Taylor Swift's Exact Diet And Exercise Routine
Here, we take a look at exactly what Taylor Swift does to stay fit, the tools she uses to prioritise her mental health and the 'guilty' food pleasures she can't go without.
EXERCISE: Dance-Based Cardio
Exercise-wise, Swift is a regular attendee at New York-based studio, Body By Simone. Founded by Australian personal trainer and former Broadway dancer Simone De La Rue, the 'BBS method' combines high-intensity dance-based cardio with body-weight moves and light dumbbells to create long, lean muscles. You can see Swift's go-to 20-minute workout here.
Running isn't just a form of exercise for Swift, it's a chance for her to listen to new music and explore her surroundings.
"For me, running is about blasting a whole bunch of new songs and running to the beat. It's also good because it makes me find a gym wherever I am," she told WebMD.
"I'm very much out in the world, and I love exploring the places we go when we tour. It's important for me to live a full life."
DIET: A Balanced Approach
When it comes to her diet, Swift takes a balanced approach, focusing on eating healthily during the week while allowing room for indulgences on the weekend.
"During the week, I try to eat healthily, so that means salads, yoghurt, and sandwiches," she told WebMD.
"No sugary drinks. I try to keep it lighter, but it's nothing too regimented or crazy. I don't like to create too many rules where I don't need them. We know what's good for us, thanks to common sense."
As far as the weekends go, the 29-year-old songstress favours classic comfort foods as treats. "I allow myself to eat what I know from common sense is bad for me," she said.
"I like comfort foods. I love a burger and fries, I love ice cream so much, and I love baking cookies. Actually, I love baking anything."
DIET: The Occasional Sweet Treat
A self-confessed fan of desserts, Swift loves to indulge her sweet tooth by baking. "I bake pumpkin bread for everyone I know, and make ginger molasses cookies and hot chocolate and chai," she told Bon Appétit.
Her favourite thing to bake? Chai sugar cookies with eggnog icing. She also told the publication that she stocks up on cinnamon rolls and cookie dough, just in case there aren't any freshly baked treats around when a craving hits.
In an interview with WebMD, Swift confessed that she turns to Starbucks for her daily treat, revealing that she opts for "skinny vanilla lattes on weekdays" and "spiced pumpkin lattes on weekends."
The "Cardigan" singer also said it's not a habit she's about to give up any time soon, telling the outlet: "The point is, I'm never cutting out what I love, which is Starbucks."
DIET: Lots Of Water
A staunch proponent of drinking plenty of H2O, Swift told Bon Appétit that she's extremely conscious of staying hydrated while on tour.
"I have so much water in my dressing room—because I drink, like, ten bottles of water a day. That's pretty much all we have in there," she said.
WELLNESS: Journaling And Self Check-Ins
Physical health aside, the singer prioritises her mental health through the cathartic act of journaling and, of course, songwriting.
"From a young age, any time I would feel pain I would think, 'It's OK, I can write about this after school,'" she told Glamour.
"And still, any time something hurts, like rejection or sadness or loneliness, or I feel joy or I fall in love, I ask myself, 'Can I write a song about this, so I know how I feel?'"
In the same interview, Swift also revealed that she regularly checks in with herself to keep any negative inner chatter at bay, saying "I keep an internal gauge of whether it's been a healthy week or not".