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How Maggie Q Got Amazing Abs

Well, for starters, they’re brave. They’re often beautiful. And usually, they’ve got rockin’ abs. Such is the case with talented film and TV star Maggie Q.

But there are a few things that make Maggie Q different than her action star compatriots. To begin with, Maggie does all of her own stunts. And she learned from the man – Jackie Chan. Second, she’s an awesome activist trying to do all she can for the planet. And finally, she figures if she shares her path to good health – and incredible core strength – she could help a lot of people.

A Movie Star Workout

When it comes to working out, Maggie Q does it all. She swims, does yoga, bikes, and runs. To shake things up a bit, she loves to box. She’s also got an extensive background in martial arts – which adds to her workout regimen, of course.

Her Vegan Diet

Beyond her regular workouts, Maggie’s committed to a vegan diet for years. For well over a decade, Q has refused to ingest any animal protein and any animal byproducts. For example, she stays away from all dairy, cheese, and eggs.

Now, while a vegan diet can be healthy, you’ve got to work a little harder to meet your body’s nutritional needs. Specifically, Q has to work a little bit harder to get the right amounts of protein, iron, and vitamin B12.

But, Diet and Exercise Alone Don’t Add up to Perfect Abs.

Maggie Q will be the first to tell you that she hasn’t always had a perfect mid-section. Sure, now she’s caught running by paparazzi, and shots of her perfect stomach are all over the internet and in magazines. But Maggie’s physique is the result of more than just working out.

Maggie Q

Years ago, Maggie began to feel less than healthy. She started to experience a variety of uncomfortable digestive issues. These issues came along with a series of symptoms like –

  • Inflammation in the gut
  • Swelling in various parts of the body
  • Inability to sleep through the night
  • Fatigue

Maggie went to all sorts of medical professionals, but they knew nothing about nutrition. And therefore, they didn’t really know how to help her.

Finally, she took matters into her own hands and began to read everything she could about attaining optimal health. She studied up on all things nutrition. Frustrated and at the end of her rope, she finally came across The Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine. It was here she met Dr. Edison de Mello.

Dr. de Mello’s ideas about integrating eastern and western methods of medicine and using nutrition to heal our bodies lined up perfectly with Maggie’s research. Not only that, but Dr. de Mello was also able to introduce Maggie to the importance of probiotics.


It turns out; the digestive system is best cared for from the inside out. Dr. de Mello agreed with Maggie that the best overall healthcare begins with your stomach. And the best way to start is with probiotics.

You see, trillions of bacteria live in your gut. And when most of those bacteria are good, you know it. You look healthy – you feel great. Why? Well, good bacteria help your body –

  • Digest food
  • Deliver vitamins
  • Reduce occurrences of the leaky gut syndrome
  • Lose weight
  • Promote healthy skin
  • Reduce bloating and inflammation

So, probiotics give your immune gut backup. Especially when bad bacteria has started to take over. That’s when it gets harder to stay fit and maintain those rockstar abs.

It’s also when people put on weight and can’t get rid of it. Not only that, when bad bacteria take over, but your body also wants sugar – and that’s one of the quickest ways to destroy your health. The more sugar we eat, the more prone we become to fatigue, infection, colds, rashes, insomnia, and a slew of other health concerns.

So, when bad bacteria move in, you’ve got to take action. For so many, probiotics can be the answer. It one of the reasons Maggie Q and Dr. de Mello created ActivatedYou.


AcitvatedYou is so much more than a probiotic brand. Though the supplement contains a high-power probiotic blend meant to aid with digestion, diminish gas, reduce bloating, improve mood, and strengthen your immune function – it’s also about building community.

Activated You is about getting as many of the right answers about your health concerns to as many people as possible. That’s why Maggie Q and Dr. de Mello teamed up: To provide you with the sum of their medical and personal experiences – to make your life easier, better, and to inspire you to be the healthiest version of yourself possible.

Q knows what it’s like to feel like your body is standing in its way. But, she also knows health is your responsibility – not just your doctor’s. ActivatedYou will be built to help all kinds of people achieve their health and fitness goals – even if you’re simply looking for action star abs.

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