Given the fact that Jennifer Lawrence spends a large portion of her role in the X-Men series in a blue bodysuit that leaves little to the imagination, we could only assume that her fitness and diet regimen was almost as tough (if not tougher) than her shapeshifting character, Mystique. Turns out our assumption was correct, as Lawrence allegedly spent 10–12 hours a day for three months training with fitness guru Dalton Wong (can you say "ouch"?). The long hours clearly paid off, as evidenced by Lawrence's killer bod, so when we recently learned that Wong has put out a new book, The Feelgood Plan ($13), with a foreword by Lawrence herself, you can bet our interest was piqued. Well + Good gave us a sneak peak at some of Wong's best advice from the book, so keep scrolling to get a head start before your book order hits your doorstep!
Instead of going cold turkey and totally foregoing your favorite unhealthy foods like pizza and burgers, Wong suggests easing into a diet and cutting down your portions at first instead. Another easy way to cut calories? Wong says to order champagne instead of sugary cocktails at happy hour. Being told to order champagne? You don't have to tell us twice.
Wong says that the key to a successful fitness and diet routine is addressing your stressors and doing the things you enjoy that counteract them—whether it's a massage or a manicure. He explains, "Knowing what your stress triggers are will allow you to make better choices."
While you may be excellent at targeting your arms but hate leg day, you're not doing yourself any favors by skipping an entire set of moves. Says Wong, "In order for your body to change, you need to work on the weaknesses, not the strengths." Your body will only improve by incorporating different moves and types of exercises into your weekly routine, so don't be afraid to enter uncharted territories.
Get these tips and so much more in Wong's book below!
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