. Which is similar to eating like our ancestors.
A description of the Paleo Diet: Avoid Grains. Hunters and Gatherers ate fruits and vegetables as their carbohydrates. The human body was meant to eat fruits and vegetables, not grains. Lot’s of natural sources of protein things like nuts, eggs, and meat is a great source of protein. Fats are good for you. Yes, you heard it right. Megan Fox’s diet has a good amount of fat. She eats an ounce of almonds and a few eggs ever day.