Iconic fashion, swimsuit, and lingerie model Heidi Klum has always been one of my idols. She’s been modelling since the 1990s, but she still hasn’t lost her edge. 

This is what the now 46-year-old does to stay healthy and keep her body looking great and model-ready.


Heidi doesn’t follow any specific diet. Instead, she says she tries to eat healthy overall. She loves filling her plate with nutrient-rich vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins. 

As a mom of four, Heidi says she cooks at home a lot, and she avoids eating out. She likes knowing what she’s putting into her food and into her body, and that helps her keep her diet simple. 

Heidi also eats three big meals a day. She eats dinner with her kids at 6:00 pm every night, and she thinks that eating her last meal early in the evening helps her body digest the food and feel good. 

Here are some of Heidi’s favourite meals for every time of day: 

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For breakfast, Heidi tends to keep things simple with an egg and vegetable combo. She typically goes for eggs cooked with cheese and vegetables, and she likes to pair her meals with fruit and tea. 

For example, a sample meal could include two or three scrambled eggs with peppers, spinach, onions, and parsley mixed with feta or mozzarella cheese. A bowl of fruit and a cup of tea with milk completes her breakfast. 

She also likes to start her day with a filling smoothie. Heidi’s go-to smoothie is made with chia, matcha, or acai berries, and protein powder. 

I often hear models talk about making smoothies, and I think they can be a great way to get a tasty, filling, healthy meal in. But it is also easy to make some mistakes when you make smoothies. Here’s what I do to make sure my smoothies are healthy


Heidi makes sure her lunches are full of lean protein, whole grains, more vegetables, and a bit of healthy fat (like olive oil). She likes making different types of stir-fries, and she often eats grilled fish or poultry with a salad. 

One of the most common lunches Heidi eats is a mixture of stir-fried chicken and vegetables with basmati rice served with a mixed-leaf salad. She uses a ½ tablespoon of olive oil to add flavour and healthy fat. 

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Heidi’s dinners are not very different from her lunches. She still makes sure that she’s eating her vegetables and getting lean protein and healthy fats. She also sticks to whole grains with dinner. 

Her dinners tend to be flavourful though, as she often marinates her meat ahead of time.

For example, Heidi enjoys marinating chicken in lime juice and parsley. She then grills the chicken and serves it with a healthy salad and another ½ tablespoon of olive oil. Sometimes, she also enjoys tea without milk with dinner.  


Heidi eats healthy, but she doesn’t believe in depriving her body. She likes treating herself most days with a post-dinner dessert. 

Her desserts aren’t too indulgent though. She likes to pair fruit with yogurt or dark chocolate. She also enjoys sorbet and juice. 

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Heidi Klum has been in the modelling industry for a long time, and she is still in great shape. Even though her body and exercise routine has changed over the years, her desire to love her body and take care of herself has stayed consistent.


Heidi Klum first walked down the Victoria’s Secret runway in 1999, and she worked with them until her final show in 2009. 

As a Victoria’s Secret model, she trained hard to keep her body lean and toned. She worked out with celebrity trainer David Kirsch, who also trains celebrities like Anne Hathaway and Karolina Kurkova. 

David Kirsch’s approach with Heidi was to keep her workouts focused and effective. Heidi wasn’t a fan of long workouts. She liked to be in and out of the gym in about 45 minutes. 

David is known for having his clients do workouts that involve lots of jumping and body-weight exercises. 

Here are some of the common body-weight moves that David uses: 

  • Back and side lunges
  • Plank variations
  • Leg lifts 
  • Arm rotations
  • Medicine ball rotation

If you like this style of training, here you can find a full body workout that will help you get lean and toned without adding bulkiness. 

Heidi didn’t just do David’s workouts. She also enjoyed running and going to yoga classes.


Heidi doesn’t have as much time now to work out, and she says that sometimes her body weight goes up and down.  

Because she works and raises her kids at the same time, she doesn’t have time to go to lots of fitness classes or trainers like she did when she was modelling for Victoria’s Secret. 

To keep healthy, Heidi mostly focuses on her diet, but she also tries to bring exercise into her life in more natural ways. 

She likes going for walks, and she always tries to stay active with her kids. She likes jumping on the trampoline with them, and she tries to do lots of outdoor activities with her family. They love going on hikes and biking together. 

When she can, Heidi runs on the treadmill she has in her house. She also keeps some dumbbells, ankle weights and a pilates ball at home in case she wants to use them. 

Here’s one of her booty workouts that you can do at home. And Heidi actually did this one while answering emails! You go girl :)


As a busy woman who is in the public eye, Heidi says that it can be hard to be scrutinized when she gains or loses five pounds. She tries to remember why she stays healthy, though. She wants to live a good and full life, and she hopes to stay healthy by taking good care of herself. 

Heidi says she loves her body shape because it is hers, and she hopes all women will embrace their body types too! 

With over twenty years in the industry, Heidi is somebody worth listening to. She’s taken care of her body, and her looks and attitude show that! 

I hope you liked learning about this beautiful model and her fitness tips. 

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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