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Megan Fox's Bikini Photo Shoot Sparks Machine Gun Kelly to Comment

Yes to cardio, no to carbs.

Megan Fox is getting in touch with nature via a photo shoot that highlights her feline physique to perfection. Fox, 37, shared pictures of herself posing on a tree branch in a green bikini, against a background of lush green leaves. "The forest is my oldest friend," she captioned the post. "If this is what a wild animal looks like, I'd let it maul me," commented partner Machine Gun Kelly. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Fox stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.

1

Cardio, Weights, and No Carbs

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Fox works hard to stay in shape—and she dodges ultraprocessed carbs. "I exercise really hard twice a week," she says. "I got my [butt] kicked this morning before I came here! I do bursts of cardio with really heavy weights. Circuit training. I cut out all bread and those sort of carbohydrates. No crackers, no pretzels, no chips. Nothing unhealthy. The worst thing I put in my body is coffee, once a day… I don't have any cheat days. But if I did, it would be pizza or cake."

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Pregnancy Exercise

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Fox's trainer Harley Pasternak says she continued working out throughout her pregnancies, starting with her son Noah in 2012. "We worked out throughout her entire pregnancy," Pasternak says. "She was a model of health through the whole process. She really educated herself big time and had a great relationship with her physician so she really understood the safe boundaries of how to exercise and eat well during pregnancy. As a result, she knew how active she could be and she was very consistent and didn't overdo it."

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Postpartum Workouts

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Fox bounced back quickly postpartum thanks to a series of sensibly-designed workouts. "We used the exact same exercises as we did pre-baby," Pasternak says. "We just focused more on the process and adjusted our program to suit her specific needs and limitations. The workouts we did are like all of my other Five Factor workouts. They are five phases: a minimum five minute cardio warm-up, a lower body sculpting exercise, an upper body toning exercise, then an abdominal sculpting exercise, and finally, a five minute cool down. We tried to have her do minimal impact. Post-baby there shouldn't be a lot of jumping up and down."

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Healthy Smoothies

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Pasternak says Fox loves making smoothies at home with seasonal berries, protein powder, and almond milk. "With almond milk being one of the more popular milk alternatives, I'm asked whether almond milk is a good source of calcium quite often," says Amanda Beaver, wellness dietitian at Houston Methodist. "Some organic brands aren't fortified with it, so be sure to check the label and get your calcium through other foods if needed. Better yet, be sure to choose an almond milk brand that is fortified with calcium."

5

Journey of Loving Herself

She might have an incredible, envy-inspiring figure, but Fox says she has suffered from body dysmorphia her whole life. "I have body dysmorphia," she says. "I don't see myself the way other people see me. There was never a point in my life where I loved my body. There was never ever. When I was little, that was an obsession I had of 'but I should look this way,' and why I had an awareness of my body that young, I'm not sure. And it definitely wasn't environmental because I grew up in a very religious environment where bodies weren't even like, acknowledged. The journey of loving myself is going to be never-ending, I think."

Ferozan Mast
Ferozan Mast is a science, health and wellness writer with a passion for making science and research-backed information accessible to a general audience. Read more
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