Joanna Gaines Workout and Diet

TV Host
Born: 1987

Born in Kansas and raised in Texas, Joanna Gaines met her husband Chip at Baylor University where she majored in Communications. Their shared interests led them to start their show, Fixer Upper in 2013. In 2017, Gaines announced they were leaving the show to create their own design and construction company called Magnolia Homes. They also have a discount store called Magnolia Market and a restaurant Magnolia Table, and are planning to open a boutique hotel in their home town of Waco, Texas. Gaines is a best-selling author of cookbooks, interior design books and a children’s book. She and husband Chip have 5 children. Gaines has millions of followers on social media.She is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 130 lbs.

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Joanna Gaines’ Diet

Summary

Gaines’ diet is all about energy. She grows much of the family’s food in her own back yard, including eggs from their chickens, and she eats plenty of veggies throughout the day. Snacks are healthy and fresh, such as fresh-pressed juice, and she always has coffee on hand for when she needs a little pick-me-up. She spends time at the beginning of each week prepping her veggies so that there is no excuse not to eat them. And when she does eat out, she makes wise choices, like salads. She also makes a point of drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated and to reduce sugar cravings.

Estimated Macros

  • Medium Carbs 40% 40%
  • Medium Protein 40% 40%
  • Medium Fat 40% 40%

Diet Details

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Fuel Up

Gaines starts her day off with healthy choices such as eggs from her own chickens. Some-times, she’ll have fresh-made juice made by her kids who charge very reasonable prices for their offerings: just 30 cents a cup.

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Warm Your Heart & Soul

For Gaines, coffee is as much about the comfort the warm cup gives her as it is a beverage. She says she only takes a sip when she needs an energy boost.

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Prep Matters

Gaines says a key to eating healthy is taking time once a week to clean and chop her veggies. Her kids aren’t crazy about raw vegetables, but love anything roasted.

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Make It Yourself

While Gaines isn’t opposed to eating yummy foods, she says the way to do it is to make it yourself, and store-bought snacks are not welcome in her home.

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Practicality Always Wins

Gaines says that sanity matters too, and it’s more about forming good habits that set yourself up for success rather than expecting strict adherence to any specific rules about diet.

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Sweet Trick

Gaines makes roasted sweet potatoes as a way to satisfy her sugar cravings.

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The Kid Made Me Do It

Gaines says that with her last pregnancy, she really craved a lot of sugar, like sugar cereal and candy, and that she often kept a Snickers bar on hand, just in case she needed a hit.

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Chocolate Is Her Love Language

Although Gaines makes every effort to eat wholesome foods, she will never say no to chocolate cake.

What to Eat

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Fresh, Homegrown Produce

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Eggs

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Vegetables

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Fruit

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Poultry

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Fresh Pressed Juice

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Protein Bars

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Chocolate

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Trail Mix

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Coffee

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Water

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Sweets (treat)

What to Avoid

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Pre-Packaged

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Processed Foods

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Junk Food

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Trans Fats

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Artificial Ingredients

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Chemical Additives

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Gaines on Breakfast

‘I’m big into eggs in the morning just for the protein.’

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Gaines on Her Coffee Habit

‘I’m a very slow sipper.’

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Gaines on Her Diet

‘For the most part, I just try to eat a lot of protein during the day and then not too many carbs or I will crash and not make it.’

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Gaines on Making Healthy Choices

‘It’s not about perfection or homemade meals or the dinner table every single night at 6:30 — it’s about doing what you can do with the time you have.’

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Gaines on Planning

‘When I do make a point to sit down and write out meals for the week, it makes grocery shopping and prepping dinner much easier — even when my days are full of to-dos.’

Joanna Gaines’ Fitness Routine

Weekly Routine

Make It a Habit

In 2018, Gaines posted a 21-day workout challenge for herself and for those who wanted to join in with her New Year’s resolution to make fitness a priority. Her exercises included everything from sprints to sit-ups, but the whole point was to make time each day for her health.

It’s Not Just About Looking Good

Gaines admitted that in her youth, she only cared about looking a certain way. Now, she is more focused on keeping her stress under control and feeling healthy.

Include the Whole Fam

Gaines is a very busy mom. During the lockdown, she posted challenges and activities for families to do together to bust stress and have fun.

Exercise Style

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A Joanna Gaines Routine

Treadmill

Rowing machine

Squats

Lunges

Sit-ups

Anything that gets you moving regularly.

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Gaines on Her Approach to Fitness

‘I think just drinking a lot of water and being conscious of what I’m putting into my body and…what I’m doing to relieve stress, like walking and exercise.’

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Gaines on Her Fitness Goals In Her Youth

‘As I think back to my intentions on working out then, they were based solely on the idea of looking good on the exterior — in fact, it was probably more of an obsession than a habit at the time. It wasn’t healthy.’

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Gaines On Her Current Attitude Toward Fit-ness

‘Only…recently has my mindset completely change. I got a fresh idea of what health really means, and it starts from the inside out.’

Joanna Gaines’ Supplements

Other than protein, Gaines doesn’t have much to say about supplementing. So, below are supplements that can benefit anyone following a similar diet.

No Cow vegan protein bars

protein bar

Gaines always keeps a protein bar with her when she’s out and about. Protein satisfies hunger, boosts metabolism and builds muscle.

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green supplement

greens supplement

Gaines eats a lot of fresh produce, but if you don’t get enough, consider adding a greens supplement.

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Vitamin C

vitamin C

She’s also a fan of citrus fruit which is high in antioxidant vitamin C.

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Vitamin D

omega-3s

Another smart option are anti-inflammatory omega-3s which lower cortisol levels and im-prove mood and cognition.

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magnesium

Because she go-go-goes all day, magnesium would be a wise choice to help ensure quality sleep and reduce anxiety.

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vitamin D

Even if you live in a place with lots of sunshine like Gaines,vitamin D is another good choice not just for moms, but everyone, because it boosts immunity and is good for your bones and muscles.

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Selenium

Selenium

Selenium is a lesser-known but still important essential nutrient that supports a healthy thyroid, and fights damage from free radicals.

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Caffeine

caffeine

Gaines sips coffee all day, but if you don’t like the flavor, the jitters, or don’t care for the tooth enamel stains, a caffeine supplement can boost energy, mood and help you last through workouts and busy days.

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Joanna Gaines’ Lifestyle

Device Detox

To reduce stress, Gaines gives herself phone breaks where she leaves her phone at home. Scrolling during the day can raise cortisol levels, and at night, it can seriously disrupt your sleep.

No TV Either

Despite being tv stars, the Gaines do not own a tv set because they do not want to encourage couch potato-ism in their kids.

Picture Perfect

Husband Chip fell in love with Gaines after seeing a picture of her at her father’s auto body shop.

Dreams Can Come True

Gaines says she always wanted to be on tv, although she never imagined it would have to do with house renovation.

Budget Queen

Gaines keeps strict tabs on her spending, and even has a budget when she goes to a flea market.

Get Hooked

Gaines’ husband Chip flipped his first house while still in college. This success hooked Gaines, and she never looked back.

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Gaines on Her Active Kids

‘They love being outside, they love farm animals, and they are sure to always keep things interesting around here.’

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Gaines on Getting a Good Deal

‘I always go with a budget in mind so I don’t get carried away…When I find something I like, I first determine the value and what I will spend on it before I look at the price tag.’

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Gaines on The House Flipping

‘Once I caught onto the concept of buying something that is undervalued and then putting value into it before selling it for a profit, I was hooked.’

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Gaines on The Joys of Chores

‘I love the smell of clean laundry, working in the garden and getting my hands dirty, doing the dishes. These are the things that make me feel normal.’

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Gaines on Confidence

‘I don’t think confidence has ever really been one of those things that came naturally for me.’

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Gaines on the Magnolia Brand

‘At the core…is the desire to make homes beautiful but with a focus on family and practicality. We want to create spaces that families want to gather in.’

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