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Nastia Liukin's Healthy Living and Diet Tips

Nastia Liukin's Healthy Living and Diet Tips

The 2008 Olympic Games came and went as quickly as Michael Phelps won his 100 meter butterfly race, and for many of us, a small dose of Olympics withdrawal followed the closing ceremony. Shape seems to have known how much everyone was missing the inspirational athletes that graced our screens in August, and sat down to chat with the graceful Nastia Liukin about her life after winning the gold.

When asked how her life has changed since the Olympics, Nastia told Shape, "It's a dream come true. It's amazing to know that all the years of hard work paid off. It wasn't an easy journey, especially with injuries, but it was worth it. I'm traveling all over right now."

To see her tips for healthy living,


Shape asked the 19-year-old gold medal winner for her best healthy living tips, and she answered, "Don't go crazy about dieting. Eat healthy, but if you want to splurge and have a cookie, then have a cookie. Depriving yourself is the worst! Exercise on a daily basis. Whether you take your dog for a walk, go for a run in the park or just do some ab moves in your living room, it's very important to do something every day!"

Visit Shape to see Nastia's diet on a typical day.


Join The Conversation
chelito chelito 8 years
Hi Nastia you are so beautiful you are also the best in the world I love you. U.S. ire for you as the most beautiful.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
one of the things that i really like about US Gymnastics is that our girls don't look like they would break if the wind blew too hard...they are muscular, so it's a refreshing thing to see that this 19 year old has a good head on her shoulders.
Rogel007 Rogel007 8 years
Nastia Liukin looks like Jamie Lynn Spears. lol
Red-Sharpie Red-Sharpie 8 years
Her lunches and dinners (and sometimes breakfasts) are the same as mine! Awesome!
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
Great advice!
LilSquirt1217 LilSquirt1217 8 years
I got to see her perform on the US Gymnastics tour a couple weeks ago. She is a beautiful gymnast!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Her gymnastics is beautiful.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
so cute. i loved watching the olympics.
lawchick lawchick 8 years
what a cute picture of her! I admire her dedication and she seems so down to earth :)
syako syako 8 years
I :heart: her! She was amazing.
bosworthfan bosworthfan 8 years
she is so cute!
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