Elizabeth Olsen Workout And Diet
Elizabeth Olsen is a California native. She is the younger sister of child stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and began acting at age 4. She attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and studied at the Atlantic Theater Company and at the Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia. Acting in off-Broadway plays in 2008-2009 landed Olsen an agent. Her film debut was in 2011 with Martha Marcy May Marlene. Next came Silent House and a nomination for a BAFTA Rising Star Award. Olsen graduated from NYU in 2013. Her big breakthrough came in 2015 with the Avengers franchise playing Scarlet Witch. Olsen also acted in and executive produced Sorry for Your Loss, which earned her a Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination. She married musician Robbie Arnett in 2021. Olsen has millions of followers on social media. She is 5 feet,6 inches tall and weighs about 125 lbs.
Elizabeth Olsen’s Diet
Olsen says she didn’t do any kind of dieting for Avengers, which is almost unheard of in the industry. Back in the early 2000s, she nearly quit acting after her sister Mary-Kate was hounded by the media about an eating disorder. Olsen admits the pressure to look a certain way is intense, and she chooses healthy options as a way of life. She prefers smaller, more frequent meals, and she’ll eat a lot of fresh fruit, veggies, nuts, fish, and protein shakes for high-quality nutrients without a lot of calories. She drinks 1 ounce of water for each pound she weighs.
- Medium Carb 30% 30%
- Medium Fat 40% 40%
- Medium Protein 40% 40%
It’s a rare actor who doesn’t go on a diet to star as a superhero, but that what Olsen said about playing in the Avengers: no dieting.
Some might argue that Olsen diets every day. Her idea of a meal is a whey protein shake with fruit, almond butter and ice.
Olsen doesn’t claim to be a pescatarian (vegetarian who eats fish), but that is how she eats. She’ll have a piece of salmon 1-2 times a day, and the rest of her calories comes from things like vegetables, fruit, and nut butters.
Eat Your Iron
At the end of the day, Olsen will have some fruit and a spoonful of honey or blackstrap molasses to up her endurance by bolstering iron. She also focuses on high-iron veggies like kale, broccoli, spinach, and asparagus.
Grown Up Beverages
Olsen likes a light and refreshing amaro with a dash of club soda and a spritz of lemon. With her cocktail, she’ll nosh on olives, Pecorino cheese and corn nuts.
What to Eat
Black Strap Molasses
What to Avoid
Olsen on her Avengers Non-diet
‘The thing with Marvel is they never tell you to get in shape.’
Olsen on Hollywood-style Diets
‘I hear stories of actors being weighed for a role.’
Olsen on Eating
‘I get way too much happiness from good food.’
Olsen on Diets & Dating
‘I would love to date a chef. I’d probably get really fat, but I don’t care.’
Elizabeth Olsen’s Workout Routine
Olsen did ballet and played volleyball competitively as a child. She says college was a shock because exercise was no longer a scheduled part of her day.
Exercise Your Brain
Olsen says she loves hitting the gym for its effects on her mental state. It doesn’t do her body any harm either.
Yoga For Wellbeing
At age 20 and living by herself in New York, Olsen started experiencing panic attacks. One thing that helped to calm them was doing yoga.
Olsen hits the gym 5-6 days a week. She likes to take all different kinds of classes, from ballet to bootcamp.
An Elizabeth Olsen Routine
Move every day
Specialized training for specific roles, like Muay Thai
Olsen on the Gym
‘I do love going to the gym. I love it because my brain works better, and I don’t want to think about eating restrictively.’
Olsen on Her Fitness Routine
‘I always work out, five or six times a week.’
Olsen on Getting Fit to Play in The Marvel Movies
‘They [Marvel] will set you up with a trainer if you want, but that’s it.’
Olsen on Prepping for Captain America
‘I was doing Muay Thai. It’s not the most comfortable thing.’
Elizabeth Olsen’s Supplements
Olsen also took blackstrap molasses while prepping for her Avengers movies. Blackstrap molasses comes from sugar cane but is less refined, preserving vitamins and minerals including iron, manganese, vitamin B6, potassium, calcium, and selenium. It’s also lower on the glycemic index, making it a better choice as a sweetener than refined sugar. Blackstrap molasses combats stress, promotes healthy skin and bones, relieves PMS symptoms and may even help prevent cancer.
Elizabeth Olsen’s Lifestyle
Sleep: Get It When You Can
Olsen knows the importance of sleep, but her work schedule often dictates when she can get to bed. Other things that influence her bedtime include the season and her mood.
A friend taught Olsen some brain tricks she learned from a psychiatrist to deal with panic attacks. Olsen preferred to do these rather than take medication.
Following in Her Sisters’ Footsteps
Olsen got started by acting in her sisters’ show, The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley. Do not ask her to pick a favorite twin.
Olsen says she isn’t interested in going under the knife, so she takes good care of her skin so it will look good for a long time, naturally.
Yes to Jedis
Olsen is a huge fan of Star Wars, and started crying when she met Mark Hamill at the premiere for Captain America: Civil War.
No to Spiders
Olsen has arachnophobia, an intense fear of spiders. She freezes up completely if she sees one.
Olsen learned about the importance of privacy by watching her older sisters battle the media. She and longtime fiancé Robbie Arnett only let the public know about their wedding after it was over.
Olsen on Her Famous Siblings
‘You want everyone to succeed in your family.’
Olsen on Plastic Surgery
‘I don’t want to mess with my face. I want to age gracefully.’
Olsen on Her Skincare Routine
‘My night routine and morning routine probably take…20-30 minutes every day. I schedule it in.’
Olsen on Panic Attacks
‘I had major panic attacks for a long time. It was totally debilitating.’
Olsen on Stress Management
‘I believe that you’re only in control of so much. So whatever you are not in control of, you can’t worry about.’
Olsen on Fashion
‘I like men-inspired outfits.’
Olsen on The Media
‘The tabloids create their own stories about people’s lives that don’t exist.’