Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave
Teddi Jo Mellencamp Arroyave is the daughter of rock star John Mellencamp and Victoria Granucci. She was born in Indiana and grew up in South Carolina. Mellencamp began riding horses at age 4 and was a nationally-ranked equestrian as a teen. At age 17, she moved to LA and worked in a mailroom and as a restaurant hostess while trying to kickstart an acting career. She joined the cast of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in 2017. Mellencamp also created an exercise program called LA Workout Junkie and she has a lifestyle website called ‘ALL IN by Teddi’ in which she serves as an accountability coach. She is married to Edwin Arroyave. They have 2 children together, plus a girl from Arroyave’s previous marriage. Mellencamp is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 130 lbs.
Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave’s Diet
Mellencamp gained a lot of weight the first year she moved to Los Angeles. The combination of a sedentary lifestyle and poor eating habits added a lot of weight, and she weighed over 200 lbs. and she decided to get serious about her health. She tried fad diets and some of them helped her lose weight, but the results didn’t last. She managed to lose some weight by adding exercise back into her life, but she lost a lot more by making dietary changes. Mellencamp eats wholesome, natural foods and keeps cut-up veggies and fruit on hand for snacks. Oatmeal is a typical breakfast, salad for lunch and dinner is usually soup so she can indulge in the occasional glass of wine. She avoids dairy and gluten. She makes sure to drink plenty of water, and will often have tea in the evening. Mellencamp sometimes orders prepped meals online.
- Medium Carb 30% 30%
- Low-Medium Fat 30% 30%
- Medium-High Protein 50% 50%
Mellencamp says her wake-up call came in the form of the pizza delivery guy telling her she was a ‘pizza VIP’, meaning she’d ordered 100 pizzas in a year. She had also gained 80 lbs.
Mellencamp says it’s very important to keep healthy options like pre-cut veggies and fruit on hand so when you want a quick bite, you reach for them rather than the chips.
Mellencamp set aside an hour each Sunday night to plan her week in an effort to reduce her anxiety, and thus reduce emotional eating due to stress.
Mellencamp says the amount of information out there was confusing and overwhelming, and so she decided she would have to experiment on herself.
Teddi In Charge
Mellencamp said joining Real Housewives had the potential to derail her diet, and so she committed to disciplining herself whenever they aren’t filming.
Ditch the Junk
Mellencamp says she doesn’t miss eating junk food at all, because eating well allows her to truly enjoy her life rather than experience the brief momentary thrill of chomping a fry.
What to Eat
Wine (in moderation)
What to Avoid
Mellencamp On Food
‘The healthiest meals are often the simplest.’
Mellencamp On Health
‘You don’t need to be rich to get healthy.’
Mellencamp On Emotional Eating
‘My food and my feelings often went together.’
Mellencamp On Taking Charge Of Her Health
‘I knew that unless I got healthy for myself, by myself, I’d never learn the tools I’d need to make it a lifestyle instead of just another diet.’
Mellencamp On Balance
‘I try to eat as clean as possible during the day so when I do go out with friends or family, I can be more relaxed in my choices.’
Mellencamp On Giving Up Junk Food
‘If I’m living my life for french fries, my life is not good.’
Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave’s Fitness Routine
Weekly Workout Routine
Exercise On the Cheap
Mellencamp says that while it’s nice to belong to a gym or be able to afford a trainer, you don’t need any fancy equipment to take a walk, and the workout is just as good.
Commit to Be Fit
Mellencamp says she never relies on motivation, because that is external. She made an internal decision to change and that’s what keeps her going.
Mellencamp says posting her progress online helped her through the tough times, and she now offers accountability coaching to help clients stay on track with their fitness goals.
Mellencamp says she exercises for mental reasons as much as physical ones. She makes an effort to work out for an hour each day.
Mix It Up
Mellencamp varies her routine based on her body and her mood. She might do an intense routine such as spinning or take a long-distance run, or she might do something gentler such as yoga or walking.
Anytime, Anyplace Cardio
Mellencamp offers a 30-minute cardio routine as part of her ALL IN coaching that she says is suitable for anyone and can be done anywhere. In her video, she demos the low-impact version while her husband does the high impact.
A Teddi Mellencamp Routine
1 hour x 7 days: run, spin, walk, yoga, or any activity that gets your moving.
The important thing is to commit to daily exercise.
Mellencamp On Her Body
‘I am the only one who gets to decide what I want my body to look like.’
Mellencamp On Motivation
‘Motivation is relying on external things to make you change; commitment is an internal decision.’
Mellencamp On Beauty
‘I think women of all shapes and sizes are beautiful when they are feeling confident and comfortable in their own skin.’
Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave’s Supplements
Mellencamp takes a brand of vitamins called ‘Care/of’ that are tailored for your individual needs. If you follow a vegetarian diet as to kick start your diet as recommended in her coaching program, it might be wise to supplement with a multivitamin to fill in any nutritional gaps.
Vitamins B12 and D
Vitamins B12 and D come primarily from animal products, so supplementing with these essential nutrients is also a good idea.
It can be difficult to get enough calcium if you avoid dairy products like Mellencamp.
iron and zinc
Plants do contain trace minerals like iron and zinc, they are not as readily absorbed as from animal sources.
Vegetarians often test low in omega-3s, and there is a vegan form available that is made from algae.
If you’ve followed fad diets or eaten a lot of processed food, you may also want to consider adding probiotics to improve digestion and get your gut biome back on track.
Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave’s Lifestyle
Mellencamp says she schedules time for herself every single day because she has learned the hard way that when she doesn’t, everybody loses. She recommends writing down 3 things every night before bed so that you can see your goals in black and white.
The Power of Friendship
Mellencamp says her accountability coaching business grew out of asking for friends to help her stay on track with her exercise plan.
Drama is the heart and soul of Real Housewives, and Mellencamp broke the cardinal rule by not adding enough. When fellow castmate Meghan McCain labeled her ‘boring,’ Mellencamp took the charge as a compliment, saying being boring means she’s showing her true personality, which is not a drama queen.
After watching an episode of Real Housewives, Mellencamp’s father John reportedly asked her not to get drunk on screen. Teddi said she couldn’t make any promises.
Mellencamp On The Importance Of Scheduling Me Time
‘I write myself down in my agenda every single day because if I don’t have that hour to me, I’m not my best.’
Mellencamp On The Power Of ‘No’
‘As soon as I learned that I could say ‘no’…everything shifted.’
Mellencamp on what money can’t buy
‘The most important thing you need to get healthy is something you can’t buy: commitment.’
Mellencamp on goals
‘Once you commit to your goal, you’ll stick with it because you want to change, not because you’re forced to or because you feel guilty.’
Mellencamp on the connection between health & success
‘It’s all tied in together. If you’re not feeling your best, if you’re not feeling confident, you are not going to ask your boss for a raise… If you’re feeling weak and bad about yourself, it goes everywhere.’
Mellencamp On Being Boring
‘I take boring as a compliment…because if anybody is such a showoff all the time, that’s probably not their authentic self. Most of us are pretty boring.’
Real Housewives episodes
Colavita olive oil
Bob’s Red Mill
Taste Republic gluten-free pasta
Burt’s Bees Rejuvenating Eye Masks
Neutrogena Cleansing Towelettes
Covergirl Clean Matte BB Cream
Covergirl Lash Blast
Sara Happ Lip Scrub
Care/of Personalized Vitamins
Sunday Riley it CC Cream
Gracefully Fed Meals