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Emma Stones’ secrets to getting in shape for La La Land

Emma Stone

Anyone who has seen La La Land will know that Emma Stone can certainly dance. However, whilst her and her overtly beautiful co-star Ryan Gosling made it look effortlessly easy, anyone who has ever tried ballet (or even a Zumba class) knows that it’s certainly not as painless as it looks.

So, how did Emma Stone prepare for the physical endurance that is required to make a film like La La Land?

Now, her trainer, Jason Walsh, has revealed all.

Talking to, the A-list trainer who has worked with the likes of Matt Damon and Jennifer Aniston explains how he was tasked with building the star’s stamina ahead of filming Oscar-nominated film’s energetic dance numbers.

Limit sugars

“I limit all sugars, and I add UDO’s Choice Oil to food daily for essential fats. That’s where I get my energy from, no sugar. You could lose 10lbs immediately just from cutting out sugar.”

Stay strong

“Cardio is nothing if you don’t move well. Staying strong supports the skeletal system, stabilizes joints, makes your cardio safer and more effective. If strength training is done right, you get plenty of cardio from lifting aswell. Cardio comes secondary.”

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“There are three; eat breakfast, taper carbohydrates throughout the day, and don’t eat late.”

Don’t get it wrong

“Consuming alcohol, sugar, late eating and too much food in general.”

East sensibly

“I eat sensibly. I do think sugar and the abundance of carbohydrates is the root to most obesity in the US. You’ve never heard of essential sugars and/or carbohydrates, right?”

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