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Madonna is one of the biggest st...

Posted Sep 14 2008 10:17am

Madonna is one of the biggest stars of all time and even as her 50th birthday looms closer the star continues to be in astounding shape.

The singer, song writer, actress and producer has been in the limelight since 1982 when she was signed by Sire Records and released her debut album Madonna. From there it snowballed and now she has sold over 200 million records and starred in more than 20 films.

The mum of three is still touring and recently recorded a hit single with none other than Justin Timberlake and is showing no signs of slowing - or gaining weight for that is!

Read on to get the scoop on Madonna’s diet and how she maintains her trademark physique.

Madonna’s Diet

Madonna’s diet is just the first indication of her steel-hard discipline and commitment to looking her best. Madonna follows the Macrobiotic diet and has done for many years now.

The Macrobiotic Diet is what I consider a HARD CORE diet. The diet is high fiber, low fat and is rich in whole grains, veges, soy and of course no dairy, no junk and little to no meat.

Here’s what makes up Madonna’s diet (Macrobiotic style):

* Grains including brown rice, barley, rye etc
* Soy/Vege based soups like Miso
* Steamed and raw vegetables
* Beans and bean based products like tofu
* Small amounts of fish or seafood
* Soy products (no dairy allowed)
* Lots of chewing - 50 times per mouthful
* Natural sweeteners like maple syrup

Madonna eats organic foods like the ones mentioned above and has a strict no junk food diet. Although the starlet admits that she does enjoy the VERY occasional ale after the influence of her English hubby got the better of her.

In terms of restaurant foods Madonna tends to avoid it saying, ‘I don’t really eat food in restaurants -” you can never be sure what’s in it, can you?’

Madonna is the epitome of a healthy eater but even if you can’t stick to her strict principles around the clock even adding a few of these principles into your own lifestyle would do a world of good.

Madonna’s Exercise Regime

Madonna is an exercise fiend to say the least and the mega star is renowned for her muscular physique that defies her years!

While reports vary about her EXACT routine its understood the star practices Ashtanga Yoga 2 hours a day, 6 days a week. Madonna is also said to be a regular at a local Pilates studio where she is often joined by fellow celebs and gal pals Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella McCartney.

Cardio also has a firm place in Madonna’s life with StairMaster, cycling, weight training, karate and swimming said to be on her main list of activities. There was even a claim that the star maintained her 45 minute a day StairMaster routine until the DAY before giving birth to daughter Lourdes!

So there you have it - Madonna’s Diet and Exercise Regime! Impressive huh! I suppose dancing in a leotard in front of millions is motivation you can’t deny!

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