Model Lori Harvey appeased fans who had asked her how she got her body in such good shape with a video on TikTok on May 13. Harvey also revealed that she gained 15 pounds after she started dating ‘Black Panther’ actor Michael B. Jordan.
Harvey told her fans that she lost weight on a low calorie diet that included meat and vegetables. She has also incorporated cardiovascular exercises into her routine and stays in shape with Pilates.
“So when Mike and I got together, I put on about 15 pounds of relationship weight,” she revealed. “And it was awful. None of my clothes fit… So I’ve been doing Pilates regularly since last year. I did it for a few years, but I was very consistent last year.
The model added that for the first few months she exercised almost daily and occasionally twice a day.
“When I was trying to lose weight, I was working out five, six times a week and even doing, like, for the first month and a half, I think I did two a day. So what I would do is I was in a calorie deficit I think I was consuming maybe around 1200 calories a day max and I wasn’t on a specific diet I was just trying to do like meat and vegetables and as a minimum of carbohydrates.
She went on to say that she would hit the gym and run on the treadmill for 30 minutes after her Pilates class or go hiking. The model also responded to several comments on TikTok.
“Before you start your shit, this is what worked for me and MY body,” the model warned. “Everyone is different, so adapt your needs to achieve your goals.”
Harvey responded after a TikTok user noted that Harvey called her boyfriend, actor Michael B. Jordan, “Mike.”
“Imagine casually calling yourself Michael B Jordan ‘Mike’,” the TikTok user wrote. Harvey replied, “Girl, do you want me to call her by her full name?!”
Writer Tammie Teclemariam shared the video on Twitter and users on the platform started debating Harvey’s exercise regimen. “I’m starting to think I’ll never have Lori Harvey’s body…”
A Twitter user seemed angered by Harvey’s statement and suggested that Harvey’s fitness routine isn’t realistic for the average person.
“I’m going to piss off some of you, but idc…Lori Harvey can do this because she doesn’t have a job. She lives a life of leisure and luxury, of course she has the time to devote to that.
“As someone else mentioned, her 24 hours is not the same as my 24 hours. Do you think she makes her own meals? Clean her own house? Wash her own clothes? Cook for her children “Doing her own shopping?” No one makes excuses, but she has more time than the average person.
Other fans argued that Harvey’s routine is possible for a hard-working person and noted that it was possible to tailor his advice to their own needs.
“I disagree. Both days are entirely possible for people who don’t live a life of leisure and luxury,” they wrote. “30 minutes of fasted cardio early in the morning. hour of late night strength training. Preparing meals for the week. Not hard.”
“Well, she’s a little extreme (which is why she looks so good) but you can change that. You can get up and do Pilates, as long as you have a machine, and go to work. A few times a week after work, go for a run or skate, my preference,” replied another.
“That’s right, I was just saying that just because a person can’t follow their exact diet doesn’t mean they can’t lose weight,” another Twitter user replied. “There are other options that may fit people’s lifestyles better.”