Hilary Duff Covers Shape Magazine, Talks Weight Loss, Diet and Exercise

April 25, 2015

Hilary Duff graces the cover of Shape magazine and opens up about her diet and exercise routine and what she does to stay fit and toned. She also spoke about being a first-time mother and the pressures of having the perfect post-baby body

Hilary Duff is the star of ‘Younger’ on TV Land, and has been relaunching her pop music career as well. But in recent years, the former child star has also become a mother. She gave birth to her son, Luka, in 2012 with then-husband Mike Comrie.

She posed in a bikini top and Daisy Dukes style cutoff jeans for the cover, and was also featured in a series of photo in casual attire, including blue jeans, all the while displaying well toned abs and legs.

Begging the secrets of course! She told Shape magazine what she thought about dieting. She said, “”I rely on grown-woman food. I’d rather have someone pull my fingernails off than hunker down and go on an actual diet. It’s so hard for me!”

She went on to say, “My sister Haylie and I once considered doing a baby-food diet, but it just sounded too disgusting.” Thankfully we haven’t heard too much lately about the baby-food diet, said to be a favorite in Hollywood. Along with other such fads it makes headlines from time to time. But predictably we can imagine that will be a fair number of readers who will Google the diet.

As for her fitness tips, Hilary Duff doesn’t steer us to a celebrity trainer or a specific routine. She’s individualistic here, too. She said, “”I don’t do auto-gym. I go three times a week and mix it up every time. I work out with weighted balls, battle ropes, and big rubber bands.”

She went on detail one of her favorite routines, saying, “I do this thing with a sledgehammer where I swing it and hit a rubber block, and it gets out all of my aggressions. Everyone is like, ‘Uh-oh, Hilary’s got the hammer—get out of the way!’”

She goes on to speak of her more down-to-earth approach, which she termed “real-life exercise” which she defines as “carrying her son, for instance. She said, “He weighs 35 pounds. The other day we went to Disneyland and he fell asleep in my arms, and I had to carry him back to my car, which was a 30-minute walk. I was dying.”

As for the pressures to be thin in Hollywood, Hilary Duff has in previous interviews been candid about her struggle as a teenager with food and dieting, notably telling ‘Health’ magazine last year that at age 17 she was “totally obsessed with everything I put in my mouth” and that she was “way too skinny.”

She told Shape, “”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.”

You can see the behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot below. More excerpts from the interview along with Hilary Duff’s Shape magazine cover photo here.

Pictures: PR Photos

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