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Katy Perry's Trick to Eating What She Wants and Staying Thin

January 10, 2012
Katy Perry's Trick to Eating What She Wants and Staying Thin
Katy Perry's Trick to Eating What She Wants and Staying Thin

She may be a self-confessed lover of Crunchy Flamin' Hot Cheetos, but Katy Perry insists that she does have a strict diet and cardio routine. As for cheating with fun food, preferably orange, cheese-flavored cornmeal ones? That's okay, too. Below, find out how the singer maintains her trim, unitard-sporting figure while making sure to enjoy herself along the way.

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1. She satisfies cravings

"I have a salt tooth," the 5-foot-8 singer tells Us Weekly. So when she wants Mexican, "we find a healthy version," says trainer and nutrition adviser Harley Pasternak. His pick: quesadillas with turkey, black beans and low-fat cheese.

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2. She sticks to a plan

Though Perry, 27, can't use Pasternak's 5 Factor meal-delivery service on the road, "I still keep my routine," she says, adding that she eats protein and fiber-rich meals, like her fave breakfast: "Egg whites with ham, tomatoes, onion and cheese."

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3. She makes it fun

The star doesn't just hit the treadmill for card when she does Pasternak's circuit-training plan. "I like to jump rope!" she tells Us. "I can do the cross-over and double jumps."

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