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

Celebrity Body Jan. 9, 2012 AT 7:04PM
Katy Perry's Trick to Eating What She Wants and Staying Thin Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com

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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