Olivia Munn Lost 12 Lbs. by Eating 80 Percent Fruits and Vegetables While Prepping for X-Men: Apocalypse

05/17/2016 at 04:06 PM ET

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Olivia Munn got into fighting shape for her role as Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse – which was no easy task.

“I started working out every single day,” the actress, 35, said in the June issue of Women’s Health.

As part of her training, Munn began doing taekwondo again, a sport she grew up with and even earned a black belt in.

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She told the magazine getting back into martial arts – and even learning how to fight with a sword – was “really empowering.”

Munn also revamped her eating habits while prepping to play her X-Men character.

“I started getting into eating 20-80, where 80 percent of your diet is fruits and vegetables, and 20 percent is whatever,” she explained.

Munn revealed earlier this month that her disciplined diet and exercise routine led her to drop 12 lbs. – but losing weight was never her end goal.

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“My intention was to just get as fit and as healthy as I could be, for myself,” said Munn. “By the time I was finished [filming], I was 12 pounds less than I started!”

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Rhonetta on

Her face looks SO different lately. Diet — or plastic surgery??

ImALadyToo on

Let’s lose about 200 lbs. and not vote for Hillary.

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Anonymous on

Jaw reduction

Henri67 on

How many times is she going to talk about her weight loss and why her face looks different. It’s not potatoes it’s fillers.

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