Ivanka Trump's 30-pound weight loss just 6 months after giving birth to her second child was due to a low-carb diet, yoga and spinning workouts.
Trump said she rarely watched her diet before becoming a mother, but began eating more carefully after her first pregnancy in 2011, Celebrity Health Fitness reported.
"I ate like a teenager [before having children]," Ivanka told Shape. "Carbs three meals a day, usually in the form of pizza or pasta. But when I was expecting Arabella, my attitude toward food changed, and I began thinking about nutrition in a whole new way."
Trump now centers her meals around protein, especially salmon and chicken, and cut back on processed carbs to have more consistent energy throughout the day. Over time, Ivanka started enjoying healthier foods and craving them over junk foods.
Low carb diets such as the ketogenic, Paleo and Atkins diets fuel rapid weight loss by inducing the body to burn fat for fuel, said obesity expert Dr. Eric Westman, co-author of Keto Clarity.
Dr. David Ludwig, author of Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, agrees. Ludwig lost 20 pounds in 3 months without feeling hungry or counting calories on a low-carb diet.
By reducing carbs and eating more healthy fats, you can accelerate weight loss and enjoy consistent energy, said Dr. Ludwig, a physician and nutrition professor at Harvard.
The leggy 5-foot-11 Ivanka also credits regular exercise for her model-like physique. Trump goes to spinning classes and works out with her trainer, who incorporates yoga, Pilates, dance and massage into their workouts. Ivanka also plays golf regularly with her husband, real estate mogul Jared Kushner.
Ivanka, an executive vice president with the Trump Organization, also incorporates exercise into her workday whenever she can.
I’ll take the stairs instead of the elevator, or when I’m on a phone call, I’ll do squats or pace the room while I’m talking."
Ivanka said her beauty secrets are simple. "For skin care I love Tammy Fender’s products, they are wonderful and effective," Trump said.
Digital Detox Keeps Her Calm
To keep herself emotionally centered, Ivanka does a digital detox every weekend, during which she completely disconnects from e-mail, TV and the Internet to give her mind a break.
While most people in Trump's financial position would cut back on working, Ivanka tries to strike a balance between motherhood and work by adopting a guilt-free attitude. When she's at work, she's 100 percent concentrating on her projects. It's the same when she's at a home, she said.
For now, Ivanka has her hands full juggling marriage, two children and her executive position at the Trump Organization. She oversees a successful clothing line, as well as fragrances, eye wear and handbags.