Hope Solo: “I don’t count calories”

Soccer star Hope Solo, who recently started dancing with the stars, says she doesn’t count calories. In a recent interview to ESPN Magazine, she reveals how she keeps the extra pounds away without going through the excruciating yo-yo effect or starving dieting.

The new season of “Dancing with the Stars” was joined by a number of ladies that look almost perfect, but Hope Solo is the only one who lives for the sports side of life. Being a professional soccer player involves hours of working out, carefully planned meals and calorie counting… That’s what we may think. But Hope tells ESPN Magazine that it’s not like that at all. She says that even though exercise is part of her daily routine, she does not count calories. And here is why:

“I burn so many calories when I work out that I don’t really count calories or necessarily try and stay away from anything”, she says. So, if you work out very hard daily you can eat any type of foods, even junk food? Not really. Actually, she explains that it’s not that you are not allowed to eat them, you just won’t like junk food anymore. “When you do workout, you crave healthier foods”, she explains and concludes: “I think the more you work out, the better you naturally want to be to your body.”

Solo also gives a life lesson to all the readers. She says that maintaining your body in the best shape it can be “is truly how you make your paycheck, how you excel and succeed in your lifelong goals” and exercise should be turned into a part of your everyday lifestyle.
From a woman that looks like this, we would take any healthy living advice. You can read the whole interview of Hope Solo in the ESPN Magazine issue that will be available starting Friday.

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