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Hilary Swank Diet
Hilary Swank was a vegan for 28 years. She recently
told Marie Claire magazine that she gave up her 18-
year vegetarian diet just two years ago because she
didn’t believe it was healthy. The actress insists that
vegetarianism was making her too thin and that she
needed to gain weight. However, Hillary still
struggles with eating animals. She says:
I just started withering away. I wasn’t getting enough
vitamins or protein. (It was) very emotional.
I sat over my plate and cried. I really had to work
through it. It still makes me emotional. I don’t know if
you have ever looked into a cow’s eye, but it is so
soulful. So I don’t like it – but it’s something I have to
That is a little surprising when you think of Hilary’s
role in the Million Dollar Baby. Although is not vegan
any more, she does not eat meat that much. She
claims that celebrity nutritionist Oz Garcia has
changed her life. He has been helping her with
developing the proper nutritional habits.
I have to have the sustained energy so I understand
about nutrition and I really look out for nutrition. What I
would do is stuff like, I take my vitamins, I’m a real
vitamin person. I got my blood tested so I knew
vitamins I needed the most of.
It is not uncommon for Hilary to take 40 supplements
per day. These are not diet pills, or diet supplements,
these are supplements that make her healthier and
make her feel stronger. If you would like to
incorporate some supplements into your diet, almost
everybody should, check with your doctor first, and
then visit www.IFoundTheCure.com. This is a great
website with a lot of valuable information on
supplements and specific recommendations based on
how you feel.
Yahoo.com posted an impromptu interview that one
of its writers had with Hilary Swank’s nutritionist Oz
Do I have to stop eating three hours before I go to
No, eat when you’re hungry.”
So what can I eat if I’m hungry 10 minutes before bed?
“Anything that really satiates. You’re always going to
want to look for something to really satisfy the
hunger–not perpetuate it. A slice of turkey, baby
carrots, a piece of fruit. That thing that satiates will be
different for everyone.”
I think I’m afraid of the feeling of being hungry–so I eat.
“Hunger is not something to be feared. When we’re
not giving in to it, it’s not effective to think of it as
“resisting” hunger-because what we resist, persists.
We should think of hunger in terms of something that
we can tolerate instead of resist. Hunger isn’t going to
I’m surprised there’s bread on the table.
“Well, you have to leave room in your life for
Why is there so much soy and miso on the menu?
“Miso is an excellent source of probiotics–it builds
and boots your immune system on a daily basis. Many
of the foods in Japanese cuisine–pickled veggies,
tempeh, miso–are high in probiotics. These are great
because not only do they make your body function
better but they also help your emotional state.”
What do you think of a lot of the “nutritional” bars and
meal replacement bars out there?
“I don’t like a lot of them. Eat real foods.”
How about Gnu bars? I love those.
“Yes, Gnu bars are good.”
Can I eat nuts if I’m trying to lose weight, even though
“Absolutely. Fats are important–they are the fuel that
keep us moving. Almonds and pistachios are better
than peanuts, though.”
I kind of know how to eat; I just don’t always do it.
“No, you don’t. Knowledge is embodiment. We only
really know something when we do it. Want more
knowledge? Read these three books:
Good Calories, Bad Calories, by Gary Taubes;
The Warrior Diet, by Ori Hofmekler;
Maximum Muscle, Minimum Fat, by Ori Hofmekler”
Should I feel guilty about finishing this amazing
“No, enjoy it.”
Hilary Swank Exercise Secrets
The Amelia actress, who used to be married to actor
Chad Lowe, said that she always makes time for
exercise because it is an essential part of life. Swank
is quoted by Yahoo as saying:
I love getting the opportunity to recognize what your
body’s capable of. Being an athlete is something I
enjoy. I don’t even think of not exercising. It’s like the
air you breathe and the food and water you need.
The 35-year-old Oscar-winner continued:
You see these incredible bodies in Africa that are all
muscle. They’re running to hunt in these tribes. And
you think, ‘How does the body look like that?’ But if
you’re utilizing your body, you recognize it is a
machine and it can be capable of whatever you need
it to be. Maybe there was a point where I was a
perfectionist. Probably up until I reached my thirties. I
do set big goals for myself and push myself very hard
but there is no such thing as perfection. You’d drive
The fit 35-year-old has a great exercise history. She
said that she loves to workout and she did plenty of
sports as a child including basketball, gymnastics and
swimming. She actually started swimming at the
young age of three years old. She said:
To me, working out is literally like eating a meal or
drinking water or breathing. If I don’t, I just feel like
crap. Not physically, like, Ew, what’s hanging over my
pants? But I just feel really ornery.
In a recent interview she said:
I didn’t exercise all week because my hours are too
tough, but I like to exercise, it’s a big part of my life for
a lot of reasons. One, it’s a huge stress relief; it
mentally makes me feel great. It gets my blood going,
it gives me more energy, and it makes me think
better. I would say a normal exercise routine for me
would be maybe running three days a week, or
running twice a week, and pilates three days a week. I
don’t do it everyday; I usually take two days off during
So what kind of exercises does she specifically do
I run. I do Pilates. I swim. I bike. I’m a big outdoor
person. I love the outdoors. So any time I can run or
hike, I do that. I was not a runner at any point in my
life, but because boxing was the most difficult thing I
had ever done physically, it got my heart beating in a
way that I didn’t know my heart could beat, and I really
longed for my heart to beat like that again, and
running was really one of the things that did that for
me. So I took up running. I also do Krav Maga which is
a form of self-defense used by the Israeli army, and
“Krav Maga” translates literally from Hebrew to mean
“contact combat.” Let me tell you, it sounds intense,
both mentally and physically. Krav Maga is described
as a “practical and tactical system, which teaches how
to prevent, deal, and overcome all kinds of violence
and attacks.” The classes seem extremely physical
and are designed to create fatigue using stress drills
that help students learn and react under adverse
conditions. You punch, you kick, you also learn how to
get out of a choke hold. I love, love it.
In a recent interview, her long time trainers with
fitness magazine, Rich and Helene Guzman, co-
owners of L.A. R.O.X. and trainers to Hilary Swank,
shared with us this strength routine to get a strong,
sculpted upper body like Hilary’s.
Hilary Swank gained 19 pounds of muscle for her role
in Million Dollar Baby. You won’t get that result after
this workout, but you just may look strong enough to
throw a mean punch.
Do this strength routine two to three times a week.
Add interval-intensive cardio routine twice a week,
either on the same or alternating days. If you have
time, add some additional moderate-pace cardio, such
as running, walking, swimming, cycling, or elliptical
training, 30 to 45 minutes twice a week.
What You Need: A resistance band or tubing, a step
bench or stairs, and a chair or stability ball
The exercise: Band series
A. Chest flye: Tie a resistance band or tubing around a
sturdy object at about chest height. Stand facing away
from the anchor point, holding one end of band in
each hand with feet staggered and arms out to sides,
palms facing forward. Slowly bring ends of band
together in front of chest, rotating palms down. Slowly
return to start, keeping elbows slightly bent; repeat.
Do as many reps as you can without losing form.
B. Triceps extension: Untie the band and place one
end under right foot, holding other end in right hand.
Raise right arm next to head, keeping elbow bent and
close to ear. Slowly extend arm, then lower to start
and repeat. Do as many reps as you can; switch sides.
C. Biceps curl: Stand on center of band, feet shoulder-
width apart. Hold one end of band in each hand, palms
facing up and elbows close to sides. Keeping elbows
pressed into rib cage, slowly curl hands toward
shoulders, keeping wrists straight. Lower and repeat;
do as many reps as you can.
On Metabolism & Exercise
“I have a really high metabolism. Exercise is also
really important to me. I think it gives me more
energy. I would rather sleep six hours and get an hour
workout than sleep seven hours.” Exercise includes
hiking, Power Pilates and Krav Maga, an Israeli hand-
to-hand self-defense technique. (Source: E! Online)
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