After I wrote about Kendall Jenner’s diet and fitness routine a couple of you guys asked me if I could look into the Hailey Bieber diet. Hailey obviously looks gorgeous and she’s very open about her diet and workouts, so here it is! :)
Like a lot of models, Hailey focuses on doing things that make her feel good.
For Hailey, this involves following the Blood Type Diet.
The Blood Type Diet has been around since the 90’s and plenty of people believe it helps them lose weight and live a healthier life. Dr. D’Adamo, naturopath who wrote The Blood Type Diet book claims that “knowing your blood type is an important tool for understanding how your body reacts to food, your susceptibility to disease, your natural reaction to stress, and so much more.”
For example type O does best following a diet full of fish and lean meat like poultry while type A should avoid meat almost completely. Type B should focus on consuming lots of green veggies and protein but avoid poultry and lentils. And type AB should avoid most meat and focus on dairy, green veggies and seafood.
Besides Hailey, models like Miranda Kerr and Shanina Shaik also used to follow this diet.
I wrote a more detailed post about The Blood Type Diet so check it out if you want to learn more about what you should eat based on your blood type.
Hailey said she struggles with low iron levels but I couldn’t find what her exact blood type is. But she did mentioned that she mainly eats poultry and fish so she might be type O.
Haley also said she actively avoids eating gluten and sugar. She believes it helps her maintain her ideal weight. But more importantly, avoiding those things completely has improved her overall health.
For breakfast, Hailey likes to keep things simple. She tends to start with eggs, homemade oatmeal, or a nutrient-dense smoothie or protein shake.
No matter what she makes, she’s careful to avoid gluten and added sugar. And by making things at home herself, she’s able to control the ingredients completely.
For lunch, Hailey gets a bit more creative. She loves to eat large salads filled with fresh veggies and nutrient-dense toppings like chicken breast, fish, and grilled veggies. If she’s eating out, she does what she can to make sure the salads don’t have gluten at all.
That means checking to make sure the dressings are gluten-free and that croutons get left off of the greens. Her favourite is Caesar salad with kale.
On days when she’s on the go and working, she’ll get a sandwich with gluten-free bread.
Like her other meals, throughout the day, Hailey likes to keep dinner simple. She still strives to avoid gluten and added sugars. But she also tries to vary things up.
Often, she’ll make a gluten free pasta with some sort of lean protein and plenty of vegetables. And even though she avoids processed sugar, she doesn’t avoid eating carbs.
While I can’t say her diet would work for you, if you are interested in trying a diet that’s gluten and processed sugar free, I have a FREE 7-day meal plan that may help you decide on whether you should ditch gluten from your diet.
It seems like almost all models embrace a cheat meal or cheat day as a part of their routine. And Hailey is no different.
When she decides on having a cheat day, nothing is off limits, not even gluten.
She just listens to her body and eats whatever is she craving for.
Personally, I don’t like cheat days. They derail my progress and make me feel sluggish, sometimes for days afterward.
But when you’re following a strict diet like Hailey does, I think it’s more important to conquer your food guilt rather than be hard on yourself for digging into a cheeseburger.
It’s your food guilt that makes it hard to get back on track. And if you feel bad for indulging in a treat and beat yourself up for it later, you’ll just add stress to your life.
Enjoy what you ate and move on. Tomorrow’s another day and you can get back on track then.
Hailey used to do ballet and she wanted to be a professional ballet dancer. Unfortunately she hurt her foot which meant she couldn’t do ballet anymore but she continued to be active and she exercise regularly.
She does a combination of hot Pilates, yoga, strength training, and cardio.
And if you want to look like Hailey and train like her, I have a workout video course that will help you achieve that
Hot yoga has been on everyone’s radar for years now. But the workout Hailey swears by most is hot Pilates.
These classes take the concept of hot yoga and apply them to traditional Pilates moves. For people struggling with stiffness or those who find that yoga poses are just a bit too difficult, Pilates is a great alternative.
It offers more flexibility with the poses and can even help rehab injured muscles. And the heat makes a huge difference.
Hailey relies on the heat to keep her muscles loose which allows her to push herself harder in each workout.
Pilates classes are usually designed to be a full-body workout. But Hailey uses most sessions to focus on building her core and strengthening her low back.
And unlike weight lifting, this form of exercise builds strength without adding bulkiness to your muscles. Bodyweight styles workouts like pilates are a great way to tone your body without getting bulky.
Like many professional models, Hailey works out at the Dogpound gym in New York City.
She loves to focus on balance exercises that help build her coordination and strengthen her core.
When she’s in the gym, her workout consists of a 4-part exercise that targets her entire lower body, back and abs included.
It’s a combination of these four exercises:
Hailey loves to box and sometimes to make it more challenging she chooses to do it while blindfolded!
Just looked her go!
Boxing is a great cardio workout and it’s amazing for toning your arms without adding bulkiness!
Ultimately, Hailey’s diet and workout work for her because they suit her body type. So if you have the same body type and similar goals like Hailey they may work great for you too. But if you are for example an endomorph and you want to get lean legs, Hailey’s gym routine may cause your legs to bulk up.
Remember, it all comes down to doing what your body needs. And if you’re trying to get rid of stubborn belly fat or want to FINALLY see your legs slimming down, you need to tailor your workouts and diet according to your body type. You can solve my FREE Quiz to find out what is your body type and how you should train and eat to get the best possible results.
Love Rachael xx
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