Penelope Cruz’s baby weight loss secrets
“I’m supposed to get extra calories because with breastfeeding you burn an extra 500 a day,” Cruz told the January 2014 issue of Allure. “I was breastfeeding my son 13 months, and I plan to do the same with my daughter. [Nursing] is addictive. It’s hard when the day comes when you have to stop.”
Penelope and her husband, actor Javier Bardem, are parents to son Leonardo, 3, and daughter Luna, 6 months.
Cruz attributes her rapid weight loss after each pregnancy to dance workouts and the Mediterranean diet, which emphasises healthy fats such as olive oil and avocados, lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, and seeds. The diet is based on the traditional eating plans of Italian, Greek, Spanish, and other Mediterranean cultures.
“I love Spanish food,” said Cruz, 39. “My diet is the Mediterranean diet, which is good food. I eat well, but I try to eat healthy.”
Penelope collaborated with Sister Monica, 36, to launch a lingerie line for Agent Provocateur. While making a short marketing film for the products, Penelope made sure models of all sizes were included.
“I did the whole casting myself,” said Cruz. “Some of the girls are 20. Some of the girls are 50. I made sure that we had a couple of plus-size models. It’s like a celebration of all types of beauty.”
Source: Allure magazine and examiner.com.