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Miranda Kerr's bikini body secrets: Low-carb diet and yoga workouts

Miranda Kerr credits yoga workouts and low-carb diet for hot bikini body
Miranda Kerr credits yoga workouts and low-carb diet for hot bikini body
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Miranda Kerr credits yoga workouts and a low-carb diet featuring green juices for her sizzling bikini body. "I pray every day," Kerr told the Telegraph. "I meditate every day and I do yoga and Pilates. I'm not religious, I'm spiritual. I'm Christian. To pray and be grateful is a big thing for me.”

Miranda, a former Victoria's Secret Angel who's now the face of H&M and Reebok's Skyscape sneakers, has always led a healthy, active lifestyle.

The blue-eye beauty grew up climbing trees and running around outside at her grandparents’ farm in Australia. She maintains her fitness-minded lifestyle to this day, no matter how busy her work schedule gets.

'I Do Yoga Every Day'

Kerr, who runs and boxes, said her daily workouts always involve a combination of yoga, low-impact cardio, resistance and functional exercise, combined with high-energy training such as boxing or running.

"I make sure I do half an hour of yoga in the morning so I’m feeling good," she told Self.

"I try to do this little power-workout DVD, Pace Express by Al Sears, M.D., 4 times a week. You do intervals with moves such as lunges, squats and star jumps. It's only 12 minutes, so it's definitely attainable. And you feel like you've had a good workout afterward."

While it's her job to maintain a hot bikini body, Kerr is so passionate about fitness she said she'd be a nutritionist if she didn't model. Not surprisingly, Miranda easily lost the 40 pounds she gained during her 2010 pregnancy with son Flynn.

Green Juices and Daily Coconut Oil

Kerr usually starts off her mornings with a smoothie made of coconut water with goji berries, chia seeds, maca powder, spirulina and cacao. She also has a cold-pressed green juice every morning that includes kale, spinach, cucumber and celery.

Breakfast is usually eggs with sauerkraut and avocado, or oatmeal with honey and goat's milk. For lunch, Kerr has grilled fish and a salad with kale, spinach, broccoli, fennel, avocado, pine nuts and feta cheese. And dinner is usually lentil soup and steamed vegetables or roasted chicken.

"I personally take four tablespoons of coconut oil per day, either on my salads, in my cooking or in my cups of green tea," she said. "I will not go a day without coconut oil." Research shows that coconut oil has several key health benefits, including enhancing weight loss and promoting healthy skin and hair.

Miranda, who's divorced from actor Orlando Bloom, has remained good friends with her ex-husband, and said she doesn't let emotional setbacks affect her upbeat outlook.

"Happiness is a choice we make," she said. "No one can be consistently positive, but why not make the choice that makes you feel better rather than the one that drags you down?"

Miranda shared her secrets for fitness, health, success and happiness in her self-help book, Treasure Yourself: Power Thoughts for My Generation