Leighton Meester is smoking hot as Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf on the small screen, playing her Queen Bee of Manhattan’s elite to perfection. With her piercing dark brown eyes, knockout physique and great acting chops, there’s no wonder how smoothly this 5 foot 5 stunner was catapulted to the top of young Hollywood, and transitioned into making big budget films such as Country Strong, and in the 2011 thriller The Roommate. Here, the impossibly glamorous Leighton shares her secrets to keeping that to-die-for figure.
"I try to eat healthily, I know I have to be in shape all the time, because I owe that to the audience." She says. "I eat in moderation, I don’t overdo it. I’m incredibly disciplined when it comes to my body."
Leighton Meester’s diet basically involves the principles of the 5-Factor diet, a diet program made by popular celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak. This weight loss and fitness program involves the skipping of counting carbohydrates, measuring of foods, and doing time-consuming exercise routines.
Furthermore, Leighton Meester’s diet plan promises to give apparent results in just 5 weeks through eating 5-Factor meals every day. Online members of this diet plan will get hundreds of recipes that will only require 5 ingredients to be prepared for 5 minutes. It likewise allows 5 cheat days which is one cheat day per week to help the dieter reach his or her goals.
For Leighton Meester’s exercise routine, she still follows the 5 factor workout part of Harley Pasternak’s weight loss program. This involves working out for 25 minutes every week that can be done through the use of dumbbell and a bench. The workout is varied every week with the different types of exercise particularly strength training, cardiovascular, core movements including the alteration of repetitions, sets, resistance level, and rest periods.
The routine lasts for 25 minutes wherein the first 5 minutes are allotted for cardio warm up that increases the heart rate 65% to 85%. The second workout consumes 10 minutes doing strength training with two different exercises altered every week. The third exercise involves the core exercises like crunches and twists still with varied rep, set, and rest ranges done for 5 minutes. Lastly, the cool down lasting for 5 minutes to help in alleviating delayed onset muscle soreness.
Additionally, Leighton Meester’s exercise routine focuses on toning up her thighs, butt, and arms. She also does a little bit of yoga during times she is not spending hours inside the gym.