How Bride-to-Be Hilary Duff is Stepping Up Her Pre-Wedding Workouts

08/13/2010 at 09:00 AM ET

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Before getting hitched to NHL player Mike Comrie, bride-to-be Hilary Duff is leaning on trainer-to-the-stars Harley Pasternak to help get her in top wedding form. With other svelte A-listers like newlywed Megan Fox and soon-to-be married Jennifer Hudson on his client list, the author of The 5-Factor World Diet clearly knows what it takes to get women in gown-ready shape. “The key is to have amazing shoulders, amazing arms, posture is really important,” Pasternak tells PEOPLE. “But it’s also important to have a really tight midsection, because the way a wedding dress hugs your midsection, you really want it lean and tight.” So how is he upping the ante on Hilary’s usual gym regimen to get her ready for the big day? “Instead of a five-minute cardio warm-up and a five-minute cardio cool-down, maybe we extend those cardio phases to 15 minutes before and after our workout,” says Pasternak. And Hilary’s pre-wedding routine isn’t just about fitness—diet is also key. Each fuel-charged day consists of five meals: a breakfast burrito, mid-morning snack (berry smoothie), lunch (chopped salad), afternoon snack (apple cinnamon oatmeal cookie) and dinner (“she loves Japanese food”). We all know keeping fit is de rigueur in Hollywood, so how is the former tween queen responding to the stringent workouts? “I think she vocally disliked them all!” says Pasternak. But no hard work goes unnoticed. “She looks toned and tight… I’m really proud of her, she looks fantastic.” –Hana Choi; reporting by Thailan Pham

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jackieb on

She looks fat, what is everyone whining about?

iam on

Interesting that the trainer would give her so many carbs / starches: burrito, oatmeal, Japanese food (rice). That’s exactly how to gain weight and not healthy weight. Think greens, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds and then maybe some starches and optionally some fresh, healthy, recently killed animals. Anyway, just proves just because somebody sets themselves as a trainer doesn’t mean they know what they’re talking about. Nutrition 101 is a good start.

Bill on

Good luck to you Hilary on your wedding day!

junean on

I think she looks great and her hard work is paying off! Don’t hate her because she is beautiful! God bless both you and your groom to be on your upcoming nuptials. I wish you nothing but happiness…

Lyn on

I know everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but really? It’s HER wedding day and HER life. If she wants to be a size 0, what’s it to us? Truth be told, we’re all interested or else we wouldn’t have even read the story in the first place. Not only that, but Hollywood perpetuates the myths that, in order to be accepted, you must be a size minus 0 or whatever. But at the end of the day, she’s confident being who she is and I’m confident being me.

K on

good for her, i’m sure she’ll look great! cute and classic work out outfit she’s wearing too.

Vance on

Re:Brandi’s comments and all other haters!
Obviously Brandi (and other haters)you know nothing about exercise and eating healthy, nor anything about Harley Pasternak’s workout regime. He is a fantastic trainer and promotes healthy eating and exercise..NOT crash diets. Just because a person is skinny does not mean that he/she is healthy. It’s quite obvious that you have an issue with skinny healthy people, which would lead me to believe that your either overweight and/or unhealthy, which also indicates that you are lazy and cannot commit to anything. If you had any idea how difficult it is to maintain a healthy diet and body you would understand how much hard work is put into it. It takes a lot of hard work and commitment to stay fit and eat healthy with all the temptations out there. It’s much easier to be lazy and eat junk and that’s the categorie you would fall into. You shouldn’t be writing comments on topics you have no knowledge about.
It’s always people like you who hate others for things they are to lazy or unwilling to do. You wouldn’t last a week eating healthy and exercising. Maybe you should just keep your mouth shut and you could probably loose some weight.
Just saying…to all those jealous people.

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