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These Are Channing Tatum's 5 Diet and Exercise Secrets

Health hacks from the famous man that gets your heart throbbing.

There is something a bit mythical about Hollywood golden boy Channing Tatum. For decades now, his career has been both capturing the box office and making all of America swoon. From "Step Up" to "Magic Mike" to the newly-released film "The Lost City", there is no shortage of physicality to the roles he plays. And, in signature Tatum style, often he's playing them shirtless.

Heartthrobs aren't just born, though: they're made. Channing Tatum has been appearing on the silver screen for years, and perhaps unsurprisingly considering his "hunk" status, there have been plenty of pieces written about the diet and exercise hacks that enable him to do just about anything. From dancing to leaping through adventure-movie plot-lines, the actor relies on his body for both strength and versatility. Understandably, he's developed a pretty exact science for how to treat it well.

We rounded up some of Tatum's most key diet and exercise hacks. Read on, and then go enjoy The Lost City in a theater–but maybe skip the extra butter on that popcorn.

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He eats largely protein and veggies.

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One of Tatum's trainers told The Daily Mail that while Magic Mike was in production, Tatum ate mainly high-protein meals. He would often pair eggs, chicken, turkey, or steak with vegetables, and then cap the meal off with a smoothie that was much richer in vegetables than anything else. According to the trainer, he blended in "very little fruit."

2

He eats often.

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No crash dieting, here – Tatum allegedly eats every couple of hours, sprinkling high-protein sources throughout his day. According to Men's Health, He'll start with eggs, naturally, and then tie in a lean protein like chicken or turkey in at lunch before finishing off the day with steak. Even after a workout, food like this is key in helping Tatum continue to burn fat and muscle.

3

He is dairy and gluten free.

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We've talked a lot about what Tatum does eat, but what does he skip? Well, anything with dairy or gluten in it, for starters. According to People Magazine, the actor is both gluten and dairy-free. But that's not all that's in his food no-fly zone…

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There is a specific list of other foods he avoids as well.

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In order to keep himself healthy and his physique adventure-ready, Tatum also forgoes a handful of other foods. From the more innocuous, like grains, to the more specific, like soft drinks, nothing on Tatum's "doesn't eat" list is particularly surprising. He stays away from sugar, chemical additives, anything artificial, junk food, and fried food, in addition to grains and soft drinks, says Men's Health.

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He works out for up to three hours a day.

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With such a healthy diet, Tatum is able to really push himself in the gym. It might not be shocking to learn that, at times, Tatum has spent up to three hours each day in the gym. According to a trainer of his, he breaks his workout up into push circuits one day, and pull circuits the next. The key here, though? He doesn't repeat workouts within the same week.

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Kaley Roberts
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