Blake Lively Got Skinny For ‘The Shallows’ By Eating Sushi

Earlier this week Blake Lively discussed her diet to prepare for The Shallows, a movie I wasn’t bored enough to see this summer but that I know features her in a bikini for almost two full hours. It began filming just months after her first pregnancy, so it’s safe to assume that whatever health regimen she was on consists of some pretty hardcore shit that would probably give Jenny Craig a heart attack. Luckily I’ve already drank around three pitchers of sangria this month morning, so an unrealistic celebrity crash diet is a subject I feel ready to broach.

In an interview on The Kyle & Jackie O Show, Blake explained that to get her beach bod she “did no gluten and no soy,” along with working out all the time. Removing gluten and exercising are both pretty obvious weight loss methods (I haven’t eaten a piece of bread since 2003), but cutting out soy she says was the hardest part. She explained that it “seems like, ‘Oh, that’s really easy to cut that out,’ but then you realize, there’s soy in everything…Like, everything you eat, there is soy in it. Even if it’s healthy, Whole Foods organic stuff, there’s always soy in it. Just try no soy and no gluten and watch how hard that is.”

“Give me Whole Foods or give me death!” is my reaction to that description.

On the other hand, Blake added that, “You just have a balance of protein, carbs and vegetables. It wasn’t the worst. Like, I was eating rice and sushi.” That’s not so bad considering I could definitely subsist solely off of Rainbow Rolls for a few weeks in order to get a six pack. I don’t think that’s what she actually meant, but I’m also not about to star in a movie so w/e.


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