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Kristen Bell on the Cover of Women's Health Magazine

How Kristen Bell Stays Fit as a Fiddle

Kristen Bell is no stranger to the spotlight, with her villainous role on Heroes and also starring in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Now she's in another new flick, Couples Retreat, and with her busy career, Kristen has maintained her amazing figure.

In a recent interview with Women's Heath magazine, the blond actress shares how she tries to squeeze some kind of physical activity into her schedule every day, whether it's going for a walk, taking the stairs, or hiking with her pooches. Yoga is also part of her routine to help her stay aware of her body, and strength training helps her stay toned. I love that Kristen admits she'll lift weights for much longer with a trainer than she would by herself.

Does Kristen count calories? To find out

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You may be surprised to hear that Kristen does keep track. "I find it almost comforting to count calories, because it makes me conscious of what I'm eating." She is a conscientious eater too. Kristen decided to go vegetarian at age 11 for animal rights, but her mom made sure she was healthy about it. Bell explains, "I try to eat more fresh foods than processed ones, and the grainiest bread possible."

Another great tip? Kristen will exercise during lunchtime, and afterward, snack on her lunch the rest of the day. Instead of devouring it all at once, she'll enjoy a handful here, do a little work, then have another gigantic handful. She says, "It spaces the meal out to a place my body can handle." When it comes to preparing food, Kristen loves to cook. Perusing recipes online and trying them out is one thing she loves to do for others. Making food yourself is one sure way to know what you're putting in your body, so you can make sure it's healthy.

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EcoGirl EcoGirl 6 years
wow the lunching - you go girl , i could not do that
sparklestar sparklestar 6 years
I do the lunches thing. Co-workers are always like "you're constantly eating!" but actually no, I just didn't wolf it all down in one sitting like you did.So I'll eat my sandwiches at lunchtime, my fruit sometime mid-afternoon and whatever else throughout the day!
sparklestar sparklestar 6 years
I do the lunches thing. Co-workers are always like "you're constantly eating!" but actually no, I just didn't wolf it all down in one sitting like you did. So I'll eat my sandwiches at lunchtime, my fruit sometime mid-afternoon and whatever else throughout the day!
biarose biarose 6 years
Actually, jkat , pilates really is fantastic for toning the body- including the arms. You really don't need to lift weights to have toned arms.
cg130 cg130 6 years
I love her, she's so awesome! Her approach to fitness and healthy eating seems very real. I really like that she admits that someone (famous) maintaing her weight counts calories too, because usually only celebrities who have lost significant amounts of weight talk about counting calories.
jkat jkat 6 years
I like that she admits to lifting weights too. I am so sick of hearing celebs pretend that *all* they do is pilates or yoga. They are great as part of a fitness routine, but they don't get bodies like that without lifting some dumbbells now and then.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
I like her, too, though I don't like the pose on the cover. Her finger is obscuring her pretty smile.
Camarogirl67 Camarogirl67 6 years
It's refreshing to hear celebs admit that they work out and count calories, but a lot of celebs also happen to be naturally thin, so most of their work seems to be toning.
ella1978 ella1978 6 years
She is my favorite! I used to watch her on Veronica Mars... I have read a lot of interviews by her. She does state that she is naturally a petite person, but it probably also helps that she's so conscious of the food decisions she makes. Can't wait to see the new movie!
LouLou12 LouLou12 6 years
Finally a celebrity that admits to counting calories!
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