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Chrissy Teigen Stays in Shape Doing These 7 Things

From quitting drinking and dieting, to large dinners and small breakfasts.

Chrissy Teigen got her start as a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model. She then transitioned to a TV hosting career, and has built a lifestyle and wellness brand. Her body image in mind, over the weekend, she revealed she had some buccal fat removed by surgeon Dr. Jason Diamond. "I did that Dr. Diamond cheek fat removal thing here," she said as she touched her cheek during an Instagram story. "And since I quit drinking, I'm really seeing the results and I like it. Yeah, I did it, what?" Read on to see seven surgery-free ways Chrissy Teigen stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bikini Photos!


She Gave Up Alcohol

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As mentioned, Teigen revealed that has given up drinking. On her Instagram story, Teigen revealed that she was given the book Quit Like A Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol by Holly Whitaker, which inspired her. She wrote, "I was done with making a" dork "of myself in front of people (I'm still embarrassed), tired of day drinking and feeling" bad "at 6, not being able to sleep. I have been sober ever since."


She Doesn't Diet

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Teigen told People that she doesn't believe in dieting. "I've thrown all of that out of the window, I think now at this point in my life it's more important for me to enjoy things as they come," she says. "I eat things when I want them. Because if I don't my mind personally goes crazy. I kind of put my mind over body a little bit, mind and spirit over body. If it's going to make me happy and make me feel good, then I indulge in it."


She Does 15-Minute Body Workouts with a Trainer

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Teigen works with trainer Simone De La Rue on her workout. De La Rue revealed the full-body workout she does with Teigen to The workout includes static planks, shoulder presses, and jump squats, and is a mix of cardio, leg workouts, and butt workouts.  De La Rue advises, "We wanna use correct technique and correct form because that's the way you see results.


She Uses EMS


Teigen revealed on Instagram that she likes to use electric muscle stimulations, or EMS. "An EMS workout involves the same movements as many other workouts," Blake Dircksen, D.P.T., C.S.C.S., from Shape Treatments tells Shape. "The difference is the addition of electrical stimulation to recruit more muscle fibers."


She Loves Green Juice

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Teigen told Shape that she's a fan of green juice and drinks it often. "I love green juices—the ones that include lots of actual greens and don't include too much apple," she says. "Because those are just meant to be yummy and we all know things that are too yummy aren't the best for us unfortunately."


She Avoids Light Dinners

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Teigen tells Delish that dinner is her heaviest meal of the day. "It's funny, I start every day attempting to be healthy, but then dinner is when I always mess up," she says. "By then I'm feeling deprived, so when I finally get home around 11 o'clock I end up eating a heavy dinner. I don't like food on the go and I don't do snacks—I need meal meals. I end up waiting until the time I'm sitting at home in front of the TV. It's always pretty hearty—I love a big rib-eye. If I have a salad or something lighter for dinner, I wake up around 2 a.m. and go candy crazy. So I need to find that balance—still working on it!


She Avoids Carbs & Sweets In The Mornings

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For breakfast, Teigen says that she has some foods she always eats, and some that she avoids altogether. "I have to have eggs every day," she says to Delish. "I like a farmer's breakfast: two over-easy eggs, turkey bacon or pork sausage, sliced avocado, and grilled tomatoes. I can't do pancakes or else I just want to go to bed. Eggs are my must—with a ton of Cholula on top." Teigen also has one red flag when going out for breakfast, "I get really mad when I hear there's a continental breakfast somewhere. I'm not a big breakfast pastry, chocolate croissant girl."

Anna Bechtel
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