Get Katy Perry's Perfect Body

The low-down on how Katy Perry keeps her body in tip-top-pop shape!
Monday , 03 October 2011
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Katy Perry and her personal trainer
Katy Perry and her personal trainer

She’s got one of the hottest careers in the business, matching music records set by the legendary Michael Jackson, wowing fans across the globe on sell-out tours, and snapping up industry accolades on a seemingly weekly basis. But 28-year-old Katy Perry works just as hard at keeping her spectacular curves in award winning shape – and  here’s how!

Diet: In a bid to buff  up for her wedding to Russell Brand last October, Katy chose to follow Hollywood fave The Five Factor diet – but unlike many new brides, she’s stuck to her pre-wedding regime for the long haul.

Devised by celebrity personal trainer Harley Pasternak, the plan encourages you to eat five small meals a day, work out five times a week, and ditch all the naughty treats, replacing them with wholefoods, lots of fruit and veg, and lean proteins.

“It is just a very nice, organic diet where you eat stuff like brown rice instead of white rice,” says Katy. “Brown is a bit boring and white is all sugary and delicious. I am missing the naughty foods a bit.”

The diet has basic rules. The five meals are each made up of five simple ingredients from five groups; protein, like chicken breast or seafood; low-to-moderate GI carbohydrates, like green veg, beans, sweet potatoes and wild rice; fibre, like wholegrains; healthy fats, like oily fish or flaxseed oil; and sugar-free beverages.

“A typical day’s diet would be an egg white omelette with a bowl of berries, an apple cinnamon smoothie, a chopped salad, three-bean BBQ chips and a seafood stir-fry for dinner,” says Pasternak. Sounds yummy!

Fitness: With a hectic schedule that involves touring the globe, attending award ceremonies and showbiz parties, and being a supportive wife as hubby Russell launches his film career, it’s often hard for 5’7” Katy to squeeze in a workout. But she aims for the recommended five exercise sessions a week spelled out by Pasternak to ensure she can fit into the array of fabulous designer dresses she owns – including many by Dubai’s very own fashion star, Furne One.

“Her goal is to look amazing – always,” says Harley. “She works out as often as she can; she’s a busy woman but her goal is five times a week.”

Katy does a 25-minute circuit workout that incorporates cardio exercise, ab work and upper and lower body strength training. “I hate working out, but I love jumping rope; it’s like dancing. I can double jump, I can cross, I can do all of it. I look like Rocky!” she laughs. “Yesterday, instead of going shopping, I went to the gym. It is mostly for me; I’m doing it for energy so I don’t pass out on stage.”

What's her advice?

Before brown rice came along, Katy admits her diet was far from perfect, and loved nothing more than to indulge in fast food: “My fave things were barbeque chicken chop at CPK Chinese, chicken salad at Chinchins and my beloved double double at In-N-Out Burger” she revealed. But with a wardrobe like Katy’s who needs burgers to make them happy, eh?