By now, anyone who follows the career of actress and pop star Selena Gomez knows that she’s no stranger to speaking out about things she’s passionate about. So when the media lashed out at Selena late last year for appearing unhealthily overweight in several vacation photos, it was no surprise to anyone that Selena lashed right back. Refusing to be ashamed of her body, Selena continued enjoying her vacation, and positing photographs, captioning them with messages of acceptance and love for herself.
But after arriving back home, Selena took another look at her lifestyle, and began to understand how her lax diet could be affecting her health. This year, the singer debuted an all-new look, complete with a much slimmer body, and a glowing, healthy appearance. How did she achieve it in such a short period of time?
Selena Gomez Diet
Selena’s main problem before was the way she was eating. While close family members later revealed that medication taken for Lupus was part of why Selena struggled with her weight, the singer herself revealed that she had a major love of junk food. From candy to fast food burgers, Selena was never far from her next unhealthy meal. These days, she treats food a bit differently.
First, she began substituting sweet fruits like pineapple and watermelon for her candy cravings, which helped her get rid of a large portion of the refined sugar that made up her diet. This also helped her shave nearly 1,000 calories off her daily diet, which helped her drop about 20 pounds in just three weeks. She also got rid of fried foods and started practicing intermittent fasting – meaning she only eats from about 1PM to 9PM every day, giving her metabolism a major boost.
Selena Gomez Workout
While you might think that dancing and performing would be enough to keep any body in shape, our bodies can easily get used to certain activities, meaning they no longer have any affect on our shape. In order to sculpt a slimmer body, Selena turned to trainer Any Rosoff, who started her on a regime of cardio, Pilates, and yoga. Circuit training and outdoor workouts like hiking help them keep the routine varied so that Selena never gets bored.
Another method that Selena uses to keep the pounds melting off is regular visits to Shape House, a sweat lodge where celebrities lie under infrared lights that cause a lot of sweating. According to Shape House, one session in their facility can get rid of up to 1,600 calories. Selena even has a personal, portable version of their “sweat bag” that she takes with her on tour.
Overall, Selena Gomez combined a sensible, whole-food approach with a few celebrity secrets to help drop pounds quickly. Intermittent fasting and finding a workout routine that mixes it up constantly are two of the best things that she’s done for her health. While Selena is still focused on body positivity, there’s no hiding the fact that she looks healthier and happier than ever.