Chrissy Teigen on diet culture: ‘I’ve thrown all of that out of the window’

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Coming off of her silver-wigged midlife crisis, Chrissy Teigen has gone blonde this week. She documented the process on her Instagram Stories, because she’s not on Twitter anymore. I knew she would be really extra on IG and I was right, she’s ‘gramming constantly and posting all kinds of content to her Stories. It’s an oversharing itch she has to scratch constantly. Meanwhile, People Magazine released more of Chrissy’s interview for her Most Beautiful cover story:

Chrissy Teigen is focusing on enjoying her life. In her latest cover story with PEOPLE, the former model, 35, shares that she’s gone through “ups and downs” with “dieting and diet culture” over the years — and she’s over it.

“I’ve thrown all of that out of the window,” she says. “I think now at this point in my life it’s more important for me to enjoy things as they come.” Now, Teigen says she’s trying to focus on what’s “going to make me happy.”

“I eat things when I want them. Because if I don’t my mind personally goes crazy,” she shares. “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.”

Giving up the diet mentality has also been an important step in the Cravings author’s wellness journey. “I’ve lived a whole life. I’ve spent way too many years counting calories, scheduling way too many workouts and trying to figure out what my term for wellness was for myself,” she says. “I’ve been trying to figure that out for so so long.”

“Now I know that it’s on the ground playing with my kids, getting out there, going to a park, going to an aquarium, being able to drive around with my kids in the car,” adds the star, who shares daughter Luna, 4, and son Miles, 2, with husband John Legend. “That is activity for me and I enjoy doing things like that.” As for her wellness routine, the star just tries “to have fun with it.”

“I will say I indulge in some things I thought were maybe cuckoo before. I do appreciate a good sound bath and I’m learning to meditate,” Teigen says, adding that she’s “not necessarily a great meditator because I really think so, so much. I do love yoga and pilates now but the balance in it is really nice because it’s nice to be able to kill two birds by playing with my kids and getting that activity in honestly. To me that’s more fun. John is different, he’s the kind of guy who can go to the gym at like 6, 7 in the morning every single day no matter what but me, no, I try to have fun with it.”

[From People]

Whatever, I’m fine with this? I don’t understand how women can be in their 30s and 40s and still be deeply entrenched in/neurotic about diet culture anyway. I’m looking at you, Gwyneth. I’m not talking about being on a program like Weight Watchers and counting calories that way – it is what it is and those kinds of programs do help people (for a time). For Chrissy specifically, my guess would be that cutting out alcohol would help/has helped her with her diet and weight. Several years back, she made it a point to drink a lot less, and that alone was probably the healthiest choice she has made, physically and mentally.

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