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!
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!
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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:
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:
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Read the full list of ingredients and how to prepare the meal here.
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Get the full recipe here.
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 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.
Taylor loves grilling for dinner. She likes to grill chicken breasts with garlic green beans, carrots and broccoli. Delicious!
Taylor loves hummus, and she likes to snack on it with veggies in between meals.
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:
Taylor loves attending the New York studio Body by Simone (some Victoria’s Secret models also like to train here!).
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!
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:
This workout takes about 20 minutes. Feel free to repeat it for a more intense routine!
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 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