Taylor Swift has transcended the “pop star” label to become a brand, and undeniably, a lifestyle guide. So how do fans follow suit when it comes to her diet? Swift is a vocal advocate for romance and self-acceptance, but rarely makes waves as a fitness or diet-focused celebrity.
Whether writing songs about her exes, selling out the world’s largest arenas, or throwing her annual to-die-for Fourth of July party, Swift always looks incredible. Try these tips to shake off the weight.
She makes her own rules on the road
Swift revealed her rules for healthy living, and one thing they all have in common is that — like her music — they are unique and personal. She exercises hard, then follows those bouts with a day or two off. Swift is also an advocate for staying hydrated, and has joked that she drinks so much water her friends call her an alien.
Swift’s final rule for herself is to skip the judgment. She prefers instead to keep an internal record on if she’s had a productive, healthy week. If not, she makes changes the following week.
Next: Swift always fits in this healthy activity.
She exercises consistently, no matter the circumstance
In an advertisement for Apple Music, Swift showed off her cardio prowess and stuntman skills. The ad featured Swift working out the only way she enjoys, on a treadmill. “I don’t like any kind of exercise other than running,” Swift told WebMD.
Swift finds her rhythm with an hour-long treadmill run every day to her favorite music. She advocates for running as it allows her to exercise regardless of her location.
Next: For Swift, this meal looks different than you’d think.
She starts the day off with a hefty breakfast
Swift’s go-to breakfast is a bit bigger than Chobani with fruit. The singer keeps her fridge stocked with deli ham, parmesan cheese, and eggs. She uses these ingredients for her favorite, signature breakfast concoction: buckwheat crepes with ham, parmesan, and a fried egg on top with a glass of OJ.
While we try to follow any advice T-Swift offers, we recommend you skip the fried egg and opt for these healthy, filling breakfast choices instead.
Next: Weekends mean different rules.
Most importantly, she stays healthy Monday through Friday
The true staple of the Swift diet is simple. Swift keeps a regimented, healthy diet throughout the week and leaves the cheeseburgers, milkshakes, and baked goods for the weekend.
“During the week, I try to eat healthily, so that means salads, yogurt, and sandwiches … No sugary drinks. I try to keep it lighter, but it’s nothing too regimented or crazy.” Swift told WebMD. While her weeks are healthy, all bets are off on the weekend. Swift is a self-declared comfort food junkie who loves ice cream and home-baked cookies.
Next: Swift loves this celebrity chef.
She loves the Barefoot Contessa
Swift is a committed and practicing Ina Garten fan. She calls Garten’s mustard-roasted fish one of her favorite recipes and considers making fish at home one of her great accomplishments.
Next: Sugary drinks have their place.
She finds healthier alternatives to drinks she loves
Another one of Swift’s heavily-reported dietary staples is her Starbucks addiction. The poster-girl for the pumpkin spice latte, Swift refuses to cut out what she loves. Her coffee-centric diet tip follows her “healthy week, splurge on the weekends” regimen. During the week Swift takes her lattes with sugar-free vanilla and skim milk, saving the PSL indulgences for Saturday and Sunday.
Next: Support counts for a lot.
Nutritionists support her
Nutritionist Elisabetta Politi commends Swift’s practical approach to food. Swift has expressed her desire to be a role model, and Politi finds that she is an exceptional example in a diet-obsessed world. As Politi points out, “Taylor doesn’t have to lose any weight, so maybe someone who does would have a treat once a week, and after exercise.”
Follow Swift’s philosophy as a guideline to accompany your own workout and dietary adjustments. Politi also commends Swift for her healthy approach to dieting. “What’s crucial is having a healthy relationship with food,” Politi says.