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Olivia Munn: Hypnosis helped my fitness

Published 15/07/2015

Olivia Munn
Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn immediately feels it in her body if she doesn't eat properly.

The 35-year-old actress may have an enviable figure, but that doesn't mean she enjoys achieving it. In fact she's gone to great lengths to get into the exercise mindset, even requesting a little help along the way.

"I was going to a hypnotist to help me with my OCD and trichotillomania [a compulsion to pull out hair]. One day I told him I didn't work out, and he said, 'What do you mean?' I replied, 'I don't know. I just kind of don't. I yo-yo.' He said, 'You have to! It's good for your anxiety and depression.' So during one of our sessions, he hypnotised me," she told Good Housekeeping magazine.

"I'm not exaggerating: that was on a Friday, and by Monday I was working out every day at 6am."

The change was so extreme that Olivia found herself making it up if she ever skipped a gym session. It's made her much fitter and she's enjoying feeling strong, although she has embraced a completely healthy diet to match.

When it comes to food the brunette star doesn't have a lot of self control, enjoying things like crisps and macaroni cheese regularly. Although munching bad food doesn't have an immediate effect on her figure, Olivia can always tell when she's overdone it.

"I can actually feel a difference when I'm eating poorly. When you're trying to be healthy, you can feel the difference if you eat something bad," she explained.

"My boyfriend's [Green Bay Packer quarterback, Aaron Rodgers] healthiness inspires me... He's in such great shape, and especially lately, he's been eating so well and working out. Having somebody in your life like that is so motivating."

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