How Did Hilary Duff Lose Weight? Her Special Diet & Exercise

Hilary Duff Before and After Weight Loss

She has transformed her body and is in better shape than she ever has been before.

After starring in the successful film “Lizzie McGuire,” Hilary Duff rose to prominence and then released her debut album in 2002. Hilary has also undergone weight reduction struggles and emerged even more attractive than before. 

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She worked hard to regain her fitness, and she now looks fantastic. The actress has been open and honest with her followers about her journey, revealing her highs and lows along the way.
The former Disney star was able to reduce weight through exercise and proper eating habits with the support of a personal trainer and nutritionist. The singer had to slim down because she was pregnant for most of her public appearances from 2004 to 2012.

Everyone was hard on Hilary Duff throughout her weight loss journey.

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In the midst of losing weight to get her killer post-baby physique, Hilary reveals that the pressure from others was a difficult pill to take because she hasn’t always had a positive body image, and staying in shape is difficult.

The author was a mother of two kids: a son named Luca with her ex-husband Mike Comrie and a daughter named Banks with her husband, Matthew Koma.

“Oh my God, everyone was so hard on me because it took me a year and a half to get my body back! When I was 17, I weighed, like, 98 pounds,” she told Health Magazine.

“I was totally obsessed with everything I put in my mouth. I was way too skinny. Not cute. And my body wasn’t that healthy—my hands would cramp up a lot because I wasn’t getting the nutrition I needed. That constant pressure of wanting something different than I had? I regret that.”

Hilary Duff's Weight Loss Tricks

The main keys to Hilary’s successful weight loss:

  • She was able to lose weight through exercise and healthy eating habits
  • She developed a diet that works for her with the help of a diet trainer
  • She followed macro counting, which is no calorie tracking
  • She eats nutritious foods whenever she’s hungry
  • She partnered with Novo Body when it comes to her workout regimen
  • She does cardio, weight training, and core workouts in a high-intensity group
  • She also does strength-training activities such as jumping, medicine balls, dead lifts, and hip thrusts

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Hilary Duff doesn't put herself under a tremendous amount of pressure.

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Despite everyone’s negativity, Hilary tries her hardest not to put too much pressure on herself by trying to look ideal or, at the very least, rushing her weight-loss process.

“I don’t put a ton of pressure on myself to be, like, perfect,” she explained to Cosmopolitan. “When I was younger, I felt a lot more pressures. I probably cared a lot more of what people said or thought about me.”

“After having a kid, I don’t come first anymore. I don’t have as much time to worry about it. Obviously, I care about how I look, and I care about taking care of myself and being in a good mental place, and working out really helps that, but I also like to eat food and drink drinks and enjoy my life.”

Hilary Duff's diet that worked without making her give up her favorite foods.

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Hilary opened up about the diet that works for her with the help of a diet coach in an interview with Mind Body Green, saying she’s now feeling healthy and enjoying it for the first time in her life.

“I had 10 pounds to lose after having Banks that were kind of hanging around, and I was about to start shooting again, so I started to count my macros. I’d never done that before, but I love it!” she said.

“Every time I’ve dieted before and cut carbs and sugar, there’s been such a daunting feeling of ‘I’m being deprived, I’m being deprived.’ I’m a really balanced person, and I like to have freedom.” 

With the macros, it’s cool because I haven’t had to cut anything out that I love. It’s just about making sure my body is getting the right amount of protein and fat and carbohydrates—and then I get to choose what those are.”

According to Cooking Light, one of the most efficient weight reduction diets is macro counting, which includes no calorie tracking. Total calories eaten are determined by the macronutrient quantities ingested. The macro diet focuses on adjusting those within your anticipated calorie demands to determine what macronutrient ratio best promotes weight reduction and body fuel.

If she’s extremely hungry one day, the “Lizzie McGuire” star understands she needs to eat more nutritious foods to reach those numbers, but she may have something she really enjoys if she’s not as hungry the following day adding, “I love to chew. Other diets have been like, oh, have a soup, and I’m like no. I have to chew something.”

“It’s been awesome, and I’ve lost 10 or 11 pounds, and I feel really happy. I also feel really energized. I’m eating every three hours. I have to do that, just with kids and the pace I have to keep throughout the day.”

Hilary Duff's workout routine.

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Hilary has partnered with Novo Body in the realm of fitness. This Los Angeles fitness class incorporates cardio, weight training, and core workouts in a high-intensity group. However, due to the COVID-19, she uses Zoom to carry out her training program.

Under one of her Instagram posts, the executive producer acknowledges how difficult it is to keep up and maintain a routine while in quarantine. Still, she really hopes that people can set aside at least 30 minutes each day to stay connected.
She works out four or five times a week, and her trainer has taught her to begin and conclude her sessions with treadmill time. She performs many strength-training activities in between exercises, including jumping, medicine balls, dead lifts, and hip thrusts.

Moreover, she goes for a run outside when she’s not in her home gym and works out in her apartment, practicing movements independently while she’s between shoots, revealing to SHAPE: “I did 200 jumping jacks, pushups, triceps, dips, and squats.”

Like any of us who has embarked on a weight-loss journey, Hilary despises working out yet has no option but to do so. “I don’t really love to work out,” she expressed. “I just do it because I have to.”

Hilary Duff highlights the mental benefits of exercising.

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Because Hilary isn’t putting too much pressure on herself to lose weight quickly, the American actress stresses that the best reasons to exercise aren’t always physical but mental and emotional advantages.

She informed SHAPE, “Working out is just really good for my brain, my mind. As much as I want to stay in shape and I think [working out] is good for me, it keeps me in a good mindset.”

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