Chrissy Teigen Workout And Diet
Chrissy Teigen was born in Utah and grew up in Washington state. After her mother returned to Thailand, 15-year-old Teigen and her father moved to California where she landed a modeling gig with Billabong while working at a surf shop. She was named ‘Rookie of the Year’ for her appearance in the 2010 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Teigen worked on season1 of Deal or No Deal and hosted VH1’s Model Employee. She has been a food stylist and panelist on FABLife, and in 2016, her cookbook Cravings was a New York Times bestseller. Teigen released a second cookbook in 2018 and launched a cooking website by the same name in 2019. She has had a line of cookware at Target and a clothing line with Revolve. Teigen married singer John Legend in 2013 and they have 2 children together. She has millions of followers on social media. Teigen is 5 feet 8 inches tall and and weighs about 130 lbs.
Chrissy Teigen’s Diet
To maintain her swimsuit model figure, Teigen used to follow a low-carb diet, but since becoming a mom and cooking blogger, she has made some changes and relaxed her approach to eating. She loves to cook and create dishes that are both healthy and delicious. Even though she doesn’t avoid all carbs, she still tends to eat more meat and veggies than bread and pasta. A total foodie, Teigen enjoys foods across the spectrum, from spicy exotic cuisine to Taco Bell. The one thing she avoids completely is alcohol.
- Medium Carb 35% 35%
- Medium Protein 40% 40%
- Medium Fat 40% 40%
Teigen loves eggs for breakfast. She’ll have them with avocados, turkey bacon, sausage, and of course her favorite, hot sauce. Even when she makes overnight oats, she incorporates eggs, avocado, and sriracha.
Teigen loves chicken. Fried chicken is one of her all-time favorites, but she tends to eat a healthier version on a day-to-day basis, such as a Cobb salad with grilled chicken or coconut chicken curry.
Dinner is a time when Teigen really puts her skills to work. She adores her mother’s cooking, and makes exotic dishes like branzino with lemon, garlic, and rosemary.
Teigen says one of her favorite daytime snacks is a half an avocado sprinkled with salt and pepper. She might also have bone broth to fill her up between meals.
Midnight Snack Attack
For a midnight snack, Teigen might have a ham and cheese sandwich made with Velveeta and mayo.
Nix the Booze
Teigen gave up drinking alcohol after she realized she was using it to self-medicate.
While Teigen eats clean most of the time, she doesn’t deny herself the occasional treat. She isn’t into guilt and makes no apologies for enjoying the occasional fast-food meal.
What to Eat
Everything in Moderation
Whole, Natural Foods
What to Avoid
Teigen on Cooking
‘My day job may be exhausting, but cooking is my peace.’
Teigen on Balanced Eating
‘When I cook, everything is organic and very clean…but sometimes you just want a Doritos Locos Taco.’
Teigen on Her Weight
‘Since I was 20 years old, I had this weight in my mind that I am, or that I’m supposed to be.’
Teigen on Focusing Too Much on The Scale
‘I’ve been so used to that number for 10 years now, and then I started realizing it was a swimsuit-model weight.’
Teigen on Her Guilty Pleasure: A Ham and Cheese Sandwich
‘I eat half of it before I fall asleep, and then I wake up 3 hours later, maybe around 3 am, and I eat the other half. It’s just become a thing and I cannot stop.’
Chrissy Teigen’s Workout Routine
Not a Gym Rat
Teigen doesn’t love sweaty workouts, but she knows it’s important to exercise and makes sure to stay active. Her two kids keep her running around.
Teigen isn’t a huge fan of cardio but keeps herself motivated by doing 1990s-era Cher workout vids.
Teigen uses bodyweight and uses resistance bands rather than dumbbells or machines to stay toned.
Help in a Pinch
When Teigen needs to crank things up a notch, she’ll work out with celebrity trainer Simone de la Rue who created Body by Simone.
Teigen takes a moderate approach to exercise and works out 4 days a week.
Dance Your Cares (and Your Flab) Away
Teigen likes to do dance-based workouts that incorporate cardio and strength training, and she’s apparently a pro at jumping rope and doing planks.
Teigen has also shown an interest in acro yoga, which combines acrobatic moves with traditional yoga.
A Chrissy Teigen Routine
Some Body by Simone exercises
Standing with feet hip-width apart, place a Pilates ball between knees. Rise onto the balls of your feet, hold for 3 seconds, then return to starting position. Do 20 reps x 2 sets.
Sit with legs extended in front of you, foot flexed, right knee bent with the foot on the ground. Wrap a resis-tance band around left foot, holding the other end with the right foot. Lean back, lowering onto forearms and raise left leg until band is pulled taut. Point toes as you lift until thighs are parallel. Flex foot as you lower to starting position. Do 30 reps x 2 sets for each leg.
Lie on right side, knees bent, legs stacked, right fo-rearm on ground. Loop resistance band around left foot and hold the other end with your hands. Raise left leg until feet are hip-width apart, then draw knee to chest. Extend left leg out to side, then return to starting position. Do 30 reps x 2 sets for each leg.
W Arms & Abs
Sit with knees bent, feet hip-width apart on ground. Place Pilates ball under low back. Lean against it, tucking hips forward. Holding a dumbbell in each hand, extend arms overhead, palms forward. Bend elbows and lower weights to ears to form a W with arms. Return to start position. Do 20 reps x 2 sets
Teigen on Her Post-baby Habits
‘I wasn’t being good to my body.’
Teigen on Her Body
‘Sometimes I think I’m the weakest person, but I can plank for 20 minutes. I’ve always had a really strong core.’
Teigen on Fitness
‘There’s a very big difference between wanting to be [swimsuit model] fit and wanting to be happy-fit.’
Teigen on Her Fitness Goals
‘Honestly, I don’t ever have to be in a swimsuit again.’
Chrissy Teigen’s Supplements
Teigen is keeping quiet on the subject of supplements, so below are options that can benefit anyone following a similar diet plan.
Teigen took placenta pills following the birth of her child and says it helped with postpartum depression. Scientific evidence on this is lacking, and can lead to illness if not properly prepared. Safer options include omega-3s which reduce inflammation and can help prevent and treat depression, St John’s Wort, a proven herbal supplement for depression, and vitex which can help rebalance hormones.
Other options for combating postpartum depression include light therapy and Bach flower essences including gorse, mustard and sweet chestnut. As with any serious condition, consult with your doctor before adding any supplements to your regimen.
Chrissy Teigen’s Lifestyle
Unusual Oval Sleep Aid
Teigen has trouble sleeping and wakes up multiple times a night. She says she can’t sleep unless she has 2 hard boiled eggs. She leaves them by her bed and eats them if she wakes up in the middle of the night. Social media respondents suggested that maybe the eggs are causing the sleep problem.
Teigen first met her husband musician John Legend in 2006 while filming a video for his song Stereo.
Teigen suffered a late-term miscarriage in the fall of 2020and started a charity campaign with Ronald McDonald House to help others in similar circumstances. She also had postpartum depression (PPD) after her daughter Luna was born, and she takes an antidepressant for anxiety.
Teigen has been at the center of several controversies, including for being an internet troll toward Courtney Stodden, and an accusation by Project Runway’s Michael Costello that she prevented him from finding work in Hollywood.
Teigen on Her Secret to Sleep
‘I can’t sleep without being overly full.’
Teigen on Her Social Media Activity
I was insecure, immature, and in a world where I thought I needed to impress strangers to be accepted…I thought it made me cool and relatable.’
Teigen on Bathing Suits
‘I’ve never my most confident in a bikini on the beach, especially when you know people are looking at you.’
Teigen on Social Media and Subreddits
‘I enjoy these very much and learn a lot about…humans.’
Teigen on Crying
‘My tolerance for tears is very little when you’re beautiful and crying over nothing.’
Teigen on Chaos
‘I’ve always enjoyed things a little more chaotic than most people would prefer. I feel that I run well in chaos.’
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