Megan Fox has shot to fame recently since appearing in the new Transformers films. A brunette with lots of tattoos, and plans to get more, people are already labelling her as the new Angelina Jolie. She has been declared World’s Hottest Woman by several polls in men’s magazines. So, how does she do it?
In a recent interview with Metro newspaper, she declared that she does not actually do much. She has a personal trainer, with whom she practices Pilates once a week, to help tone her up. She does not have a special diet, and actually needed to gain weight for the Transformers. However, she admits that she used to only really eat one meal a day at about 10pm before putting on some weight for the film.
How does she get away with an unhealthy diet and irregular workouts? Well, as she says, she is only 23, and can get away with it. She expects to have to change her habits once she hits her late 20’s.
There is a lesson here for all middle aged people looking to lose weight though – if you plan on getting a personal trainer, get one about the same age as yourself. Younger trainers often fail to appreciate how much harder weight loss gets as you reach your thirties and beyond, whereas older trainers will be well aware of what you are going through.
Megan’s Diet Tip – Avoid Dairy
OK, the first part of this article was written in 2009 when Megan Fox was 23 years old. We have just learned that she does now have at least one diet rule – she avoids dairy.
“If you want to gain weight, eat dairy. If you don’t, don’t”
Dairy does add a lot of calories to a daily total, especially if you are fond of Lattes and cheese. A couple of large coffees with full fat milk can add 400-500 Calories to your daily intake.
Megan gave away her little diet secret after she lost her pregnancy weight. Within a few months of giving birth to her son Noah she had regained her pre-pregnancy weight, and this was without much exercising.
“I should have pre-endorsed some sort of workout something, so that I could be selling it now!”
Megan seems to have potential to be a shred business woman too. She knows how the weight loss / workout business works – celebrities endorse products knowing that they will lose weight anyway – often using their chosen method. Lucky people really, they essentially get sponsored to lose weight. Now, if only we could all get paid! Well, there was a report in 2009 that the NHS (British National Health Service) was paying people £425 ($680) to lose weight.
Megan Fox Workouts
Megan has admitted that she is not often motivated to workout. So she usually has Harley Pasternak, her personal trainer, visit her at home a few times a week to provide that encouragement, and instruction. Harley Pasternak trains many celebrities and is also author of the 5-Factor Fitness Plan. He has also trained Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Jessica Simpson, Halle Berry and Seth Rogen.
Usually her instructor takes her through a 60 minute workout, which includes a 15 minute circuit training routine which includes exercises such as squats, lunges, push ups, crunches, hyperextensions, knee ups, plank, a variety of Swiss ball exercises. The rest of the workout is pure cardio work, such as running, cycling and dancing.
While her workouts will vary from week to week, this is a typical circuit training workout that she will complete. As it is a Harley Pasternak workout, it will be based on the 5 minute principle. Rather than perform a set number of exercises, you exercise for a set time at your maximum intensity.
- Jumping Jacks: 30 seconds
- Air Squats: 30 seconds
- Lunges: 30 seconds
- Bicycle Crunches: 30 seconds
- Hyperextensions: 30 seconds
- Supermans: 30 seconds
- Plank: 30 seconds
- Lying Leg Raises: 30 seconds
- Left Plank: 30 seconds
- Right Plank: 30 seconds
The workout is designed to hit all the muscles. This burns calories and tones them up. Then the cardio workout burns extra energy and improves fitness levels, so that she can work harder in the next circuit training session.
Fitness is always about improving yourself – getting faster and stronger.
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