Orange is the New Black star Laura Prepon opened up about her weight loss and fitness secrets, as she admitted that she has struggled with staying in shape since her ‘That 70s Show’ days and this was the impetus for penning a diet cookbook, ‘The Stash Plan’
Now 35 years old, Laura Prepon first rose to fame as Donna Pinciotti in ‘That 70s Show’ and in recent years she’s been among the cast of the hugely popular Netflix series, ‘Orange Is the New Black, portraying Alex Vause.
Now she’s in the news for something entirely different as she has branched into the diet and lifestyle niche with her new book, ‘The Stash Plan’ published by Simon & Schuster which she co-authored with New York City-based integrative nutritionist Elizabeth Troy (not to be confused with the music artist who spells the name as “Elisabeth”).
As she tells People magazine, the impetus was her own health and well-being and a desire to help others in the aftermath. Opening up about her struggles, Prepon said, “When I got to my early twenties, though, I started having issues with my digestion.”
She went on to elaborate and added, “I was gaining weight just when I really didn’t need to be, and my energy levels started to plummet. Not to mention I was bloated and puffy most days. I had just started working on That ’70s Show and was very worried, so I became obsessed with reading diet and health books, looking for answers. I have stacks of them in my house!’”
And, as she explained, this became a long process that went beyond mere research. She said, ““I spent thousands of dollars getting my body tested, and nobody could figure out what was wrong with me and this went on for years.”
She said spoke about how life changing it was for her — finally, 15 years later — when she met integrated nutritionist, Elizabeth Troy. She said, “It was one of those kismet things where I knew she was going to heal me and that’s what happened.”
She explained that she now follows what she calls the 80/20 rule and prefers to eat non-GMO, gluten-free and organic foods. She did note that she puts brown sugar in her tea, saying, “There’s nothing wrong with sugar. You have to be able to have fun and live your life.”
She also spoke about the fitness routine that she follows and that she also learned from Elizabeth Troy. She said, “I’m in the best shape of my life.” She went on to elaborate, adding, “It’s a three-week program to jump start your gallbladder and liver and get them working.”
Explaining how she herself had benefited, Prepon added, “Once we had the breakthrough with the stretching in combination with the food, it legitimately changed everything for me. She revealed that she traded her previous high-intensity workouts for stretching, which is the only workout she does. She noted that previously she “worked out more than anyone she knew.”
You can see the full interview here and more photos of Laura Prepon and her weight loss success below!