Ricki Lake’s Diet and Exercise Routine: Cut Your Weight In Half

February 22, 2011

Celebrity Weight Loss

Talk show host Ricki Lake, who is best known for her role in Hairspray, is among the celebrities who has once struggled with weight issues. But Ricki is now making headlines because of her new eating and workout habits, which made her lose over half of her body weight from a heavy 250 lbs to a svelte 123 lbs. Lucky for you, the brunette star agreed to share her secrets to achieving her target weight.

Ricki-Lake.jpg“For the longest time, when I was very heavy, I couldn’t cross my legs. I couldn’t physically do it. I love that I can cross my legs now. And I put on a size 27 pair of jeans and they were too big. So I got a 26,” Ricki shares.

Ricki Lake’s diet involves a food delivery program called the Fresh Dining. She gets meals delivered each morning so she doesn’t need to worry about cooking and about planning meals too.

“Calorie restriction is so much healthier than starving myself and over-exercising,” Ricki shares.

At present, she eats 1,200 calories per day and at the same time, uses portion controlled diet.

“More salads. I may have a glass of wine, that’s it. The hardest thing is to give up was bread. Now I’ll eat one piece instead of the whole basket.”

 With the help of this delivery program, she slimmed down from 250 pounds to 123 pounds. An example of Ricki Lake’s diet plan on a typical day involves the following

  • Breakfast: French Toast and turkey sausage
  • Lunch: Mainly salads with a little steak
  • Dinner: Fish with brown rice and veggies

For Ricki Lake’s exercise routine, she claims to be a fan of hiking and walking. She actually hikes four times per week for four-and-a-half-miles in an hour and a half. Sometimes, she takes her dog for a walk. Both activities are considered cardio exercises that burns as much as 300 to 600 calories a day.

Ricki Lake’s exercise also includes yoga and spinning classes together with Mandy Ingber, a spinning teacher who also educates Jennifer Aniston, another celebrity. Yoga works to lengthen, tone up and increase the flexibility of Ricki’s muscles and at the same time, relaxes her mind and body.

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