Tracee Ellis Ross Workout and DIET
California-born Tracee Ellis Ross is the professional name of Tracee Silberstein. She is the daughter of iconic singer Diana Ross and music manager Robert Silberstein. As a teenager, Ross worked as a model. She went to Brown University where she earned a degree in theater in 1994. Ross continued to model after college and also worked as a fashion editor in magazines such as New York and Mirabella. Her big screen debut came in 1996 with Fair Harbor but her breakthrough was in 2000 with the tv series Girlfriends. Ross is also well known for her role in Black-ish. She has won a Golden Globe and 5 Primetime Emmys along with other awards. In 2020, she starred in and recorded the soundtrack for the movie The High Note. Ross has her own hair care line called Pattern Beauty. She has millions of followers on social media. Ross is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs about 120 Ibs.
Tracee Ellis Ross‘ Diet
Ross looks fabulous at 50, in no small part because of her healthy diet. She eats whole, natural foods like in-season veggies and fruit, along with nuts, eggs, meat and gluten-free grains like quinoa and Udi’s bread. She does not follow a strict regimen of when she eats, but rather listens to her body. Her favorite meal falls somewhere between 4 and 6 in the evening. She avoids dairy but doesn’t deny herself when it comes to treats, like wine and potato chips (although not necessarily together). She just makes sure to eat in moderation. She drinks at least 4 liters of water every day.
- Medium Fat 30% 30%
- Medium Carb 40% 40%
- Medium Protein 40% 40%
Choose Real Food
Ross has a very simple approach to eating: it should have very few ingredients and is preferably in-season and organic.
Nourish Your Soul
Ross signed on to work with Kellogg’s Special K cereal to promote and celebrate women’s inner strength, starting off with a ‘Strong Is the New Pretty’ photography exhibition. She eats her Special K with almond milk rather than cow’s milk.
One of the ways Ross treats herself is to go to a favorite restaurant and have a glass of wine and a nice meal once a week. She’s also known to nosh on potato chips and olives for an evening snack.
What to Eat
Seasonal organic veggies
Seasonal organic fruit
Potato chips (treat)
What to Avoid
Ross on her approach to diet
I eat the same philosophy that I live with: joyfully!
Ross on her preferred foods
I like simple, whole foods.
Ross on her favorite time to eat
My favorite meal is an early dinner/late lunch between 4 and 6 p.m.
Ross on timing her meals
I don’t restrict my eating to firm meal times.
Tracee Ellis Ross‘ Workout Routine
Ross regularly posts videos of herself working out on her social media. She makes some pretty tough moves look easy.
Ross is a fan of Tracy Anderson. Her method is a dance-inspired high-energy routine. Ross also works out with celebrity trainer Jason Walsh who also trains stars like Matt Damon and Bradley Cooper.
The Heat Is On
Ross likes to get her sweat on, and often works out in a 98-degree studio.
Ross works out at least 4-5 days a week doing a variety of workouts, from dance to HIIT.
Gyrate Your Way to Flexibility
Ross has been doing Gyrotonics for a decade. It is a type of low-impact exercise inspired by ballet and yoga that uses pulleys and handlebars to create smooth movements. Gyrokenisis offers similar movements but with less equipment.
Blood Flow Restriction Training
Ross likes using restrictive cuffs in her workouts because they allow her to get in a more intense workout while using lighter weights.
A Tracee Ellis Ross Routine
Tracy Anderson Method
BFR (blood flow restriction) training
Ross on her workout routine
It keeps me strong and long with a little jiggle. Just the way I like!
Ross on blood flow restriction training
You…get the same results with a lighter load as you would with a heavier load. I use these for the first 10 minutes of my workout.
Ross on why she loves Gyrotonics
I find that, as adults, we stay so regimented in our movements even if we get on a treadmill.
Ross on her at-home studio
My makeshift home space is not nearly as hot but this is working and wonderful.
Ross on her body & life
I’ve worked so hard to feel good in my skin and to build a life that truly matches me, and I’m in it and it feels good.
Tracee Ellis Ross‘ Supplements
Ross includes Vega vegan protein powder in her diet more or less every day. Protein builds muscle, boosts metabolism and cuts hunger.
Vitamin D is extra important as we age because we synthesize less from sun exposure.
Omega-3s are another essential that lower blood pressure, battle inflammation and boost mood and brain health.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) supplements helps keep your energy up and antioxidant.
Royal jelly is another powerful antioxidant that combats insomnia and maintains healthy hair and skin.
Ross is keeping quiet on other supplements she might take but just about everyone can benefit from a multivitamin.
Supplementing with calcium becomes increasingly important as we age, especially if you do not consume dairy products.
Another anti-inflammatory is turmeric. Besides easing achey joints, turmeric also buns fat and supports weight loss.
Probiotics are essential for strong digestion and immunity, and they also improve mood.
Magnesium is good for your heart and protects against stroke, constipation, cramping and insomnia.
Sea buckthorn oil
Sea buckthorn oil preserves moisture throughout the body and also improves flexibility in the arteries.
Tracee Ellis Ross‘ Lifestyle
Make Sleep a Priority
Ross considers sleep to be priority #1, choosing it over exercise.
Ross took inspiration from Madonna as a young woman on how to embrace aging, and is now inspiring a new generation.
Take Care of Yourself
Ross has a line of products for curly hair called Pattern. She she also endorses the skincare brand SkinCeuticals.
On Being the Boss Lady
Ross says that while she doesn’t mind acting, she loves directing because of the creative control.
Let Your Heart Sing
Ross felt intimidated by taking on a singing role because her mother’s shoes were pretty big to fill.
Ross on sleep
I’ve tried to choose sleep over working out, which I think is the right choice.
Ross on women & inner strength
We should all do what we can in our daily lives to remember that we are glorious and powerful.
Ross on her skin care regimen
You know I love me some skin care.
Ross on aging
I LOVE getting older and I LOVE my life.
Ross on graceful aging
I was in love with the Hindu movement and [Madonna’s] yoga body. I used to think 40 was old. Now I think, “Hey, forty’s hot!
Ross on directing vs acting
I really like being the boss. I love directing and my favorite part of it is that I get to be in charge.
Ross on taking risks
It’s always worth doing what makes your heart sing — pun intended!
Ross on singing on-screen
I was terrified!
Vega protein powder
Boulder Canyon potato chips
Special K cereal