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'Total Divas' Star Maryse Speaks About Her Diet And Workout [VIDEO]

Update Date: Apr 07, 2017 08:39 AM EDT

Maryse, a "Total Divas" star, revealed that her diet and workout routine do not follow a very strict plan. She just tries to eat in moderation, and her choice of exercise is high-intensity interval training (HIIT).

The pro-wrestler explained that while she prefers to eat healthy meals, she simply cannot deprive herself of chocolate cake which she indulges in twice a week. Being French, she loves cheese and bread but moderation is the key. In between, her diet is high in protein but low in carbs and fats.

"Total Divas'" star Maryse added that inflexible rules for diet and workout do not have a rein in her life since she values balance of positive habits in her lifestyle. She admitted that eating constitutes the majority of these habits, which she finds the most challenging because doing exercises is rather short and easy.

The pro-wrestler revealed that her favorite fitness technique is high-intensity interval training. She encouraged women to lift weights because doing only cardio will not give them curves they are aiming for, she told the E! News.

HIIT is an exercise technique which involves quick and intense bursts of aerobic exercise followed by lighter exercise. The 50-year old Ramona Braganza, a personal trainer to stars such as Anna Hathaway, Scarlett Johannson, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan of "50 Shades Darker," credits HIIT for her youthful stamina and looks. A study published in Cell Metabolism showed that this technique is effective for slowing down the aging process.

HIIT pushes the body to continue to burn calories even after the workout has stopped. It suits Hollywood stars' lifestyle which does not afford them ample time for activities such as exercise. They could squeeze in the training to their busy schedule because it is quite short but hard and they can still achieve desirable results for their health and looks, the LF Press reported.

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