Looking to lose baby weight fast and get toned like Carrie Underwood? Need a flat stomach like Khloe Kardashian? Want the long legs of Taylor Swift? Here are the 20 best diet tips for a slim, toned bikini body this summer.
Check out ModelFit classes in NYC to get Taylor Swift‘s long, muscular legs. Try interval sprints on a treadmill to get Jessica Alba‘s flat stomach and strong core. Jennifer Lopez looks better than ever (and lost 8 pounds) thanks to this healthy breakfast. Look slimmer and better in a bikini this summer with 20 diet and fitness secrets from celebrities — read them below and start looking and feeling your best today!
FOR FLAT ABS: Jessica Alba works her abs with trainer Jennifer Johnson, Us Weekly magazine revealed in their July 6 issue. She lies on the floor with arms over her head. Then she lifts her legs to a 45-degree angle. Exhale and use your core to raise your head and neck off the floor into a V position with your legs. Lay back down on the floor. Repeat 10 times. Her trainer says the move “is totally effective at activating all of the abdominal muscles.” Jessica also sleeps 8 hours a day: “It’s about feeling food and having enough energy to get through the workout.” Jessica also loves to do interval sprints on a treadmill. Trainer Simone De La Rue says: “Ten minute spurts of that level of cardio is far more beneficial than 30 minutes straight of jogging.”
Khloe Kardashian works with Gunnar Peterson, doing ab exercises like planks throughout her workout. “When you wait until the end, you’re going to have less energy and you won’t be able to train with the same intensity,” he says. Khloe’s abs are no joke!
FOR LONG LEGS: Supermodel Karlie Kloss and BFF Taylor Swift work out together at the Pilates and yoga-based ModelFit in NYC. Trainer Simone De La Rue says: “Bringing a friend keeps you accountable and motivated.”
TOP CLASSES: Jennifer Lopez finds a beat. “I love to dance,” she told Us. She also says she lost 8 pounds thanks to BodyLab shakes for breakfast. Kerry Washington loves hiking for lean legs. Jenna Dewan Tatum dances to keep in shape. Kate Beckinsale centers with yoga. Sofia Vergara‘s workout of choice is Pilates. Padma Lakshmi boxes three times a week.
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WHAT CELEBS EAT: Carrie Underwood writes down her vegan meals in a journal. “I don’t get full. I can eat a lot. I have to make sure I’m not eating just to eat.”
Megan Fox‘s three meals a day are balanced — each contain protein, fiber and healthy fat, according to her trainer Harley Pasternak. Here’s an example: an egg-white omelet with vegetables and avocado. “You’re filling yourself up with the right things, making the changes of you eating the wrong things significantly lower.” Harley encourages walking 10,000 steps every day to keep fit — use a Fitbit to keep track of your steps and sleep.
DRINK WATER: “Staying hydrated is the most important factor to your diet,” Rihanna told Us. Aim to drink half your body weight in ounces every day. So for a 140 pound woman, you should drink 70 ounces of water.
Jada Pinkett-Smith uses brown rice to fuel her workouts. Gwyneth Paltrow loves dancing with trainer Tracy Anderson to Beyonce’s music. Kourtney Kardashian bases her diet around organic foods.
LIFT LIGHT WEIGHTS: Trainer Simone De La Rue says: “High repetition with low weights will create long, lean muscles.”
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— Dory Larrabee-Zayas