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Rita Ora Follows This Exact Diet and Workout Plan

Here is everything you should do to stay in shape, courtesy of Rita Ora. 

Rita Ora, 30, is just the #fitspiration we need during the summer months. The singer, actress, and television host is the definition of "Hot Girl Summer," steaming up social media with photos of her gorgeously toned figure. How does the superstar manage to stay so fantastically fit? CelebWell has compiled some of her best diet, fitness, and wellness advice. Read on for Rita Ora's secrets for staying fit. 


Eat a Lot, But Eat Smart

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Rita Ora eats a lot, but makes smart decisions about what she puts in her body. "I've been the girl on tour who eats when she can and goes along when the band wants to go out all the time. But you just can't keep that up," Rita told Shape. "With the plan I'm on, you can eat quite a bit as long as you exercise." An average day of her eating diary includes a breakfast of two boiled eggs, asparagus, and half a cup of muesli with almond milk. "For lunch, I have chicken or fish with vegetables, and for dinner, I have six to eight ounces of fish with vegetables and half a potato. Plus snacks," she revealed. One thing she doesn't eat? Bread or sugar. "But I'm not starving myself. I used to be like, 'I'm not eating!' Eating isn't the problem, though. It's about what your body needs, and everyone's body is different." She also revealed one of her biggest eating tricks to Cosmopolitan UK. "I watch what I eat but I just cut my portions in half. So if I want a burger I'll just cut it in half and eat half of it. That or I'll take the bread off and only eat the burger. Or if I want fries then I won't have a burger to go with them."


Focus on Toning and Add Busts of Cardio

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Ora doesn't focus on cardio, but sprinkles it into her routine. "I do toning exercises, pilates, yoga or a hike. If I run, I only run for about 10-15 minutes, if that," she told Cosmo. "I'm really focused on being healthy rather than anything else."


Don't Rush Your Workouts

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Ora told Shape that works out long and hard, relying on intense circuit training sessions to keep her body strong. "I usually work out for one or two hours, depending on how much time I have. I do three circuits and repeat that three times," she explained. "I mostly focus on my thighs and my bum, so I do a lot of squats and weight lifting. And I do one circuit of cardio. What I've learned is that you can take your time with training. You don't have to beat yourself up as long as you get in the workouts that you need. I used to push myself until I felt sick. But I'm approaching it differently now. I enjoy working out. And I like the aftermath—that feeling of contentment."


Find Your Fitspiration

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Ora is all about fitspirational role models. "Sometimes it's hard," she told Shape, when asked about her motivation to exercise. "I don't just wake up and run to the gym. When I need to motivate myself to work out, I look at pictures of women like Jennifer Lopez and Kate Beckinsale. They look incredible! If they can look like that, I have no excuse."


Focus on Becoming Strong, Not Thin

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Rita explained to Shape that she tries to focus on exercise as a gateway to strength, not weight loss. "I'm not going to lie and say I was completely happy with my body before. I knew I could change a few things to improve my stamina, especially onstage. I didn't start working out to get skinnier—I started working out to feel better. And I think it's important for women to know that. Don't be obsessed with being thin. You just have to be fit, healthy, and strong," she said. "I love my shape because it's curvy. I have thighs. I'm a size 28 in jeans. And that's an average, normal size. I'm proud that I'm normal."

Leah Groth
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