Chelsea Houska DeBoer Workout and Diet

TV Personality
Born: 1991

Chelsea Houska grew up in South Dakota. She was a typical teen, a popular girl who played on her high school softball team.She found herself pregnant at age 16 and subsequently dropped out of school. Her first child was born September, 2009. Houska earned a GED online, enrolled in beauty school and got a part-time job in a salon. She became known when she joined the cast of the MTV reality show 16 and Pregnant, followed by Teen Mom 2. The relationship with her first baby’s father did not work out, and she married Cole DeBoer in the fall of 2016. Baby #2 came along in January 2017 and #3 in August of 2018.Houska has millions of followers on social media. She is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 115 lbs.

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Chelsea Houska DeBoer’s Diet

Diet Summary

While some moms bounce back quickly after having a baby, Houska says she was not one of them. She admits she didn’t give any special attention to what she was eating when she got pregnant with baby #1 and ate a lot of junk, which resulted in complications and premature birth, in addition to simply feeling unwell. Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, she cleaned up her diet. By following a strict low-carb diet, she managed to slim down, losing 50 lbs. before her wedding, and weighing 10 lbs. lighter than her pre-baby weight. Her diet consists of tons of veggies, low-carb fruit, lean protein and healthy fats.

Estimated Macros

  • Low Carb 15% 15%
  • Medium Fat 45% 45%
  • Medium-High Protein 50% 50%

Diet Details

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Clean Eating

Houska totally revamped her diet, going from junk food junkie to a mom who juices and eats tons of veggies each day. She even makes separate meals for herself.

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High Profile

Some of Houska’s friends had success with a weight loss coaching program called ‘Profile’ and so she decided to try it for herself. Houska did the MOM protocol with her 2nd pregnancy and says she felt great, and much healthier than with her first.

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Meal Prep

As a busy mom, Houska doesn’t always have time to shop and so she sometimes uses a food prep service.

What to Eat

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Leafy greens

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Low-carb veggies

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Asparagus

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Lean protein

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Chicken breast

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Eggs

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Avocados

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Healthy fats

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Low-carb fruits

What to Avoid

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Refined sugar

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Grains

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Junk food

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Fast food

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Processed foods

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High-carb foods

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Houska On Her Less-Than-Ideal Diet

‘I wasn’t caring about what I ate or trying to eat healthy and I ended up gaining a lot of weight, which resulted in me having a rough time toward the end of pregnancy.’

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Houska On Adjusting To A New Diet

‘Once you get through the first couple of weeks, it’s easy. Now it’s instilled in my choices. It’s not like I choose a bowl of pasta now. I always choose the healthier option. It’s habit.’

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Houska On Her Low-Carb Diet

‘It was not easy! But…it’s been worth it!’

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Houska On Her Weight Loss

 ‘I was feeling great, had more energy than ever and couldn’t have been happier. I felt amazing in my wedding dress and proud that I had done that for myself.’

Chelsea Houska DeBoer’s Fitness Routine

Weekly Workout Routine

The MOM Protocol

Houska joined the Sanford Protocol, a program which covers all aspects of health, including diet, exercise and lifestyle so you can take the weight off and keep it off.

Adrenaline Rush

Houska does Cross Fit three days each week and kickboxing twice a week. Both incorporate aerobic and resistance training for overall fitness, which saves time.

Pump Iron

Houska does serious weightlifting, including power cleans and deadlifts. The more muscle you have, the more fat you burn.

Workout Style

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A Houska Routine Chelsea

CrossFit: 3x/week

Kickboxing: 2x/week

Weight lifting

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Houska On Her MOM Protocol

‘I’m healthy and it’s just an enjoyable pregnancy. My doctor was so happy I was doing it.’

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Houska On Her Diet & Exercise Regimen

‘Before I knew it, I was where I wanted to be AND feeling great.’

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Houska On Judgement

‘I definitely don’t want to come across as ‘you had a baby, you need to lose weight.’

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Houska On Healthy Habits

‘It’s making healthy choices. It’s a lifestyle change, and it’s something I’m proud to be a part of.’

Chelsea Houska DeBoer’s Supplements

Pre Workout

Pre Workout

Houska drinks a preworkout protein supplement that support optimal performance and can help you push your limits.

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Hair Vitamins

Hair Vitamins

Houska takes Sugar Bear Hair gummies which are popular with many reality stars, including the Kardashian set. They contain biotin along with vitamins A, B-12 and D which are all clinically proven to improve hair health.

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Carb Blocker

Carb Blocker

Houska also takes a carb blocker which can help block the enzymes used by the body to digest carbs, causing them to pass through the digestive system without being absorbed.

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Calcium

calcium and vitamin D

Houska is keeping any other supplements she might take on the down low, but moms and especially teen moms need to take their nutrition seriously. It is important to get adequate calcium and vitamin D for strong bones, especially since their own body isn’t done growing.

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Iron

iron and zinc

Sufficient iron and zinc intake is also important.

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vitamin B12

B-complex

A B-complex vitamin supplement supports healthy fetal development, along with antioxidant vitamins A,C, and E.

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Omega 3 Fish Oil

prenatal vitamin

A prenatal vitamin will often provide all of these in one shot. Omega-3 fatty acids are also important to support brain development in both momma and baby.

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Chelsea Houska DeBoer’s Lifestyle

Sleep Matters

With 3 kids, Houska doesn’t often get a full-night’s sleep, and she says baby #3 Layne has been the worst sleeper of all.

It Ain’t Easy

Due to complications with her first pregnancy, Houska gave birth 5 weeks early, and baby Aubree spent some time in the NICU.

Less Than Ideal Baby Daddy

Although baby daddy Adam Lind battled for joint custody of Aubree, he had multiple legal problems including a serious car accident and testing positive for drugs, and did not win his suit.

Golden Ticket

Being 16 and pregnant isn’t ideal, but it sometimes has its perks. Houska earned $250,000 for filming season 6 of Teen Mom 2, and $300,000+ for subsequent seasons.

Chance Meeting

Houska met her husband, Cole DeBoer, at a gas station. She said it was love at first sight, and although they didn’t exchange a single word, he contacted her through social media a few days later.

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Houska On Her Chance Encounter With Deboer

‘I went home to my friend and I was like, I just saw the guy I’m going to marry at the gas station, but we didn’t talk.’

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Houska On Her Life Since Meeting Deboer

‘I seriously am not an emotional person, but I cry all the time because I’m so happy.’

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Houska On Her Husband’s Parenting Style

‘He’s so helpful. He changes diapers. He gets in there. He does it all.’

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Houska On Her Family

‘I think Aubree is like me and Watson and Layne are like Cole.’

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