Nicole Richie was born and raised in California. When she was 3, her parents agreed to let her be raised by friend and musician Lionel Richie because they could not afford to care for her. She was adopted by Lionel Richie and wife Brenda Harvey when she was 9, but the couple split not long after. Nicole attended the University of Arizona, Tuscon along with Kourtney Kardashian, but dropped out after 2 years and returned to California. She become famous as the side kick to socialite Paris Hilton in the reality show The Simple Life which ran for 5 seasons, but it wasn’t all fun and diamonds andRichie spent 4 days in jail after being convicted of a DUI. She has appeared on TV series including Six Feet Under and Chuck, and she was a judge on Project Runway. Richie’s semi-autobiographical novel The Truth About Diamonds made it onto TheNew York Times best-seller list. She has modeled and been featured in many fashion magazines including Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar, and she has a lifestyle brand called House of Harlow 1960. Richie is married to singer Joel Madden and they have 2 children together. Richie and her husband created a self-named foundation to support disadvantaged mothers and children. Richie has millions of followers on social media. She is 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs about 112 lbs.
Nicole Richie’s Diet
Although Richie has been accused many times in the press of having an eating disorder, she herself says she never did, although she admits to getting too thin at one point. She did manage to bounce back quickly after her pregnancies, which she attributes to a diet of fresh fruit, steamed vegetables and fish. Richie says her husband is the one who inspired her to eat wholesome, natural foods, including plenty of fruits and vegetables, and lean meat such as grilled chicken. She doesn’t avoid carbs, but sticks to whole, complex ones, such as brown rice. Richie also regularly does juicing. She counts calories, and does not exceed 1,200 per day. She cooks regularly for the family and avoids having processed food in the house.
- Low-Medium Fat 30% 30%
- Medium Carb 35% 35%
- Medium Protein 40% 40%
Richie has a garden where she and her family grows vegetables and herbs. She says making it the standard for the family means that eating well becomes a habit.
Richie has done the Pressed Juicery, a liquid diet which involves drinking 6 juices per day, and avoiding alcohol, nicotine and caffeine. It is said to detoxify and reduce bloat. Richie still drinks juices every day as a healthy between-meal snack.
Richie cooks regularly for her family, and says she’ll make a frittata at least once a week.
Honey for Health
Richie advises including local honey in your diet to help prevent allergies.
Say No to Neon
Richie says one thing she and her family never eat is anything that is neon-colored.
What to Eat
Leafy greens esp. kale
What to Avoid
Richie On Diet
‘It’s all about self-control.’
Richie On Her Diet
‘I avoid eating foods high in fat and carbohydrates. They just leave me feeling bloated.’
Richie On The Family’s Diet
‘We eat healthy and clean, but of course there are times when you got to “wild out.”’
Richie On Green Juice
‘I don’t go a day without a green juice — kale, spinach, celery, cucumber and romaine. It’s actually really good!’
Richie On Rumors Of An Eating Disorder
‘I felt it was a little unfair to say someone has an eating disorder when they don’t.’
Nicole Richie’s Diet
Weekly Workout Routine
Richie works out regularly, but she mixes things up to keep from getting bored. She walks outside, takes classes, runs on a treadmill, uses an elliptical machine, and lift weights.
Richie’s biggest tip for improving your health is to spend time outdoors.
Richie tries to do an hour of exercise per day, and it is often cardio.
A Simple Walk
Richie gets up early and walks most days, as much for the mental benefits as for the physical ones.
Richie has been working out with Tracy Anderson for years. She says Tracy really gets her because they both have a small physique.
Other than TAM, Richie regularly takes Core Power yoga classes which improve strength, flexibility, and a mind-body connection.
A Nicole Richie Routine
Walk: daily, early for alone time.
Tracy Anderson Method
Run on treadmill
Do something every day, especially outdoors.
Richie On Fitness
‘As I get older, I realize the importance of being fit and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.’
Richie On Conditioning
‘It’s…important for me to train my muscles and condition my body now, so that all I have to worry about is maintenance rather than playing catch up later in life.’
Richie On Tracy Anderson
‘She’s wonderful. She’s small like me and she knows my body type.’
Richie On Weight Management
‘Obsessing about weight is a big no-no. I’ve learned that.’
Nicole Richie’s Supplements
Richie recommends turmeric for its many benefits, including anti-inflammatory compounds and improved brain function.
Richie likes to use coconut oil, inside and out, including on her hair and skin. Coconut oil is a super food that increases fat burning, curbs appetite and boosts immunity, amongst other things.
Nicole Richie’s Lifestyle
Richie says she & the hubs unplugs everything before going to bed each night. She also turns off the lights and appliances every time she leaves the room. They also recycle ‘everything.’
Richie rises early each day, between 4:30 and 5:30. She’ll either walk the dogs or go solo and just enjoys the peace and quiet.
Richie is actively involved in several charities, including the Red Cross, UNICEF and her own charity, the Richie Madden Children’s Foundation.
While Richie’s relationship with Paris Hilton may never be the same again, the pair consider each other to be friends.
No Blame, No Shame
Richie says she does not hold Hollywood or her parents responsible for her choices, nor does she regret what she’s done in her life.
Richie On Her Early Wake-Up
‘It’s just a very quiet, nice time, and then my body gets to wake up with the sun and with the day, which I love…It’s also one of the only times I don’t feel like I have to be checking my phone.’
Richie On Self-Care
‘I really value time by myself. I need to be able to do 1 thing I want to do, and I need to spend time with my kids. If I can manage that, then I can manage doing everything else.’
Richie On Beauty
‘My attitude with beauty and hair is that it’s temporary; you can always change it. It’s how I feel about fashion as a whole.’
Richie On Facials
‘I don’t get facials and I’m extremely ticklish. I’m one of the few people who hate massages.’
Richie On Paris Hilton
‘I love her…and I have a lot of respect for her.’
The Simple Life
The Truth About Diamonds
Dr. Lancer skincare
MAC cleansing wipes
Clinique makeup remover
Cle de Peau concealer
Cover Girl mascara
Shu Uemura eyelash curler
Lucas Papaw ointment
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps
Muguet perfume oil
Biologique Recherche products