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Katharine McPhee Shows Off Fit Figure on "Magical Week"

"Thank you all for all the birthday love."

Katharine McPhee first made waves as a contestant on the fifth season of American Idol. She would finish as the runner-up of the season. After that, McPhee launched her acting and singing career. She has starred in things like Scorpion, Smash, and The House Bunny. McPhee recently celebrated her birthday with a vacation, and shared highlights on Instagram. In them, she spent time at the beach, and posed in different swimsuits. She captioned the post, "It's been such a magical week! Thank you all for all the birthday love. I guess turning 29 isn't so bad." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Katharine McPhee stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She's Confident

McPhee is open about her previous struggles with body image and an eating disorder. After having her son, she opened up about how she found confidence and acceptance with herself. "What I didn't expect was to have the baby and then be so at peace with my body," she said to E! Online. "I had this, wow, like this huge appreciation of what my body had just done and given me that I wish that I'd given myself a little bit more of that grace through the pregnancy."


She Practices Yoga

McPhee shared some of her wellness secrets with Harper's Bazaar. She says that one thing she does to stay fit is yoga. "I get a great workout from yoga, and I love the added benefit of being able to focus on breathing, quieting my mind, and meditating." Better Health reports that yoga has a lot of benefits. "Researchers have discovered that the regular practice of yoga may produce many health benefits, including increased cardiovascular fitness, improved muscular strength and normalisation of blood pressure. Yoga is a renowned antidote to stress and promotes improved sleeping patterns. Over time, those who practice yoga report lower levels of stress, and increased feelings of happiness and wellbeing. This is because concentrating on the postures and the breath acts as a form of meditation."


She Loves Smoothies


McPhee makes sure to eat a healthy diet. She tells Harper's Bazaar that she loves to drink smoothies. "Most days I make a delicious flaxseed smoothie with almond butter, collagen powder, chia seeds, bananas, and berries." Families Together Of Orange County reports that smoothies are a great beverage. "Because they're packed with essential nutrients and healthy ingredients, smoothies can function as a natural energy booster, with fruits like bananas, green veggies, and fruit berries providing a powerful combination of vitamins, minerals and carbs that can fuel your body and keep you energized, all day long!"


She Uses Oils

McPhee has amazing skin, and she makes sure to take care of it. She shared some of her secrets in her Harper's Bazaar interview. McPhee says that she likes to use oils. "I love massaging oils into my skin. The massage stimulates collagen and blood flow, and the oil feels and smells amazing on my skin."


She Removes Her Makeup

McPhee shared some of her skincare tips and favorite products with Glamour. She says that she always uses makeup wipes to take her makeup off. "My morning and night skin care routines tend to be the same. At night, I am a big fan of Neutrogena wipes. I always have been. I also love the MAC wipes. I think they were the first to come out with those makeup remover wipes, and I've never had problems with breaking out with them. And there's just enough of a floral scent that it's pleasant."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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