Reese Witherspoon is a perfect example of how taking care of your body through a healthy diet and exercise works. She always looks great on the red carpet and has never fallen for the stick-and-bones look that plagues Hollywood. The paparazzi seem to love catching Reese in action whether she’s out jogging or just leaving the gym. For us normal folk, it is reassuring to know that at the end of the day, she too is human. She has to work just as hard to get the body she has, and work she does! Lately, she has been looking better than ever, possibly kicking up her diet and exercise a notch or two as she prepares for her upcoming nuptials to hunky Hollywood agent Jim Toth. So how does she do it?
Reese is an avid runner, running about 3 miles a day. Reese and Jim are frequently seen running together, a great way to spend time together other than a dinner and a movie. Lately though she has been doing a killer combo of fat-burning intervals with aerobic endurance. She has been taking intense spin and yoga classes, which is where she’s getting her toning and muscle building that will give her the svelte but strong physique she’s looking for.
Reese has always show great discipline when it comes to her eating habits but small changes in her diet are putting the finishing touches to her near-perfect body for her big day. The star has been dining on small, frequent portions filled with nourishing foods that fill her up without filling her out. Her diet might look something like this; For breakfast she has a small bowl of yogurt with fresh fruit. Lunch is a veggie pack stir-fry or salad. And dinner is simple chicken or fish
Reese is (what I would constitute) a great role-model for young girls and women. She has a strong, athletic body and is slender but toned in all the right places. She carries herself with confidence but is not self-absorbed like many celebrities (Lindsay Lohan anyone?). I believe the key to her success is a continued goal of maintaining health and wellness, making it a lifestyle without being too rigid, indulging in moderation.
What other celebrities do you think fit this bill of being a positive role-model for women when it comes to body image and healthy living?
What “tricks of the trade” do you use when you need to slim down for a special event?