22 year old actress Vanessa Hudgens has gone a long way from playing Gabriella Montez in the uber-popular High School Musical film series. Now, she’s made a smooth transition to more edgy, mature roles with star turns in blockbusters such as Beastly, Sucker Punch and Journey, further cementing her name into Hollywood’s Teen A-Listers. Just recently, the 5 foot 3 dusky beauty landed a modeling contract for famous brand, Candies, and is shown wearing the brand’s latest designs in body-revealing bikinis and tank tops. It’s not a problem for the brown-eyed charmer, whose diet and exercise routine has made her body the wonderland that it is.
Vanessa Hudgens’ diet involves the principles of the zone diet that aims to maintain a hormonal balance within the body through consuming meals that are specifically prepared. The diet plan contains a balanced ratio of carbohydrates 40%, fat 30% and protein 30%.
The diet is designed as follows because it can help the body achieve optimal performance according to the maker of the zone diet.
Vanessa Hudgens’ diet also allows a maximum of 500 calories for meals and 100 calories for snacks.
Generally, her diet contains fresh vegetables, leafy green vegetables, fruits, nuts with enough protein intake, and ample hydration of the body. At the same time, it doesn’t allow the intake of processed foods and meals that contain too much salt.
As for Vanessa Hudgens’ exercise routine, one of her favourites is Pilates together with cardio exercises. Cardio routines are very beneficial not only to the heart but to the lungs as well as they increase the cardiac rate, the metabolism and enhancing the lung’s capacity.
Furthermore, it helps in relieving stress and aiding the body to relax. Vanessa Hudgens’ exercise routine specifically the cardio exercise involves running and cycling that also helps in toning up the leg muscles. She doesn’t just get cardio exercises from hitting the gym but also during her trips and dance rehearsals too.
Pilates, on the other hand, helps in strengthening the core muscles and increasing its flexibility while helping the body achieve a slender shape. She tries her best to balance out her exercise routine through hitting the gym and working out 4 to 5 times per week for one hour or so.
"Oh, and dancing. I’ve been dancing since I was a kid. It’s my first love." Vanessa says with a smile. "It’s a great workout, it’s good for the heart, and it’s fun."