Tonight is the season finale of medical-drama Grey’s Anatomy. Fans have grown with main characters Meredith Grey, Alex Karev, and Cristina Yang over six successful seasons. Although the Grey’s Anatomy cast has had its trials and tribulations, one thing remains true – there are some hot doctors on this TV show! Think of Mark “McSteamy” Sloan and Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd, just to name a few. This week, in honor of the Grey’s Anatomy finale, we bring you the workout and diet of Ellen Pompeo, the actress who plays the leading role of Meredith Grey.
Recently Ellen Pompeo did an interview with Self magazine, later covered by That’s Fit. In this interview, Ellen described her struggles with critics claiming she is too skinny, her post-pregnancy workout, and how she eats a healthy diet despite her busy schedule. Check out what Ellen Pompeo shared with Self!
“This is my body. If they don’t like it, screw it. [My weight] doesn’t matter to me.”
Ellen Pompeo on Being “Too Skinny”
Ellen Pompeo is frequently criticized for being too skinny, but she tries not to let it get her down. She says, “I went up a pants size during my pregnancy,” “I was in size 25 jeans and went to 26. I gained 26 pounds. Now, after the baby, I weigh 10 pounds more than I ever have. I love it, because everyone always told me I was too skinny before, and I thought, Oh, God, what if there are 14-year-olds who think I’m not eating, and then they don’t eat? Do I have a responsibility? But really, I don’t care if people think I’m too skinny.”
To tone her stomach after giving birth, Ellen Pompeo used an intense core workout. Ellen’s trainer Gregg Miele, who also trained Gisele Bündchen and Nicole Richie post-pregnancy, shared Ellen’s ab workout with Self. Ellen Pompeo toned her abs using a stability ball for “around-the-world abs” and plank ups, which are a combination of planks and sit-ups. Check out Ellen’s ab workout here.
Ellen Pompeo’s Healthy Diet on the Go
Ellen Pompeo eats a healthy diet despite her busy schedule by preparing meals in advance. Ellen says “On Sundays, I pre-make everything for salads. I boil a dozen eggs and parboil beets. I chop lettuce, cilantro, scallions and parsley and put it all in ziplock bags. During the week, I just grab handfuls, add dressing, dump in a can of beans, some goat cheese, and I’m ready to go.”
Furthermore, Ellen Pompeo follows an “Energy Diet” which focuses on six key foods. Ellen’s diet includes bananas, which are filling and a great source of fiber, and mangoes, which have 75% of your daily vitamin C requirement in one cup. Her diet also includes garbanzo beans and eggs for protein. Finally, the Grey’s Anatomy star eats sardines and almonds for their heart-healthy nutrients and vitamins. Check out this article about the health benefits of sardines!