Tamra Judge Reveals the Secret to Her New Bodybuilding Figure: ‘Enjoying Food Is Pretty Much Out of the Question’

06/02/2016 at 01:01 PM ET

Tamra Judge

Tamra Judge

Tamra Judge has undergone a total body transformation — and it’s safe to say it took a lot of dedication.

In a video with E! News, the Real Housewives of Orange County star — who took home the first place trophy at her first Muscle Mania competition Saturday — shared just how she whipped herself into shape.

“Mess with me! Go ahead, bring it!” she jokes in the clip with her trainer at CUT Fitness. When it comes to the workout routine, Judge, 48, did everything from sprints to pull-ups to bicep curls.

“This workout’s a little bit different than what we used to do,” she says. “We would do just split body parts and just lifting weights, but now it’s shredding time, so I got the high intensity workout.”

Of course, working out is only one component of her new routine. According to Judge, “the biggest part of training is your eating.”

“Enjoying food is pretty much out of the question now,” says the Bravo star, sautéeing veggies and meat in her kitchen. “Right now, I’m eating to live, I’m not living to eat.”

And Judge’s food preparation is no joke — it takes about two hours!

“I’ll do two different types of protein,” she says. “I’ll just put them together in these little containers and that way when I have to go, I just grab them, I put them in my little lunch bag and I take off.”

At the end of the day though, it’s worth it: Judge is down to just 110 lbs.

“I lost about 11 percent body fat, and gained 11 percent of lean muscle,” she adds.

The Real Housewives of Orange County season 11 premieres June 20 on Bravo.

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Emily on

Too bad she didn’t gain a brain in the process.

Meghan on

In about 3 years this gal will look like a haggard trailer park reject. Her mother has not aged well at all.

Tess on

Good for her! That take a lot of determination and hard work. Congratulations.

Suzanne on

She looks amazing! Too bad her and Eddie are such A-holes in real life. Can anyone say fake as hell?!?!?

Anonymous on

such a role model to her daughters! NOT!

jean on

People who do pageants–competitions–especially at this age are so looking for attention and this girl is and always has been looking for attention wherever she can all while avoiding psychological therapy of any kind for everything she has been through, not to mention what she puts her kids through. It’s like the Tamra show and you’re invited. It’s the self-indulgent channel, all full of themselves all the time.

It’s like I want to like her and do in some ways, but the amount of attention-seeking she does–(which is basically what everyone on these shows is–a total-attention-seeking-person) it’s hard enough when kids are like that but an adult? And with all the attention she gets for being on the show, I don’t see this side-show going anywhere anytime soon.

This is why they hired her, and why we are hearing about her–the show is starting again so it is free advertising and something she set as a goal for this reason–for more attention of people telling her good things about herself. Tamra–you don’t need society to approve of you. You need to care more about your kids and stop putting them through all the crap you do on your asinine show — especially showing to trying to be a Christian while hiring a human girl to be a naked self-serve table–total trash, totally disgusting and I doubt you would want your daughter to show up at a party that way–either as the creepy filth you were dressed as or the naked table self-serve girl you hired as though everything you do is so ‘funny’ and something to marvel at. That’s the part where I can’t stand her again–I try, but she comes out with one reason after another not to in being stupid. Too bad these shows exist to put personalities like hers on display to see what they can bring out of them–the more the better for ratings.

CTinRO on

I LOVE to weight lift, so much so that I went at age 42 and got a degree in physiology. But what I have never for the life of me understood about these competitions is what fake tans, spray painted on abs and 6 inch stripper-esque heels have to do with fitness?!? I am a one of those people who is naturally muscular, so I have thought of entering a competition, but the whole fakeness about it – the spray tans or tanning bed tans, the hair extensions, the boob jobs, etc. is a huge deterrent for me.

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L.W. on

This is all P.R.!!! I used to be in many competitions and won a few. It was a Miami show that woke me up!!! These fitness shows are rigged and etc….
Tamra is obviously on HGH. The fitness show got a lot of hype, with her on it and they threw her a trophy. I am not buying it for one minute. Her buddy M.Finn. is also in it for a win, by being on the show. ( Total Fake ) I am sorry, this is so much B.S. There is plenty of women that deserve a win and it’s not her.

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Paula Lemings on

To the Haters. Back off!!! It takes alot of work & dedication to achieve what Tamra has done. To Meghan who commented about her going to look like Haggard Trailer park reject & that mean comment about her Mom looks. Shame on you girl! You people commenting about her being a bad Mom, shame on you to! You have no idea what actually goes on with her Ex husband. Did you watch the show when he was on it? He came across very difficult & manipulative. Those who live in a glass house shouldn’t cast stone’s out of jealousy. Would love to meet you haters, never met a perfect person with a perfect life before. Paula from TN #mythoughts

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