Blake Lively Cut Out THIS Food Before Filming The Shallows

Elinor Block

Blake Lively, who is currently pregnant with baby number two by husband Ryan Reynolds, revealed how she managed to get back into shape after giving birth to daughter James, in order to prepare for her role in shark-attack movie The Shallows.

Speaking to Australian radio show Kylie & Jackie O, the A-lister revealed that she cut out one item in particular: soy. While it was also down to the classic combo of doing exercise and a strict diet, she said how tough it was to cut it out:

"I did no gluten and no soy, which seems like, 'Oh, that's really easy to cut that out,' but you realise there's soy in everything you eat. And even if it's healthy – whole foods, organic stuff – there's always soy in it. So once you remove soy, you realise you're eating just no processed foods."

Keep scrolling to read more about how Blake Lively got into shape for The Shallows. 

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The star also continued how having a baby had changed the way she looked at her body:

"You see your body after having a kid, and it's beautiful because you just gave birth but you also say, 'Oh my god, this is not what my body looked like'. You feel like you're never going to get your body back again. But you can and that was what was encouraging about it!"

But perhaps the biggest surprise is that Lively could still have sugar (yes, we know), 

"I was still able to have sugar and all of those things. It's all in moderation. You just have a balance of protein, carbs, and vegetables. And it wasn't the worst. I was eating rice and sushi and but just no soy and no gluten. And watch how hard that is."

This leads us to conclude that there's probably hope for us yet and our #Livelybodygoals aren't totally unachievable, because we can still eat brownies, yes?

Check out amazon.co.uk's array of gluten and soy free recipe books.

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