When Hilary Duff’s trainer said she was no slouch in the gym, she meant it! While Duff remained faithful to her workouts all through her pregnancy, she also wasted no time getting right back to them once the baby was born. The new mom was back in the gym just a week and a half after giving birth.
Hilary Duff and her husband Mike Comrie welcomed their first child on March 20, 2012. The 24-year-old singer and actress gave birth to a son named Luca. The transition has been an adjustment for Duff. She often tweets about her trials and tribulations of being a new mother.
After a 4 AM feeding Duff tweeted about her sleepiness and added, “…whew this job is no joke!”
Another tweet that was more surprising than a middle of the night feeding episode was one that told the world Duff was already back in the gym, despite the difficulties. On Saturday Duff tweeted, “20 minutes on the elliptical seems like an eternity!!! What the hell….”
Hilary Duff recently sat down with Health to talk about how she maintains a healthy body despite her super-busy life. She even talks about her once too-thin looks. “I got pretty skinny when I was between 17 and 19,” Duff said. “I don’t know what exactly made me get on that kick, but at the time I was starting to become aware of what people said about me and how I looked in pictures. I literally ate nothing but steamed vegetables and broiled or grilled chicken, with nothing else.” This low-calorie but unbalanced diet made her feel tired and drained.
Today, she does a lot more snacking, but tries to keep it healthy. “I have been eating a lot of vegetables and hummus and fruit — stuff I never really liked before. If I am hungry before bed, I will grab a handful of blueberries. Greek yogurt is one of my favorite things in the whole world.” She even lets herself indulge in fatty cheeses. “I would probably eat any kind you put in front of me! And I like healthy things with a high fat content, like dark chocolate and avocado.”
The 5-Factor Fitness plan already has an intense celebrity following, from Lady Gaga to Miley Cyrus. Recent bride Hilary Duff is now joining the crew by following Harley Pasternak’s diet and fitness plan to be in perfect wedding-dress-flaunting form.
Pasternak is no stranger to pre-wedding celebrity clients, he’s also the mind behind Katy Perry’s wedding workout. “The key is to have amazing shoulders, amazing arms, posture is really important,” Pasternak explained. “But it’s also important to have a really tight midsection, because the way a wedding dress hugs your midsection, you really want it lean and tight.” (more…)