AnnaLynne McCord, the star of 90210, talks about everything from diet and fitness to cooking and sleeping in this month's Shape Magazine. Here are some of the highlights:
Take Leftovers Home: Ten years ago, her mother lost 45 pounds with strategies she picked up from The Weigh Down Diet. "The author studied the habits of thin people and discovered that when they're done eating, they wrap up their leftovers instead of just finishing whatever they were served," says AnnaLynne.
Eat Breakfast Like A King: AnnaLynne is on set at 6 a.m. and sometimes not in bed until 1 or 2 the next morning—so breakfast is the only meal she eats at a normal time. Usually she has an egg sandwich or French toast -- or both if she's really hungry. She tends to graze the rest of the day.
Fitness Friend Dates: "With my unpredictable work hours, I rarely have time to exercise and have fun, so my idea of a good workout is to mix them both," she says. "I love being outdoors, playing beach tennis, going for runs in the sand, or doing a three-hour hike with my best girlfriend, Mieko." Three hours? "Yeah, we go to Runyon Canyon or some other hiking trail and just walk and talk for hours," she says. "It's our one-on-one time."
Think Outside the Gym: "When I first moved to L.A., I didn't have a lot of money to join a gym or take classes, so I improvised," says AnnaLynne, who still doesn't have a gym membership. "My sister and I went to the library and looked over their DVD collection and discovered Neena and Veena, these Egyptian twins who have a whole series of belly dancing routines. We did them all."
Give Back: For more then two years, she's been the Goodwill Ambassador for the Blind Project, an organization that fights human trafficking in Southeast Asia. She's also helped rebuild houses for displaced families in New Orleans with the St. Bernard Project, and right before the earthquake hit, she brought supplies and gifts to orphans in Haiti.
On Sleep: On a good night, she gets about four hours of sleep. Even stars struggle with their sleep!
You can read the full article at Shape Magazine.