Gal Gadot shot to international superstardom when she took on the iconic role of Wonder Woman and earned high praise from fans as she played the beloved character as loving, fierce, strong, compassionate, and uncompromising. While the 37-year-old makes wearing the form fitting outfit look easy, the actress got into tip top shape for the part and worked hard to look amazing in the suit. She looks equally good in a new swimsuit photo. “Looking good,” said one fan. Here’s what we know about how Gadot trains for Wonder Woman. Read on to see 5 ways Gal Gadot stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don’t miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
While preparing for her role in Wonder Woman 1984 Gadot enlisted the help of Magnus Lygdbäck who explains in a YouTube video on his channel that he before each workout, Gadot warmed up 5 minutes on the assault bike then 12 reps and 3 sets of wide grip pull down and finally 5-7 push-ups on knees e sets. Reda Elmardia Registered Dietician, Certified Nutritionist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Trainer and owner of thegymgoat.com says, “Low-intensity workouts are great for beginners who want to start working out but don’t have much time to devote to exercise. These types of workouts can be done at home or even while commuting to work. They do not require any equipment and can be performed almost anywhere.
Cardio exercises include running, walking, swimming, biking, elliptical machines, rowing machines, etc. This type of exercise helps burn calories and build muscle mass. If you’re looking to lose weight, cardio exercises should make up a large portion of your routine.
Strength training involves using free weights (dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells) or bodyweight exercises (push-ups, pull-ups, squats). Strength training builds muscles and increases bone density. It’s often recommended that people perform this type of workout three times per week.”
Lygdbäck also played a big role in her diet. He revealed in another YouTube video that Gadot ate a lot of protein with vegetables, but always avoided simple fast carbs. Reda explains, “Simple carbohydrates are those that contain only 1 sugar molecule per carb atom. These include things like table sugar (sucrose), high fructose corn syrup, honey, molasses, agave nectar, maple syrup, etc. There are many different types of simple carbs that we eat every day. They are often referred to as refined carbs because they have been processed into their final form. Refined carbs are not good for your health because they can cause inflammation in your body. This is because they lack fiber and other beneficial compounds that are naturally present in whole foods.
Simple carbohydrates are defined as any carbohydrate that can be broken down into individual sugar units. These include monosaccharides (single sugars), disaccharides (double sugars), and oligosaccharides (chains of multiple sugars). Simple carbohydrates are easily digested and absorbed by the body and are often referred to as “quick energy” due to their quick release of energy. They are usually derived from natural sources like fruits, vegetables, and grains. The three types of simple carbohydrates are glucose, fructose, and galactose. Glucose is the primary form of carbohydrate in our bodies. Fructose is a type of sugar that occurs naturally in fruit, while galactose is a sugar that occurs in milk products.”
Lygdbäck broke down everything Gadot ate while training and explained how she eats eggs with a slow-carb for breakfast in his YouTube videoReda says, “A slow-carb diet is a low-carbohydrate eating plan that emphasizes whole foods like vegetables, fruits, lean meats, nuts, seeds, eggs, seafood, and non-processed dairy products. This type of diet can be beneficial for people who are looking to lose weight, lower their blood sugar levels, improve their energy, and increase their focus and concentration. Dr. Stephen Phinney, a nutritionist at the University of Vermont. His goal was to create a way to eat fewer carbohydrates while still being able to maintain a healthy lifestyle. He believed that the standard American diet (SAD) was too high in processed carbs and that many Americans were suffering from obesity and diabetes. In order to achieve his goals, he created a ketogenic diet that allowed him to eat 80 percent fewer carbohydrates than SAD. In addition to reducing the number of carbohydrates, he also increased the consumption of fats and protein. By doing so, he was able to reduce the number of calories he ate each day without feeling hungry or deprived. Today, the term “low-carb” has become synonymous with any low-carbohydrate diet. However, some experts believe that the original definition of a low-carb diet should only apply to those diets that are based on whole foods and do not include artificial sweeteners, refined grains, or other processed ingredients.
- Eggs are high in protein and low in fat, making them great breakfast food. They contain many vitamins and minerals that help your body function at its best. Here’s how to make them even better.
- Slow-carb nutrition means eating foods that keep blood sugar levels steady over time. This helps prevent spikes and crashes that can cause cravings and overeating. When you eat slowly, you feel full longer and have fewer urges to snack between meals.
- Eating eggs for breakfast is a great way to start your day off right. You’ll get plenty of protein without having to worry about extra calories from added fats.
- If you’re looking for a quick and easy breakfast recipe, try this egg scramble. It takes just minutes to whip up and has only three ingredients!
- To make this dish even healthier, swap out regular white cheese for a lower calorie alternative like feta or goat cheese.
- Add some fresh veggies to this meal for a complete breakfast experience. Try adding tomatoes, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, or spinach.”
Lygdbäck doesn’t believe in extreme dieting or eliminating foods, but in order to achieve great results, he does require eating clean 17 meals out of 20, which he explains in his YouTube video. The other meals are meant to enjoy whatever you’d like and Reda shares, “Cheat meals are meals that contain foods that are not allowed on your diet plan. These foods can include anything from chocolate to potato chips. Cheat meals are usually eaten at night before going to bed. This way, you won’t have any cravings for them in the morning. The cheat meal method works because it helps you eat less food overall. When you skip eating certain foods, you feel hungry sooner. start feeling hungry, you tend to want to eat something right away. By having a cheat meal first thing in the morning, you’ll get full faster and avoid those hunger pangs. You should only use cheat meals once per week. If you use cheat meals too often, they may become a habit. You don’t want this to happen because then you’ll stop losing weight. When using the cheat meal method, you need to make sure that you’re getting enough protein. Protein is needed for muscle building and repair. Without protein, you won’t build lean muscle mass. If you’re looking to lose weight fast, you should try the cheat meal method. It’s a great way to keep yourself motivated while you’re trying to lose weight.”
Lygdbäck shared that Gadot ate five meals a day and Janet Coleman, a registered dietitian with The Consumer Mag says, “The biggest advantage of eating small meals throughout the day is that it helps you maintain your energy level, which makes staying active and burning fat much easier. If you get too hungry, your willpower to stay active drops in proportion to how low your blood sugar levels go–that’s why many people have trouble sticking to a diet when they don’t have time to eat much during the day.” Alan Morton, a trainer with TrainFitnessadds, “The idea here is that lots of meals rather than one big meal will keep your metabolism boosted throughout the day and avoid the peaks and troughs brought about by the hormonal response that large meals bring. If all meals are small and spread out it could keep the insulin spike which promotes fat loss lower as you are not overloading the body with lots of foot in one go. Also, the body can only synthesise (use) a given amount of protein at any given time (around 12 grams per hour) so if you are getting regular protein intake then you can maximize muscle growth.”