Heather Kent Dubrow grew up in New York. She got a BFA from Syracuse University in 1990 then moved to LA and landed small roles in different TV shows throughout the 90s, including Married…With Children and The Odd Couple.In 1999, she married plastic surgeon Terry Dubrow, and they have 4 children together. In 2000, she landed a lead role on the TV drama That’s Life for 2 seasons. She then joined the the reality show The Real Housewives of Orange County for 4 seasons and she has continued to make appearances on other TV shows. In 2018, Dubrow and her husband published a self-titled diet book. They also have a line of skincare and supplements. She has millions of followers on social media. Dubrow is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 130 lbs.
Heather Dubrow’s Diet
Both Heather and her husband Terry admit to struggling with weight and yo-yo dieting over the years. Heather says friends were always asking her what her secret was, and so together, she and her husband came up with The Dubrow Diet which is based on the concept of interval eating. This means that when you eat matters as much as what you eat. Regardless of how small you make your eating window, the focus is meant to be on wholesome foods that contain plenty of nutrients. You fast for either 12, 14 or 16 hours per day, and are allowed a cheat snack, cheat meal or cheat day once a week, depending on which level you choose. Dubrow calls it the antidote for yo-yo dieting and it is meant to rejuvenate and energize.
- Medium Fat 25% 25%
- Medium Carb 40% 40%
- Medium Protein 40% 40%
Packing It On
Dubrow says she gained 40 lbs. her freshman year of college, and then tried just about every diet out there to get it back off. She says they all worked for a while, but nothing lasted.
The Dubrow diet has 3 different stages or eating windows that allow you to lose weight fast, slow, or in between. The list of ‘green light’ foods is more restricted at the beginning, but expands over time, and even includes things like wine.
There’s a lot of science behind the Dubrow diet, including autophagy which is the process where cells get broken down and renewed. They even did a clinical study with 100 participants. The average weight loss was 44 lbs.
Do Cheating Right
Dubrow says cheating is okay, so long as you don’t overdo it. The diet has recommendations on how to properly combine foods to not totally blow your diet.
What to Eat
What to Avoid
Anything outside your eating window
Dubrow On Her College Weight Gain
‘I really excelled at the freshman fifteen.’
Dubrow On Intermittent Fasting
‘You need a lifestyle that puts you in control of your food.’
Dubrow On Interval Eating
‘Interval eating allows you to have calories during all phases: the quick start, the goal weight, and the maintenance plan.’
Dubrow On Cheat Foods
‘To be honest, you can’t eat whatever you want in endless quantities.’
Heather Dubrow’s Fitness Routine
Weekly Workout Routine
Dubrow says there’s a reason it’s called ‘daily exercise,’ and that is because we’re all meant to move every day. She preps her gym bag the night before so that it’s ready to go in the am.
Rise & Shine
When she was younger, Dubrow says she used to tell her that she’d work out in the afternoon, but life would get in the way, and so now she makes exercise a priority and does it first thing.
Because Dubrow does intermittent fasting, she works out on an empty stomach. She likes it because fasting really cranks up the fat-burning.
Love the Afterburn
Dubrow is a fan of Orange Theory, a high-intensity interval training workout that is meant to maximize EPOC, aka the afterburn effect, meaning you continue to burn calories for up to 36 hours after the class.
Dubrow is a fan of another kind of hitting, this one with gloves. She does Boxhaus, which includes multiple rounds of boxing along with bouncing.
Dubrow also does a class called Lightning Fit. No, this one isn’t relaxing either. You get strapped into a suit and then zapped with electricity while working out. The electrical charge is meant to burn a lot of calories. Dubrow recommends this if you want to drop a quick few lbs. before a big event.
A Heather Dubrow Routine
HIIT: 1 hr., most days. A mix of cardio & resistance training.
Boxing: 45 min. A few days per week.
Lightning Fit: 25 min. Occasionally.
Dubrow does all of these on an empty stomach. (But not all in the same day.)
Dubrow On Exercise
‘They call it daily exercise because you’re supposed to do it every day.’
Dubrow On Boxhaus
‘It’s 7 rounds of boxing but you’re bouncing the whole time, so you’re drenched.’
Dubrow On Lightning Fit
‘You can’t wear a bra because you can’t have anything metal on.’
Heather Dubrow’s Supplements
Dubrow says she can’t drink coffee because it makes her too jittery. Instead, she takes a supplement called primo beets which, besides beet extract, contains turmeric, and coconut oil, along with other health- and energy-boosting nutrients every morning, and it fuels her day.
Dubrow has a multivitamin in her nutrition line made especially for women. It contains 18 vitamins and minerals and is designed to help manage stress, improve sleep, energy, and joint function.
Dubrow’s supplement line also contains a keto compatible shake that is made with coconut oil, grass-fed butter and MCT oil.
Dubrow knows that beauty starts on the inside, and so her supplement line also offers omega-3s which promote beautiful skin, as well as a healthy heart and brain.
Heather Dubrow’s Lifestyle
Dubrow says each morning before she gets up she takes a moment to express her gratitude.
Mrs. Guinea Pig
Dubrow says they do not test their supplement or skincare on animals, and that Dubrow herself is the guinea pig.
No Shame In A Little Touch-Up
Dubrow has done plenty of ‘light’ plastic surgery in the form of lasers, Botox, fillers, and an abdominal procedure for an umbilical hernia following pregnancy, but she is hesitant to go under the knife.
Dubrow sang the theme song for the TV show That’s Life, called Learnin’ As I Go.
Bond Forged In Metal
Dubrow’s husband Terry is the younger brother of the lead singer of the heavy metal band Quiet Riot.
Dubrow On Scheduling Her Hectic Life
‘I find that when you have rituals, especially in the morning, that can really help.’
Dubrow On Plastic Surgery, Take I
‘I may be married to a plastic surgeon, but I’m 98% real.’
Dubrow On Plastic Surgery, Take II
‘I’ve had it all.’
Dubrow On Her Own Children Getting Plastic Surgery
‘I think our kids are very comfortable in their skin, and because Terry’s a plastic surgeon and because we have a very open dialogue with our kids about all kinds of things and their bodies, it’s just very okay for them to talk about.’
Dubrow On Being A Brunette
‘Whoever said “blondes have more fun” wasn’t me.’
The Dubrow Diet
Champagne Lift Crème
Lorna Jane exercise bra
Hoka One One sneakers
The Real Housewives of Orange County episodes