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Get the Bod: Hilary Swank Believes in Moderation

Hilary Swank won me over in her role in Million Dollar Baby. When it comes to a fit and healthy body, any strong female who can box is top on my list of inspirational women.

When asked how she stays so healthy, she told Men's Fitness:

"Well, I think I'm really blessed with good genes because I really am a big eater. I really like food and food is life to me, but I kind of eat what I want and do it in moderation." I'm with you on that, Hilary. I feel disgusting if I eat a whole brownie sundae or entire bag of kettle corn on my own.

She also said, "If my body craves something I allow myself to have it." Hallelujah - a celeb that doesn't deprive herself of life's little sweet pleasures.

Since she works nonstop, she says "I have to have sustained energy so I understand about nutrition." She also takes vitamins and exercise is a huge part of her life. She said "it's a huge stress relief; it mentally makes me feel great. It gets my blood going, it gives me more energy, and it makes me think better."

What's her normal exercise routine? She goes running 2 or 3 times a week, and takes Pilates 3 days a week. She doesn't exercise everyday, she says, "I usually take 2 days off during the week."

OK, moderation, vitamins, and exercising about 5 times a week - sounds reasonable to me, Hilary. I think it's wonderful that she looks incredible by following principals of moderation and healthy living.


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BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 9 years
She has the right approach. That's why she looks so good!
Anais18 Anais18 9 years
Cool! I have the same workout plan as Hilary does! I, as well, practice Pilates 3 days a week and I run (or walk) 2-3 times a week. It's enough to keep me fit :-) I also pay attention to my nutrition (healthy food) but allow myself to indulge from time to time. She's actually the first Celeb I think is really healthy!
krisua krisua 9 years
She HAS the genes, though, hence the allowing herself those sweet things.
SU3 SU3 9 years
That dress is HOTT btw!!
SU3 SU3 9 years
Love it! She looks fantastic!
muchacha muchacha 9 years
:) great post .. this makes me really happy!!
hollywoodholiday hollywoodholiday 9 years
yay for healthy celebs!! :D
bizzybee bizzybee 9 years
I really like her philosophy.
EcannDallas EcannDallas 9 years
we have very similar routines! i love food, but i also love working out.
lady-T lady-T 9 years
love her bod..she looks great!!!
CestLaVie CestLaVie 9 years
Awesome!!! Glad to hear she is fit by working for it not just starving herself.
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