The secret behind Olivia Munn's 5.5kg weight loss

Hint: it’s the same diet Gisele Bündchen swears by

Beauty Crew Contributor / May 25 2017

Olivia Munn has always looked fit, but the actress has been sporting an incredibly trim and toned physique of late. The actress finally revealed the secret behind her 5.5kg weight loss, and it’s not because of those bizarre Japanese potatoes she claims to consume! 

When preparing for her role as Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse (which involved a pretty revealing outfit) the 35-year-old actress took a traditional approach to improving her fitness by engaging in daily personal training and exercise sessions. But it wasn't the sweat-induced activity that caused her to slim down.

"My intention was to just get as fit and as healthy as I could be, for myself,” Olivia told Women’s Health magazine. “By the time I was finished, I was 12 pounds [5.5kg] less than I started.”

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“I started working out every single day, and then I also started getting into eating 20-80, where 80 per cent of your diet is fruits and vegetables, and 20 per cent is whatever,” revealed Olivia.

“So, that can be any kind of meats or breads or anything else, but mostly fruits and vegetables.”

Hang on. We’ve heard of this 80/20 diet before. 

Yes, it’s the same dietary guidelines followed by Gisele Bündchen and husband Tom Brady, however, they’re even stricter than Olivia. The couple employs a private chef, Allen Campbell, who serves up only organic vegetable meals 80 per cent of the time. Goodness!

Miranda Kerr is known for following this eating style, too, but she’s a little less restrictive. The Australian supermodel chooses to consume smart, nourishing food options 80 per cent of the time, allowing herself to indulge in some less-than-nutritious snacks during the other 20. 

The question is, has Olivia managed to maintain the eating routine and intense workout schedule responsible for her 5.5kg weight loss?

"The thing that I've kept up since X-Men is eating organically. That's been a big part of, I think, feeling healthy, feeling fit, feeling clear. Knowing that you're putting only clean foods into your body, that's been a really important thing for me.”

Smart move, Liv. Maintaining intense daily exercise sessions may not be achievable longterm, but eating organic where possible certainly is.


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