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Fitness file from VICTORIA BECKHAM
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- health & nutrition
We already know that an intensive skincare regime and some strategic makeup tricks are responsible for keeping Victoria Beckham looking ever youthful. And when it comes to maintaining her petite physique, Beckham has formulated a jam packed daily fitness regime that is just as comprehensive as her beauty routine. Besides keeping a fairly clean diet, the 44-year-old also ensures that her body is receiving all the nutrients it needs in between means. She also manages to squeeze multiple workouts into her day – and she still manages to leave ample time to spend with her family. The question burns in the back of our heads: How does she do it all?
Here, we detail everything you need to know about Victoria Beckham's everyday diet and exercise routine.
Avocados for glowing skin
When it comes to maintaining her bright visage, Beckham swears by consuming the right amount of healthy fats, mainly from avocados. In an interview with The Telegraph the fashion designer revealed that she now "eats three or four avocados a day" to keep her skin healthy. Widely considered one of the best foods for glowing skin, avocados are a rich source of monounsaturated fat. They also features high amounts of vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect cells from oxidative stress, which has been connected to ageing.
Every morning before having her breakfast, the former Spice Girl preps her gut for the day with apple cider vinegar. "Be brave! Two tablespoons first thing on an empty tummy!" she revealed on Instagram. Then, she makes herself and her family one of her signature 'green monster' smoothies. According to Hello!, she takes a mix of chopped apple, kiwi, lemon, spinach, broccoli and chia seeds and blends them all in a nutribullet. According to Women's Health, she also starts her day with a bowl of sprouted grain cereal. Her go-to pick contains wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet and spelt, which she then tops with "unsweetened organic almond milk."
Greens and clean eating
While this may not come as a surprise to you, Beckham is a stickler for healthy eating. "I enjoy eating healthily," she told in a recent interview. "And I am in the fortunate position where it's easy for me. I can afford to eat well." She insists that her wholesome diet is what gets her through her workouts and her day in general. "I expect a lot from my body," she said. "And I'm never sick. You have to be kind to your body if you expect a lot from it." The designer loves her vegetables, particularly broccoli, beans and peas, and typically pairs them with fish. She tends to favour salmon, which has also been responsible for clearing her skin. She also has a huge love for sushi, which her family also shares. In terms of what she has cut out of her diet, she shared with Vogue UK that she has completely cut out milk and cheese.
As well as packing her diet with nutrient-rich foods, Beckham also takes supplements to give her daily energy supplies an extra boost. “I've got the vitamins and the collagen pills… and I need a lot of energy to be buzzing about!" she told Vogue UK. She'll also eat a spoonful of pollen each day, and has boasted about its benefits. "Twenty-two amino acids, 12 vitamins, 28 minerals," she said. "We can't have wrinkles!"
To start her day, VB goes for a five kilometer run each and every morning. "I go for a three mile run every morning and I work out for an hour with a PT, which gives me just enough time to get to the kitchen to puree Romeo's avocados," she told in an interview. She typically completes her PT session with celebrity trainer, Tracy Anderson, at six o' clock each morning, five days a week. According to Anderson, she often completes this session on the treadmill.
Multiple workouts a day
As mentioned before, Beckham will sneak her workouts each morning, but that's not all she does each day. "I get up quite early and do an hour in the gym before the kids get up, then I give them breakfast and David or I take them to school," she told The Times. Beckham's routine is definitely not for the faint hearted, squeezing these workouts in almost every day of the week. "I work out every day, six or seven days [a week]," she told ELLE UK. In a new interview, the former Spice Girl told, “30 minutes legs, 30 minutes arms, toning and conditioning, then loads of planks and that kind of thing for my core." During the weekend, she will charge through her cardio and strength training at the same time. "I work out every day when I am at home, and then when I travel, I really focus on work so I can get as much done as possible in a short trip and get home," she adds. Working out is, she explains, "a really positive thing for me. It is part of who I am now, and I really enjoy it."
To keep her workouts fresh and interesting, Beckham also loves to attend classes. She's been spotted multiple times at LA's cult-fitness studio, SoulCycle. According to Vogue UK, she'll also fit in a workout at Barry's Bootcamp when she can.
Victoria Beckham is clearly more disciplined in regards to her diet and workout than the rest of us – even most celebrities to be honest – but it seems to be working for her!
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