Blake Lively, born Blake Ellender Brown, was born into a show biz family in Los Angeles. Her mother is an acting coach and talent manager, her father is a teacher and actor, and her siblings and step-siblings are also actors. Lively acted in one of her father’s musicals when she was only 9 years old, but her big break came in 2005 when she scored the role of Bridget in The Sisterhood of the the Traveling Pants. As a high school senior, she was class president, a cheerleader and performed in the choir. She has been listed as Sexiest/Most Desirable/Most Beautiful by multiple sources and has over 25 million followers on Instagram alone. Lively is married to Ryan Reynolds and they have 3 children. She is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 130 lbs.
Blake Lively’s Diet
Lively eats only wholesome, organic foods, and her meals consist of healthy fats like avocado and grass-fed butter, quality proteins such as organic beef, and complex carbs like sweet potatoes. She avoids ‘white’ processed foods like white sugar, white flour and table salt because these can all cause inflammation. To lose baby weight while filming Shallows, she ate 4 small meals a day consisting of protein, vegetable and slow-burning carbs. She does not count calories. Instead, she makes sure her metabolism burns efficiently. She loves to shop at farmers’ markets and cook for her family. Lively says she takes cooking classes every time she travels. She also makes a point of drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated.
- Low-Medium Carb 35% 35%
- Medium Fat 35% 35%
- Medium Protein 40% 40%
Rise & Shine
Lively starts her day with a glass of water. For breakfast, she might have eggs cooked in coconut oil with veggies or oatmeal and fruit.
Fire Up That Metabolism
Lively’s trainer likes his clients to think of metabolism as a fire. Stoke it, and keep it burning all day long.
Lively doesn’t believe in limiting her food choices, but because what she wants to eat is nutrient-dense, she is properly fueled and doesn’t feel tempted to overeat.
Lively’s trainer says how well you digest food matters almost as much as what you’re eating for a slim, toned physique, as well as mood, energy and sleep.
Lively follows the 80/20 rule, meaning she eats properly 80% of the time, leaving her 20% to have fun and cut loose a little.
While her trainer strongly recommends healthy cheats such as organic burritos or dark chocolate, Lively’s faves are a chocolate soufflé and Patsy’s Pizza in East Harlem.
What to Eat
What to Avoid
Lively on Clean Living
‘I don’t drink. I don’t do drugs. I grew up with the mindset that after work you go to dinner and watch a movie. I don’t want to go to a club and not wear panties.’
Lively on Cooking
‘I probably feel the most alive when I’m with my family and also when I’m cooking, and those normally coincide with each other.’
Lively on Cooking Classes
‘I find it’s the best way to get to know a culture. It’s what people bring to the family every day, what they break bread over. It’s a very intimate thing.’
Blake Lively’s Fitness Routine
Consistency Is Key
Lively makes a point of doing some form of exercise every single day. If she’s busy, traveling or with work, she’ll still find a way to squeeze in 10 minutes on the elliptical. But she doesn’t beat herself up if she misses a workout. She just gets back in the saddle the next day.
Lively listens to her body, and her trainer, Don Saladino. If she’s had a rough night or not feeling her best, she doesn’t power through the pain. She throttles it back a little, and then when she feels better, she cranks it back up again.
Lively gained a significant amount of weight during her pregnancies, which was scary for someone whose paycheck depends on her looks. But she didn’t panic and maintained a positive attitude, and got her shape back.
Lively spends anywhere from a half-hour to more than an hour working out 5-6 days a week.
Roll Out the Kinks
Lively usually starts her routine with foam-rolling to loosen her muscles and then does several minutes of mobility work. After stretching, she’ll do a few minutes of jumping, throwing or carrying to get all of her muscles ready to go.
After her warm up, Lively’s workouts vary: some days are focused on upper body, others on lower body, or she might do interval training.
Warm Up: stretching/foam roller + 400-800 m jog.
Cool down: 5-20 minutes of foam roller or yoga
Day 1: Upper Body
Benchpress (barbells or dumbbells): 10 reps x 3 sets
Power cleans: 10 reps x 3 sets
Pull-ups (assisted, pike push-ups, door pulls, etc.): 10 reps x 3 sets
Dips: 10 reps x 3 sets
Arnold press: 10 reps x 3 sets
One-arm dumbbell snatch: 10 reps/arm x 3 sets
Day 2: Lower Body
Back squats: 10 reps x 3 sets
Weighted step-ups: 10 reps x 3 sets
Deadlifts: 10 reps x 3 sets
Weighted lunges: 10 reps x 3 sets
Calf raises: 10 reps x 3 sets
Jump rope: 100 reps x 3 sets OR Double Unders: 25 reps x 3 sets
Day 3: Arms
Triceps kickbacks w/ cable: 10 reps x 3 sets
Dumbbell biceps curls: 10 reps x 3 sets
Push-ups/Knee-ups: 10 reps x 3 sets
Triceps overhead extension w/ cable or DB: 10 reps x 3 sets
Hammer curls w/ cable: 10 reps x 3 sets
Dips: 10 reps x 3 sets
Day 4: Interval Training
Workout 1: Do 3 rounds as fast as you can
Workout 2: Do 1 round as fast as you can
Jump rope: 60x
Plank hold: 50 sec
Jump squats: 40
Mountain climbers: 30
Clean & press: 20
Day 5: Full Body Accessory Work
Chest flys: 10 reps x 3 sets
Dumbbell clean & press: 10 reps x 3 sets
Front squats: 10 reps x 3 sets
Straight leg deadlift: 10 reps x 3 sets
Shoulder front raises: 10 reps x 3 sets
Barbell snatch: 10 reps x 3 sets
Lively on Getting her Pre-baby Body Back
‘You don’t need to be Victoria’s Secret-ready right away because you just did the most incredible miracle that life has to offer…I would really like to see that celebrated.
Lively on Wearing Heels
‘I feel like heels must be a workout. I know that they’re really bad for you…I know that’s not really a workout.’
Lively on Working Hard
‘I love a challenge.’
Blake Lively’s Supplements
Calcium often comes combined with magnesium which helps muscles relax, preparing for childbirth.
Blake Lively’s Lifestyle
Rest, Recover, Repeat
Along with hydration and nutrient-dense foods, Lively makes sure to get plenty of rest. A good night’s sleep helps burn fat, and makes the day run a lot smoother.
Simple Hair Secret
Lively says one of her mom’s hair tricks is to apply oil or mayo to the bottom half of her hair before showering to keep shampoo from drying it out.
Born To It
Lively scored the role of Bridget in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants without substantial references or even an audition. She simply walked in, dropped off her photo, and left.
Where’d You Go To School?
Lively had attended 13 different schools by the time she graduated high school.
Lively on her Alternate Career Choice
‘If I weren’t an actress, I’d be a chef. I’d love to open a restaurant.’
Lively on Privacy
‘My anonymity is something I treasure. Wanting to be an actor and wanting to be famous are different.’
Lively on Confidence
‘With acting, I think half of it is just acting confident. We stand on these red carpets and pose in these dresses, but we’re all only so confident. It doesn’t mean we think we’re great looking…It’s all a façade.’
Lively on Her Family
‘All my eggs are in one basket and it’s my family. That’s where my heart is.’
Lively on Bad Days
‘When I have bad days, I just eat lots of chocolate ice cream and dance to the ‘Lion King’ soundtrack. It’s really odd, but it’s true.’
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