After winning the 9th season of the Germany’s Next Top Model, Stefanie Giesinger has become almost a household name.

And it’s no wonder. She looks fantastic both on and off the runway. But it’s her winning personality that makes her stand out.

Let’s take a look at how she does it!


Stef’s diet is focused on creating balance. This means she eats a wide variety of foods, but tries to keep things as healthy as possible. 

But that doesn’t mean she finds it easy. In fact, she often struggles with recognizing when her body has gotten enough food. That’s right—even models can accidentally overeat.

To avoid this, she’s careful about planning each meal.


For breakfast, Stefanie enjoys eating what she calls the Power Bowl. It’s a smoothie bowl packed with vitamins and nutrients which give her a long-lasting burst of energy without relying on caffeine. Her favorite smoothie bowl is simple, but delicious.

She starts with 100 grams of blueberries, 1 banana, and 100-150 grams of yogurt. This can be any type of yogurt she has on hand—dairy, kefir, soy, and even nut-based all work just fine. But she’s careful to choose low or no-sugar options. 

Then, she adds 20 grams of almonds for protein and healthy fats and sweetens the mixture with 2 tablespoons of agave syrup. If you can’t find agave, maple syrup or honey work just as well.  

Once it’s blended, she tops it with puffed quinoa, fresh blueberries, more almonds, shredded coconut, and goji berries. If you try this recipe, you can always change up the toppings. 

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For lunch and dinner, Stefanie’s meals tend to vary. But she always tries to incorporate tons of fresh vegetables and lean protein like chcicken or salmon into each meal. 

She also tries to eat just three full meals each day. This helps her cut down on snacking throughout the day. The fuller she feels after each meal, the less likely she is to grab junk food between photo shoots or when heading home from work.


Of course, three full meals aren’t always going to be enough to keep her hunger at bay. Snacks can and do happen regularly, but she’s careful to keep things healthy.

For Stefanie, this means eating more veggies and fresh fruit. These help her maintain a happy and healthy balance.

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Stefanie has a major sweet tooth. But like the rest of her diet, she does what she can to keep things healthy. 

Most often, she has fresh fruit or sorbet. Most sorbet is naturally lower in sugar and calories than ice cream or even sherbet. And it’s a great way to satisfy that craving for ice cream on a warm summer evening without worrying about overindulging.

Though most of her desserts are healthy, she’s also LOVES chocolate. But Stefanie is careful to only indulge in chocolate once in a while. Otherwise, she worries she’ll overdo it.

It’s clear that her diet works and it’s tailored to her body, her fitness levels, and her personal tastes. But since it’s so focused on eating the right foods each day, it’s relatively easy to replicate.

As Stefanie stresses in many interviews, it’s all about maintaining balance and doing what makes her feel her best.

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Though her diet helps her stay slim, it’s not enough to keep her looking runway ready. She works out regularly and she works out hard. 

But like her diet routine, her workout routine focuses on building mindfulness and maintaining a balance in her body. Her workouts help her stay physically and mentally healthy, letting her balance the demands of a busy career without strain.

Her day starts around 5 AM and she works out for at least 20 minutes every day. This is true whether she’s actively working or has a few weeks off. 

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Stefanie loves doing yoga. It helps her clear her mind and get in touch with herself in a way that other workouts don’t always allow.

Her favorite poses are the downward dog, warrior, and cobra. And it’s during these poses that she feels most connected with her inner self.


Like yoga, Stefanie turns to running to help improve her mental focus and her clarity of thought. She loses herself to the movement and by the time she’s done, most of her worries and concerns will feel less troublesome. 

The length she runs depends on the types of workouts she has planned for the rest of the day and how much time she has. But don’t worry if you’re not a runner—you can try walking. Walking is a great low intensity cardio exercise that can have the same effect as running on your mental health and it will also help you lean out your legs and reduce body fat :)


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Stefanie often goes to the gym where she tends to focus on bodyweight and resistance band exercises. These allow her to tone her body without adding unwanted bulkiness.


When she does resistance training, Stefanie often uses resistance bands for her lower body and arms and a Bosu ball to challenge her core and stabilizing muscles.

Here’s what she does:

  • Squats on the bosu ball
  • Standing shoulder presses with band
  • Standing side leg lifts
  • Crunches with medicine ball
  • Standing knee to elbow touches with band
  • Suspended moutnain climbers with TRX straps
  • TRX tricep dip
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Stefanie’s favourite workout requires practically no equipment! She can do it at home, at the gym and eveb when travelling!

  • Stationary forward lunge – 5 times each leg
  • High plank walk – 5 times
  • Good mornings (hinged squat with slow bend down and fast back up) – 5 times
  • Step ups with chair – 5 times each leg
  • High plank burpees without jump – 5 times

Each exercise targets a specific muscle group but still gives her a whole-body workout in just a few minutes.


Stefanie Giesinger’s diet and workout routine sound great! She tries to eat healthy as much as she can, but she’s also not too strict with her diet. She also exercises regularly, even when travelling and combines a good amount of cardio with resistance training. She focuses on working out a little each day, eating right, and finding ways to de-stress and decompress.

If you and Stefanie have the same body type (ectomorph) and similar fitness goals, her routine might work very well for you too. If you are not sure about your body type, solve my Body Type Quiz and you’ll find out in less than two minutes :)

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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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