Dua Lipa Workout and DIET
Dua Lipa was born in London where her parents had moved in 1992 fleeing war in Kosovo. Her father had been lead singer and guitarist in the Kosovan rock band Oda. Lipa began taking singing lessons when she was 9. In 2008, after Kosovo declared independence, the family returned to that country, but Lipa returned to London at age 15 in 2010 to work on her career in music. She started by uploading cover songs onto YouTube and SoundCloud. Lipa was working as a waitress when she signed with Tap Management in 2013. Her first single ‘New Love’ was released in 2015 and her first album came out in 2017. Lipa has won many awards including 6 Brit Awards and 3 Grammys. In 2021, she was listed on Time magazine’s 100 Next. Lipa has graced many magazine covers and done some runway modeling. She is a brand ambassador for YSL Libre perfume. Lipa and her father created the Sunny Hill Foundation to help Kosovans in financial difficulties. She has over 85 million followers on Instagram and billions of views on YouTube. Lipa is 5 feet,8 inches tall and weighs about 130 lbs.
Dua Lipa’s Diet
Pop stars are all over the map when it comes to diet. Crazy hours and pressure don’t always add up to healthy choices but this isn’t true in Lipa’s case. She makes an effort to eat clean most of the time. She eats a lot of veggies and lean meat. Fruit or fresh juice are typical snacks. Salads are a mainstay at lunch and dinner. One thing she tries hard to avoid is added sugar because it slows her down. She stays hydrated with plenty of water.
- Medium Fat 30% 30%
- Medium Carb 30% 30%
- Medium-High Protein 50% 50%
Comfort Food Faves
What to Eat
Fresh Fruit Juice
What to Avoid
Lipa on Cooking
‘I love cooking and being surrounded by my favorite people.’
Lipa on Clean Eating
‘I try and stay as healthy as possible whenever I can.’
Lipa on Treats
‘I’m never one to stop myself having naughty treats but I try and limit it to days when I’m not as busy.’
Lipa on Why She Avoids Sugar
‘If I do eat a donut, it usually puts me in a food coma!’
Dua Lipa’s Workout Routine
Short & Sweet
Lipa likes HIIT (high-intensity interval training) because it fits with her jam-packed schedule.
Lipa considers exercise essential to her physical and mental health.
Work Out With Friends
When Lipa is in LA, she works out with her friend and trainer, Ella in a class called Sculpt with Ella. Lipa also calls up her friend Bunny when she’s at home and in need of motivation.
Lipa makes a point to get exercise into her day. Even if she only has 15 spare minutes, she uses it to do a quick HIIT routine. Her usual time to hit the gym is 8:30 am.
Lipa likes to keep her workouts short, but when she’s working with a trainer, they always make sure to warm up for 10 minutes so her muscles are ready to go.
Lipa likes cardio, but she doesn’t neglect strength training which she does either in a class such as yoga or Pilates or with traditional weights.
Work the Core
Lipa does lots of abs work, including bicycle crunches and leg raises. Her least favorite exercise is planks.
Lipa says no matter where she is in the world, she can always find a Pilates studio, boxing ring, or yoga or spin class. Barring that, she works out over a Zoom call.
A Dua Lipa Routine
Do something every day.
Lipa on Fitness
‘I try and work out as much as I can.’
Lipa on HIIT
‘It’s so quick, it’s over before it’s started!’
Lipa on Boxing
‘I like doing it for fitness [and] I like doing it just to kinda clear my mind…It’s a great stress-reliever.’
Lipa on Making Time for Exercise
‘It’s such a busy lifestyle, I feel like I need to try and do something for myself every day.’
Lipa on Early Morning Workouts
‘[8:30] is normally the time I give myself to workout. Whether it’s on Zoom, doing a workout with my friend Ella in LA…or with my best friend Bunny who comes over to train me on days when I’m feeling super-lazy and need someone to get me motivated, getting physical really starts my day off right.’
Lipa on Planks
‘Planks are good, although certainly my least favorite!’
Dua Lipa’s Supplements
Lipa doesn’t have much to say on the topic of supplements, so below are options that can benefit anyone following a similar diet plan.
Lipa eats a lot of veggies, but if you don’t get as many as you should, try a greens supplement.
Dua Lipa’s Lifestyle
Nap for Recovery
Lipa’s day involves a lot of go-go-go. She is often up late and early. To recover, she grabs a quick nap when she can.
Bumps in the Road
When Lipa auditioned for the choir in elementary school, the teacher said she could not sing. She started taking lessons when she was 9.
Lipa attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School in Marylebone, London, where stars like Rita Ore, Amy Winehouse, Emma Bunton and Nicholas Hoult also studied.
Lipa was nearly arrested for dumping soap suds off her apartment balcony onto a policeman’s head. When he found out she was only 15, he let her off with a warning.
How to Hustling
While Lipa was trying to launch her musical career, she worked as a cocktail waitress and did vocal gigs for ads, including an X-Factor commercial.
Lipa tried modeling, but was told she wasn’t the right size, and that if she wanted bookings she would have to lose weight, which had a negative effect on her mindset.
Dabbling in Dates
Lipa has had an on-again, off-again relationship with British chef Isaac Carew. She has also dated rocker Paul Klein and model Anwar Hadid, brother of Gigi and Bella Hadid.
Lipa likes to walk her dog Dexter first thing in the morning to clear her head and get set for the day.
Lipa’s favorite tattoo is Sunny Hill, her parents’ neighborhood in Kosovo and the name of her charitable foundation.
Lipa on Downtime
‘I spend a lot of time in bed when I’m off. But if I’m feeling adventurous, I’ll go to a gallery.’
Lipa on the Benefits of Walking Her Dog, Dexter
‘Our walks are the perfect way to get my mind right for the day ahead…While walking, I make a mental list of my intentions for the day.’
Lipa on Her Music
‘It’s really the way I express myself, and the way that I would talk with my friends.’
Lipa on Sunny Hill
‘It’s a special place to me.’
Lipa on Adulting as a Teenager
‘The cooking and the cleaning…that was rough.’
Lipa on Modeling
‘I thought I could make loads of friends that could help me in music. Obviously that wasn’t the case…It also showed me a lot of what I wanted and what made me happy, and it wasn’t that at all.’
Lipa on Success
‘Success, to me, is just doing things that I’m really proud of.’
Lipa on an Alternate Career
‘If I wasn’t a singer, I would be a fairy princess.’