Rachel McAdams Workout and DIET 

Born: 1978

Born in London, Ontario, Canada, Rachel McAdams’s first love was ice skating which she began at age 4. She also developed an interest in performing and participated in theater summer camps. In school, McAdams wasn’t keen on academics but she loved sports and student activities like student council. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 2001. Her tv debut also came in 2001 with Shotgun Love Dolls and My Name is Tanino. The following year, McAdams played in The Hot Chick, and her breakthrough came in 2004 with Mean Girls and The Notebook. In 2005, she starred in Wedding Crashers, and she earned a BAFTA nomination for The Family Stone. McAdams took a few years off, then came back to star in many more films, including The Time Traveler’s Wife, Midnight in Paris, and Doctor Strange. TV acting credits include True Detective and Spotlight, for which she received an Oscar nomination. McAdams supports many charities, including environmental cause. From 2007-’11, she ran an eco-website called greenissexy.org. McAdams also narrated the documentary Take Me to the River. She has 2 children with screenwriter Jamie Linden. Despite a limited presence on social media, she has hundreds of thousands of followers on her unofficial fan pages. McAdams is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs about 125 lbs.

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Rachel McAdams‘ Diet


McAdams is in her 40s but you wouldn’t know it by looking at her. She says she has always followed a healthy diet. She eats balanced meals, uses portion control and doesn’t deny herself occasional treats. She eats greens every day, and preferably organic. She’s not the world’s best cook but she can follow a recipe and makes a mean risotto. She says spending money on quality food is definitely worth the investment.

Estimated Macros

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

Diet Details


Health Basics

McAdams’ approach to eating is sensible: eat moderate amounts of quality food.


Get Your Greens

McAdams makes a point of eating her greens every day. She also makes sure to have protein and healthy fats at every meal.


Everything in Moderation

McAdams employs portion control to keep her weight in check. But she’s always up for trying out new foods.


Just Say No to Dieting

One thing McAdams isn’t into is dieting. She says they just don’t work.


No Excuses

McAdams says that there are lots of healthy options out there, even when you can’t cook for yourself.


Classic Treats

McAdams discovered gelato while filming in Italy, and ate it all the time. Another fave is bannock, a simple traditional Canadian bread.


Diner Dreams

McAdams says that if she wasn’t an actress, she’d like to own a restaurant.

What to Eat


Everything in moderation


Organic foods






Healthy fats


Fresh fruit


Whole grains


Maple syrup


Italian gelato (treat)


Bannock (treat)



What to Avoid




Processed Foods


Fast food


Junk food




Artificial ingredients


McAdams on her eating regimen

I’ve always had a healthy diet.


McAdams on trying new foods

I like to learn about new things and try out new things.


McAdams on her food budget

I think I spend most of my money on good food.


McAdams on her diet specifics

I try to make sure that a protein and fat is in every meal. I eat organic and I eat a lot of greens and seeds.


McAdams on eating

I’ve always been conscious on what I put in my body.


McAdams on dieting

I was [vegetarian] once, but it made me very tired. I just ate pasta. I was the most unhealthy vegetarian ever!


McAdams on maple syrup

I drink maple syrup. Then I’m hyper so I just run around like crazy and work it off.


McAdams on treats

I was shooting…in Sicily and…discovered gelato which I ate EVERY DAY for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Rachel McAdams‘ Workout Routine

Weekly Routine

Skating Star

McAdams started with ice skating when she was just a little girl, and skated competitively until age 18.

Always Active

Besides skating, McAdams played soccer, volleyball and badminton when she was growing up. Nowadays, she’s into biking, hiking, and interval training.

Cliché Star

McAdams says that although it makes her sound like a Hollywood cliché, she loves yoga.

Daily Dose

McAdams loves to be active and makes sure to do something physical every day. Yoga is her early morning pick, but she’s also up for HIIT, cycling, and hiking.

Mind-Body Connection

McAdams loves yoga because of the way it gets her mind and body going.


When McAdams is looking to work up a sweat, she does a high-intensity workout because it does the job in a short amount of time.

Exercise Style


A Rachel McAdams Routine

Yoga: daily
Be active every day.


McAdams on her approach to fitness

I do live an active life, and I do think that’s important.


McAdams on being athletic

I’ve always loved sports.


McAdams on benefits of being a competitive athlete

Living that [competitive] lifestyle really taught me how to be in tune with my body…It gives you a command of your body and a confidence.


McAdams on yoga

I love kundalini yoga. I get a lot out of doing that in the morning. It gets my mind and body in gear.


McAdams on abs

I personally think you can have a really rich and full life with no abs. Abs are for wimps.


McAdams on impromptu workouts

Running through airports with pounds of luggage: that’s a good workout.

Rachel McAdams‘ Supplements

McAdams is a very private person who isn’t keen on sharing too many details about herself, which includes supplements. So, below are options that may benefit anyone following a similar diet plan.

Vitamin B12

vitamin B12

Since McAdams was once a vegetarian and says she may consider going that way again, a few helpful supplements include vitamin B12 which can be hard to get from plants, and is necessary for proper nervous system function and blood production.


Omega 3s


Omega-3s are also important for healthy brain and heart function, and can be found made from algae.


Vitamin D

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is another essential that many people, and not just vegetarians, run low on. It is needed for strong bones and muscles, as well as to help prevent depression.




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


Rachel McAdams‘ Lifestyle

Going to Extremes to Get Some Zzzs

Suffering from insomnia, McAdams admits to taking advice from her grocer and trying marijuana to help her sleep. Instead, she heard someone singing opera for the next 5 hours.

Trading Places

McAdams auditioned for the role of good girl Cady Heron in Mean Girls and Linday Lohan auditioned for mean girl Regina George, but the director thought they were better suited to the other role and so they were switched.

Little Liar

McAdams once lied to land a role. Knowing that working with horses would be required for To the Wonder, she hid her allergy to horse hair. But then her eyes swelled up so much, she couldn’t see.

Celebrity Sis

McAdams’ sister Kayleen is a star in her own right: she is a Hollywood makeup artist and the two have worked together on multiple films.

Meant to Be?

McAdams and co-star Ryan Gosling were born in the same hospital in Ontario. While they did not get along at all during the filming of The Notebook, they eventually dated. Even after they broke up, they remained good friends.

History Redo

McAdams has played multiple characters who time-travel, and one thing she would no back and not do is paragliding.

Paring Down the Bucket List

Hawaii was McAdams’ bucket list for years, and she was thrilled to get to spend 3 months there filming.

Green Gal

Besides supporting environmental charities, McAdams doesn’t own a car and rides her bike whenever possible.


McAdams on using marijuana

This guy was singing opera. I was going crazy.


McAdams on paragliding

I didn’t enjoy one second of it.


McAdams on auditioning

I love auditioning. Since ‘The Notebook’ and ‘Wedding Crashers’, I don’t have to audition anymore and I miss it.


McAdams on acting challenges

I’m very silly as a person, but quality silliness on-screen has more of an art to it.


McAdams on romantic advice

I try not to give advice on love. That’s a slippery slope.


McAdams on going green

Our philosophy…is not to have green guilt. Do what you can.


McAdams on life

I’ve discovered as I’ve grown up that life is far more complicated than you think it is when you’re a kid.


McAdams on aging

I feel like I’m going backwards…as I get older. I feel more and more like a kid, which is kind of a fun feeling.


McAdams on her fashion sense

I love vintage clothing.

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