how she GOT THAT BODY!
Younger star Hilary Duff looks fit and fabulous thanks to a disciplined diet and an exercise routine full of variety
Hilary, 30, typically starts her day with oatmeal (with a little almond butter, golden raisins and maple syrup), toast or a protein shake. For lunch, it’s a salad with protein in the form of a turkey burger or a piece of fish on top. And for dinner, the Younger star likes to cook with her son Luca, 6, making anything from her Paleo scallops recipe to a grilled skirt steak with pineapples or peaches. One key to her dieting success is planning ahead. “On the weekends,” she has said, “I’ll meal-prep a few things that I can pack with me and bring to set during the week.”
There’s no workout that self-professed “strong little gal” Hilary won’t try, from strength training at Soho Strength Lab to classes at a studio like AKT or Orangetheory Fitness. She’s been taught to bookend her workouts with cardio at the beginning and end, on the Stairmaster, treadmill or rowing machine. When she doesn’t have time to go to the gym, she’ll do a bodyweight workout in her room, including jumping jacks, pushups, dips and squats. And she’s a big believer in rolling out her legs after a workout. “I keep a foam roller under my bed,” Hilary has said, “and it’s changed my life.”
Hilary’s onetime trainer Harley Pasternak has said most of the work in transforming your body is done outside the gym. “We give all of our clients a Fitbit and have them hit at least 12,000 steps a day,” he says. “We also ask them to get at least seven hours of sleep per night, and we try to have them eat well.”