Kristin Cavallari was born in Denver, Colorado but her family moved around, first to Illinois and then to California where she was cast on the MTV reality series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County as a teenag-er, and then played on the spin-off The Hills. When her tv career seemed to stall, she switched gears, wrote a couple of best-selling books. Balanc-ing in Heels and True Roots have both placed on The New York Times best-selling list.She has also launched successful lines of shoes, jewelry and homegoods. Cavallari married former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler in 2013. They have 3 children together and live on a farm in Nashville, Tennessee. She has millions of followers on social media, and has since returned to reality tv with a show on E! called Very Cavallari which is about her married life and businesses. Cavallari is 5 feet 3 inches tall and and weighs about 110 lbs.
Kristin Cavallari’s Diet
When she was in high school, Cavallari would restrict carbs and calories during the week, then binge on the weekends. But she says pregnancy changed her attitude toward food. With her first pregnancy, Cavallari gave up all processed foods, a change she sticks with to this day. She does not eat foods with added sugar or salt, and while she does not especially avoid gluten, she will pass on anything that contains refined flour because she says it acts very similar to sugar in that it causes insulin to spike. Instead she goes for veggies, fruit and animal protein like chicken, fish or lean beef. She eats healthy fats from sources like coconut, olive oil, nuts and avocados, and avoids refined or processed ones including canola. She loves kombucha, smoothies, and tiger nut milk.
- Medium Fat 30% 30%
- Medium Protein 35% 35%
- Medium Carb 55% 55%
Cavallari is a fan of green smoothies and she has one every day for breakfast. Her recipe is super simple: avocado, spinach and banana, with a little peppermint extract for an extra punch of flavor.
Nuts About Nuts
One of Cavallari’s go-to’s is cashews. She’ll do anything with them, in-cluding making cashew queso dip, cashew ice cream and blueberry ca-shew bars.
Soup It Up
Cavallari will often have leftovers from the previous night’s dinner for lunch the next day, but when that isn’t an option, she’ll make soup. Her secret hack for creamy-tasting soup without using actual cream is cashews, of course. She soaks the nuts in water and then purees them in the blender to create a non-dairy creaminess.
Dinner is a family affair, and Cavallari will often have a burger without the bun, enchiladas with salad or chicken tacos so everyone’s happy.
When Cavallari has a cheat day, she goes for the good stuff: Italian food (especially pasta), wings, burgers, and anything sweet.
What to Eat
Whole, natural foods
Tiger nut milk
What to Avoid
Genetically-modified foods (GMOs)
Refined oils (canola, corn, rapeseed, etc.)
Alcohol (in moderation)
Cavallari On Clean Eating
‘It’s the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been.’
Cavallari On Restricted Eating
‘As early as high school, I thought that depriving myself of certain foods…and limiting calories would result in the body of my dreams.’
Cavallari On Organic Products
‘I wanted the best for my baby when I was pregnant and for myself too. At first I changed the way I was eating, and I’ve maintained it ever-since. It’s the best I’ve ever felt.‘
Cavallari On Her Current Diet
‘I haven’t dieted in 5 years.’
Cavallari ON BALANCE
‘Having nothing ever be totally off-limits allows you to stop worrying about food so much.’
Cavallari On Wheat Products
‘I try to avoid refined wheat products since they’ve been shown to spike blood sugar levels faster than some candy bars.’
Kristin Cavallari’s Fitness Routine
Weekly Workout Routine
Rise & Shine
Cavallari tries to get her workout in first thing so it doesn’t get pushed aside during her busy day.
Pass On the Cardio
Cavallari used to go hard on the cardio, but she says since having kids, she’s completely switched her routine and now focuses on weight training instead.
Cavallari’s full-body workout is designed to be effective in minimal time, something a busy mom and businesswoman needs.
Cavallari works out with a trainer 3x a week and he has her doing heavier weights with fewer reps to help her build muscle. She will also have a protein shake after her workout to help retain muscle gains.
A Kristin Cavallari Full BodyRoutine
You will need access to Nautilus equipment, dumbbells, a bench or step and a yoga mat.
Single leg step-up: Stand 1 foot away from a step or bench, feet hip-width, holding a dumbbell in each hand. Step up onto bench with 1 foot, then slowly lower to starting position. Do 10-12 reps/side & 3 sets total.
Side plank: Lie on side, bottom elbow bent, top elbow on hip, feet stacked. Lift hips off ground so that the body forms a straight line from shoulder to heel. Hold for 60 sec. Lower, switch sides & repeat.
Lying leg curl: Use leg curl machine for 10-12 reps x 3 sets.
Cable pull-down: Use overhead cable machine for 10-12 reps x 3 sets.
Leg press: Use leg press machine for 10-12-reps x 3 sets.
Seated dumbbell shoulder press: Sit on bench, knees bent, feet flat on ground, dumbbell in each hand. Raise arms until elbows are bent at 90 degrees, palms facing forward. Pause, then slowly return to start position. Do as many reps as you can in 60 seconds.
Hanging Garhammer: Begin hanging from chin-up bar, legs straight down. Bend knees to chest (past 90 degrees). Pause then return to start position. Repeat for 60 seconds.
Cavallari On Cardio
‘Cardio used to be all I did before I had kids, but once I had them, my lifestyle changed.’
Cavallari On Weight Training
‘I’ve found that it’s about building and maintaining muscle rather than losing weight not.’
Cavallari On Working Out First Thing
‘I love having a moment of peace and quiet before everyone wakes up. I also love the feeling of being done with my workout by 7 am.’
Kristin Cavallari’s Supplements
Cavallari takes a supplement of magnesium twice a day. Magnesium performs a long list of functions in the body, including helping to provide better sleep to easing headaches, reducing anxiety and loosening tight muscles.
To build and maintain muscle mass, Cavallari uses a plant-based protein powder that she says doesn’t taste ‘weird’ like a lot of other products on the market.
Another item that goes into Cavallari’s morning smoothie is fish oil with omega-3s that promote heart and brain health and reduce inflammation.
Cavallari tosses a scoop of chlorella into her green smoothie too. It helps the body detoxify, removing dangerous chemicals and heavy metals.
Cavallari is a fan of aloe vera juice because it helps her stay regular. She’ll have a shot before bed each night.
Kristin Cavallari’s Lifestyle
Sleep Like A Baby
Cavallari goes to bed super-early, 8 pm, so she can give her all during the day which starts with her early morning workout at 5:45 am.
Cavallari says she uses a diffuser all the time around the house and makes her own blends of essential oils based on the seasons and her mood.
When you’re a reality star, it can be hard to switch off. Cavallari says she has a routine that she sticks to: no work on the weekends and she doesn’t respond to emails after a certain hour in the evening.
Although Cavallari says she never meant to go public with the information, she admits that she is against vaccinations due to the belief that they may cause autism.
Cavallari doesn’t only eat organic, she also uses organic cleaning supplies and beauty products.
In 2015, Cavallari’s brother Mike disappeared. Believed to be bipolar and wanted by the police, he was found frozen to death in a remote area of Utah.
Cavallari On Herself
‘I have a lot of sides to my personality and what you see on ‘The Hills’ is a strong, independent woman, which I am. But I also have a sensitive side that I don’t show too much.’
Cavallari On Self-Improvement
‘I wish I could say I wake up and meditate…It’s only list of things to get better at.’
Cavallari On Being Her Own Boss
‘Having complete creative freedom to do whatever I want is a dream come true.’
Cavallari On Self-Acceptance
‘As an adult, I’ve learned who I am and what it means to love yourself.’
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