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Reese Witherspoon's 10 Best Diet Secrets

She's, like, always with her spoon.

Reese Witherspoon LOVES to eat. Whether the Southern belle is celebrating National Donut Day or bringing cupcakes to a summer BBQ, she's all about balance and enjoying life. The 41-year-old award winning actress manages to raise three children while keeping her body A-list status! So how does she do it? Read on to find out how Reese's bod is as picture-perfect as Elle Woods' was 16 years ago. And speaking of ageless stars, click here to discover Jessica Alba's Essential Weight Loss Secret.

She Takes Advantage Of The Great Outdoors

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"I like to run for about an hour, and I'm big into working out with girlfriends. It's an acquired skill, being able to discuss your love life, children, and friends — all while you're running! But we have mastered it," she told Good Housekeeping. It makes sense — getting a whiff of fresh air while catching up with friends during a workout definitely sounds like a fun way to lose weight!

She Challenges Her Body

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Reese knows that in order to see results, she must challenge her body, which is why her trainer Michael George advises to "do cardio 30 minutes a day for 6 days per week." "Do not dismiss the strength training as well, which is the activity that fires up your metabolism," he told Shape.

She Fuels Up With A Green Smoothie

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Inspired by her nutritionist, Kim Snyder, Reese began whipping up Snyder's Glowing Green Smoothie, and it must be one of the reasons why the Legally Blonde star still looks wrinkle-free. The hulk-colored concoction blends spinach, romaine lettuce, celery, an apple, pear, banana, cilantro, and parsley into a fiber-packed, nutrient-dense mix — AKA the perfect way to start your day.

She Eats Clean…

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Whether she's chomping on a salad or gulping down a green smoothie, Reese often sticks to eating clean. "Eat clean and healthy with small meals and snacks daily," George advises Reese and Shape. Even her pet pig is a fan of produce!

…Most Of The Time

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The Louisiana-born blonde knows how to kick back and enjoy some mouth watering treats. Whether she's biting into a frosted donut or whipping up something yummy in her kitchen, Reese is a big fan of satiating her sweet tooth. And yes, she's a big fan of Reese's Pieces… Just take a gander at her Instagram page!

Crash Dieting Is NOT Allowed

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The 41-year-old star stays slim by eating fresh, whole foods and enjoying indulgences in moderation rather than losing weight the wrong way. "I don't believe in crash dieting or anything like that," she admitted to US Weekly. And we don't like 'em either!

She Hydrates With Coconut Water

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Not all of us have the privilege of sipping coconut water amid a tropical backdrop like Reese does, but that doesn't mean we can't follow up our workouts with the electrolyte-packed liquid. Just one cup of coconut water packs in 470 milligrams of potassium, a nutrient that only 0.3 percent of Americans actually get enough of. While the daily recommended amount of the stroke- and blood pressure-preventing electrolyte is 3,510 milligrams, you can reach your quota by munching on other potassium-rich foods like bananas too.

She's A Yogi

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What's better than unwinding with a few rounds of downward dog and cobra poses? Not much, according to Reese's yoga-loving Instagram page. The mom-of-three keeps her tummy toned and her mind in zen mode with frequent yoga sessions, whether they're at home, at a studio, or in a New Zealand retreat (as pictured above)!

Coffee Is Her BFF

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Here at Eat This, Not That!, we're pretty obsessed with java's appetite-suppressing and stimulating benefits — perks Reese definitely knows all too much about. The Academy Award and Golden Globe winner keeps herself fueled and focused with a cup of Joe, like, everyday.

Enjoy The Transformation

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"The most rewarding part of what I do is to watch the transformation process at work," George tells Shape. "Of course clients' bodies change expediently, but I like to watch as their personality becomes lighter… they smile more… joke around and feel more self-confident. In essence, they take life a little lighter with a more positive attitude. Reese was already in great shape, but we wanted to improve her general fitness. We definitely accomplished that!"


April Benshosan
April is a born-and-raised Brooklynite who has a passion for all things health, wellness, and tastebud-related. Read more about April