Christina Anstead from ‘Flip or Flop’ Has a Book Coming Out and It’s All About Wellness

HGTV’s Christina Anstead wants to help you with a remodel — but not of your house. The Flip or Flop star has teamed up with her friend and nutritionist Cara Clark on a new bock titled The Wellness Remodel, which is due out in April 2020. 

The book — which will be published by HarperCollins — is “a guide to rebooting how you eat, move, and feed your soul.” 

Anstead shares her personal journey to wellness 

Anstead is best-known for her top-notch design skills and starring on Flip or Flop and Christina on the Coast. While her life has provided fodder for tabloids, especially her high-profile divorce from her Flip or Flop co-star Tarek El Moussa, she’s kept quiet about many of her personal struggles, until now.  

In the book, Anstead will share her own story of dealing with an autoimmune disease and infertility, as well as going through a rough divorce with two young kids. The stress was wreaking havoc with her health, but when Anstead (who married Wheeler Dealers host Ant Anstead in 2018) met Clark, she began to focus on healing herself. 

Now, she’ll be opening up about “her health journey and [sharing] what she’s learned about the importance of creating balance and prioritizing physical and mental self-care,” according to the book’s description. 

What to expect from ‘The Wellness Remodel’

Christina Anstead
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“This book contains all my favorite recipes, exercise tips, how I deal with stress and autoimmune issues and so much more,” Anstead shared on Instagram. 

The Wellness Remodel will have three parts. The first, “Gut Rehab,” covers food and nutrition. “Building a Strong Foundation” deals with exercise and “The Rewire” addresses mindfulness. The advice will consist of simple strategies that anyone can put into action. In addition, Anstead and Clark will share 60 recipes that even the busiest parents will be able to find time to make. The book is available for preorder now. 

Anstead’s diet and fitness routine 

Anstead has talked before about her diet and fitness routine, and her approach to both is pretty straightforward. Her exercise includes kickboxing, yoga, jogging, and beach walks. Specifically, she hits Thousand Steps Beach in Orange County, sometimes climbing the steps to the sand multiple times.   

When it’s time to sit down to a meal, her focus is on healthy foods rather than following a strict diet. 

“I eat a pretty healthy diet—no fried food, no fast food,” she told Country Living. Foods on the menu include oatmeal, smoothies, and rice cakes with peanut butter, salad for lunch, and protein, veggies, and grains for dinner. But she does indulge in sweets sometimes, especially Justin’s peanut butter cups.

It was people’s curiosity about her food and fitness routine that inspired Anstead to partner with Clark on the book, she said during an episode of Christina on the Coast: Unfiltered

“I decided that it’d be a great idea for us to write a book together, because that’s the No. 1 question I always get asked,” she said “What do you eat in a day? What do you do to workout?”