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Jenna Dewan Tatum: My 33-lb weight loss was due to vegan diet and dance workouts

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Jenna Dewan Tatum said a vegan diet and daily workouts are responsible for her rapid 33-pound weight loss.

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"The second I found out I was pregnant, I called [my trainer] Jen Johnson," Dewan Tatum told Us March 5. "We found areas we wanted to target: arms and legs. I wanted to keep the muscles alive. Working out kept me sane. I would feel a burst of energy and all my hormones would regulate."

Jenna lost 33 pounds just seven weeks after giving birth to daughter Everly in June 2013. Dewan Tatum, who has been a vegetarian since age 13, made a healthy diet a top priority during her pregnancy.

"I think a lot of women find out they're pregnant and are like, 'Let's go crazy and eat ice cream every day!'" she said. "To me, it was, 'I'm growing a human being, and I want to give this little soul the best nutrition I can.'"

Jenna's daily vegan diet includes lots of fresh vegetables, oatmeal, green salads with chopped-up veggie burger and vegan enchiladas. She works out for 90 minutes, four days a week, with her trainer, and also does cardio dance workouts, hiking and strength-training on her own.

Dewan Tatum, a lifelong fitness fanatic, incorporates her daughter into her daily exercise routine. "When I'm rocking Everly to sleep, I do lunges across the nursery, squats or calf raises," she said. "Suddenly 45 minutes have gone by, she's asleep and I got a little workout!"

Dewan Tatum said the secret to her fast post-baby weight loss was staying active and watching her diet while pregnant. "I stayed in shape [throughout my pregnancy]," she said. "I was working out almost every single day or walking or hiking."

Jenna says her husband, actor Channing Tatum, is an amazing partner and father. "Channing's like a big kid," she said. "He plays with her, and she laughs harder and smiles bigger than she does with anyone."



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