Hillary Duff’s Diet and Fitness Routine
Her routine keeps her in tip top shape. Hillary best know for the Television Show “The Lizzie McGuire” is also a pop singer, songwriter and entrepreneur. So how did she drop weight in 2007? How does she maintain her slim healthy look? Keep Reading.
Hillary Duff’s Diet
Hilary Duff considers herself a big meat eater and avoids pasta, potatoes, and breads. Sticks to eating lots of small meals all day. She limits junk food, and eats treats in moderation. her diet is basically mini meals, low fat, and low carbohydrate. Her diet consists of greens, fresh fruit and lean protein.
Her 2007 Diet example:
- Breakfast- Kashi cereal with 2 percent milk (or an egg-white omelet with Feta cheese) and a latte made with 2 percent milk.
- Lunch – Grilled chicken Caesar salad with 1 tablespoon of reduced-fat dressing (or grilled ahi tuna salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing)
- Dinner – Tuna steak, grilled veges and couscous (she also loves sushi)
- Snacks – Handful of mixed nuts or an apple and Brie cheese. She also indulges in chips and salsa.
Hillary Duff’s Exercise
Hilary does Pilates 3 times a week. She also does cardio other days on a Treadmill for 2 miles or Elliptical for 20min. On the treadmill she starts off in a power walk on a high incline to warm up and then jogs on a flat incline. Hilary also enjoys bicycling.
- Pilates at her home 3-4 times a week she does hour long workouts on Pilates reformer machines . She concentrates on her lower body with 32 reps each of 20 different leg and butt exercises and 5 different ab exercises.
- Swimming when on tour, alternating 7 laps each of freestyle, breast, butterfly and sidestroke daily.
August 2007 Shape Magazine:
Hilary’s 3 firm-up moves
When she’s home in L.A., Hilary takes an hour-long Pilates class four times a week, varying between machines and mat work.
“You’ll never hear me say, ‘Ugh, I have to go to Pilates,’” says Hilary. “I love what it does for my body. It keeps me toned and feeling strong. That’s all the motivation I need.”
1. Leg raises with a band: Tie the ends of a resistance band together to make a small circle (about 12 inches in diameter), loop it around your ankles, and lie on your right side with your legs extended; use your left arm in front of you for balance. Lift your left leg up as high as you can and lower until the band is just barely taut. Do 6 sets of 8 reps per side. “This is great for the butt and outer thighs,” says Jensen.
2. Bridge with the ring: To target your inner thighs, lie face up with knees bent, feet flat on the floor, and place a Pilates ring between your legs just above your knees (so the pads rest against your legs). Lift your hips so your body is aligned from knees to shoulders and squeeze the ring 16 times. Lower hips, then raise them again and squeeze 8 times. Finally, lift and lower pelvis 16 times while pressing legs against the ring. Repeat series 3 times.
3. Leg raises with a ball: Lie face up with legs extended straight up. Place a stability ball between ankles. Without rocking, raise and lower hips. Do 3 sets of 8 reps. “Hilary loves this because it really works the lower abs,” says Jensen.
Tips & Secrets
Eating should be fun. I did Atkins for three days and I was in the worst mood and so tired. I’m from Texas, so I’m a big meat eater, but I was like oh, no more! I believe in proportion. If I eat bread when they bring bread to the table, I won’t eat pasta or potatoes. Or I’ll try to not have the bread because I know I want dessert. A little bit of this, a little bit of that.
“I couldn’t just go to the gym like my friends and lift weights. I would get these muscles in my legs. I felt boyish.
“Seriously, my body changed in three weeks. I’ve always been really muscular; that’s why pilates is good for me. I have broad shoulders and if I do weights or something I’ll bulk up and feel manly, but pilates lengthens me out. Also you feel really powerful.”