This soulful songstress’ silken voice and powerful pipes have earned her several Grammies and American Music Awards, but there’s more to Toni Braxton than radio friendly hits, she’s also a spokeswoman for American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women, having been diagnosed with a heart condition in 2003. The rude awakening had the 43 year old beauty reassess her health habits, and made her take action by incorporating exercise and a balanced diet into her life. Her banging body and confident sense of self has made her one timeless beauty.
"I was a pizza girl before." She admits. "I had pizza almost every day, but that’s not the case now. I’m eating so much healthily since finding out I had pericarditis."
Toni Braxton’s diet is a balanced, low fat eating plan, which allows her to keep track of her daily intake of fat. This eating plan is based on the research that people who adhere to this 20-30% fat limit diet are more likely to keep the weight off for a long time.
On the other hand, Toni Braxton’s exercise routine involves doing cardio exercises like aerobics and jogging. Cardio exercises such as these temporarily increase the heart rate and respiratory rate of the person to burn 300 to 600 calories per exercise.
"I’m taking care of myself because I have a family I love so much." She says. "I want to be healthy for them, and to be a good example to my kids."