Queen Letizia became a member of the Spanish Royal Family in 2004, when she married Felipe VI of Spain. The royal was a journalist in her previous life and often appeared on Spanish television. The 49-year-old doesn’t look much different than her days in the media. How does she keep herself in such good shape?
Thanks to a balanced diet and a lot of exercise, Letizia looks spectacular at 49 years old.
Although the Spanish queen was criticized for her weight when she joined the Spanish royal family in 2004 (for being too thin), Letizia has revealed that she eats a lot.
The mother of two said: “I have no problem. I eat a lot.
“That’s just me, it’s my body type.”
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Letizia makes sure to eat a mix of healthy ingredients, including fish, eggs, kale and spinach, according to reports.
During a visit to the Torrejoncillos school in Cáceres, Spain, the 49-year-old explained that her favorite foods are vegetables, fruits, salads and purees.
These are part of the Perricone and Mediterranean diets, and Letizia reportedly follows both.
The Mediterranean diet consists of plenty of fruits and vegetables, as well as protein and healthy fats.
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This diet has been named “one of the healthiest diets on the planet” by many nutritionists, including Dr. Michael Mosley.
Meanwhile, the Perricone diet, named for Dr. Perricone, is a diet consisting of high-protein foods, non-starchy vegetables, fruits, nuts, yogurt, olive oil, and whole grains, thus similar to Mediterranean diet.
Many celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Moss, have reportedly followed the Perricone diet.
In addition, Letizia tries to avoid sugar and does not usually try prepared, frozen dishes or pizzas.
Exercise is just as important as diet to lose weight and stay fit, and Letizia makes sure to exercise regularly.
“If you exercise, you do it 100 percent. If you practice yoga, don’t stop until you know as much as your instructor. She is like that with everything, with her body too. She watches what she eats to the extreme. .”
Another close friend shared the Queen’s fitness regimen, explaining that the King also joins in when he’s around.
They said, “The queen exercises with weights every other day. She always recommends them when someone asks her. If the king is free, she would also join her gym routine.”