Hilary Duff Shares Swimsuit Photo Wishing a "Happy Birthday"
Hilary Duff is wishing her friend a happy birthday – in her swimsuit. While currently pregnant with her fourth child, the actress took her followers on a pre-pregnancy journey, sharing a photo of herself in a bathing suit with pal Sharmeen on her special day. "Happy Birthday my gorgeous girl!!! Non of this would look the same without you!" she captioned the series of snaps honoring her friend. How does the actress keep herself fit? Celebwell has all the details on her top health and wellness habits.
Hilary isn't afraid of lifting heavy weights after changing her approach to fitness. "I was thinking I don't need to do heavy weights because if I do heavy weights I'll bulk up. I tend to build muscle fast," she told Women's Health. "I'm lifting and squatting and using a barbell with lots of weight on it, and I've never felt so strong but lean."
Hilary's diet coach "basically counts your macros for you" she told Women's Health, adding that "it's been amazing because it's basically like a mathematical equation that I just follow, and it's been really successful for me." Before she started keeping tabs of her daily intake of carbs and healthy fats, she "had no idea how much I was eating throughout the day, snacking," she said. "I lost 10 pounds and I was not starving myself, and just eating things that I like and being more conscious."
"On the weekends, I'll meal prep a few things that I can pack with me and bring to set during the week," Hilary told Shape. "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."
Drink Green Protein Smoothies
Hilary makes sure to hit her protein goals with the help of smoothies. "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," she told Shape.
Do Lots of Glute Work
"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," Duff told Shape.