Phoebe Tonkin Workout and Diet

Born: 1989

Phoebe Tonkin is from Australia. She started taking dance classes at age 4 and then began studying theater when she was 12. In 2005, she landed a role in the Australian tv series H2O: Just Add Water. Tonkin moved to LA in 2011 and was soon cast in the CW series The Secret Circle, but she is perhaps best known for playing in The Originals, a Vampire Diaries spin-off. Tonkin has also appeared on the big screen, including Bait 3D and The Ever After. She has also tried directing with Furlough. Tonkin has appeared in many publications including Teen Vogue, Miss Vogue and Vogue Australia, and is a brand ambassador for Chanel. She has created a sustainable loungewear line called Lesjour! Tonkin has millions of followers on social media. She is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs about 125Ibs.

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Phoebe Tonkin’s Diet


Tonkin says she was once extremely strict about her intake but has since relaxed her approach to eating and it has actually helped her slim down. That said, she opts for natural foods like veggies, seafood, and quinoa, and steers clear of refined sugar, dairy, and empty calorie foods. She uses herbal teas and homeopathic medicines to deal with minor health issues like headaches, and also supplements with vitamin B12, digestive enzymes and probiotics to stay ahead in the game.

Estimated Macros

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

Diet Details


Smooth Start

Tonkin will often have a smoothie for breakfast. It might be a green juice, or it could be made with almond milk, coconut water and fruit.


Square Meals

A typical lunch or dinner for Tonkin is clean protein such as fish or chicken, one or more vegetables, and a whole grain like quinoa or brown rice. She also might have zucchini noodles rather than the regular, carb-y pasta.


Seafood & Eat It

Tonkin says that while there’s plenty of good, fresh food available in LA, she eats more fish when she’s in Australia.


Smart Snacking

Tonkin doesn’t deny herself if she’s hungry, but she still picks snacks that have nutrition in them, like nuts, chips made from kale or sweet potatoes, and dark chocolate.


Tastes Like Home

Tonkin says she travels with Vegemite (a savory spread made from yeast extract) because it reminds her of her childhood.

What to Eat


Natural Foods


Green Juice


Almond Milk


Coconut Milk








Lean Protein


Brown Rice






Dark Chocolate


Kale Chips




Sweet Potato Chips

What to Avoid




Refined Sugar


Empty-calorie Foods


Fast Food


Processed Foods


Artificial Ingredients




Tonkin on Her Diet

‘I used to be that crazy person that was strict about what I did and didn’t eat. I was so diligent with exercise. And as soon as I stopped thinking about it, I lost weight.’


Tonkin on Her Balanced Approach to Eating

‘I’m not some crazy granola person. I like to wear beautiful clothes and I like having a glass of wine, but it doesn’t mean I don’t work out every day and drink green juices.’


Tonkin on Her Method of Weight Loss

‘I wasn’t stressing about it. The balance and relaxing is what’s really helped me.’


Tonkin on an Australian Speciality

‘I can’t go without Vegemite…I put it on toast and it brings me back to being a kid.’


Tonkin on One of Her Favorite Foods

‘I’m obsessed with muffins.’

Phoebe Tonkin’s Workout Routine

Weekly Routine

Always Moving

Tonkin has danced since she was a young child in many formats including ballet, tap, hip hop, and contemporary.

Even Mermaids Need Practice

Prior to filming H2O, Tonkin had to bone up on her swimming abilities.

Naturally Active

Tonkin says hitting the beach is just part of daily life in Australia, not something you have to work at.

Daily Dose

Tonkin is very disciplined when it comes to exercise and makes sure to get some form of movement in every single day. She’ll do boxing, Pilates, HIIT and dance to keep it interesting.

East or West, Home Is Best

Tonkin likes the ease of working out at home, and finds it more convenient than going to the gym. She also likes to hike, swim, and run outdoors.


Tonkin is a fan of the Tracy Anderson Method, a cardio dance routine that burns a lot of calories and makes exercise fun.

Exercise Style


A Phoebe TonkinRoutine

Tracy Anderson Method







Move every day


Tonkin on Her Impetus to Learn to Swim

‘For the second audition…we had to do a swimming test.’


Tonkin on Fitness

‘Being healthy is something I learned from a very young age. Looking after yourself on the inside helps with your energy, makes your skin glow, and changes your whole outlook on life.’


Tonkin on Fitness, Aussie Style

‘I like going swimming at the beach while I’m home.’

Phoebe Tonkin’s Supplements

Prenatal Vitamins

Vitamin B12

Tonkin’s diet can run light on meat, and so she supplements with vitamin B12 to ensure sufficient intake. B12 is essential for red blood cell formation and DNA creation. It also boosts energy, prevents heart disease, and improves memory.

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To make sure she’s getting everything she can out of the food she eats, Tonkin supplements with probiotics.

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Digestive Enzymes

Digestive Enzymes

Tonkin also takes digestive enzymes which reduce inflammation, cramps, and indigestion. They come in different forms, including lactase for milk, proteolytic enzymes for protein, lipase for fat, and amylase for carbs.

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Phoebe Tonkin’s Lifestyle

Get Comfy

Tonkin says her cold-weather pajamas are cozy flannel. As for summer, she prefers to go au naturel.

A Natural

Other than a few theater classes, Tonkin went into her first audition without much experience. She says other talents can compensate, such as playing a sport or a musical instrument.

Princesses Aren’t Perfect

Tonkin may seem to be living the dream life but one part of her isn’t perfect: her skin. She has suffered from breakouts for years and was always very self-conscious to be seen without concealer.She admits to being ‘obsessed’ with skincare.

There’s No Place Like Home

Tonkin says her preference would be to live in Australia, but there isn’t much work for actors there.

When One Door Shuts…

When the shutdown closed off acting opportunities, she started her clothing line. She’d been thinking about it for a few years and it seemed like the perfect time to start.

Aussie Besties

Tonkin has acted alongside Claire Holt several times since they were kids in H2O, so it is not surprising they have become good friends. Tonkin is also good pals with another Australian actress, Margot Robbie.

Bring on the Rap

Tonkin is a big fan of rap, particularly the lyrics, and considers Eminem to be brilliant. ‘Cold Wind Blows’ is one of her faves.


Tonkin on Her Sleepwear of Choice

‘In wintertime, I like to wear flannel button down pajamas, and in summer, I prefer to wear, well, nothing.’


Tonkin on Her Skincare Routine

‘I’m more diligent about that than anything else.’


Tonkin’s Tip on How to Become An Actor

‘Getting involved in anything you can. It is about life experience and opportunity.’


Tonkin on Her Habits

‘I enjoy staying at home with friends more than going out.’


Tonkin on Herself

‘I’m literally the most awkward, socially strange person.’


Tonkin on Her Fame

No one knows who I am in Australia. I’m sure everyone’s like, …She’s from, like, North Carolina.”’


Tonkin on Acting in America

‘I think Americans are probably getting sick of us Australians trying to take their jobs.’


Tonkin on Fashion

‘I love shopping at Zara or Topshop. I’m not going to…spend $1,200 on a Chloe top that I’m probably going to spill something on.’


Tonkin on Rap Music

‘I’m into the lyrical side of rap. I listen to some old Eminem songs and think, “Wow, he’s a genius.”’

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