Lily Collins Workout and DIET 

Born: 1989

Lily Collins is the daughter of Phil Collins and Jill Tavelman. She was born in England and grew up in Los Angeles. Collins got an early start in show biz, acting in the BBC’s Growing Pains at age 2. She acted and modeled throughout her child and teen years. In 2009, Collins appeared in a couple of episodes of 90210 and then landed her breakout role in The Blind Side. Other lead roles include in Priest, Mirror Mirror and Love, Rosie. She also earned a Golden Globe nomination for Rules Don’t Apply. Her latest role is on Netflix’s Emily in Paris which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. Collins wrote a memoir about her struggles with an eating disorder and mental health issues. She is an ambassador for the anti-bullying organization Bystander Revolution and the GO Campaign benefitting vulnerable children. She married director Charlie McDowell in 2021.Collins has millions of fans on social media. She is 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs about 115 lbs.

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Lily Collins’ Diet


Collins has been open about the eating disorder she suffered as a teen which included bingeing and purging junk food and taking laxatives and diet pills. In To The Bone, Collins lost 20 lbs. to play the role of a character with an eating disorder. For her normal diet, she drinks lemon juice with water first thing, then has oatmeal and fruit. Lunch is something wholesome like salmon, quinoa and salad, and she usually has dinner out. She noshes on veggies, fruit and fresh juices throughout the day to keep her energy up. In addition to fresh juices, she drinks a lot of tea throughout the day to stay warm, but she sticks to herbal to avoid the downsides of caffeine. She struggles to make herself drink water, but she keeps trying.

Estimated Macros

  • Medium Fat 30% 30%
  • Medium Carb 40% 40%
  • Medium Protein 40% 40%

Diet Details


AM Cleanse

Collins starts her day by drinking lemon juice and water which helps purge the body of impurities.


Eat Sensibly

Collins has had a complicated relationship with food, so now her rules are simple: eat fresh, whole, natural foods and skip the guilt.


Be Kind

A big part of what sent Collins down the route of bingeing, purging and diet pills was feeling like she wasn’t good enough. She treats herself with kindness and forgiveness, and extends this attitude to others because she says you never know what’s going on inside someone else.


Set Limits

Collins often feels chilly, and so she drinks tea to warm herself up, but limits herself to 2 cups a day of the caffeinated kind.


Early Bird Special

Collins admits to preferring an early dinner, and struggles to break out of her routine. She says her crew will be one at the restaurant at 6:30 pm.


Home-Baked Goodness

Collins loves to bake and will make anything including cookies, cake, dessert breads, donuts. Once upon a time, she wouldn’t touch that stuff, but now she loves to make it, eat it, and share it.

What to Eat


Whole Foods




Fresh Fruit




Fresh Juices










Lemon Juice


Herbal Tea


Homemade Baked Goods (treat)



What to Avoid


Red Meat


Processed Foods


Excessive Caffeine


Junk Food


Fast Food


Chemical Ingredients


Artificial Additives


Collins on Cooking

‘I like to bake but I’m not going to cook for myself.’


Collins on Her Go-to Foods

‘I snack on veggies and juices throughout the day to keep myself going.’


Collins on Trying New Restaurants

‘I can be pretty grandma-ish about having a really early dinner.’


Collins on Her Adult Beverage of Choice

‘I used to be a vodka girl, but…I’ve graduated: I’m a tequila person now.’


Collins on Herbal Tea

‘I get cold really easily…so herbal teas are necessary.’


Collins on Her Baking Habit

‘I bake from the heart. I put the love out there and it goes right back in.’


Collins on Mental Health

‘You never know what someone is going through — so be kind, be gentle, and never make assumptions.’

Lily Collins’ Workout Routine

Weekly Routine

Make It a Habit

Collins does something fitness-related more or less every day to feel good about herself and have energy to get through her busy schedule.

Be Accountable

Collins works with a trainer and sometimes meets up with friends for a class, which makes it fun and gives her accountability.

No Guilt

Collins struggled for a long time with her self-image, and used to beat herself up about missing a workout. She got rid of the guilt and enjoys exercise much more these days.

Be Comfortable

Collins isn’t one of those stars who dresses up to hit the gym. She’s all about comfort.

Daily Dose

Collins tries to work in some kind of exercise into her day, every day.

Cardio Queen

One of Collins’ top picks for exercise is Body by Simone, a combination of barre, strength training, Pilates and cardio dance moves popular with lots of stars, including the Kardashian Klan.

Isometric Exercises

One of Collins’ goals for exercising besides looking good is staying strong and feeling good about herself. Isometric exercises like planks and squats tone the muscles without making them bulky.

Keep It Fresh

One thing that helps keep Collins motivated to work out is switching things around, so she’s always trying something new.

Exercise Style


A Lily Collins Routine

Be active every day

Body by Simone



Group classes


Collins on Hitting The Gym

‘I’m not going to dress up to go to the gym.’


Collins on Her Fitness Routine

‘I try to be active every day.’


Collins On The Purpose of Exercise

‘It’s all about lengthening and toning and feeling good in your own skin.’

Lily Collins’ Supplements

Collins isn’t dishing on her supplement routine, so below are options that may benefit anyone following a similar diet plan.



A multivitamin is always a good choice to cover your bases.

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vitamin B12


A B-complex vitamin can help treat some of the imbal-ances caused by eating disorders and restore sero-tonin levels and rebalance brain chemistry.

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Omega 3 Fish Oil


Likewise, omega-3s also boosts brain health. Collins eats lots of fruit and veggies every day, but if you don’t get as much as you should, consider adding a greens supplement.

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Coconut Oil

coconut oil

Collins uses coconut oil as body lotion, but it does lots of good on the inside of the body as well, including preventing heart disease, lowering blood pressure, treating UTIs, kidney infections and protecting the liver.

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Lily Collins’ Lifestyle

Striving to Be a Morning Person

Collins typically goes to be around midnight and wakes up at 8 am, but call times are sometimes much earlier, like 5, so she is trying to train herself to become a morning person.

Famous Fam

Collins’ dad is rocker Phil Collins. Her uncle is cartoonist Clive Collins, and two of her half-sisters are musician Simon Collins and actress Joely Collins.

Natural Beauty

While Collins likes her fancy Lancome skincare, she also uses old-style beauty products like coconut oil instead of regular body lotion. Another fave: the tingly peppermint in Burt’s Bees lip balm. She never goes to bed without removing her makeup.

Disney FanGirl

Collins admits to being a complete fanatic of Disney as a child. She has pictures of her family going to the premier of Beauty & the Beast in London.

Outspoken Gal

Collins uses her platform to promote things that matter to her, like anti-bullying campaigns, support for orphans, and sustainable fashion.

None of Anybody’s Business

Collins may be in show biz, but that doesn’t mean she likes having everyone know her business. She and director Charlie McDowell tied the knot in secret in Colorado on Labor Day weekend, 2021.


Collins on Sleep

‘I’d like to get 8 hours of sleep, though that doesn’t always happen.’


Collins on Seeking Help

‘It shouldn’t be taboo to share what you’re going through.’


Collins on Makeup

‘I always feel like the less there is on my face, the less there is to go wrong.’


Collins on Heels

‘I’m not going to wear heels unless I have to.’


Collins on Joy

‘It doesn’t take a lot ot make me happy.’


Collins on Playing The Role Involving Anorexia

‘When you have your life’s mission and the mission of project merge like this so beautifully, that’s like total magic.’


Collins on Tying the Knot

‘Never been happier.’

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