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Alexandra Cooper in Workout Gear Says "Olympic Training Starts"


Alexandra Cooper is getting her sweat on – in time for the Olympics. In a funny new social media post the Call Me Daddy host wears workout gear as she pretends to be on a call from the President asking her to compete in the upcoming games. "Guess who I called up… 👀 Olympic training starts Wednesday," she wrote in the caption, adding "WHO IS THE OLYMPIC GOAT" in the captions. How does the 29-year-old podcaster approach diet and fitness? Here are her top lifestyle tips. 


Go Horseback Riding

Alexandra is an equestrian and regularly rides horses. The American Heart Association endorses horseback riding as a great exercise form. Not only does it boost cardiovascular health, but builds core strength, burns calories, and lowers blood pressure. It is also great for your mental health as it helps relax you. 


Drink Coffee


"The first thing I do when I wake up is roll over, pick up my phone and text my boyfriend 'coffee,'" Alexandra told Harper's Bazaar Food Diaries about the importance of her morning cup. "My boyfriend hands me a coffee every single morning." Sometimes she has iced coffee and others, hot, with oat milk. "Recently switched from almond to oat and it's been a pretty fabulous transition," she adds. "I grew up never drinking coffee. I went through my entire college experience and I had never had one cup of coffee. I started drinking coffee, honestly, because I think I started going to meetings in my adult life and I was like, they're like, 'Do you want a coffee?'" However, she claims she is "not dependent on it," and is "never going out of my way to get it, but when it's brought to me, I welcome it and I cherish the moment and I drink the whole thing every single morning."


Eat the Carbs

Alex does not advocate an anti-carb diet. In fact she starts her day with a major dose. "I have an everything bagel toasted with cream cheese," Alex added, revealing her eats one side with "regular cream cheese, one side with chive." Switching from New York to Los Angeles bagels, "was a struggle" as "New York's bagels are better than LA's" so she has "mourned the loss," she jokes. "But I've gotten used to a bagel as a bagel. I'll eat the ones from the grocery store."




Alex also encourages snacking. "I'm a very hangry individual and I'm not embarrassed or ashamed by that," she told Harper's Bazaar. "The success of my relationship, I will say, is predicated on whether I've eaten that day or not. My boyfriend will say, you are a different person when you haven't had food. So I am constantly making sure I have a snack around me." She loves snacking on Welch fruit snacks. "You can't just have one, you have to have three. So I usually will have a handful of those. Maybe some chips, love some Sour Cream and Onion Pringles."


Indulge in Your Favorite Meals

Alex admits she is "always ordering out" and doesn't deprive herself from her favorite meal, Dan Tana's chicken parmesan. "If I have to eat a green, I'm going to go broccoli or asparagus. Now, sometimes asparagus is too chewy and we don't like the after effects of what asparagus does," she joked. She also loves ice cream. "McConnell's ice cream is my go-to late night dessert," said Alex. "I would say every six to seven days I restock. I get every single flavor just in case. And I'll make a bowl of McConnell's ice cream where it's like the salted caramel brownie, the ooey gooey double chocolate chip. There's all the different kinds, and I'll put a bunch of different scoops of different flavors. Who wants one flavor of ice cream? Not me."


Prioritize Mental Health

Alex invests in therapy. "I had a lot of therapy sessions when the first deal came out," she told Cosmopolitan about her massive Spotify paycheck. Because I was like, 'Whoa, it's just not normal to have the amount of money you're making public and that amount at such a young age.' I did see the backlash of 'She doesn't deserve that' or 'She's so greedy.' I'm like, 'Oh my god, no one said this about Joe Rogan. No one said this about the SmartLess podcast guys.' But I'm the type of person that loves it, because it means there's opportunity to help the conversation progress. It's less about me….It's a new benchmark for women in the industry."