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How DOES Queen Letizia get such fabulously sculpted arms? (A clue: coffee, pizza, frozen food and alcohol are all banned…)

Spain‘s Queen Letizia was showing off her remarkably sculpted arms again last week with another toned display on a visit in Madrid. 

So, how does she do it? With a lot of hard work is the answer. 

The queen is known to follow a strict diet and exercise routine, which includes cardio workouts and specialist Iyengar yoga.

All this comes on top of royal duties with husband King Felipe VI, 55, and caring for daughters Princess Leonor, 17, and Princess Sofia, 15.

After getting up at 7am, Letizia is known to start the day with her special type of yoga, which has emphasis on precision and alignment and sees poses held for longer than average to help build strength and tone muscles. 

Queen Letizia of Spain showcased her fabulously sculpted arms last week with another toned display on a visit to the Scientific Monologues 'Solo De Ciencia' competition in Madrid Queen Letizia of Spain showcased her fabulously sculpted arms last week with another toned display on a visit to the Scientific Monologues 'Solo De Ciencia' competition in Madrid

Queen Letizia of Spain showcased her fabulously sculpted arms last week with another toned display on a visit to the Scientific Monologues ‘Solo De Ciencia’ competition in Madrid

The mother-of-two displayed classic chic as the slinky number fell gracefully to her ankles for the event on Friday evening The mother-of-two displayed classic chic as the slinky number fell gracefully to her ankles for the event on Friday evening

The mother-of-two displayed classic chic as the slinky number fell gracefully to her ankles for the event on Friday evening 

Queen Letizia of Spain has wowed royal watchers over the years with her enviably toned figure. Pictured: Letizia on a visit to a furniture workshop in Madrid on June 19 Queen Letizia of Spain has wowed royal watchers over the years with her enviably toned figure. Pictured: Letizia on a visit to a furniture workshop in Madrid on June 19

Queen Letizia of Spain has wowed royal watchers over the years with her enviably toned figure. Pictured: Letizia on a visit to a furniture workshop in Madrid on June 19

Another sculpted display from Letizia at the Reina Letizia 202  awards in 2021. Here she finds  award winner Inmaculada Vivas Teson wearing exactly the same dress Another sculpted display from Letizia at the Reina Letizia 202  awards in 2021. Here she finds  award winner Inmaculada Vivas Teson wearing exactly the same dress

Another sculpted display from Letizia at the Reina Letizia 202  awards in 2021. Here she finds  award winner Inmaculada Vivas Teson wearing exactly the same dress

This form of yoga is not only thought beneficial for those wanting to lose weight but also offers a range of benefits to the nervous system, the immune system and sleep quality.

Bayu Prihandito, a certified yoga teacher, told MailOnline that although the Iyengar technique may not be the most popular choice for practitioners, it has many advantages.

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‘Physically, it enhances flexibility, balance, and overall body strength,’ he said. 

‘The practice targets various muscle groups, including the arms, core, and legs, leading to a comprehensive strength and toning effect for the entire body.

‘This could be a contributing factor to Queen Letizia’s visibly toned arms and overall strong physique.’

The Indian form of yoga also ‘develops mindfulness and concentration, leading to improved emotional well-being’ – presumably important when serving as the Queen of Spain.

Queen Letizia is also said to work out with weights, concentrating on bicep and shoulder curls for her lean arms, according to her former personal trainer, José Ignacio Hernández-Coronado.

It has also been reported that the Queen enjoys cardio workouts and frequently goes on runs or strolls through the gardens of Zarzuela Palace in Madrid.   

Letizia is known to start the day off with Iyengar yoga, which sees emphasis put on precision and alignment. Pictured: The Queen during the Princess of Asturias Foundation in June 2019 Letizia is known to start the day off with Iyengar yoga, which sees emphasis put on precision and alignment. Pictured: The Queen during the Princess of Asturias Foundation in June 2019

Letizia is known to start the day off with Iyengar yoga, which sees emphasis put on precision and alignment. Pictured: The Queen during the Princess of Asturias Foundation in June 2019

Letizia's arms have appeared increasingly more toned over the years - more so than when she was pictured here in 2004, for example Letizia's arms have appeared increasingly more toned over the years - more so than when she was pictured here in 2004, for example

Letizia’s arms have appeared increasingly more toned over the years – more so than when she was pictured here in 2004, for example 

Not only does Letizia follow an intensive fitness regime, but also a strict Mediterranean diet. Pictured: King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia visiting Telecino TV Studios, Madrid,  in July 2015 Not only does Letizia follow an intensive fitness regime, but also a strict Mediterranean diet. Pictured: King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia visiting Telecino TV Studios, Madrid,  in July 2015

Not only does Letizia follow an intensive fitness regime, but also a strict Mediterranean diet. Pictured: King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia visiting Telecino TV Studios, Madrid,  in July 2015

Letizia's toned arms were on show during a Gala Dinner honouring French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Royal Palace on April 27, 2009 in Madrid Letizia's toned arms were on show during a Gala Dinner honouring French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Royal Palace on April 27, 2009 in Madrid

Letizia’s toned arms were on show during a Gala Dinner honouring French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Royal Palace on April 27, 2009 in Madrid

The fitness enthusiastic Queen showed off her amazing legs in a split leg dress while attending the conference "Tobacco or Health" at the Ifema Congress Palace on April 26 in Madrid The fitness enthusiastic Queen showed off her amazing legs in a split leg dress while attending the conference "Tobacco or Health" at the Ifema Congress Palace on April 26 in Madrid

The fitness enthusiastic Queen showed off her amazing legs in a split leg dress while attending the conference ‘Tobacco or Health’ at the Ifema Congress Palace on April 26 in Madrid

A former worker at the palace told The Express: ‘She is extra disciplined with her sports routines. She is an early riser and gets up around 7am.

‘[She] usually takes advantage of that first hour to do some running through the Zarzuela gardens. The queen also has a personal trainer who comes to the Palace every morning.

‘She trains in the family’s private gym, and she does weight exercises, some cardio and boxing.’

For her diet, the Queen is said to combine the best of the Mediterranean foods with elements of the Perricone Diet.

When the Queen was named a Special Ambassador for Nutrition by the UN in 2015, she said she would use her role to highlight the benefits of a Mediterranean diet, calling it ‘the best example of healthy and sustainable eating‘.

Pictured: King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia with their two daughters, Princess Sofia and Princess Leonor Spanish Royals during a visit to the Can Prunera museum of modernism in Mallorca,  2017 Pictured: King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia with their two daughters, Princess Sofia and Princess Leonor Spanish Royals during a visit to the Can Prunera museum of modernism in Mallorca,  2017

Pictured: King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia with their two daughters, Princess Sofia and Princess Leonor Spanish Royals during a visit to the Can Prunera museum of modernism in Mallorca,  2017

Queen Letizia flashed her athletic calves at the 10th Theatre Buero Awards on July 8, 2013 in Madrid Queen Letizia flashed her athletic calves at the 10th Theatre Buero Awards on July 8, 2013 in Madrid

Queen Letizia flashed her athletic calves at the 10th Theatre Buero Awards on July 8, 2013 in Madrid

After a 7am start, Letizia is known to start the day with Iyengar yoga, which sees emphasis put on precision and alignment. Above: Iyengar Yoga Instructor Demonstrates Dvi Pada Sirsasana Titibhasana After a 7am start, Letizia is known to start the day with Iyengar yoga, which sees emphasis put on precision and alignment. Above: Iyengar Yoga Instructor Demonstrates Dvi Pada Sirsasana Titibhasana

After a 7am start, Letizia is known to start the day with Iyengar yoga, which sees emphasis put on precision and alignment. Above: Iyengar Yoga Instructor Demonstrates Dvi Pada Sirsasana Titibhasana

The Perricone Diet, named after Dr Nicholas Perricone, focuses on anti-inflammatory foods that are said to encourage inner health and wellness, including salmon, lean proteins, nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables, and healthy oils.

It is thought to be one of the healthiest in the world, focusing on long-term well-being and also boasts anti-ageing properties and multiple benefits for the skin.

This unique blend offers several potential benefits for those looking to improve their health and well-being, including positive impacts on the gut microbiome, according to Sas Parsad, a nutritionist from The Gut Co.

The mother-of-two is thought to favour cardio and weight-based workouts alongside her yoga routines. Pictured: Queen Letizia at the Masters Of Cinema award 2022 during the Atlantida Mallorca Film Fest 2022 on July 31, 2022 The mother-of-two is thought to favour cardio and weight-based workouts alongside her yoga routines. Pictured: Queen Letizia at the Masters Of Cinema award 2022 during the Atlantida Mallorca Film Fest 2022 on July 31, 2022

The mother-of-two is thought to favour cardio and weight-based workouts alongside her yoga routines. Pictured: Queen Letizia at the Masters Of Cinema award 2022 during the Atlantida Mallorca Film Fest 2022 on July 31, 2022

Queen Letizia showed off her stunning figure in a peach dress while attending the Cathedral of Santiago in Santiago de Compostela in 2022 Queen Letizia showed off her stunning figure in a peach dress while attending the Cathedral of Santiago in Santiago de Compostela in 2022

Queen Letizia showed off her stunning figure in a peach dress while attending the Cathedral of Santiago in Santiago de Compostela in 2022

Queen Letizia shows off her figure during a visit to Telecino TV studios in Madrid in 2015 Queen Letizia shows off her figure during a visit to Telecino TV studios in Madrid in 2015

Queen Letizia shows off her figure during a visit to Telecino TV studios in Madrid in 2015

Pictured: Crown Princess Leonor, Queen Letizia, Queen Sofia and Princess Sofia leaving the Beatnik restaurant on August 7, 2022 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain Pictured: Crown Princess Leonor, Queen Letizia, Queen Sofia and Princess Sofia leaving the Beatnik restaurant on August 7, 2022 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Pictured: Crown Princess Leonor, Queen Letizia, Queen Sofia and Princess Sofia leaving the Beatnik restaurant on August 7, 2022 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

For her diet, the Queen is said to combine the best of the Mediterranean foods with elements of the Perricone Diet For her diet, the Queen is said to combine the best of the Mediterranean foods with elements of the Perricone Diet

For her diet, the Queen is said to combine the best of the Mediterranean foods with elements of the Perricone Diet

The nutritionist told MailOnline: ‘The abundance of fibre, antioxidants, and polyphenols in these dietary approaches can foster a healthy gut, influencing our well-being. 

‘By combining the strengths of these two diets, individuals may experience an overall positive impact on their gut health and general vitality.’

Additionally, Letizia avoids sugar and never eats ready meals, frozen food or pizza.

As for drinks, the queen avoids coffee, carbonated drinks and alcohol at all costs – which can be quite difficult when giving toasts at royal engagements. 

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