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Emma Watson Diet and Workout Routine

By Rachael Attard, Updated Feb 5, 2021
Emma Watson diet and workout routine

I have followed Emma Watson’s career since her early days in the Harry Potter franchise. Since her first film, her skills have grown and it’s hard to deny that she’s one of the most successful child actors turned Hollywood stars ever.

But recently, she’s put a lot of emphasis on getting fit and eating right. You know…things that always help when you’re dealing with the pressures of Hollywood.

Let’s face it…Hollywood loves to scrutinize peoples’ appearances and Emma is no exception. But she manages to look great no matter what she’s doing or how busy she is.

So, how does she stay in such great shape? 

THE EMMA WATSON DIET

Emma Watson’s diet is actually fairly simple. She doesn’t follow any of the trends that are so common in Hollywood. Instead, she chooses to eat what she considers real food. This means actively avoiding anything that’s super-processed or junk food.

Beyond that, she doesn’t tend to avoid any ingredients. She eats whatever she feels like when she’s craving it. But because she tends to avoid processed ingredients, she often ends up making her food herself.

WHAT EMMA WATSON EATS FOR BREAKFAST

Emma starts her days off with tons of protein. It helps get her through the rest of the day and gives her muscles the nutrients they need to recover from her insanely tough workouts. 

She doesn’t stick to a single preferred breakfast and instead lets her cravings be her guide. Some mornings, she might start the day with eggs. Her signature dish is scrambled eggs served with guacamole and salsa on a warm tortilla.

Mexican food is one of her favourites and, by making it at home, Emma is able to watch her sodium intake and control the ingredients every step of the way. 

EMMA’S GO-TO LUNCH

When she’s working, Emma chooses to stick with lean proteins, whole grains, and plenty of fresh veg. This helps her stay healthy and energized no matter what her days hold. 

Depending on the day, she might grab a salad on the go with chicken or turkey breast. Other days, especially if she’s in need of a treat, she’ll grab a burger or some other indulgence. 

Regardless of what she’s doing, she does try to keep things simple and healthy whenever possible. But she doesn’t beat herself up or give into food guilt if she breaks her own rules every now and then.

EMMA’S FAVE DINNER

For Emma, dinner is often a repeat of lunch. But she does like to go out and have fun with her friends. Sometimes this results in a few too many mojitos. 

True to her English roots, she heads off the hangover with a full English breakfast. It’s not the healthiest option, but the combination of fat, protein, veg, and fiber can help you feel more alert afterwards.

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AND WHAT ABOUT SNACKS 

Emma doesn’t have a preferred snack, but she does make an effort to stay hydrated throughout the day. This means she ditches soda and high-caffeine beverages in favor of teas and water. 

Staying hydrated helps her keep her skin in great shape and makes it easier for her body to manage the stress so common to people constantly under the spotlight. 

When she does feel peckish, she grabs fresh fruit, yogurt, or other non-processed foods that increase her blood sugar without making it spike. 

EMMA WATSON’S WORKOUT ROUTINE

While Emma’s diet tends to follow an anything goes approach, her workout routine doesn’t. She keeps things short, fast, and efficient so she can get on with the rest of her day quickly. She’s committed to taking care of her body and uses her workouts to manage her stress levels.

She tries to change up her routines to keep from getting bored. When she’s stressed or stiff after working on-set, she’ll run through a yoga routine to help stretch out her muscles and regain her inner focus. This probably makes it easier for her to stay limber and allows her to do at least some of her own stunts without getting hurt.

On days when she wants to push herself to improve her cardio and build strength, she hits up a boxing class. This builds on her other workouts and helps her get her heart rate up quickly. Even better, she enjoys it, so it never feels like a boring slog at the gym.

When she needs to decompress between workouts, Emma likes to go on long walks around her neighborhood. Walking is a great way to boost cardio fitness without straining your muscles, making it the perfect recovery exercise. 

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EMMA’S TRAINER

Emma understands the importance of staying in shape, even when she’s not actively shooting a movie or involved in a project. To help her do this, she works out with Emily Drew who helps her optimize her super-fast workouts. 

Her sessions are 30-minutes long so Emma can make time for them every day without interrupting her flow or interfering with other obligations.

POSTURAL CORRECTION

Emma is like every other Millennial. She relies on her phone, spends time at her computer, and gets too busy working to pay much attention to her posture. Emily’s postural correction stretches and exercises help her work out the kinks and maintain a good alignment for the rest of the day.

The stretches focus on her shoulders, hip flexors, and quads. Once these are limber and loose, Emma can move more naturally and maintain a better posture without as much effort.

CIRCUIT TRAINING

Emma follows up the stretches with two training circuits. The exact exercises she does changes based on the day and what Emily notices needs strengthening or maintaining during each session. 

After her fisrt strength circuit, Emma does a short cardio session.

After cardio, she does ab exercises before repeating the circuit again. 

The routine keeps her moving the entire time. This allows her to get the most out of her workout without making the routine drag on for a full hour. 

If you’re looking for a quick way to get started, I suggest trying a HIIT routine. These are short exercise sequences that get your heart rate up and allow you to build strength without relying on gym equipment or even needing to work with a personal trainer.

HIIT is a great way to burn LOTS of calories in a short amount of time and it also boosts your metabolism which means you’ll continue to burn calories hours after you’re done working out!

FINAL THOUGHTS

Emma Watson’s diet and workout routine are deceptively simple. She focuses on eating right and moving regularly. But she doesn’t take things to the same level of intensity as many Hollywood stars. She does what makes her feel good and if you’re looking to get started improving your fitness and your health, her methods are a great way to ease into things.

But when you’re ready to take your progress to the next level, you’ll need to buckle down and push yourself just a little harder. Try some new exercises, be consistent, and you’ll get the results you’re looking for!

Love Rachael xx

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Rachael is an Australian born certified personal trainer and nutritionist who holds a Bachelor degree in Science.

After struggling for years to find an exercise and diet program that is tailored to women striving for lean and toned body with no bulk she designed her Lean Legs Program. This program is tailored to each body type and focused on helping women get toned but feminine bodies, without getting bulky.

Her mission is to empower women and help them stay in shape in a healthy and balanced way.

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2 comments on “Emma Watson Diet and Workout Routine”

    Vishali says:

    Hi! I found this one your blog when I searched up “posture”. I know your program and blogs are mainly focused on slimming down and toning your body but do you have any ideas on how to improve posture, specifically dowager’s hump? Thank you!

      Len - Lean Legs Support says:

      Hi lovely,

      Thanks for reaching out :)

      Rachael’s workouts mostly focus on getting a lean, toned body. The workouts are full-body so they can help but they are not specifically designed for your concern since your goal is to improve posture. There are plenty of exercises to fix your posture or you can also get a consultation with a specialist so he/she can address your concern.

      I wish you the best of luck <3

      Love,
      Len