Friday, April 1, 2011

Sucker Punch Stars Cheat on their Strict Diets

It is pretty much the golden rule that the stricter a diet is, the faster a person is going to give it the boot. Diets that are depriving are way more likely to be ditched, not only because they're so hard on the body, they also result in some serious psychological issues! It's hard enough for the average human being to stick to a strict diet and exercise regimen, but just imagine what it must be like to crank the stress factor up to max while filming a movie. Not surprisingly, just like anyone else, even movie stars cheat on their diets.

Sucker Punch, a dark action fantasy film, definitely isn't lacking when it comes to pretty (but tough as nails) chicks who will kick your butt. The cast includes Vanessa Hudgens (of High School Musical fame), Emily Browning, Bright Star's Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Jamie Chung and Carla Gugino, who can all attest to being put through the paces for their roles.

After enduring military and martial arts training for a reported four and a half hours daily, plus following strict, high-protein diets in order to build muscle mass and be in amazing shape, all in the British cold, the girls have confessed to turning to each other for support, indulging in cake as their guilty pleasure. According to Australian actress Emily Browning, "Wednesday nights we would all go out and eat cakes together, or just have a cheat night and get together."

Despite the mentally and physically strenuous training the girls endured, they realized that a clean diet was indeed the key to sustaining their high performance activities. According to Jenna Malone, "They were training us to be high performance athletes," adding "You can’t keep up the level of workload that we were enduring on Cheetos and wine coolers. I mean, it’s physically impossible and it was part of the challenge."

Ultimately, training at such a high level is not a feat that many people can accomplish. The bottom line is that a proper, healthy diet is the key to supporting a strong athletic performance, but nobody can or should resist the odd treat here and there!

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