11 things Emily Ratajkowski does to keep her insane figure
Model and actress, Emily Ratajkowski, could well be up there for earning the title of 'Babe of the century'. The 26-year-old first became famous for her steamy role in Robin Thicke's music video for Blurred Lines, and has since gone on to star in various movies including Gone Girl and the upcoming I Feel Pretty, not to mention the vast number of editorial spreads and commercial modelling shoots she has to her name.
While her insane bod might be enviable, the star is vocal in sharing the feminist message that feeling good about yourself and posing in a sexy way is the ultimate empowerment – for yourself, and others. It's this mentality of confidence and self-acceptance that might be the driving force behind her svelte figure, because it turns out that she hardly does much to keep in shape.
To the frustration of many gym-goers and calorie-counters, Emily has admitted before that: "I’m just not a crazy fitness person". So what exactly does she do to keep her figure? Read on to find out.
1. She's a self-confessed "carnivore"
"You know, I'm a carnivore," Emily told to Elle. "I really like to eat meat. I crave iron so I am definitely not the kind of person who you will often find eating a plain salad. I like to keep it really balanced to give my body energy and also be healthy."
2. She's disciplined when it comes to portion control
"Lunch is usually a salad or a sandwich," the model-slash-actress told Harper's Bazaar. "If I'm on set, I'll have catering, but I'm well-behaved with that stuff. It's easy to go crazy – they know how to feed you."
3. She's mindful about what she's consuming
"I think it's really important to give yourself a break," she told Elle. "And also just really think about where things are coming from and what kind of ingredients are going into your body."
4. And she has a positive attitude towards food
“For me, it’s about feeling good about what you eat. I do love turmeric and beet juices. It’s so LA, you can’t avoid it," she told the New York Times.
5. She motivates herself to exercise (usually with friends) rather than relying on a trainer
"I don’t have a trainer, and I don’t really go to the gym," she revealed to the New York Times. "I go on long walks and hikes with my girlfriends. That’s about it. I’m just not a crazy fitness person. I’m definitely an outlier in the industry."
6. Exercise also isn't a priority in her schedule
The model told Harper's Bazaar that she'll exercise only when she finds the time on days off. "I am not a big gym person. I really like being outside and doing yoga, so I do a lot of hiking in LA and I have a yoga studio really close to my house that I go to like once a week," she told InStyle.
7. She doesn't skimp out on breakfast
"Every day I go to Blacktop Coffee and get this pastry called kouign-amann with my black coffee," Emily told Harper's Bazaar. When she's at home, she told Vogue that she starts the day with black coffee, granola, yoghurt and sometimes toast.
8. She satisfies her sweet tooth from time to time
"I wouldn't say I am the type of girl who craves Doritos, but I definitely love a good cupcake sometimes," Ratajkowski told Elle."I think it’s good to indulge occasionally." She's also partial to dark chocolate and pumpkin cheesecake, according to Vogue.
9. She prefers red wine or low-sugar cocktails (but doesn't hold back on beer either)
The star is often seen cradling a glass of red wine or sipping on a martini. She told Muscle & Fitness: "I love cocktails, so I’ve started to experiment with them and copy some of my favourite restaurants’ drinks — one of them is a whiskey and champagne cocktail that I really like with some bitters and ginger."
9. Sleep and water are key
"[Before bed], I chug water and take off my makeup," she explained to Harper's Bazaar. "I sleep the best in my own bed, which is too bad because I'm not sleeping in my bed enough."
10. She eats out a lot
"I never eat at home," she told Harper's Bazaar. "Dinner is my time to be social and catch up with people." Her favourite spots around town include an Italian restaurant called Bestia, a tiny sushi place called Mako and for when she's craving a healthier option when dining out, her go-to is Café Gratitude.
11. But she also tries to cook at home
Despite the fact that she thinks she's a terrible cook, she told Elle: "I cook a lot, so that really helps: You know how much salt and sugar and all of that kind of stuff you are putting in your body."
While drinking alcohol, eating sweets and eating out a lot might be the complete opposite of what many trainers and nutritionists advise, it seems Emily's secret is balance, a positive attitude and undoubtedly some very good genes.