Hilaria Baldwin credits daily yoga workouts and a mostly vegan diet for her fit pregnant bikini body. (Photos: Instagram, CelebrityHealthFitness)
Pregnant Hilaria Baldwin showed off her stunning bikini body and burgeoning baby bump on Instagram.
Hilaria, a yoga teacher who’s married to actor Alec Baldwin, exercises every day alternating between yoga, body-sculpting classes, running, and walking, as Celebrity Health Fitness has reported.
“I do some exercise every day,” said Baldwin. “I go to NYC’s Physique 57 (for classes) nearly every day unless I’m working or tired. I walk a lot, and early on [in my pregnancy] I went jogging — I’m a runner. I teach myself yoga every day.”
Hilaria follows a mostly vegan diet, but occasionally eats fish. Her Instagram account shows photos of her plant-based meals, which include lots of salads and green smoothies.
Hilaria continued: “This morning, I woke up and had a green smoothie with almond butter (super-filling). It’s all about planning for the splurge moments!”
Baldwin said she plans to raise her children on a vegan diet at home, but will allow them to eat more flexibly when they go to a friend’s house or birthday party.
Other celebrity vegans include supermodel Christie Brinkley, who credits the plant-based diet for her youthful beauty and amazing health, TheImproper reported.
Christie Brinkley maintains her supermodel body at 62 with a vegan diet and yoga workouts. (Photos: Instagram, Celebrity Health Fitness)
The anti-aging health and weight loss effects of a vegan diet are no surprise to Dr. David Katz, director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center.
“A diet of minimally processed foods close to nature — predominantly plants — is decisively associated with health promotion and disease prevention,” said Dr. Katz, author of Disease-Proof.
Dr. Neal Barnard agrees. “Free radicals [toxic molecules that form in the body] contribute to aging,” said Barnard.
“A vegan diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, is full of antioxidants which help protect the body from damage by free radicals,” said Dr. Barnard, author of 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart.
Hilaria Baldwin does prenatal yoga to stay fit during pregnancy.
Hilaria Baldwin is the creator of At Home with Hilaria Baldwin: Fit Mommy-to-be Prenatal Yoga and appears in the workout DVD Yoga for Weight Loss.
“Being my third baby in three years, I am a true believer that our bodies are amazing,” said Hilaria. “We should celebrate them, rather than feel embarrassed and hide until the baby weight is entirely gone.”
Related: Jennifer Lopez lost 10 pounds with vegan diet