Hilary Duff is fitter than ever and said her bikini-body weight loss secrets are a balanced diet and rigorous workouts that include yoga, kickboxing, Pilates and weight training.(Hilary Duff Post Divorce Weight Loss)
Duff, who once battled anorexia, now refuses to resort to starvation diets to stay skinny. “I rely on grown-woman food,” Hilary told Shape.
“I’d rather have someone pull my fingernails off than hunker down and go on an actual diet. It’s so hard for me! My sister Haylie and I once considered doing a baby-food diet, but it just sounded too disgusting.”
Hilary said weight loss did not come quickly for her, as it did for other celebrity moms. “Everyone was so hard on me because it took me a year and a half to get my body back!” said Duff.
Still, Hilary’s glad she lost weight without resorting to extreme starvation diets or excessive exercise because she once suffered from the eating disorder anorexia and actually got too skinny at one point.
“When I was 17, I weighed 98 pounds,” said Duff, who’s 5-foot-2. “I was totally obsessed with everything I put in my mouth. I was way too skinny. And my body wasn’t that healthy.”
In late 2012, when she was finally ready and willing to get to work on herself, Hilary did end up employing a personal trainer, but her weight loss sport of choice makes her one of the most badass babes in our eyes: Boxing!
“It makes me feel super fierce,” Hilary says. “My personal trainer and I box outside my home, so my neighbors watched the whole shrinking process! They cheered me on!”
Duff now has a more balanced approach to diet and exercise, and as a result, feels more beautiful than ever. These days, Hilary stays fit by following a sensible, portion-controlled diet that includes her favorite food: cheese.(Hilary Duff Height and Weight Stats)
“There’s so much pressure to always have it together, and I’m not falling for it,” Hilary said. “You see supermodels who have babies, and the next week they look as if they were never pregnant. That was not the case with me. Some days I feel great, others I feel pretty normal, and that’s acceptable.”
Duff is divorced from former NHL player Mike Comrie, the father of their two-year-old, Luca. Hilary said co-parenting has worked out well for them because they love and respect each other.