“I did indulge [lately],” she says, nodding to the balloon and her 28th birthday. (Double whammy? It falls proper across the holidays.) She ate extra and exercised much less, and the size crept up. But quite than beat herself up, she returned to her normal consuming plan. “High fat and no carbs,” she says, spearing a hunk of avocado in her lunchtime salad. (More on those avos here.)
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“When I ate carbs, I would get that dip in the afternoon, where I felt really sluggish,” she says. “When I’m off them, my energy stays consistent throughout the day.” And although Vanessa insists this is not a weight-reduction plan—it is “a lifestyle”—”since I got back to eating like this the last month or so, I’ve lost 10 pounds. That’s a lot for my height.” (She stands at a mere 5’1″.)
Working out, likewise, is now an important a part of her world. “I don’t even have a choice anymore,” Vanessa says. “I work out to feel good, and eat right to feel energized. It’s my life.” (Torch fats, get match, and appear and feel nice with Women’s Health’s All in 18 DVD!)
It wasn’t all the time this manner. Once upon a time (again in 2006 when Vanessa was 17 and in High School Musical), junk food was the mainstay of her eating regimen. Regular staples included Cold Stone Creamery chocolate ice cream with chopped Butterfingers; Hot Pockets; and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Of the latter, Vanessa says, “I ate so many once I was on tour [performing High School Musical reside], my fingers have been pink.”
We can relate, woman.
For extra on Vanessa Hudgen’s weight loss plan and exercise plan, take a look at the May 2017 difficulty of Women’s Health on stands now!