Kerry Washington Workout And Diet
Kerry Washington was born in New York City. She performed in youth theater and studied at Michael Howard Studios. Washington started out in commercials and landed her first tv role in Magical Make-Over in 1994. She continued to find small roles on tv and in film until 2004 where she played the female lead in She Hate Me. Washington is best known for starring in Little Fires Everywhere and Scandal, for which she was nominated for several awards. In 2014, Washington was listed on Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, and in 2018, Forbes named her among tv’s highest-paid actresses. She is a supporter of LGBT rights. Washington is married to NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha and they have 2 children together. She has millions of followers on social media. Washington is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs about 120 lbs.
Kerry Washington’s Diet
Washington looks fabulous at 40+, and it is due in no small part to her diet. She favors veggies, fruit, and lean protein, and eats small, clean meals throughout the day. She loves green smoothies, particularly those from celebrity nutritionist Kim Snyder. Coconut water is her beverage of choice, and she rarely drinks alcohol no matter what her character gets up to. She also hydrates with water. It isn’t all carrot sticks and green juice, however, and Washington won’t say no to a cookie, especially if it’s from her favorite baker, Eleni.
- Medium Carb 35% 35%
- Medium Fat 35% 35%
- Medium Protein 40% 40%
Washington isn’t a fan of dieting. She’d rather eat healthy foods all day long, all year round.
Washington opts for lots of fresh fruit and veggies which are packed with nutrients and give her the energy she needs to get through the day without slowing her down.
Coo-coo for Coco
Washington loves coconut water which delivers important electrolytes including potassium.
Nix the Booze
Washington may appear to drink on-screen, but in reality, it’s grape juice. She says she’d never remember her lines if it was the real stuff.
Sugar is said to be more addictive than cocaine, and Washington agrees when it comes in the form of a cookie or cupcake.
What to Eat
What to Avoid
Washington on What She Eats
In general in life, I try to liveit, not diet.’
Washington on Why She Doesn't Diet
‘I think that’s hard when you’re restricting a lot, so I try to take it easy on a daily basis and do what’s going to make me feel good.’
Washington on Eating Healthy Foods
‘I try to keep it consistent year-round.’
Washington on Alcohol
‘I’m…not a drinker. I love a drink occasionally, but I wouldn’t be able to handle it.’
Washington on Her Favorite Cookies
‘Eleni’s cookies are like the crack of cookies.’
Kerry Washington’s Fitness Routine
Pilates is Washington’s top pick for a workout. She often combines Pilates with yoga to keep things fresh, and hit all her trouble spots, be they physical or mental.
Fresh Air Fan
Washington and her husband both enjoy being active, and they often hike and swim together.
Although Washington is a pro at exercise, she still works with a trainer to maximize her fitness level. Juliet Kaska has also trained stars like Pink and Karlie Kloss. Washington also works with Erika Bloom.
Because she has a busy schedule and is often in heels, Washington schedules regular massages.
Exercise is non-negotiable for Washington and she works out most days, doing a mix of cardio and strength training.
Washington has a habit of exercising in bare feet to increase strength and mobility in her feet and ankles and combat the negative effects of wearing heels.
Washington likes all kinds of exercise, and is very fond of doing water aerobics with friends and family.
A Sample Kerry Washington Routine
Washington on Exercise
‘I love to work out. It’s really important to me. It’s part of the culture of my family.’
Washington on Pilates & Appearance
‘We live in a culture where it’s like, “You should fix this.” Pilates has allowed me to be focused on my appearance and my health in ways that are not abusive or critical.’
Washington on one of Her Favorite Classes
‘I do different things, but I’m most obsessed with water aerobics.’
Washington on Massage
‘Massages are a good way for me to maintain my health and wellness, but also because I feel like I’m doing something indulgent.’
Kerry Washington’s Supplements
Washington takes a daily fish oil supplement to help tame her eczema. She says omega-3 fatty acids really do wonders for her skin.
Washington definitely subscribes to the ‘food is medicine’ school of thought. One of the ingredients you’ll often see in her green smoothies is ginger, which is chock-full of antioxidants, soothes nausea and can help you lose weight.
Washington sips coconut water throughout the day to keep herself hydrated and energized. Coconut water supports heart health, and may help prevent diabetes and kidney stones.
Kerry Washington’s Lifestyle
Washington says her mother always told her the fountain of youth was to drink water and get plenty of rest. Although her work days can run long, she does her best to get plenty of both whenever she can.
Washington always makes a point of removing her makeup each night before bed, and then washing it again after that. She also always uses moisturizer because she has eczema.
Not Just a Pretty Face
Washington attended George Washington University where she double-majored in anthropology and sociology and graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors. In 2013, she gave the commencement speech for the school and was presented with an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts.
Washington studied dance since she was a little girl, and the substitute teacher for her class was Jennifer Lopez.
Washington is a cousin of former US Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Washington tries to keep a memento from every character she plays, such as a article of clothing or piece of furniture.
Washington on Health & Beauty
‘The things my mother always stressed were to drink a lot of water and get a lot of rest, which I used to roll my eyes at. Now I think she’s a genius. Health and wellness really are the sources of beauty.’
Washington on Makeup
‘I try not to wear a lot of makeup. I have my foundation and moisturizer, and that’s it.’
Washington on Flaws
‘Your imperfections are actually a gift.’
Washington on Herself
‘I’m a little bit of a loner. It’s been a big part of my maturing process to learn to allow people to support me.’
Washington on Self-improvement
‘I always think there’s room for me to improve as a person.’