Lea Michele Talks Diet and Fitness with Shape Magazine
Posted on October 21, 2016
Actress Lea Michele covers the November 2016 issue of Shape magazine. Lea stars in the horror series Scream Queens on Fox. The former Glee star will also appear in an upcoming drama series called Dimension 404 with Constance Wu.
In the Shape interview, Lea discusses her fitness level, her workout routine and her diet. She says sleep is very important calling herself a "grandma" for being in bed by 9 p.m. if she has to get up for work the next morning.
Lea says her workouts include SoulCycle and hot yoga. She says, "Find three workouts you enjoy so that you can choose what you need on any given day. I'm addicted to SoulCycle. I love the mentality in the room, the sense of community, and the fact that it's fantastic exercise. I also do CorePower hot yoga, which is amazing, and I just started this new workout I love called The Studio (MDR), which is sort of like an extreme version of Pilates. I exercise every day if I can. If I'm not working out, I'm on a hike or swimming in my backyard. I have a bike on the Scream Queens set, and when there's a 20-minute break, I'll ride around the Paramount lot. I always keep moving."
Lea says she was a vegetarian for ten years but recently started adding meat back into her diet. She says, " I usually start my day with avocado toast or a green smoothie. I love a big salad for lunch; I'm always concocting recipes like kale Caesar or spinach artichoke salad. For dinner I'm flexible. If I'm going out and I want a bowl of pasta, I'll eat it. I’m not hard on myself. I try to be smart about snacking. I'll slice two oranges in the morning and leave them on a dish in my kitchen and eat them throughout the day. I always have blueberries and carrots and hummus on hand. And I like little bags of Popchips or Pirate's Booty if I'm watching TV. I keep my snack options at home superhealthy."
Lea advises people to not let the number on the scale disturb them. She says, "As I get older, my body is always changing. Right now I have so much energy, my skin looks good, and my butt is higher than it's ever been. I've been skinnier and I've been a little bit bigger, and I'm never hard on myself one way or the other. The fact that I'm active, eating well, and taking care of myself is all that matters-not a number."
Here is the behind-the-scenes video from Lea's Shape shoot: