Hilary Duff is quite busy these days juggling her time between her kids, her TV show and her businesses. Her schedule is pretty hectic that it’s hard to believe that she still finds enough time to eat every three hours and chew solid food.

© Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP Hilary Duff attends the Disney+ press line at the 2019 D23 Expo on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

But it’s actually her diet that gives her all the energy she needs to carry out all her tasks and even go the extra mile when needed. When mindbodygreen caught up with the actress, she shared her food philosophy, which is the main point of the diet she’s practicing.

According to the “Lizzie McGuire” star, she’s started counting macros after having her daughter Banks 11 months ago. She said she’s never done this before, even when she had her first child, a boy named Luca, who is now seven years old.

Duff said she did this because she felt the need to lose the baby weight prior to going back to filming her hit TV series “Younger.” The singer-actress disclosed that with her new eating plan, she does not feel deprived of carbs and sugar like all the other diets she’s tried before.

The macro diet involves counting macros, which is short for macronutrients —protein, fats and carbohydrates. It is said to go a step further than calorie counting because one should not only eat within his or her calorie goal but also with the right ratios of the different macronutrients.

“Every time I’ve dieted before and cut carbs and sugar, there’s been such a daunting feeling of ‘I’m being deprived, I’m being deprived.’ I’m a really balanced person, and I like to have freedom. With the macros it’s cool because I haven’t had to cut anything out that I love. It’s just about making sure my body is getting the right amount of protein and fat and carbohydrates—and then I get to choose what those are,” Duff said.

The former Disney star pointed out that what’s good with this diet is you can really enjoy what you eat. Other diets tend to be restrictive, like only allow a soup for dinner, and Duff does not want anything like that.

What’s also good about following the macro diet is it enabled Hilary to shed 10 to 11 pounds before she started shooting for her TV Land series. And she lost all the weight while also feeling “really energized” and despite munching on food every three hours.

“I am really being healthy right now, and for the first time in my life, I am actually really enjoying it,” she said of her eating plan. Duff then shared that the best part is she’s still able to enjoy pizza, breakfast sandwiches and burgers while doing this diet.

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The Butt Exercise Hilary Duff Swears By

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If you still associate Hilary Duff with Lizzie Mcguire, you’re selling the actress seriously short. The 28-year-old is redefining triple threat by shooting the third season of Younger, raising her toddler son as a single mom, and exercising like a pro. Here, she shares how she balances it all-and manages to sneak some fun in the mix too.

Shape: You’re partnering with Stella Artois to kick-off their “Host one to Remember” campaign. How do you balance going to summer parties and staying healthy?

HD: Obviously it’s all about moderation. I have a hard time with that-I’m not a one drink kind of girl! And it’s hard to choose the right foods to pair with your alcohol when you’re impaired. I think you have to choose your days. I have a four-year-old, so I tend to go out one night during the week and maybe one night on the weekend. It’s hard especially in New York City-you want to have a glass of wine or beer at lunch, and then you want to keep it going. I just make sure I eat healthy during the week and hit the gym to balance it out.

Shape: Any tips for dealing with hangovers?

HD: I don’t really have hangovers so much anymore, but I try to just take the beating, and get through it the best I can with coffee and water. I’m not a lazy person who can stay in bed all day, so I make sure I get up in the morning and hit the gym and that makes me feel better.

Shape: What’s your ideal meal to pair with a beer if you’re hosting a party?

HD: I live in LA and we have good weather year round, so I love to entertain outside at my house and cook for my friends. One of my favorites that I’ve made a few times is honey garlic chicken. Healthwise, it’s not that bad, but it’s not that good either. But when I’m entertaining, I’m not trying to be healthy for my friends. They can go get that somewhere else. I want my food to taste good and for people to enjoy themselves. I also make bacon-wrapped dates that are stuffed with cream cheese. I tend to grill a lot, so I’ll make some skewers with vegetables or put a skirt steak on and grill some pineapples; I don’t feel bad about that. I’m building an outdoor kitchen at my house in LA and I can’t wait to make rotisserie chicken on the spits.

Shape: What kinds of food do you eat when you’re not entertaining?

HD: On the weekends, I’ll meal prep a few things that I can pack with me and bring to set during the week. I’ll make a big thing of quinoa and brown rice, or some chicken and steak chopped up. And then I’ll bring some arugula and make a salad with everything. I’ll bring an avocado with some lemon and sea salt or fruit for a snack. And since there’s a juice place on every corner in New York, sometimes I’ll get a protein shake as a meal replacement.

Shape: What’s your favorite go-to protein shake?

HD: I’ll put in some berries, greek yogurt, nut butter, and egg white powder that I buy it at Whole Foods-I’m really into that and use it instead of regular protein powder. And my favorite green juice I make for myself is spinach, romaine, celery, parsley cilantro, apple, pear, and banana and lemon.

Shape: You told us in your cover interview last year that you love to mix it up with your workouts. What does your current regimen look like?

HD: Filming in New York now, my workouts have changed, but I found a really great trainer at Soho Strength Lab. When I go there, I do lots of squats, kettlebells, deadlifts, and medicine ball slams. And then I hit the stair master or treadmill for cardio. I’ve also been using the rower lately; I literally almost puked the other day on it! (Here, a full-body rowing workout to burn a crap ton of calories.) Next, I really want to try some new classes like AKT and Orangetheory-I use the MindBody app which gives you the schedules of all your favorite classes.

Shape: Any other fitness trends you’re really into right now?

HD: Well, I’ve been doing night shoots, and yesterday I just didn’t want to go through the ordeal of going to the gym before I had to head to set. So I did a mini bodyweight workout in my room and totally worked up a sweat! I just did moves on my own-I did 200 jumping jacks, pushups, triceps, dips, and squats. I also finally learned that rolling out my legs is so important. I keep a foam roller under my bed and it’s changed my life.

Shape: Why do you love your shape?

HD: I’m short and always going to be a curvier gal, unless I just decide not to eat anymore, which is not a fun (or healthy!) option. I’m just strong. I’m cool with how I look. I have really strong legs. I’m a mom so I can toss my kid around and go hard with him all day long, and I love that. Of course there are always things I wish I could change or improve, but I love my strong legs and my bum. I have a gymnast body-I’m never going to be that super skinny girl. i just want to be strong and feel good. (Related: Khloe Kardashian shares why she loves her shape!)

Shape: Is there a body part you’re especially proud of?

HD: I’ve been working so hard on my bum lately! I’ve been doing crazy, crazy, amounts of squats with heavy weights, and weighted deadlifts and hip thrusts. They’re so awkward to do because you’re basically humping the air, but if they work, I’ll do them. It literally changed my whole butt- I’ve always had a pretty good butt and some meat there but it’s made it so much higher than it was, so I’m loving that.

This interview has been edited and condensed.

  • By Kylie Gilbert @KylieMGilbert

There’s one Hollywood trend Hilary Duff can’t get on board with. The actress knows it’s trendy, but she refuses to cave to peer pressure. She’s just too obsessed with it to give it up.

Nowadays, with the rise of paleo and other diets, it seems more popular than ever to cut out sugar, dairy and carbs. The Younger star eats the first two in moderation, and tries to limit carbs as much as possible, though she’s not opposed to treating herself at the end of the day, or during a special occasion—like having a glass of Stella Artois at the party she hosted with the brand last night.

Just before the party started, we sat down with the singer, actress and mom to find out what fuels her throughout a typical day—which can involve filming until 5 in the morning, as it had the night before—and get the story behind the secret ingredient in her chocolate cake.

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She Keeps 3 Fast Breakfasts on Rotation.

Duff typically starts the day in one of three ways: oatmeal, toast or a shake. But these aren’t your typical microwaved instant oats or buttered bread. She puts a twist on each to make it extra-healthy—and extra-flavorful.

If she’s having oatmeal, Duff will swirl in a little almond butter—for protein—and golden raisins and maple syrup, just to sweeten things up a bit.

Toast can go one of two ways, either topped with eggs whites and cheese, or covered in avocado and tomato. Either way, she’ll skip plain white bread in favor of flour-free Ezekiel bread, which also gives her a boost of protein, fiber and vitamins B and C.

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Worked till 3 am. No blinds in new apartment. Thank god for @jetblue eye mask. ☀️🙅🏼🙈

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She Shakes It Off Like No One’s Business.

Duff prefers two kinds of shakes: A green drink, which features a mix of spinach, romaine lettuce, celery, cilantro, pear, apple, half a banana and “a big thing of lemon,” she says; and a protein shake, which combines protein powder, blueberries, ice, almond milk, and occasionally, a splash of—gasp!—cow’s milk.

“Sometimes I’ll add some avocado in there to add some fat,” she explains.

As for her go-to protein powder, she swears by an egg white-based brand that’s vanilla-flavored. “I can’t remember the name of it, but you can find it at Whole Foods.”

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She Keeps It Lean at Lunch.

Whether she’s on set or at home, Duff usually has a salad for lunch, topped with some kind of protein.

“I’m not an ‘I love chicken breasts’ kind of girl,” she says. “I love a turkey burger on top of a salad, or, like a piece of fish on top of a salad. I love French fries with salad. If I’m ordering a salad and it’s really healthy and clean, I’ll always be like, ‘and can we have an order of French fries for the table?'”

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She Kicks Back at Dinner.

When it comes to dinner, Duff’s diet relaxes a bit. She often goes out to restaurants, or cooks meals side-by-side with her 4-year-old son, Luca. That might mean making paleo scallops in a curry-like sauce, or grilling up a skirt steak with pineapples or peaches.

“Pineapple is really easy to grill, and it tastes so good,” she says.

If she’s going out to eat, she might order a cocktail. At home, she tends to drink beer or wine, and she doesn’t hold back.

“I like to have a beer, or a glass of wine—or two, or three,” she laughs. “I don’t put myself on strict rules, unless I’m getting in shape for something.” (And in that case, she’ll sometimes order meals through a food delivery service, cutting out temptation completely. “I block that out of my memory,” she says.)

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Seester @haylieduff did I make you proud? (Minus my shitty plating skills😞) paleo scallops 😋

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Her All-Time Favorite Food Grosses People Out Sometimes.

Her other favorite foods are a little easier to share with a crowd, anyway. “I love French fries and a good cheese plate too,” she adds. “I don’t discriminate. I like every kind of food.”

She Skips Pasta for the Most Part.

If Duff’s in Italy, she’ll make an exception, but for the most part, Duff doesn’t really cook pasta. “I make rice instead of a carb,” she says, though she’ll sometimes make buttered noodles with parmesan cheese for Luca.

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The (Healthy Living) Struggle Is Real.

When your sister has her own Cooking Channel show and a food blog, staying in shape can be tricky. “My sister’s like, ‘come over! I’m doing recipe testing.’ There won’t be, like, one dish to try. There will be three different versions of those meals, and we’ll have to test them to see which one she’s going to make on the show or on her blog,” Hilary says. “There’s always food flying around.”

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Hung with @haylieduff last night, Luca and i hand modeled for her delicious tahini kale salad post on @realgirlskitchen ps Luca ate a whole bowl (with his fingers)

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Her sister, Haylie, says the real challenge is Hilary’s baking. “She tends to bake, and that’s where she gets me in trouble,” she told us last July. “She makes really great lace cookies, and she makes this black bean chocolate cake that’s amazing.”

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Black bean chocolate cake? It doesn’t taste anything like black beans, the Duff sisters swear. But the black beans are a fiber-rich substitute for flour, making this treat gluten-free. You could also use avocado, Hilary says, and no, it won’t make the cake taste guac-y.

In fact, the cake is so delicious that Haylie’s fiancé, a notoriously picky eater—according to Hilary—ate it and loved every bite. “He devoured the whole thing,” Hilary says. “He’s such a cake and sweets connoisseur, and he had no idea .”

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Hilary Duff Heats Up Shape’s May Magazine Cover

Hilary Duff is on fire! Back from a hiatus after the birth of her son, Luca, the 27-year-old has returned to TV in the addictive new show Younger and is recording music for an upcoming CD, her first in eight years. She’s also the single mom of a rambunctious 3-year-old. Yet despite the chaos, she manages to be calm, cool, chic, and all-natural sexy. How? To help us out, Duff compiled a list of her guiding principles for health and happiness. Take a sneak peak!

On not succumbing to pressure: “There’s so much pressure to always have it together, and I’m not falling for it. You see supermodels who have babies, and the next week they look as if they were never pregnant. That was not the case with me. Some days I feel great, others I feel pretty normal, and that’s acceptable.”

On her new acting gig: “I embrace the mess. I had to be careful not to screw up in public as a child actor. So on my new show, Younger-which is written by Darren Star, who created Sex and the City-it’s really fun for me to play Kelsey, a 27-year-old book editor whose personal life is a hot mess. She always chooses the wrong guy, drinks way too much, and has to cover for herself the next morning.”

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On her fitness routine: “I don’t do auto-gym. I go three times a week and mix it up every time. I work out with weighted balls, battle ropes, and big rubber bands. I do this thing with a sledgehammer where I swing it and hit a rubber block, and it gets out all of my aggressions. Everyone is like, ‘Uh-oh, Hilary’s got the hammer-get out of the way!'”

On her diet habits: “I rely on grown-woman food. I’d rather have someone pull my fingernails off than hunker down and go on an actual diet. It’s so hard for me! My sister Haylie and I once considered doing a baby-food diet, but it just sounded too disgusting.”

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On her guilty pleasure: “The key to a happy life is cheese. It’s a real problem. I can’t say no to it! There’s a cheese shop in Beverly Hills, and my car is like a magnet to it. Luca is crazy about it, too. Love the cheese!”

On her fashion must-have: “I’m a sucker for denim! I probably own 30 pairs of jeans, but honestly, I don’t wear most of them. I rotate eight or nine pairs. My favorites are my Frame jeans with holes in the knees. They have a lot of stretch and cling to my legs.”

For more from Hilary Duff, pick up the issue on newsstands now!

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This Is What Hilary Duff Meal Preps to Eat Healthy All Week

It’s no secret that Hilary Duff has a healthy and happy outlook on life—we’ve found ourselves applauding the Younger actress for pointing out her so-called “flaws” in bathing suit selfies and envying her unique workout style. And now, Duff is letting us in on another mantra of hers—the importance of spending time outside. She recently teamed up with Claritin for their “20 Minutes of Spring” initiative to encourage people to get outdoors.

Sitting together on a New York city rooftop, I can’t help but tell Duff how jealous I am that she’s from sunny Los Angeles, where it’s easy to spend time outside year-round. But she offers a tip from her days working in New York: “I started knitting like 10 years ago, but whenever I would get off work early and it was a nice day, I would just make myself go knit in the park and it was so lovely,” she says. “Even if it’s not your dog, just going and being around dogs or people enjoying outdoor activities, it makes you feel good, it makes you want to be a part of it.”

Plus, knitting keeps Duff from mindlessly scrolling through her phone. “You know what I mean, even on set and stuff I feel like I’m so in the habit of going to Instagram,” she adds. “I actually read something that we are going to have way worse neck wrinkles than our parents because we’re constantly looking at our phones all day. It makes sense. It’s really bad for you.”

Here, the actress opens up to Health about how meal prep has changed her eating habits, what she does to keep her body and skin looking their best, and finding time for self-care.

On making time to meal prep

“Meal prepping on the weekends kind of sets me up for success throughout the rest of the week,” Duff says. “I love to be naughty and eat things that taste delicious, but when I do meal prep, I feel like I make a few more sensible choices throughout the week.”

To make the process easier, she preps a bunch of vegetables on a big pan and roasts them, then mixes them with proteins and grains. “I’ll make some sweet potatoes, rice, grilled chicken, and then I’ll have a few containers that I can do different stuff with. And adding greens is always important.”

While it might be hard to find the time to meal prep, Duff says shopping on the weekends helps her get into more of a routine. She also prefers to prepare ingredients that can easily be thrown together instead of making full meals: “I don’t love to just eat fruit by itself I like to put it in a salad,” she adds. “And also this is so random, but I don’t like to eat a strawberry just like a strawberry, so I slice it all up and have it all ready in a container and then it’s just way more edible to me that way and I’ll actually eat them as opposed to them going bad in the container. I’ll put grapes with it or I’ll slice apples with it, or some other kind of fruits so it looks more appealing.”

It’s especially important for Duff to make make healthy food choices because she has an allergy to gluten. “I’m not totally gluten free, but I have the allergy and so it helps me avoid eating like a sandwich on the run when I do have fresh arugula to mix with rice and put chicken on top, something like that.

You just have to get creative and figure out what you like and what you’re actually going to dip into instead of just grabbing something. Because really the reality is I want to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches all day long.”

On her go-to recipes for eating healthy

Duff isn’t afraid to tackle ambitious dishes. “This is kinda gross for some people, I love to roast chickens, so I’m not grossed out by the skin and stuff,” she says. “When you roast a whole chicken, it’s actually very easy, but you have to get up under the skin and put seasoning in there and stuff and that kind of creeps people out. I just feel so professional and then it comes out and it looks like a restaurant did it you’re like, ‘That was me.’ But you can use coconut oil or you can use olive oil or salt and pepper. I’m a spice person, so I put hot sauce on everything to make it exciting if it’s a little bit boring.

One of my favorite recipes right now is actually on Skinny Taste and it’s an eggplant parmesan with a ricotta and mozzarella cheese mixture but there’s no bread crumbs and you don’t fry it, you bake it. It’s so bomb.”

On staying in shape

Duff works with a trainer and prefers HIIT moves like like squats, jumps, and quick sprints over the standard gym machines. “I’m a very hyper person, so it’s good for me to get my energy out like that,” she explains. “It just feels good. On occasion it makes me more tired and other times it makes me feel great and I’m just like, ‘Yes, I got this day, anything, bring it my way, I can do it.’ Plus, I like to eat, indulge, and drink wine, so thank God I love to work out, or else it would be a huge issue.”

However, a friend of Duff’s is trying to convince her to try a new workout. “One of my friends is trying to get me into swimming and I do really like it, but it’s just such a hassle because then my hair is wet and you look so horrible,” she admits. “I feel like I can leave the gym and not look horrible in front of other parents, but swimming is a whole to-do. It is nice, I do notice that my body feels really good doing it.”

Duff also just got a Peloton bike: “I haven’t used it yet but I’m really excited, it’s in LA waiting for me. I hike a lot too, and then my trainer in LA just started training some of my girlfriends in my backyard so our kids will come over and swim and we’ll kind of keep an eye on them since they’re old enough now. So we’ll be in the yard training while they’re swimming. It’s awesome.”

On her favorite workout gear

“I love LuluLemon; I don’t know what the style is called but they’re a little bit more high waisted,” she says. “I just wear black, I’m so boring. They’re a little bit thicker, they hold you in place. I don’t like the thin ones, it’s not supportive enough for me. But I also like Alo a lot and I tend to wear a little more of their colors. I don’t really match my bra with my pants or anything like that.”

Duff doesn’t stress about putting together matching workout outfits, though. “Some people look so cute and I’m like I don’t know… I tend to wear a vintage T-shirt and knot it up and just wear sneakers. I’m a Nike person but I actually got these shoes, my friend’s husband works at Allbirds, have you seen those? They’re really lightweight–I don’t necessarily know if they’re great for support but they’re really comfortable and look kind of like Yeezy’s. I’m really into them. So, I’ve been using those a little bit too.”

On finding the confidence to post no-makeup selfies

“I love makeup just as much as the next person,” Duff says. “When im having a bad day, it definitely helps me feel a little better about myself. But I think also as I get older, I want to be happy and I just feel naturally more confident in my skin and the way my face is and how my body is.”

Like everyone, though, she has good and bad days. “I have weeks where I’m like, ‘I’m crushing it right now, I look really good,’ and weeks where I don’t want to have to feel the pressure of fitting into that or whatever,” she says. “If I’m having a really pretty skin day, I want to let my skin breathe and show that off. So, I think it’s just important to find a balance and just be happy with ourselves, we’re so lucky to be here and to be healthy.”

For anyone wanting to adopt a similarly positive outlook, Duff suggests watching the movie Call Me by Your Name for its beautiful message. “The dad gives the most beautiful speech at the end,” she says. “It’s like, ‘We have one heart and we have one body and we have one lifetime and it’s yours. It’s all yours. It doesn’t matter what I think, what your mom thinks, what anybody else thinks, it’s your heart, your body, your mind.’ It made me cry! I was like, I want to watch this all over again just to hear that dad say that. It’s so beautiful and it doesn’t just relate to loving, it relates to loving yourself and being good to yourself and being happy with what you have.”

On her beauty routine

Since she’s often working under bright lights, “if I have acne or a breakout im just like so disappointed,” Duff says. “I feel like it’s the only thing people can see on my face and it makes me feel bad. I’m lucky to have good skin and I try my best to take care of it and get facials often. I have this lady in LA who im obsessed with, and she does these peels with roots and herbs and I’m obsessed with it.”

When it comes to makeup, Duff says there’s one product she always has on hand: “I use a mascara every day, Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara—I’m obsessed with it,” she says. “And I use Glossier Boy Brow. So, that helps lift the hairs, and it’s like a little gel but powdery and it has a little color so it’s really nice.”

Duff also likes the RMS Eye Sheens. “They’re really pretty and they’re organic which is nice,” she says. “I’m not a stickler for organic products, but it’s nice when you can.”

On her favorite self-care activity right now

“One of my favorite things to do, which is very important, is take a little bit of time for yourself for self care, and my new favorite one is a bath time with flowers,” Duff tells us. To try it for yourself, she says, draw a hot bath, tear petals off of flowers—any type—and throw them in the bath with essential oils. “It is the most delightful, girly time that you could spend with yourself.”

Her one word of warning? “Don’t use bubbles,” she says. “I tried it, it ruined it.”

Hilary Duff is always juggling: The 28-year-old is a single mom to her 4-year-old son Luca; she’s one of the stars of Younger, which just started shooting its third season on location in NYC; she’s a singer who put out another album last year; she’s an icon of a lot of people’s childhood; she’s also a great host who partnered with Stella Artois to throw an amazing party last night in New York.

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Tonight I’m co-hosting with @stellaartois to kick off a summer of creating unforgettable experiences full of music, food and fun!!! #BeLegacy ❤️

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All that keeps the star really busy, and it takes work to also squeeze in time to stay in shape — but she manages. She spoke to Cosmopolitan.com about the rules she keeps to keep healthy.

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1. Try not to worry so much about looking perfect. “I don’t put a ton of pressure on myself to be, like, perfect,” Hilary said. “When I was younger, I felt a lot more pressures. I probably cared a lot more of what people said or thought about me.”

“After having a kid, I don’t come first anymore. I don’t have as much time to worry about it. Obviously, I care about how I look, and I care about taking care of myself and being in a good mental place, and working out really helps that, but I also like to eat food and drink drinks and enjoy my life.”

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2. Prep meals in advance whenever possible. “I try to make stuff over the weekend, like a big thing of quinoa to throw in some salad,” she said. “I cook for a 4-year-old all the time, so if I don’t have stuff on hand that’s healthy for me, I’ll just clean up his plate, and that’s not a good look.”

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Green is the name of our game! Happy Sunday evening! 💚

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3. Cut carbs and focus on eating protein, fruits, and veggies. “Definitely cutting alcohol is a good, quick fix, but it never lasts long for me,” Hilary said. “I love a sandwich more than anything in life, but I don’t get to eat them all the time as much as I want.” She likes to make herself oatmeal for breakfast with a scoop of almond butter, or a shake made with fruits, vegetables, and egg white protein.

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Dinny tonight-green smoothie🌿 kale spinach blueberry strawberry tiny bit o banana almond butter almond milk and ice =😋

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4. Fill up on healthy foods, but stop eating at 6 p.m. “Before I got to New York to start shooting for two weeks, I stopped eating after 6 p.m. It’s impossible. It’s so hard,” Hilary said. “I would be in bed by, like, 8. I had to or else I would be like tempted to creep downstairs and be a little mouse.”

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5. Drink tea. Hilary likes dandelion root tea, a “natural diuretic,” but she might be in the minority. “I have a weird taste in tea, so it’s a bit bitter, and I like that. Obviously,you can’t put a bunch of honey in it. You can’t make it taste delicious.”

6. Bookend workouts with cardio. Hilary’s trainer has taught her to start and end her workouts with time on the treadmill. In between, “I do a lot of strength-training stuff,” she said. “A lot of jumping, medicine balls, dead lifts, hip thrusts. I’m a pretty strong little gal.”

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7. You don’t have to like it, you just have to do it. Hilary works four to five times a week with a mix of strength training, cardio, and classes. She’s been into taking a 30-minute climbing class in L.A. called Rise Nation. But it’s not her favorite thing to do. “I don’t really love to work out,” she said. “I just do it because I have to.”

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8. Believe that it’s possible. When Hilary became a mom, it took time for her to get back into shape, and that was tough to deal with. “It was so hard for me. It’s such a bummer, honestly. You have this new baby. Or, in my case, he was 1, and I was like, ‘I still have this body! What happened?'” Hilary is honest about the fact that it isn’t easy. “It takes a lot of focus and dedication — knowing that it’s possible to get back into shape. Talking to your friends about it. Just trying to motivate and reserve your energy to make sure you can get to the gym. Really cutting out things that are your vices for a little while.” And it worked.

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9. Have a drink sometimes. “If I have a night out, it’s going to dinner with friends and having a few drinks and going home and watching a show,” she said. “I’m definitely not as exciting as I used to be but I really enjoy that. That’s my idea of a nice night out where I’m not brushing a 4-year-old’s teeth and making sure he’s going to bed.”

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Exactly How Hilary Duff Maintains Her Weight

From Amanda Bynes to Lindsay Lohan, we’ve seen plenty of childhood stars that have some serious meltdowns as adults. However, one of our favorite kid celebs isn’t just holding it together as a “grown up”—she’s thriving! At age 28, Hilary Duff is fitter and happier than ever, even after giving birth to her son, Luca, in 2012. Curious what the star of TV Land’s Younger is doing to maintain her lean bod? Well, you’re in luck, because we’ve got her go-to health hacks below. Read on to get in the know and incorporate them to your routine to blast away that pesky belly fat!

Stop Being So Sweet

While she does indulge on occasion, Hilary typically steers clear of dairy, excess carbs, and added sugars—something most Americans consume far too much of. To follow in Duff’s lead, aim to consume no more than 25 grams of added sugar per day. (Those are the sugars that are added to foods during processing or preparation. The ones naturally occurring in fruit, for example, don’t count.) According to research, consuming too much of the sweet stuff causes the body to pump out triglycerides, which in turn causes the storage of belly fat.

Be Your Own Nutritionist

These days, there are millions of outside sources telling us what to do. We’re told what to wear, what music to listen to, and, of course, what to eat. But Hilary tunes out the noise, and instead, listens to the one that matters the most: her own. You’re the only one who knows how your body responds to certain foods, after all, so you’ve got to go with your gut. Despite her stance on sugars, dairy, and carbs, for example, Duff still enjoys a glass of wine or beer each night with dinner. The takeaway here? Limit the indulgences you know you won’t miss. This ensures you still have room in your diet for the more calorie-laden choices you’d truly hate to give up.

RELATED: 20 Tips for Choosing Healthy Alcohol Drinks

Stock Up on Breakfast Basics

Having healthy breakfast staples on hand helps ensure your day gets off on the right foot. Plus, getting into the routine of eating an easy, nutritious breakfast can have major long-term health effects like weight loss and improved heart health and cognitive function. Hilary’s breakfast go-tos include smoothies, oatmeal, or sprouted grain toast topped with egg whites or smashed avocado. (She rotates between the three.) Her oatmeal usually features almond butter for protein and maple syrup for natural sweetness, while her smoothie is usually made with protein powder, blueberries, and almond milk. To mix things up from time to time, she’ll make a veggie-centric blend of spinach, romaine lettuce, celery, cilantro, pear, apple, and banana. For more amazing smoothie recipes to work into your own healthy breakfast rotation, check out our list of the best-ever smoothies for weight loss.

Go Light at Lunch

Everyone needs to refuel mid-day, but not everyone’s refuels with the right stuff. Take some lunch inspiration from Hilary, who keeps her midday bite light and healthy. Her go-to meal is a salad topped with a lean source of protein like a turkey burger or grilled fish. (For some Hilary-friendly lunch recipes, check out our 20 Best-Ever Recipes for Zero Belly). Eating a healthy lunch and breakfast on the reg allows her to loosen up the reigns a bit when it comes to her evening meal. She often has a glass of wine (or two!) and cooks up whatever type of meal she’s in the mood for.

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Take a look at Hilary Duff looking strong and svelte on the beach in Hawaii — we’re excited to see her rocking that two-piece with grace and confidence! After giving birth three years ago to a beautiful baby boy, Hilary hit the workout scene hard and got back in shape the old-fashioned way with hard work, consistency, and determination.

She’s all about balance: Moderation and occasional indulgences are the keys to long-term weight-loss success, and Hilary is living proof that this technique works. “I feel most healthy when I enjoy small bites of the things I love,” she told Health. “I used to feel bad about eating French fries — I’d think that I had blown my diet. But you have to think, That’s OK, I’ll eat healthier tomorrow.”

She mixes up workouts: While Hilary has always loved doing Pilates, it was after giving birth to baby Luca that she started working with LA trainer and boxing instructor Gabe Johns to mix up her routine and shed the baby weight. Gabe told New Beauty, “The key to really losing weight — especially stubborn baby weight — is that the workout must be constantly evolving.” A typical workout for Hilary and Gabe? The two skip rope and run boxing combinations in three-minute intervals with one minute of rest and finish her workouts with a series of sprints up a steep hill. Sounds intense!


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She’s honest about her postbaby body: Hilary was outspoken about the universal pressures new mothers feel to take off weight. “I think if you ask any pregnant mom, they’re like ‘I want my body back,’ but it takes time,” she told Us Weekly. “It takes nine months for your body to get that way and it’s putting on that weight on purpose.” Hilary’s attitude is inspiring to all the new or expecting moms out there.

She chooses to look on the bright side: In her teenage years, the former child star dealt with plenty of media scrutiny about her body, but she’s found a greater sense of confidence through exercise. “I really do feel like working out has helped because you’re working hard for something. You feel stronger and a little more powerful,” she says. “Nobody is ever perfect, but it helps to look for things to feel good about, rather than things to feel bad about.”

  • Hilary Duff, 32, told Women’s Health she swears by bodybuilding workouts ever since giving birth to her 1-year-old daughter Banks.
  • She also works with a flexible dieting coach to count her macros and eat more mindfully.
  • The mom of two—Luca, 6, and Banks, 13 months—says she’s also no longer doing cardio workouts.

Hilary Duff used to avoid heavy lifting in the gym—but these days, the Younger and Lizzie McGuire star is changing her tune. The 32-year-old mom of Luca, 7, and Banks, 13 months says she swears by bodybuilding workouts after giving birth to her daughter with fiancé Matthew Koma in 2018.

“I was thinking I don’t need to do heavy weights because if I do heavy weights I’ll bulk up,” she tells Women’s Health. “I tend to build muscle fast.”

But Hilary says she now sees the error of her ways: “I’m lifting and squatting and using a barbell with lots of weight on it, and I’ve never felt so strong but lean,” she says.

In fact, the actress no longer does cardio workouts, noting that they tend to make her tired and hungry. Plus, now that she’s chasing around two kids under the age of eight, she doesn’t have much time to waste. “This is such a different, more efficient way of working out,” she adds.

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Another game-changer in her health and fitness regimen has been working with a flexible dieting coach. Her coach customizes a weekly menu for her based on the things she normally likes to have (wine and chocolate-covered almonds are just two of her faves). “He basically counts your macros for you—and it’s been amazing because it’s basically like a mathematical equation that I just follow, and it’s been really successful for me,” Hilary says.

She’s seen solid results just by being more mindful about what she’s eating and when. Before working with the coach and evaluating her daily intake of carbs and healthy fats, “I had no idea how much I was eating throughout the day, snacking,” she says. “I lost 10 pounds and I was not starving myself, and just eating things that I like and being more conscious.”

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Hilary says her new eating habits and workout routine work for her because nothing is off-limits. “I’m the first person to be like, ‘I hate when you tell me what to do.’ The second someone tells me ‘You can’t have wine,’ I’m like, ‘I want all the wine,’” she says. “It’s been cool to retrain my mind and figure out that this works. I can eat normally and live normally and enjoy food, but still get the results I’m looking for.”

Mara Santilli Fitness Contributor Mara is a freelance journalist whose print and digital work has appeared in Shape, Brit+Co, Marie Claire, Prevention, among other health, fitness, and wellness outlets.

Hilary Duff is back!

The “Younger” star showed off her fit body on her Instagram Story this week, saying she’s lost all the weight she gained while pregnant with her now 10-month-old daughter, Banks Violet Bair.

“I have been working really hard to get back to my pre baby body before Banksy turned a year!” the mom-of-two captioned a mirror selfie, donning orange-and-white leggings and a matching sports bra. “It was my goal…And I did it!”

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The veteran actress thanked her nutrition coach and trainer for helping her get all her physical strength back.

“You guys have kept me focused and made it fun!” Hilary added. “It would be impossible without these guys and my home chef @matthewkoma. Thanks boys …”

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Hilary, 31, also shares 7-year-old son, Luca, with her hockey player ex-husband Mike Comrie.

Not only is Hilary celebrating her weight loss this week, but she’s also ecstatic about a huge announcement she made over the weekend: a new “Lizzie McGuire” series is in the works, and she’s going to star in it.

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“SURPRISE!!! I’ve been trying to contain this excitement for a loooong time while this has been in the works!,” she captioned an Instagram video with throwback clips from her Disney show, which ran from 2001 to 2004. “I am beyond excited to be home again, back with my girl ♥️…and into her 30’s.”

In the new series Lizzie, played by Hilary, explores New York City while working for a well-known fashion designer.

“It feels very surreal, to be honest. I’ve been living with this information for a few months now, so it’s been very hard to even contain my excitement,” Hilary told ET after the formal announcement on Aug. 23. “She’s such a big part of me and my life, and now she’s 30, and I feel like I’m going to have to learn some of her quirky faces again. But I’m excited!”

Related video: Hilary Duff as “Lizzie McGuire”: Then & Now (via E!)

Hilary welcomed her daughter Banks to the world less than a month ago, and she’s already bouncing back! The baby weight is just ‘falling off,’ a source says.

Sounds like Hilary Duff‘s baby weight is so yesterday! The 31-year-old actress welcomed little Banks to the world on Oct. 25, but her post-baby bod is well on its way. “She’s already dropped so much of the baby weight,” a source close to Hilary told Hollywoodlife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She had a very hard time losing the baby weight after Luca was born but this time the weight is falling off, so it’s quite a happy surprise. She worked out consistently for most of her pregnancy with Banks so that’s part of it, and she’s breastfeeding Banks all the time. That burns up the calories too.”

Just goes to show — every pregnancy is different! Even though this wasn’t the case when Hilary welcomed her son, 6, with her ex-husband Mike Comrie, 38, in 2012, her daughter’s birth has been a whole different story. And she’s only just getting started! “It’s too soon for Hilary to hit the gym but she’ll be back working out again as soon as she gets the all clear from her doctor,” the insider added. “She’s developed a real love of fitness.” The actress hasn’t opened up about her weight loss journey yet, but she probably will! The mother of two did get super real with her Instagram followers during her pregnancy, after all.

“The boobs are big the belly is big the body is big,” she captioned a bikini mirror selfie in July. “Man.. pregnancy is hard. Giving love to all mamas who make it look effortless… this journey is hard as hell and also incredibly special. Lovely to have a little life inside and to day dream of all the new adventures to come buuuut almost impossible to get my own shoes on..sick of getting up 9 times a night to pee and looking at this weird body in the mirror that is not my own at the moment.”

But now she’s got her body back to herself! She looks amazing, and baby Banks is as cute as can be. So while it’s great to hear that she’s shedding weight quickly, here’s to hoping she’s enjoying every second with her precious newborn.

Hollywoodlife.com has reached out to Hilary Duff’s rep for comment.

Hilary Duff Workout Routine

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Hilary Duff is definitely a childhood crush.

And I’m not opposed to her being four years older than me.

Duff played Lizzie McGuire from 2001-2004, and I’ll admit to watching that, and the movie that came out in 2003.

That might have even been what gave me the travel bug…who knows…

She then went on to star in A Cinderella Story, The Perfect Man, Cheaper by the Dozen, and now Younger: a TV Land series where she plays a mega-successful editor at a publishing company.

In 2015 Duff also got a divorce after being married to Mike Comrie in which she followed up with around 25 lbs of weight loss.

For that reason, as much as I don’t want it to seem like I’m talking about her divorce, we will be focusing on the tactics she utilized for this fresh start and the rebirth of her killer bod.

Hilary Duff Stats:

Height: 5’2

Weight: (approximate) 115 lbs.

Age: 31 years old

Duff joins the shortest group of women we have at SHJ.

And she honestly might even be tied for the shortest among the shortest.

Normally the average height we see for women is around 5’4-5’6 with ladies such as Jennifer Aniston, Margot Robbie, Olivia Munn, Alicia Vikander, Sophia Bush, Tatiana Maslany, Evangeline Lilly, and a ton of others.

But then there is also that taller range, and among the tallest (even taller than the 5’7-5’8), are ladies like Gwendoline Christie, Gal Gadot, and a few others – with Phoebe Tonkin, Gabrielle Union, Brie Larson, Nina Dobrev, Daisy Ridley, and so many more coming in around that 5’7-5’8 range.

And, let’s not forget the shorter ladies of SHJ like Ariana Grande, Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Emilia Clarke, Lucy Hale, Julianne Hough and a good handful of others.

But, either way, don’t worry.

I write these routines for anyone and everyone.

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Hilary Duff Diet and Nutrition

There’s a ton of information out there about Hilary Duff’s diet.

Yes, that’s good news, I’m just warning you to get ready for what feels like an onslaught of sourcing.

To start us off we’ll go with an interview from Delish.com that tells all.

They immediately tell us that Duff has what they refer to as a “3 fasts breakfasts on rotation”:

Duff typically starts the day in one of three ways: oatmeal, toast or a shake. But these aren’t your typical microwaved instant oats or buttered bread. She puts a twist on each to make it extra-healthy—and extra-flavorful.

If she’s having oatmeal, Duff will swirl in a little almond butter—for protein—and golden raisins and maple syrup, just to sweeten things up a bit.

Toast can go one of two ways, either topped with eggs whites and cheese, or covered in avocado and tomato. Either way, she’ll skip plain white bread in favor of flour-free Ezekiel bread, which also gives her a boost of protein, fiber and vitamins B and C.

And both Insider and Delish agree that smoothies are an absolute must for Duff:

Duff prefers two kinds of shakes: A green drink, which features a mix of spinach, romaine lettuce, celery, cilantro, pear, apple, half a banana and “a big thing of lemon,” she says; and a protein shake, which combines protein powder, blueberries, ice, almond milk, and occasionally, a splash of—gasp!—cow’s milk.

“Sometimes I’ll add some avocado in there to add some fat,” she explains.

As for her go-to protein powder, she swears by an egg white-based brand that’s vanilla-flavored. “I can’t remember the name of it, but you can find it at Whole Foods.”

But don’t worry, they didn’t forget about lunch and dinner. They have that covered for us as well.

Starting with lunch, of course:

“I’m not an ‘I love chicken breasts’ kind of girl,” she says. “I love a turkey burger on top of a salad, or, like a piece of fish on top of a salad. I love French fries with salad. If I’m ordering a salad and it’s really healthy and clean, I’ll always be like, ‘and can we have an order of French fries for the table?’”

And she, as Delish says, “kicks back at dinner”:

“Pineapple is really easy to grill, and it tastes so good,” she says.

If she’s going out to eat, she might order a cocktail. At home, she tends to drink beer or wine, and she doesn’t hold back.

“I like to have a beer, or a glass of wine—or two, or three,” she laughs. “I don’t put myself on strict rules, unless I’m getting in shape for something.” (And in that case, she’ll sometimes order meals through a food delivery service, cutting out temptation completely. “I block that out of my memory,” she says.)

As you can see, she opts for an extremely sustainable way of dieting.

She tells it in her own words that she doesn’t “put herself on strict rules”.

And some final remarks from Duff’s interview with Delish are here:

“I’m a Texas girl, so I love a good steak,” Duff says. “I like a very rare steak, so a lot of my friends don’t like sharing steak with me.”

Her other favorite foods are a little easier to share with a crowd, anyway. “I love French fries and a good cheese plate too,” she adds. “I don’t discriminate. I like every kind of food.”

If Duff’s in Italy, she’ll make an exception, but for the most part, Duff doesn’t really cook pasta. “I make rice instead of a carb,” she says, though she’ll sometimes make buttered noodles with parmesan cheese for Luca.

In an interview with Women’s Health Duff explains some more information about her diet, starting with her use of meal prepping:

“Meal prepping on the weekends kind of sets me up for success throughout the rest of the week,” Duff says. “I love to be naughty and eat things that taste delicious, but when I do meal prep, I feel like I make a few more sensible choices throughout the week.”

She continues by telling us a bit about how she’s not strictly gluten-free, but close to it:

“I’m not totally gluten free, but I have the allergy and so it helps me avoid eating like a sandwich on the run when I do have fresh arugula to mix with rice and put chicken on top, something like that. You just have to get creative and figure out what you like and what you’re actually going to dip into instead of just grabbing something. Because really the reality is I want to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches all day long.”

We see a lot of celebs opt for a sustainable approach like this.

That’s why our Academy Nutrition Classes (Monks, Minimalists, SuperHumans, Vikings, Spartans, Hunter Gatherers, Greek Gods, Samurais) revolve around helping you find the specific diet that is right FOR YOU.

Of course, there are a lot of reasons to HAVE the strict guidelines.

We’ve seen a lot of celebs opt for specific restrictions.

For example: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart incorporate 80/20 dieting with big weekly cheat meals, Hugh Jackman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Terry Crews utilize intermittent fasting(something I use daily as well), Mustafa Shakir and Madelaine Petsch are vegans, Brandon Routh and Frank Grillo opt for paleo, and tons of others utilize their own variations as well.

And, that’s just to name a few celebs from each, by the way.

You can check out our Nutrition Pillars for more information and articles on all of the above and more.

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Hilary Duff Workout Routine Research

I know that nutrition section was awesome, and don’t worry, I’m going to keep it going for the workout routine research as well.

The interviews centered around dietary information, which as we know will completely make or break our transformation (we say more than 75% of the battle), but they do talk about her fitness regime as well.

Starting with her interview with Health, they tell us all about how Duff’s workout to stay in shape:

Duff works with a trainer and prefers HIIT moves like like squats, jumps, and quick sprints over the standard gym machines. “I’m a very hyper person, so it’s good for me to get my energy out like that,” she explains. “It just feels good. On occasion it makes me more tired and other times it makes me feel great and I’m just like, ‘Yes, I got this day, anything, bring it my way, I can do it.’ Plus, I like to eat, indulge, and drink wine, so thank God I love to work out, or else it would be a huge issue.”

However, a friend of Duff’s is trying to convince her to try a new workout. “One of my friends is trying to get me into swimming and I do really like it, but it’s just such a hassle because then my hair is wet and you look so horrible,” she admits. “I feel like I can leave the gym and not look horrible in front of other parents, but swimming is a whole to-do. It is nice, I do notice that my body feels really good doing it.”

Duff also just got a Peloton bike: “I haven’t used it yet but I’m really excited, it’s in LA waiting for me. I hike a lot too, and then my trainer in LA just started training some of my girlfriends in my backyard so our kids will come over and swim and we’ll kind of keep an eye on them since they’re old enough now. So we’ll be in the yard training while they’re swimming. It’s awesome.”

Which, I know, is already a ton of information for us.

But there’s so much more.

Switching gears to Insider, they share some pillars that I’ll continue to break down here:

  • She works out four to five times each week no matter what.
    • Duff is sure to exercise four or five times a week, even though it doesn’t come naturally to her, according to Cosmopolitan.
    • “I don’t really love to work out,” she said. “I just do it because I have to.”

  • She sees a personal trainer for weight and circuit training.
    • While filming the third season of “Younger,” Duff saw a trainer from New York City’s Soho Strength Lab, she told Shape.

    • “When I go there, I do lots of squats, kettlebells, deadlifts, and medicine ball slams,” she said. “And then I hit the stair-master or treadmill for cardio.”

  • She does cardio before and after weight sessions.
    • Many trainers are fans of the ” cardio finisher,” but Duff’s double-cardio tactic is even more intense. Either way, trainers agree that it’s important to get both strength and cardio into your routine.

    • And if she’s not in her home gym, she goes for a run outside. “I go running a lot,” she told Self. “I’m usually always in different cities. It’s a nice way to take in a different city if you go for a jog or a run.”

  • She doesn’t shy away from classes.
    • Sometimes when it comes to fitness, people divide themselves into camps: there are the free-weight devotees and those who exclusively work out at group classes. Not so for Duff, who tries out classes at places like AKT and Orangetheory. She’s also a longtime Pilates buff.
  • She focuses on her lower half.
    • “I’ve been working so hard on my bum lately!” Duff told Shape. “I’ve been doing crazy, crazy, amounts of squats with heavy weights, and weighted deadlifts and hip thrusts.”

    • This routine, she said, “literally changed my whole butt— I’ve always had a pretty good butt and some meat there but it’s made it so much higher than it was, so I’m loving that.”

Okay. You’re basically being given the keys to the castle here.

You’re getting ALL the information, and I’m going to put it all together for us even more.

One last thing.

A lot of the information about was shared from Insider, but actually came from snippets of an interview from Shape.com.

So, of course, I went ahead and found that so we can source some good information from there as well.

Here’s a sign off from Duff about her favorite protein shake so that we can give some more credit to Shape:

Shape: What’s your favorite go-to protein shake?

HD: I’ll put in some berries, greek yogurt, nut butter, and egg white powder that I buy it at Whole Foods-I’m really into that and use it instead of regular protein powder. And my favorite green juice I make for myself is spinach, romaine, celery, parsley cilantro, apple, pear, and banana and lemon.

Not you know what to have after this awesome workout we’re about to embark on.

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Training Volume:

4-5 days per week

Explanation:

Hilary Duff says that she works out four to five days a week…no matter what. She admits that she doesn’t LOVE training, but she does it because she knows she has to. She gets it in many different ways, but shares a ton of them with us. For that reason I’ll be programming you a bunch of different options for you to utilize over the course of a four to five day split.

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Hilary Duff Workout Sample Training Schedules:

Hilary Duff’s training can vary a lot.

She mentions tons of different variations that range from classes to running in different cities, all the way to personal training with HIIT and tons of squats and butt workouts.

For that reason I’ll be programming you an upper and lower body split that you can double up on to get four days of training with an extra day or two devoted to running/classes; but if not just make sure to get in extra running, classes or activity in their place.

Monday: Lower Body

Tuesday: Upper Body

Wednesday: Distance Running or Classes (Pilates or Group Classes)

Thursday: Lower Body

Friday: Upper Body

Saturday: Off Day

Sunday: Off Day or Reset Schedule and Start from Day One

Hilary Duff Workout: Lower Body Split

Warm Up:

Run 15-20 minutes

Workout:

Back Squats

4×12

Deadlifts

4×12

Hip Thrusters

4×12

Hamstring Curls

3×10

Leg Extensions

3×10

Kettlebell Swings

3×10

Cooldown:

StairMaster or Rower 15-20 minutes

Hilary Duff Workout: Upper Body Split

Warm Up:

Run 15-20 minutes

Workout:

Arnold Press

4×12

Thrusters

4×12

Medicine Ball Slams

4×12

Kettlebell Swings

3×10

Push Ups

3×10

Tricep Cable Kickbacks

3×10

Cooldown:

StairMaster or Rower 15-20 minutes

Hilary Duff Workout: Cardio, Classes and Busy Days

Duff doesn’t shy away from group classes and Pilates.

She also gets outside and runs around the different cities she finds herself in for work.

Another thing she told Shape about her busy schedule was that she still makes sure to get in a home workout: “I just did moves on my own,” she told Shape of an at-home workout. “I did 200 jumping jacks, pushups, triceps, dips, and squats.”

So here’s some options:

  • Group classes like Orange Theory Fitness, Pilates, Hot Yoga, etc.
  • Run/Walk around your town/city for 60-120 minutes (60 for run, 120 for walk).
  • Utilize Duff’s “at-home workout” in a crunch.

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