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Miranda Lambert's Weight Loss Tricks, Say Dietitians

How the country superstar stays in shape!

Miranda Lambert is one of the country's biggest names and the outspoken singer/songwriter always looks great and exudes confidence with her positive self-image. She told Good Housekeeping back in 2015, "I'm not naturally small and I'm fine with that, because so many girls come up to me and say, 'Thank you for being normal-sized — it gives us hope that you don't have to be a size 2 to be somebody.'" The 38-year-old seems happier than ever and has never looked better. Read below to see how she stays in such great shape and read on to see 5 ways Miranda Lambert stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


Portion Control

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According to Hello!, Lambert doesn't cut anything out of her diet, but instead she's about portion control. "I haven't given up everything! I try to just cut everything in half." Jordan Trinagel, a licensed occupational therapist and online health coach explains, "Portion control helps people lose weight because calories in vs. calories out will always stand true; it's just basic math. It's not about WHAT you eat, but rather HOW MUCH you eat. Ideally you are eating real whole foods rich in vitamins and minerals and not just eating " low calorie unhealthy foods", but being conscious of portion control has a great impact on your weight. If you are not tracking your food then you are just merely guessing without a true concept of how much you are consuming. You might think you are eating less but if you are not weighing, measuring or tracking your food ( calories and macronutrients) then you will always be wondering why you're not losing weight."


She Switches Up Her Workout Routine

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Lambert revealed to Good Housekeeping that she does several things to keep in shape including, walking, jogging and boxing. TJ Mentus, an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Certified USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach and review board at Garage Gym Reviews says, "It is important to switch up workouts so that the body can continue to be challenged and adapt. Doing the same routine over and over again will get diminishing returns. It will also only work the same muscle groups, which can lead to neglected areas to get weaker. This is why it is important to have specific goals to work towards for your workouts and then reassess yourself to see where you are at and what you can improve upon."


Always Eats Veggies

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The List reveals the country star always squeezes in her daily vegetables and Anna Rios, RDN with Healthy Simple Yum states, "Adding vegetables to your meals helps add fiber. Fiber helps slow down the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates into the bloodstream. When carbohydrates are broken down, they are converted to glucose (blood sugar). When a carb is eaten along with fiber and protein, blood glucose is metabolized and absorbed at a slower rate. This helps regulate blood sugar throughout the day and prevents moments of "hanger" and fatigue."


She Still Enjoys Wine and Cheese


Everything in moderation, right? The List revealed what Lambert eats in a day and she still enjoys foods she loves including cheese and wine. Rios says, "Having balance is important for health and overall mental health. This is a more sustainable and realistic approach, instead of restricting all processed foods, which can lead to an unhealthy relationship with food and possible disordered eating. Having a healthy relationship with food helps keep you at a healthy weight."


She Does Cardio

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The singer told People, "We do cardio, a lot of circuit training. We do things with my body weight, like lunges. A lot of stuff with [resistance] bands," she said. "The stuff nobody loves, but it works!" Mentus explains, "Being able to perform cardio or handle cardiovascular stress is a vital function of the body. Cardio trains the heart and lungs to be stronger and operate more efficiently, which is how the body gets in better shape and more fit. Over time, performing cardio consistently will create adaptations such as lowering the resting heart rate and the respiratory rate, which signify being in better shape and physical health. It is great for keeping weight off by increasing the amount of calories burned. The rate of calories burned during cardio versus at rest is significantly higher, so including cardio can help better manage the amount of calories expended versus calories consumed."

Heather Newgen
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