Mila Kunis “Black Swan” Weight Loss Diet

Written by , MSc (Biotechnology), ISSA Certified Fitness Nutritionist Charushila Biswas MSc (Biotechnology), ISSA Certified Fitness Nutritionist Experience: 6 years
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Who can forget Mila Kunis’s amazing performance in the 2010 psychological thriller, Black Swan? And to portray a ballerina in the movie, she had to lose 20 pounds in 5 months. That’s a fair amount of weight to lose in the given time. But this big-eyed, Oscar-nominated star is a foodie and had never been on a weight loss diet before for a movie. She took it up as a challenge and did not fail. So, how did the Friends With Benefits star do it? Is it safe? Can you follow it to lose weight for an upcoming event? Read on to find out!

Mila Kunis Weight Loss Diet

Mila Kunis lost the weight the old-school way. She was on a 1200-calorie diet and trained for her part as a ballerina for 5 hours a day, 7 days a week. She also appointed a food delivery service to deliver her salads. She was on a low-carb, high-protein diet. She consumed lean protein like chicken breast, fish, lentils, and beans. And for carbs, she chose quinoa and brown rice. However, she also revealed that to get ready for her role in Black Swan quickly, she smoked – though that is something she doesn’t promote. Because not only is it dangerous for your health, but it is also an unhealthy way to lose weight. But we have a safe 1200 calorie diet plan, by the way. Click here to know all about it.

Mila Kunis Workout

Mila Kunis Workout
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Mila Kunis works out with celebrity trainer, Brian Abercrombie for 3-5 days a week, depending on whether she is shooting for a movie or not. Brian uses the P.A.S.E technique, which stands for Power, Agility, Strength, and Endurance. His training regimen consists of 40 minutes of six movements done in circuits. It helps target various parts of the body and tones and strengthens the body. Here’s a sample of what Mila Kunis’s workout looks like:

  • Warm-up – 10 minutes
  • Mountain climbers – 3 sets of 25 reps
  • Stir the kettle – 3 sets of 25 reps
  • TRX Row – 3 sets of 25 reps
  • Walkover push-ups – 3 sets of 25 reps
  • Medicine Ball Slam – 3 sets of 25 reps
  • Bootstrapper Squats – 3 sets of 25 reps
  • Cool down stretches – 5 minutes

Mila Kunis did Pilates and yoga when she was pregnant. She is active throughout the year – going for snowboarding in winters, and skiing in the summers. And who can ignore the fact that she is a mom of two kids? That must be one of the fitness secrets of Mila Kunis. But the question is, will following Mila Kunis’s weight loss secrets be safe for you? Find out next.

Is Mila Kunis Black Swan Diet Safe?

Is Mila Kunis Black Swan Diet Safe
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In one word, no.Firstly, not all body types are the same. Some tend to lose weight quickly, some don’t, and some find it really difficult to gain weight. Your current weight, medical history, lifestyle, and genes play a significant role. Mila Kunis worked with an expert trainer with a specific goal in mind. She went back to her normal weight after the shoot was over. But for most of us, if we are not guided by professionals, we can regain double the weight. Moreover, quick weight loss should never be your target. Aim for slow (and steady) weight loss and change your lifestyle – that way, you will not feel you are on a “diet” diet, and the results would be more effective. Healthy eating and healthy living will be a part of your life. But how can you do that? Here are a few tricks that’ll help.

Tricks To Get A Body Like Mila Kunis

Tricks To Get A Body Like Mila Kunis
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Getting a body like Mila Kunis can become simple if you follow these steps:

  • Toss Out The Junk Food

Err… sorry for saying this, but foods like potato chips, pizza, burger, fries, processed foods, and fried chicken are called junk for a reason. Weight loss is not only about how many calories you consume (or don’t consume), but also about the nutrition. Junk food may taste great and fit your calorie count for the day, but what you actually consume are trans fats that do nothing but increase your chances of heart disease, obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes. Fitness enthusiasts and people in the show business avoid consuming junk food, except occasionally, without going overboard. That’s why they enjoy food without gaining weight.

  • No More Packaged Beverages

Packaged beverages like fruit juices, vegetable juices, soda, diet soda, and energy drinks are a strict no-no if you want to lose weight and be healthy. These contain high amounts of sugar, preservatives, artificial colors, and flavoring agents, which will keep you from achieving your weight loss goals. So, ditch them, NOW!

  • Eat Frequently

Eating every 2-3 hours keeps your metabolism active. And when your metabolism is active, you will burn the calories instead of storing them as fat. Eating frequently will also help keep your hunger pangs in control, thereby preventing you from overeating.

  • Control The Portion Size

Controlling your portion size is one of the main aspects of leading a healthy lifestyle. Because you may eat healthily, but if you don’t eat in right amounts, your body will store the extra calories as fat. To know how to control your portions, give this post a read.

  • Consume Veggies And Fruits

Veggies and fruits are loaded with good carbs, vitamins, and minerals. These act as antioxidants and help improve digestion and cleanse the colon. As a result, your body will start mobilizing the fat, and you will start to lose the extra flab that’s been bothering you so much.

  • Enjoy Healthy Fats

Not all fats are bad. Healthy fats like nuts and seeds, avocado, fish oil, fish with skin, olive oil, flaxseed oil, and avocado oil are good for your heart and overall health. Consuming these will help reduce inflammation in your body. And when that happens, your body will start to function normally and start to lose the fat.

  • Have A Piece Of Dark Chocolate

Mila Kunis loves a piece of dark chocolate once a day. And 70%-80% dark chocolate is, in fact, good for your health and recommended for those who are trying to lose weight. But make sure you eat only one piece a day.

  • Work The Flab Out

Without working out, you will not be able to burn the flab. So, work out 3-5 days a week. Create a fun workout routine that will target your entire body. Do cardio, strength training, outdoor sports, agility training, and stretching to build a fit body, not just a lean frame.

  • Sleep

Stress and worry keeping you up at night? Probably that’s why you are gaining the extra pounds. Sleeping helps the body and mind recover and rejuvenate. Not sleeping and brooding will not solve your problem; it will create more problems. So, just make a plan, create a to-do list, take a shower, spritz some essential oil on your pillow, dim the light, and get a good night’s sleep. Wake up, start fresh!

There you go! Developing a disciplined lifestyle takes time. But it will take you from ground zero to the stars. Mila Kunis leads a healthy lifestyle, and that’s why she looks fit and fabulous. What’s stopping you? Go ahead and change your life. Cheers!

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Charushila Biswas
Charushila BiswasHealth & Wellness Writer
Charushila is an ISSA certified Fitness Nutritionist and a Physical Exercise Therapist. Over a span of 6 years, she has authored more than 400 articles on diet, lifestyle, exercises, healthy food, and fitness equipment. She strives to inform, educate, and motivate her readers via authentic, straightforward, and fact-checked information.

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