Evangeline Lilly Diet
The Evangeline Lilly diet was much sought after by the loyal female fans of Lost ever since the day it aired. In May 2011, Evangeline Lilly gave birth to her first child; a boy. This actress who seemingly gained around 15 to 20 pounds during her pregnancy is speculated to be on her way to 'pre-baby' body. Let's take a look Canadian actress's diet and fitness regimen.
The Evangeline Lilly Diet:
This Hurt Locker actress belongs to the Hollywood bandwagon of raw food eaters. As a raw food dieter, Evangeline Lilly eats unprocessed foods, mostly the organic, whole plant-based variety. The raw food dieters believe that raw foods alone contain vital nutrients that is needed by the body which will otherwise be lost when cooked or exposed to heat over 116°F. She is allowed to eat raw foods through soaking, sprouting and blending, and cooking using a dehydrator that would blow hot air over the food but would never reach the temperature greater than 116°F. One of her favorite raw food indulgences were dried organic mangoes which the actress confessed saying that they are so bloody good.
However during her closely wrapped pregnancy, she was seen munching cookies. Talk about pregnancy cravings. There is noway that you can make a raw food chocolate chip cookie. It is therefore speculated that she may have given up the raw food diet during her pregnancy.
When it comes to her fitness, Evangeline Lilly hits the gym regularly, or at least this was the case before her pregnancy. Sources say that she would hit the gym at least 4 to 5 days in a week to do cardio exercises, circuit training, and strength training. She would also do toning exercises, with a little bit of Pilates and Yoga. Evangeline Lilly also said, "We did a lot of running on Lost. I had to get in shape, so I changed my diet and hit the gym more." It is speculated that this hazel eyed actress is back to her old fitness ways.
Final Word on the Evangeline Lilly Diet:
Raw food is something that I will not recommend for everyone, especially pregnant women and nursing mothers. The raw food diet has the risk of nutritional deficiencies, such as vitamin B12, iron, zinc, and Omega 3 fatty acids. Interestingly, one study found that people on raw food diets have higher levels of homocysteine and lower HDL cholesterol levels, due to vitamin B12 deficiency, which are both are risk factors for heart disease. Celebrities like Evangeline Lilly make it look so glamorous but you should know what you are getting into. Good luck!
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