TV star Lisa Ling popularly known for co-hosting ABC’s The View, National Geographic Explore and being a special correspondent for the Oprah Winfrey Show. She’s definitely in demand and always on-the-go. Here, the pretty 36 year old, who stands at 5 foot 5, shares her secrets for staying in shape and looking fresh-faced all the time.
"I’m really naturally thin, but when I started to lose myself in carbs, like when i was 21 and studying in Beijing, I gained weight, and it showed. The food there is delicious and cheap." She shares. "So I started running, and I’ve been running ever since and watching my caloric intake."
Lisa Ling’s diet adheres to the low calorie diet which involves a daily caloric intake that is set according to her height, weight, and age. The consumption of fats usually is limited since fats can greatly add up to her calories. Generally, dieters who follow the low calorie diet keep a daily log of their caloric intake to make sure they don’t go beyond their caloric limit.
An example of Lisa Ling’s diet plan allows her to consume approximately 1,300 calories per day. For breakfast, she eats egg whites and a fruit that is 202 calories. For lunch, she eats salad with chicken or an egg white omelet that equates to 339 calories. For dinner, she consumes a small salad with grilled octopus which is about 293 calories, and for her snacks, she eats rice crackers or potato chips which is equal to 260 calories. For that day, she has a total caloric intake of 1,094 calories.
For Lisa Ling’s exercise, she runs for at least 6 days per week for 45 minutes a day. She usually runs as far as 4 and half miles per day. Actually, she started running when she was 21 years old and was still studying at that time in China.
Ling also shares, “I never run hills. My quads are already big enough. I don’t run to build muscle; I do it for cardio. I usually pick the same track. I’m so obsessive about running, I will literally refuse to move to certain places if it’s not good jogging in the neighborhood.”
"I did try yoga once – Bikram Yoga." She shares. "But I stopped, because it was something that made me tired, feel sleepy. I’m really more into cardio stuff."