Eva Longoria has opened up about her depression following her 2011 divorce from husband of three years, Tony Parker. In Friday’s episode of “The Dr. Oz Show,” the 38-year-old actress reveals that she stopped eating and lost a ton of weight post-split, according to E! Online. “I was not eating. I was depressed. I was sad. My diet was coffee,” Longoria explains, adding that ironically this was “the time I got the most compliments, because I was so skinny.”
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“People kept saying, ‘You look amazing. Divorce agrees with you,’” she recalls. “And I was like, ‘I don’t feel good. I have no energy.’ I didn’t know I was depressed. I mean, I knew it was a sad moment in my life, but I wouldn’t categorize myself as depressed.”
She went to the doctor and discovered that she had an iron deficiency and her body “was just depleted of every vitamin.”Longoria’s liver was overacting and she learned about “all these things [that] were physically wrong with my body, so I had to saturate with vitamins and kind of get back onto … track.”Although she followed a strict no-sugar diet for three months, Longoria ended up stabilizing her system and bounced back to a healthy weight. Nowadays she’s happier than ever and reportedly dating her “Ready for Love” co-star, Ernesto Arguello.
The Eva Longoria workout routine is about fast-paced circuits, so that you don’t have to spend much time doing cardio. By getting her heart rate up with a bit of cardio, then performing compound movements, Eva Longoria burns fat. The Eva Longoria workout is all about staying thin and toned with circuit training. For years, Eva has worked with personal trainer Patrick Murphy.
The Eva Longoria workout is about doing compound movements instead of a lot of cardio. An aerobics instructor before she got famous, Eva Longoria now maintains her size zero without much cardio. In fact, she hates cardio, but does just enough to get her heart going. Compound movements, done quickly, force her body to burn fat for energy.
Eva Longoria uses a Bosu ball for wood choppers, squats, and hammer curls. Eva Longoria also uses 8 lb. dumbbells (Amazon) and a medicine ball. On her lunges, Eva often holds a medicine ball, and does a ‘twist’ at the end. When looking at this workout, find a weight that is right for you. If you have all the equipment you need at home, you won’t even have to go to the gym.