zoe hoad model workout and diet

Zoe is a full time model and she is gorgeous, but also very inspirational and funny! I always love following models with a difference. You can check her out on Instagram here :)Anyway, I have been doing a bit of a blog series on the workouts and diets of models, and I was very excited to be able to ask Zoe about her habits too. Read on to find out what Zoe does to stay fit and healthy.

How do you stay in such amazing shape?! What type of exercise do you like to do? Do you have any favourites workouts or gyms?

I enjoy various types of exercise, I like to mix it up a lot! I used to be a gymnast/ trampolinist and do sport aerobics for years and years. So I get a lot out of flexibility orientated exercises like yoga and pilates, but I  sometimes I need more “bounce” and flamboyancy so most days I train at my local gym Milon. It has incredible modern, high-tech machines like something out of NASA and beautiful views too.

How many times per week do you work out?

I work out 6 days a week usually, sometimes 7, sometimes 5. But I find that if I go more than 3 days without a good workout I become irritable, depressive and generally needing to burn off un-useful thoughts (oh the joys of having an overactive brain).

What does your average day on a plate look like? Do you stick to any particular diet?

My day on a plate is very consistent. Being a plant-based vegan, I have many go-to foods that I love and really enjoy preparing. I am writing a recipe book at the moment so stay tuned!

This is what my average day on a plate looks like.


(8-8:30am) Usually, very fruit orientated combined with all of my health food products (see below). For example; A smoothie with 1/2 banana, spinach, almond milk or coconut water, honey, lemon, fresh ginger, mint, health food mixes, and granola and goji berries to top.

  • E3Live Brain On & Blue Majik capsules
  • REVIVE powder and Tonic Chai powder by @SuperHealthOZ
  • Pete Evans & Taste Nirvana Coconut water

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Morning Snack

(10:30-11am) Homemade bliss ball, or buckwheat crackers and toppings/ spread, or a slice of vegan sprouted bread toasted with toppings/ spread, or a piece of fruit.


(12-1:30pm) I try to make lunch my biggest meal for digestion and energy timing, and usually includes lots of salad/ leafy greens; veggie burger on gluten free quinoa bread/vegan sprouted bread, or a stuffed sweet potato and salad, or a just a big salad (always consisting of avocado, kimchi, chilli and fresh lemon!).

Afternoon Snack

(3-4pm) Probably my favoured snack. Veggie sticks and vegan dips or guacamole, homemade raw snacks with herbal tea, or just piece of fruit.


(6-7:30pm) Ideally earlier than later, but… life happens. So i just try to make sure I’m cooking/preparing by 6ish. Vegan soups, roast vegetables and salad, vegan nachos, raw zucchini pasta, cauliflower fried rice, vegan curries or vegan Harikrishna restaurants are always incredible!

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(8-8:30) Dessert is admittedly a love affair of mine. Raw desserts (preferably homemade so you can comprehend what you’re consuming), coconut yoghurt & berries or 90% cacao chocolate (I love ALL of the chocolates by @LocoLoveChocolate). I usually have my dessert with an organic/herbal digest tea.

Do you ever have cheat meals? What’s your favourite food to indulge in?

My favourite food to indulge in is probably my home made desserts or vegan restaurant foods. GreenHouse Canteen on the Gold Coast is my favourite restaurant in the world for this.

If you ever have to be in a bikini or lingerie for a shoot, do you do anything special before to look your best?

Prior to a photoshoot I always eat a small breakfast as well as pack a piece of fruit or a homemade treat. I also keep my water intake up throughout the day. This way I know I will have maximum energy and have something to look forward to at the end of the day.

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How do you stay motivated to work out and eat healthily?

I motivate myself with my extremely high standard. It can be a blessing or a curse all depending on how you act upon it. I could be dwelling and self-loathing, or positive and efficient. Otherwise, I listen to podcasts by Tony Robbins and Tim Ferris. They always remind me how minimal my efforts are in comparison to other inspirational superhumans!

What’s your number 1 fitness tip for other women out there?

My number 1 fitness tip is to drink a minimum of 2 litres of water a day, study and master your breathing (10 minutes of meditation daily is a great way to begin analysing and becoming aware of your breath) and be consistent.

You can follow Zoe on Instagram to see some of her amazing photos!

And if you want to train like Zoe and get that model like body, I have something really special for you!

I’ve created a 5-day video course which will help you achieve that model like body. All 5 workout videos are completely free and you can download them below :)

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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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