Emmy Rossum: The Shocking Food She Cuts Out To Lose Weight

Wed, January 16, 2013 10:34am EDT by 3 Comments
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Emmy Rossum showcases her amazing abs on the cover of ‘Self’ and reveals the details of her diet and exercise plan so you can get just as toned!

Emmy Rossum, 26, tells SELF magazine, “I’ve been fatter and I’ve been skinnier than I am right now, but I’m more at peace than ever.” The star lost six pounds for her upcoming role in the film Beautiful Creatures. “Right now I’m probably in the best shape that I’ve ever been in, although I don’t consider ‘best shape’ to necessarily mean the skinniest,” says Emmy.

Emmy Rossum’s Secrets For Staying In Shape

“When I want to drop weight quickly, I cut back on my cardio and do a lot of weights instead,” she told SELF. “I also cut out all fruit and eat a lot of protein and vegetables. My go-to moves are walking lunges, leg raises, and my favorite — four sets of 15 ballet pliés, holding 8-pound weights.”

While filming the fantasy-drama, due out Valentine’s Day, the Shameless star ate 1,500 calories a day. “Nutritionist Carrie Wiatt sent me meals from L.A. But I also gave myself two cheat days a week,” explained Rossum. “I’d eat a steak and fries, an ice cream sundae and then go to Pinkberry. Of course, then I’d wake up the next morning and go, ‘Oh, great, I’m eating one poached egg and a green apple. Shoot me in the face.’ But it was totally worth it. Now I can gain back those 6 pounds that I had lost to do the movie.”

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