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Naomi Campbell Diet and Workout Routine

By Rachael Attard, Updated Feb 12, 2021
Naomi Campbell diet and workout routine

I am so excited to write about the amazing Naomi Campbell! Naomi is an icon. She’s been around since the late 1980s, and she continues to be an inspiration to models around the world today. 

Clearly, she’s doing something right. Now, at close to 50 years old, she’s just as gorgeous as ever. 

I loved learning about Naomi’s eating and fitness habits, and I hope you like learning about them too! Here’s what I discovered: 

naomi campbell diet and workout routine

THE NAOMI CAMPBELL DIET

BECOMING A VEGETARIAN! 

Naomi Campbell announced in an interview in 2014 that she had recently become a vegetarian. She said that making the switch helped her to feel lighter overall. 

She said that she became a vegetarian after learning more about wellness. She wanted to be more aware of what she was putting in her body! 

Lots of people really enjoy making the switch to vegetarian and vegan diets, but of course, it isn’t for everybody. I actually went vegan for three months, and I also noticed some positive effects :)

NAOMI AND CLEAN EATING 

Naomi also really prioritizes eating clean. She prefers to eat natural foods, and she tries to get her energy boosts from fruits and vegetables rather than sweets. 

She tries to avoids sugar as much as she can. In fact, she says that when she does have a dessert, it keeps her up at night. To her, sugar is a drug, and she tries to avoid it.  Instead, she does have 2-3 green juices a day to get a quick boost of energy. :)

Still, Naomi allows for the occasional indulgence. She says she tries to not to be extreme about her diet. She still enjoys cookies and chips sometimes, but she said she feels better when eating well. 

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Here’s what a normal day of eating looks like for Naomi: 

NAOMI’S MORNING DRINKS AND MEALS 

Right after she wakes up, Naomi drinks a mug of hot water with lemon and probiotics. She also likes to have a cup of tea or two. She doesn’t like to drink coffee, but she does enjoy green tea if she feels like she needs the caffeine. 

After her morning workout, she has her first green juice of the day. She often packs a snack of walnuts, dates, apricots, and more tea bags to work in case she gets hungry in the morning. 

NAOMI’S AFTERNOON MEAL

Naomi typically packs her own lunches. She says it easier to stay vegetarian and eat healthy that way.

She likes to prepare seitan with vegetables or throw together a salad with lots of fresh vegetables. If she doesn’t want to pack her lunch, she often stops to grab another green juice instead. 

One of her favourite places to get juice from is Juice Crafters. They have all sorts of green juices. To make something similar at home, combine the following in a juicer: 

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Parsley
  • Cucumber
  • Celery
  • Apple 
  • Lemon  

Enjoy! This drink is full of anti-oxidants, so it is supposed to help boost your immune system. Naomi also credits her glowing, clear, youthful skin to green juice. 

In the afternoon, Naomi drinks more tea. She likes chamomile or mint tea.

WHAT NAOMI EATS IN THE EVENING

Naomi says that she tries to eat a really big lunch, so she often skips dinner. 

But she really enjoys going out with her friends! If they all go out together, Naomi will eat something small and vegetarian at the restaurant. So, for dinner, she might have snack-like food (like tapas) or the occasional dessert. She doesn’t drink any alcohol. 

I like to eat out with my friends and family too, but it can be really hard to feel like I’m eating well when I go out. I try to follow these tips when I go to restaurants to help keep me on track! 

NAOMI CAMPBELL’S WORKOUT ROUTINE 

YOGA AND PILATES 

Naomi goes to a yoga or a Pilates class nearly every morning, and the results show. Naomi does crazy handstands, has wonderful posture, and looks elegant in every move she makes. Yoga and Pilates help with all that! 

Both yoga and Pilates can both help build and tone your muscles. They can also be of great help if you want to build lean and toned muscles.

I get lots of questions about yoga and Pilates. Overall, I love them, and I think they can be a great part of a fitness routine. I also encourage women though that they need more than just yoga to look lean and toned. 

And if you want to look like Naomi and get that supermodel body, now you finally can! 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 :)

CARDIO WORKOUTS

Naomi loves cardio! She says she’d prefer to do cardio over resistance training any day. Her cardio of choice? Zumba! She likes to go to an evening Zumba class whenever she can. 

Naomi is also an active person. She likes to go on walks (she has several dogs!), and her resistance workouts are often fast-paced in the same way that cardio workouts are. She’s a big fan of jump roping, for example. 

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NAOMI AND RESISTANCE TRAINING

Naomi isn’t a big fan of most kinds of traditional resistance training. She doesn’t like going to gyms (she says the machines scare her!), and she likes doing mostly bodyweight exercises. She’ll occasionally use a medicine ball or other low weights.

Of course, Naomi’s body isn’t just thin. She’s also incredibly toned, and muscle tone comes from resistance training. She does a lot of resistance work in her Pilates and yoga classes, but she also does circuit training routines. 

Lots of her resistance workouts involve ropes, band walks and cable exercises.

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WORKING OUT WITH A TRAINER

For most of her career, Naomi hated exercise. She only did it to look good, but it was always hard for her to push through it.

A few years ago she started working out with a trainer named Joe Holder. Joe helps make the workouts fun and interesting for Naomi. She finally enjoys working out! 

Joe focuses on combining strength and conditioning workouts, and he helps Naomi target big and small muscles.

Most of the workouts she does with him consist of a light soft-tissue massage, active stretching, muscle activation, and a cool down. 

Here’s one of the full-body resistance workouts that Naomi does with Joe: 

NAOMI’S FULL BODY-RESISTANCE WORKOUT

Naomi starts off her workout with a soft-tissue massage with a special machine. You can foam roll instead, or do whatever makes you feel warmed up. :) 

Active Stretching: 

  • T-spine opener: 8 reps per side 
  • Hip openers: 10 reps per side
  • Spiderman lunge: 2 x 10 reps 

Activation: 

  • Glute bridges (she uses a resistance band): 3 x 20 reps 
  • Isolated hamstring bridges: 2 x 3 reps for 5 seconds each 
  • Ab block holds: 3 x 30 second block holds on each side with foot tap 
  • Toe touches: 10 reps 
  • Single leg toe touches: 2 x 10 reps 
  • Toe touches on the other leg: 2 x 10 reps 
  • Skipping rope: 5 x 60 seconds 
  • Band walks: 3 x 20 steps in each direction
  • Kettleball suitcase deadlifts: 3 x 15 reps each side 
  • Half kneeling rows: 3 x 12 reps each side 
  • Medicine ball wood chops: 3 x 12 reps each side 
  • Medicine ball presses: 3 x 12 reps each side 

NAOMI ISN’T AFRAID TO GROW

After being a model for so long, you’d think that Naomi would be content with sticking to what she knows. But, actually, Naomi’s always looking to improve herself (not like she really needs to!). 

She switches up her diet when she needs, and even tries to new exercise routines. I loved learning more about Naomi, and it’s inspiring to me to see her push herself in new ways all the time. 

Naomi is committed to hard work, fun, and wellness. And I hope you enjoyed learning about her as much as I did. :) 

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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