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Audrey Hepburn:Chocolate Chases Away The Blues

Audrey Hepburn was known for her gentle beatuy, elegance, and grace. Women admired her perpetually perfect posture that she maintained with simple diet. According to her first husband Mel Ferrer she ate plenty of protein and lots of vegetables and salads. For breakfast she reportedly had two boiled eggs, one piece of seven-grain whole-wheat toast and three or four cups of coffee laced with hot milk. Her friend Audrey Wilder said she was always eating spaghetti or a version of it which she combined with salad rather than protein. Her son mentioned she was a food combiner before that diet became fashionable. Furthermore, Audrey always maintained a healthy but disciplined diet, based upon her youthful training as a ballet dancer.

Hepburn was not fond of formal exercise routines but she loved walking and would always find the time for it in her  daily schedule. Not many people know she was absolutely devoted to ballet in her young years. She wanted to be a ballet dancer but was deemed too tall. Hepburn attributes her perfect posture to ballet lessons that she took as a young girl.

Audrey Hepburn’s son, Sean Ferrer, worte nice and loving memoir about his mother. She was descriebed as genuinely good woman who valued family above career. In this brief passage, Sean discusses his mother’s perpetually perfect figure.

My mother didn’t snack, but when she had a dessert, it had to be sweet. She loved a scoop of vanilla ice cream with maple syrup dribbled over it. After her afternoon nap, which she had learned to take because of the early calls and long hours of film production, she would often have a piece of chocolate—one piece! She said that chocolate chased away the blues.

Here is another secret: my mother really wasn’t so thin. She used to refer to herself as “fake thin.” Her upper body, especially her thoracic cage, was thinner than average, thus her thin waist. The early whooping-cough incident, combined with malnutrition during the war, led to asthma in her youth, and she had somewhat weak lungs throughout her life. She smoked—like most dancers and just about everybody else at the time—and was told throughout her life that she might be in the early stages of emphysema. Her ballet training also played an important role in the development of her physique. Although her upper body was slight, her arms and her legs were athletic and she was well proportioned overall.

So if you want to be in good shape, it’s pretty simple: Grow up during the war, suffer famine in your early life, exercise every day, and later in life eat reasonable amounts of everything and feel good about it. What this really means is that if we don’t feed too many fats or sugar to our children, they will have an easier time of it later in life.

—Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit: A Son Remembers by Sean Hepburn Ferrer.

 Audrey Hepburn other golden diet rules  include not eating fried food and any kind of cheese. Last but not the least, never take a nap immediately after a meal, go for a stroll instead.

 

 

How Did Marilyn Stay in Shape

We all know Marilyn Monroe as an American actress, model, singer and a woman with classic beauty who became famous all over the world with her sex appeal. However, only a few knew that she was not only committed to her work but also to her  fitness routine.

She was aware  that working out and eating right were the key to her appearance and a part of her job. Marilyn was on low carb and high protein diet. She ate a lot of steak (sometimes for breakfast), eggs, liver juice, grapefruit, and some greens. That put her on the forefront of the health-food movement.

Biographers also say Marilyn devised her own workout plan and was one of the first famous females known to routinely lift weights. She got up around six in the morning every day, to go for a jog and she would also use some dumbells to tone her arms.

She spent at least 10 minutes each morning working out with small weights.  Her main form of exercise was calisthenics. She also did stretching and find dancing like a fun and creative way to stay fit. In this aspect, she was very much ahead of her time.

According to reports from friends, Monroe was a homebody who loved to do her own shopping and healthy cooking, sometimes elaborate meals at home.

If you would like to have Merilyn Monroe’s fitness poster, you can find it here.