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Chrissy Teigen says she’s ‘thrown diet culture out the window’: ‘It’s more important for me to enjoy things’

Chrissy Teigen says she’s ‘thrown’ dieting culture ‘out the window’ and is only focusing on eating what makes her ‘happy’ now.

The model-turned-foodie opened up about her ‘ups and downs’ with ‘dieting and diet culture’ while on the cover of People’s The Beautiful Issue, telling the magazine: ‘I think now at this point in my life it’s more important for me to enjoy things as they come.’

The mother-of-two, 35, explained how she’s stopped herself from ignoring her cravings, saying: ‘I eat things when I want them. Because if I don’t my mind personally goes crazy.’

No limits: Chrissy Teigen says she's no longer concerned with 'diet culture' and letting herself 'enjoy things as they come'

No limits: Chrissy Teigen says she's no longer concerned with 'diet culture' and letting herself 'enjoy things as they come'

No limits: Chrissy Teigen says she’s no longer concerned with ‘diet culture’ and letting herself ‘enjoy things as they come’

‘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 went on.

Reflecting on her old relationship with food, Chrissy said: ‘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. 

‘I’ve been trying to figure that out for so so long,’ the cookbook author, who recently stopped drinking alcohol as part of her health regime, added.

Teigen – who shares daughter Luna and son Miles with husband John Legend – also said she reminds herself how active being a mom already makes her, making sure to give herself credit for how she already includes fitness into her every day life.

‘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,’ she went on. ‘That is activity for me and I enjoy doing things like that.’ 

Listening to her body: The mother-of-two, 35, explained how she's stopped herself from ignoring her cravings, saying 'I eat things when I want them. Because if I don't my mind personally goes crazy'

Listening to her body: The mother-of-two, 35, explained how she's stopped herself from ignoring her cravings, saying 'I eat things when I want them. Because if I don't my mind personally goes crazy'

Listening to her body: The mother-of-two, 35, explained how she’s stopped herself from ignoring her cravings, saying ‘I eat things when I want them. Because if I don’t my mind personally goes crazy’

Enjoying herself: Reflecting on her old relationship with food, Chrissy said: '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'

Enjoying herself: Reflecting on her old relationship with food, Chrissy said: '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'

Enjoying herself: Reflecting on her old relationship with food, Chrissy said: ‘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’

While keeping her food and exercise practical, Chrissy also likes to ‘have fun’ with the rest of her wellness routine.

She admitted she’s been more open-minded about her habits, saying: ‘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 went on, noting 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,’ she continued.

‘John is different, he’s the kind of guy who can go to the gym at like six, seven in the morning every single day no matter what but me, no, I try to have fun with it.’ 

Opposite: Talking about her Grammy-winning husband's approach, she said 'John is different, he's the kind of guy who can go to the gym at like six, seven in the morning every single day no matter what but me, no, I try to have fun with it'

Opposite: Talking about her Grammy-winning husband's approach, she said 'John is different, he's the kind of guy who can go to the gym at like six, seven in the morning every single day no matter what but me, no, I try to have fun with it'

Opposite: Talking about her Grammy-winning husband’s approach, she said ‘John is different, he’s the kind of guy who can go to the gym at like six, seven in the morning every single day no matter what but me, no, I try to have fun with it’

 

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