Natalie Portman’s performance as Jacqueline Kennedy in Jackie is already sparking Oscar buzz. The actress has tough competition against Emma Stone, who’s nominated for her role in La La Land which also stars Ryan Gosling. We wish these ladies the best of luck. Natalie Portman is looking incredible most recently, and we have the scoop on her fitness regimen below.
Natalie Portman’s Fitness Regimen
Who could forget Natalie Portman’s chilling performance in Black Swan? At that time, Portman was very thin and had to change her eating habits a great deal in order to play a dedicated ballerina. After shooting the film, Portman returned to a regular healthy lifestyle but indulged in the good stuff first. Portman dished to People magazine that her post-Black Swan diet involved lots of bread and pasta. While she was filming, Portman had to reduce the amount of food she ate to smaller portions. Reducing the quantity of food she ate helped her achieve weight loss and her thin and slender physique.
She also exercised and danced five to eight hours per day for a whole year to get into the mindset of a real ballerina. She admits it was a very difficult and challenging experience and at the same time amazing.
Portman is also known as a style icon. She is one of the best dressed stars in Hollywood and even one of the faces of Dior.
The 35-year-old actress looks radiant and youthful and as though she doesn’t age. What are her secrets? Well, Portman regularly practices yoga and running workouts. She also follows a strict vegan diet. Portman actually revealed that one of her beauty secrets is following a good and healthy diet. Running three times per week and doing consistent yoga workouts keeps her toned, slim, and strong. She also drinks plenty of water to maintain clear and beautiful skin.
Running is an excellent source of cardio and contributes to a healthy heart rate, metabolism, and circulation. Cardio is also a great way to shed excess weight and calories, so it’s no wonder Portman keeps such a great figure. Yoga workouts, on the other hand, help to connect the body and mind, improve flexibility, balance, coordination, and keep a relaxed mind.
Although Portman was a vegetarian for 20 years, she became a vegan activist after reading Eating Animals, a book by Jonathan Safran Foer, which reveals how terribly animals are raised, killed, and processed in order to become our meals. After reading this book, Portman was inspired to make a change.
A vegan diet means that she does not eat any animal or animal byproducts, including dairy, eggs, butter, and cream. She eats only plant-based protein sources, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds. She may also take to plant-based sources of protein from protein shakes. She is one of many celebrities in Hollywood who are devout vegans; others include Ellen DeGeneres and Miley Cyrus. Some of the benefits of a vegan diet include increased vitamin intake, lowered intake of saturated fat, lowered cholesterol, and it has even been shown to reverse type 2 diabetes.
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