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Taylor Swift recently came out with her seventh album and she just received an award for accepted for the “Artist of the Decade” at the American Music Awards! Go, Taylor!

I’m such a fan, and I’m sure so many of you are too! Taylor is so inspirational that I figured I’d write about her.

Taylor’s been in the public eye for more that 10 years now, of course, but she’s become more and more open about her diet and fitness routine in recent years. She’s absolutely stunning, so I really appreciate her openness about how she stays healthy mentally and emotionally.

Here’s how she does it!

THE TAYLOR SWIFT DIET

SHE TRIES TO BE BALANCED

Taylor likes to stick to healthy meals over the week, letting herself indulge with burgers and sweets over the weekend. She’s a foodie (and she loves to bake with her friends too!), so it is important for her to be able to try new food and enjoy comforting meals.

During the week, she sticks to yogurt, sandwiches, and salads. Over the weekend, she might enjoy burgers and fries, ice cream, or any baked goods (especially cookies!).

Recently, her favourite treat has been chai sugar cookies with eggnog icing. She likes to bake them for her loved ones!

SHE FOLLOWS COMMON SENSE

Taylor’s biggest food rule is no sugary drinks. She tries to avoid any sweet beverages like soda. She sticks to a skinny vanilla latte at Starbucks, and she says she drinks about 10 bottles of water a day. Her dressing room is always full of water!

Otherwise, Taylor doesn’t want to give herself too many food rules. Instead, she tries to eat with common sense. She says she knows what’s good for her body, and she tries to eat intuitively based off of that self-knowledge.

Eating intuitively often means asking questions like:

  • How will this food make my body feel? Will I feel sugared out, bloated, or lethargic?
  • What other sugar or junk food have I had recently?
  • Am I really hungry or am I just bored?
  • What does my body need: protein, veggies, or something else?

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HER GO-TO RECIPES

Taylor loves to cook, bake, and entertain guests in her home. She likes to experiment with new food, but here are her three go-to recipes for dinner parties.

Here’s what she likes to cook:

Ina Garten’s Meatballs and Spaghetti

This recipe calls for:

  • Ground veal
  • Bread crumbs
  • Ground pork
  • Parsley
  • Ground beef
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Red wine
  • Garlic
  • Spaghetti noodles (I suggest whole wheat!)

Read the full list of ingredients and how to prepare the meal here.

Nigella Lawson’s Mughlai Chicken

This tasty recipe includes these ingredients:

  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Coriander
  • Chili
  • Almonds
  • Cinnamon
  • Bay leaves
  • Chicken
  • Greek yogurt
  • Chicken stalk
  • Masala
  • Sugar

Learn how to make this meal here.

Jamie Oliver’s Chicken Fajitas with Molé Sauce

To make this recipe, make sure you have these ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • Paprika
  • Mild chili powder
  • Ground cumin
  • Lime
  • Red onion
  • Yellow Peper
  • Red pepper
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • Wholemeal flour tortillas
  • Fresh coriander
  • Natural yogurt

Get the full recipe here.

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HER FAVOURITE MEALS FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND DINNER

BREAKFAST

For breakfast, Taylor likes to eat a buckwheat crepe with Parmesan cheese and an egg on top. The buckwheat crepe gives her a boost of energy in the morning, but the fat and protein in the egg keep her full!

She also likes to drink a glass of orange juice in the morning.

LUNCH

Lunch often means a big salad or sandwich. While touring, Taylor needs to keep her energy up. This lunch gives her a healthy boost of energy and nutrition to keep her healthy.

DINNER

Taylor loves grilling for dinner. She likes to grill chicken breasts with garlic green beans, carrots and broccoli. Delicious!

SNACKS

Taylor loves hummus, and she likes to snack on it with veggies in between meals.

She’s also a huge fan of chia seeds. She likes to add them to yogurt and smoothies for breakfast or snacks. Chia seeds are one of my favourite ingredients for healthy breakfast too!

TAYLOR’S WORKOUT ROUTINE

Working out serves many purposes for Taylor. Of course, exercising keeps her looking good. But it also helps her coordination and endurance, things that are so important for her when she performs!

Here’s how she stays in shape:

DANCE-BASED CARDIO

Taylor loves attending the New York studio Body by Simone (some Victoria’s Secret models also like to train here!).

At this studio, trainer Simone De La Rue combines HIIT dance workouts with bodyweight exercises. This means that Taylor gets in her cardio, which she needs for both performing and burning calories!

She also gets in a good resistance workout. Resistance training is important for keeping your body strong and for looking toned. Taylor’s always been tall and slim. The strength exercises that she does give her the strength to dance and be a powerful presence on the stage!

HER GO-TO WORKOUT

This workout, created by Simone De La Rue, is full of cardio moves, bodyweight exercises, and yoga-inspired stretches to tone the body in multiple ways.

Here’s what the workout consists of:

  • Jumping lunges
  • Pushup shoulder taps
  • Side plank oblique crunch
  • Left leg kickbacks (On all fours, bring your knee up to your shoulder. Kick back behind you).
  • Right leg kickbacks
  • Explosive jumps
  • Left side leg lifts
  • Right side leg lifts
  • Leg-only back bows
  • Arm-only back bows
  • Back bows – arms and legs
  • Side torso stretch
  • Cat cow stretch
  • Downward dog stretch
  • Arm reach stretch

This workout takes about 20 minutes. Feel free to repeat it for a more intense routine!

SHE LOVES RUNNING!

It’s hard to find time to work out on tour. Taylor likes to do bodyweight workouts like the one above to stay in shape while she’s traveling. These are great because she can do them in a hotel gym or even in her hotel room!

But Taylor also really likes to go for runs when she’s on tour or just traveling for fun. Running helps her stretch out her legs after a long flight or bus ride, and it is also a great cardio workout. (I love running for fat loss!)

Running gives Taylor the chance to get in an intense workout. However, it also helps her to unwind. She gets to listen to new music and take time to herself.

Taylor loves running when she visits a new city. It lets her take in her new environment! She says running helps her feel like she’s living life to the fullest!

TAYLOR’S ATTITUDE TOWARD HER OWN BODY

Taylor has the world’s attention. She’s one of the most influential artists of our time, and that must be an amazing amount of pressure. I love the way that Taylor takes care of herself while also showing up regularly for her fans.

Part of taking care of herself is taking care of her body. She needs to stay in good shape to be able to live the lifestyle that she does. Eating well and exercising are key to being able to perform on stage and handle a busy schedule of touring.

But taking care of herself also means loving herself. It means baking cookies and cooking meals for her loved ones. It means accepting her body the way it is!

That’s hard to do, and Taylor admits that. She says that, over time, she’s learned to stop hating any ounce of fat on her body and to allow herself to age. She works on accepting herself and her body every day. I’m sure that we could all work to accept ourselves too! What an inspiration! <3

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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