Super Model Charlotte McKinney, was born in Orlando, Florida, and has a career that started quite unintentionally. It was at a time when everyone was putting in their pictures on Instagram. At the age of 17, Charlotte McKinney started modeling but was rejected by many agencies because of her body type. Thus she took to Instagram to make a career of her own. In 2015, her Carls Jr. All-Natural Burger commercial really caught everyone's attention when it aired during the Super Bowl XLIX which took her career to another level and a whole new direction.
After this commercial, not only did he get many modeling projects but also many acting projects too. She started in movies like Baywatch and Joe Dirt: Beautiful Loser. But she is also known for her super hot bod. Ever since her popularity, she has appeared in many interviews where she has piqued interest when it comes to her fitness routine and diet planThus this article explores all about Charlotte McKinney's workout routine and her diet plan which makes her so Instagram friendly and well no, because of which she has a great career too.
Charlotte McKinney Statistics
- Birth Date: August 06
- Birth Year: 1993
- Height: 5 ft 7½ in or 171 cm
- Weight: 145½ lbs or 66 kg
- Body Measurements: 38-26-36 inches
Charlotte McKinney Workout Routine
Charlotte McKinney became popular on Instagram as she used to put a lot of her pictures showing off her slim curves. The secret you ask? Well, even though she has had many interviews lined up after her success in movies and many commercials, she has not revealed all of it. However, she did mention that she trains her body at least 6 times a week.
But although she does a lot of body sculpting and toning exercises, she usually falls into everyday temptations too, and even confessed that she has missed a few workouts due to the weekend hangovers. Apparently, she works hard and parties harder.
Charlotte McKinney is all about having a lengthened muscle structure than getting all muscular. She loves to look lean and trains in a way so that she remains lean instead of having all that muscle. This she achieves by combining her workouts with yoga and other stretching exercises. She also likes to do a lot of weight training. “I’m all about lengthening and toning. I don’t do heavyweights. I don’t really do anything too intense. It’s more cardio and stretching and yoga and keeping long, lean muscles as opposed to doing a bunch of reps with weights,” she told Hollywood Life.
She has also opened up a bit about her general fitness and her workout and diet routine. “I’m all about lengthening and toning. I don’t do heavyweights. I don’t really do anything too intense. It’s more cardio and stretching and yoga and keeping long, lean muscles as opposed to doing a bunch of reps with weights,” she explained. “I usually [work out] six days a week [but] it’s more of a mental thing. Mentally, I feel so much better after I workout. I would say an hour a day, sometimes two hours. It just depends, but I’ve learned to not be so hard on myself.”
She works out at least 6 times a week and she works out quite religiously. On the seventh day, she usually likes to take a break. This is beneficial if you want to prevent injury and help your body recover. Charlotte McKinney's workouts include a combination of strength and training exercises along with yoga and stretching positions. She also includes a lot of cardio in her 90-minute sessions every day. She is always very consistent and motivated to hit the gym base don the sole fact that she feels extremely good after her session.
She really loves to mix it up in the gym so that she does not feel bored or tired at all. Thus she does a combination of workouts in the gym. She also likes to go HIIT once in a while to burn off maximum calories. She says, For me, it’s important to sweat it out and mix up my workout regime! I’m pretty proud of how consistent I workout, I’ve built it into my daily schedule to avoid skipping out. Most days you will find me either at hot yoga, Hot 8 in Malibu is my favorite, or a HIIT workout like Barry’s Bootcamp or F45 Training."
She loves to take a variety of classes too besides just doing strength training. She makes sure, no matter where she is, to hit up the gym. She has a list of her favorite classes which she regularly takes up. It includes, in her words, "F45 Training! It’s this awesome Australian 45 minute HIIT workout that is growing like crazy over here. There are over 1200 studios all over the world, which is great when I travel I can nearly always find one!"Charlotte McKinney even explains a very embarrassing moment when she wanted to go to Barry's Bootcamp in New York City which is known for its demanding and grueling session but she couldn't attend it properly because of her hangover a day before. In her words, 'It was super embarrassing the other day as I was hungover and thought ‘I can’t do this!’She does not stay behind when it comes to taking tips and tricks from others. She loves to experiment with her health and diet and to find out what works the best for her. She is constantly in search. She tells, “I’m really interested in finding good tips to stay in shape and I love being in the gym and I love doing yoga,” Carl’s Jr. model tells PEOPLE.But most of the time, it is mostly about getting the best of the day by working out hard and sticking to a balanced diet for test results. However, she does cheat once in a while and finds that it's okay.
Charlotte McKinney Current training program:Monday: Glutes and hamsTuesday: ShouldersWednesday: BackThursday: Quads, hams, and glutesFriday: ArmsSaturday: Full-body circuit—yes, more glutes!Sunday: Off
Getting Ample Sleep
Charlotte McKinney thinks that it is super important to sleep and take rests as it is responsible for a lot of things. Lack of sleep makes her tired and sluggish the other day and then she is not able to perform well neither at work nor in the gym. Thus she believes to sleep for at least 7 to 8 hours every day. She also has a very hectic and packed schedule. “I work out really hard and I stay on my diet all week. But on a Sunday, you know, maybe a little hungover, you have to reward yourself here and there, so I do,” she says.Charlotte McKinney likes to stay in shape not just physically but emotionally, mentally, and even spiritually too. Sleep thus forms an integral part of her wellness routine. She concentrates a lot on her mental health too. She needs to work out all aspects of her well-being for aesthetics as well as health reasons. In an interview she explained her fitness goals and routine with her fans, saying, “For my weekly workout, I alternate between hot power yoga & Pilates. I love the way both these workouts give you long lean muscles instead of bulking you up…not a huge fan of that look. A combination of the two is sure to do the trick! If I’m traveling and neither is an option, I like to take power walks on the beach and practice my postures there.”
And when she has either a bikini shoot or she wants to go to the beach, there are some of that tricks that she revealed: “If I know I’m going to be on the beach in a bikini— which I usually am, or want a last-minute prep for a shoot, I’ll hop in the sauna or take a hot yoga class to get my energy and metabolism up and also shed any extra water weight and toxins that can be bloating.”Fitness Routine while TravelingCharlotte McKinney also revealed that she makes sure to befit no matter which part of the world she is in. She likes to follow her routine and exercise where she goes. It helps her feel energetic and not fall sick. She also prevents travel sickness by keeping hydrated and taking a ginger shot. She also likes to slurp on juices which are made from French and organic vegetables and fruits that help her stay hydrated throughout the day.
Be Positive about Your Body
Charlotte McKinney admits that just like any other model or even a girl, she has felt negative about her body a lot of time. And there were times when she used to feel ugly and fat. However, she has really learned how to stay positive and relax in these situations. Whenever she feels down, she makes herself calm and reminds herself that she has already done enough and she is happy. She does not like to keep the insecurities in her life anymore.
Charlotte McKinney Coronavirus Lockdown Routine
Her life during the pandemic was a bit challenging like everyone else's but she did try to clip with it by following some great workout routine with whatever that was available at home. She had to be creative to make it work for her. She also learned some new skills during her time at home. She explains it by saying." Life during quarantine has been a bit challenging but I think every day is different for everyone. Some days are fine and some days you feel stir crazy. I’m coping with it as well as I can by taking it day by day. I’ve been focusing on myself and trying to better myself through organizing a to-do list and staying on top of my work."
During the pandemic, she took time out to learn some new skills. She thought that she will learn how to cook someday but time never allowed her to do that. With pandemic, she learned how to cook and now she can cook some of the own meals too. This also helped her know about the food and how it works. In her words, "For me, I’ve never been much of a cook and I’ve always dined out or ordered takeout but now I’ve been cooking my own meals. It’s been challenging but fun at the same time. I eat clean and healthy foods, buy fresh produce and make roasted vegetables as much as possible. Learning how to navigate the kitchen has made me nostalgic because I realized I remember things from growing up with my mom who was a great cook. I want to continue to keep cooking at home even after quarantine is over."Fitness has been always so super important for Charlotte McKinney and even during pandemics, Charlotte McKinney did not let it off the hook. It has helped her keep going even in times before and it definitely helped her cope during the pandemic too. She was always motivated to do something. She recalls, "It has been tough finding motivation. I was used to my routine when I would get up and go to a nearby workout class. It’s different now not having an instructor pushing me and yelling at me to correct my form or to keep going. I have to motivate myself now and push myself with every workout – it’s been tricky. I’ve been winding down lately and not working out as much, I was really intense with my workouts."All of this has given her motivation to stay put and stay focused for the next project quite well. In her words, however, she discusses her next project and says, "I’m looking forward to some amazing things this year. As the world is on hold, most projects are as well but I’m positive about what the remainder of the year will bring."This was salal both the fitness and wellness routine of Charlotte McKinney in which w talked about her workout routine. Now moving on to her food choices and the general diet plan that keeps her up to the mark. Read on.
Charlotte McKinney Diet Plan
Just like all the famous celebs who have a flaming hot bod, Charlotte McKinney also likes to have whole foods and whenever it is possible, she likes to avoid anything that is processed or has artificial flavoring to sugar in it. Thus she avoids packaged foods. She is a fan of whatever is in season. Thus she chooses a lot of local veggies and fruits over things that are packaged or frozen. She likes to have whole grains, nuts, seafood, etc. She follows a Mediterranean diet most of the time.Sometimes, she also likes to do some kind of juice cleanses whenever she feels she has abused her body enough. She explains, "I’ve fallen into all the juice cleanses and the things, but you end up just crashing so I’ve learned to eat what works for my body.” However, it is not any kind of crash diet that she follows. She likes to feel purified and clean from within. She has, however, just like any model of the girl, in particular, fallen a victim to crash dieting before. She does not do it anymore and follows healthy eating patterns. She says, "Through my years, I fell victim to the many crash diets that go around. However, the last two years I found a path that works for me, it’s just keeping a super healthy and clean diet. No dairy and no gluten, basically vegan but I love sushi, you can never take that away from me!"
She does not like to eat right away after waking up. She needs a coffee to wake up and then she has her fresh veggies juice which provides her with all the nutrients that are important to her. Here's how a typical day in the life of Charlotte McKinney looks like:
When I wake up, first thing first—coffee! Then to get me going it’s a green juice followed by my morning workout. For lunch, it’s mostly a light salad, which doesn’t mean boring! Luckily, there are awesome services like Sakara Life that make eating clean and healthy. My go-to dinner is a light sushi dinner, which’s super easy on the rice and lots of sashimi. Also, someone once told me there are several health benefits of a good glass of red wine!
She also follows a beauty routine regular which she regularly does in the morning after her morning rituals. She describes her morning routine by saying and mentioning some products. In her words, "Dr. Barbara Strum literally changed my skin! I’ve been using her products religiously for over two years now, and wow, what was life before her. She even makes this incredible blood creme for me that uses my own blood cells. I also take skin food supplements, as skin is more about what goes into our bodies, not just what goes on top. As for my beauty must-haves, anything by Charlotte Tilbury works well for me!"She keeps good care of her skin because she believes that it helps her up the confidence which is lacking. Besides her workout and meal plan, there is a lot that she likes to do with herself for her well-being. She always carries some products for her general wellness. In her words, " Shiseido sunscreen, good sunglasses, the book I’m reading that week, and, of course, white wine and lemon for a beachside spritzer, because it is summer after all."But the most of time, she loves to eat as much fresh and organic as she can. She believes in quality food and tries to put whatever would nourish her body from within. She avoids absolutely any kind of chemical-based products. In her words, “I say anyone can lose weight if you eat what’s in season, local, fresh, and not in bags, you’re good. All that other stuff, it’s a trend. Trust me. I’ve fallen into all the juice cleanses and the things, but you end up just crashing so I’ve learned to eat what works for my body.” The meals that run for her body include “Lots of fish, vegetables, fruits, and protein.”
Besides just follow the morning ritual, following a health and skin routine is equally important to her as it gives her a sense of self-confidence. It is important for her mental and emotional health too and thus, so she describes, "I usually wake between 7 - 8 am and the first thing I do is hydrate with a huge bottle of water. From there, I make my morning coffee and wash my face with Dr. Barbara Sturm’s ENZYME CLEANSER, followed by the CLARIFYING SERUM, HYALURONIC SERUM, FACE CREAM LIGHT, and SUN DROPS SPF 50. For my body, I apply the ANTI-AGING BODY CREAM all over."
She likes to have a light and healthy breakfast that will keep her energized throughout the day. She makes sure that her breakfast is well balanced and she likes to have it after her workout. She explains, "After my morning workout at Platefit or Hot 8 Yoga, I pick up an almond milk latte from Blue Bottle. When I’m home, I make a light breakfast, either a green smoothie with Sakara Life’s Super Powder or Bircher Muesli (Barbara shared her own recipe with me!). I love trying all the recipes she has on her website."
She is huge on salads and loves to include one typically du rng the day time fo the lunch. She makes sure to eat loads of leafy greens for the nutrients and even adds some protein so that it could help her recover and build her muscles. A typical day of lunch according to her includes, "Any type of anti-inflammatory salad. Lots of greens, veggies, and a lean protein like fish."
She also likes to snack sometimes and always carries some stuff in her purse if she is out. She finds taking her own snack is always preferable to buying out something healthy to starving herself. Thus in her word, "You will always find pumpkin and sunflower seeds in my purse! The Magnesium and Zinc give me the energy I need to get through the day.
She is huge on fish, especially during dinner. It really helps her keep full while being not too heavy on the stomach. She always pairs it up with some fresh veggies. She says, "Fresh white fish like a branzino paired with local fresh veggies. It’s always a winner for me." There are times when she does not has that much energy to cook or to think of anything. For those days, she has some special and easy recipes. She reveals, "I’ve really been loving cauliflower rice with baked salmon. Again, with fresh veggies. And never forget the hot sauce!"
She also loves to have coconut icecream and just like a normal human being even Charlotte McKinney has a sweet tooth which she likes to satisfies once in a while. In her word, "If you haven’t tried coconut ice cream, you are missing out. It really satisfies my sweet tooth after dinner."
Although she is not allowed to drink regularly, she does enjoy a few drinks with her friends over the weekend. She reveals, "Oh, I love a good glass of red wine with dinner. My go-to is Dry Farm Wines, as they are all-natural and cut out all the unnecessary sugars, and headaches."
“I’m really interested in finding good tips to stay in shape and I love being in the gym and I love doing yoga,” Carl’s Jr. model tells in an interview where she discloses how she keeps on reading articles and blogs on how to have better health. She also talks to many people who are in this industry and keeps on trying new trends. She always makes sure that she is sticking to a simple and balanced diet to make her feel more energetic throughout the day.
However, Charlotte McKinney is only human and she often loves to indulge in her favorite meals too. No matter how hard she works on the weekdays, on weekends she loves to have some kind o cheat meal. She explains, "I work out really hard and I stay on my diet all week. But on a Sunday, you know, maybe a little hungover, you have to reward yourself here and there, so I do,” she says.
Charlotte McKinney also likes to log in her food diary in many recent interviews and one thing is for sure, she never starts her day without having some water with lemon in it. It is her staple in her diet.
This is a break up of what she has thought the day:
Charlotte McKinney BreakfastHot water with lemonBanana with a few tablespoons of almond butter
Charlotte McKinney Lunch from True Food KitchenQuinoa burger with hummus and kale salad
Charlotte McKinney SnackJuice: beets, ginger, lemon, and apple
Charlotte McKinney DinnerGrilled shrimp and grilled veggies
Charlotte McKinney DessertBlueberriesGlass of rosé
Charlotte McKinney Total Calories:1,184
“Warm lemon water is a great way to start her day—nutrients from the lemon can give the GI tract the push it needs to get moving. Plus it can improve skin and boost the immune system,” says her dietician who works with her closely and give her tips about her diet and general lifestyle. As for McKinney’s daily intake, her dietician reveals, “I love that her lunch is all real foods and perfectly proportioned. She also does a good job at dinner with lean protein and veggies.” She further says, “I would like to see her add a snack with a little protein to keep her fueled properly,” she continues. “And a little healthy fat with dinner like guacamole would be okay, too.”
That was all about Charlotte McKinney's diet plan that keeps her fueled all day long for a hectic day at the gym and work!Charlotte McKinney Nutritional Tips
- Counts macros over calories, when you count calories you don’t know how nutrient-dense or deficient you are.
- Eat protein with every meal
- Read the labels and cut out all processed foods and ingredients
- Be prepared, meal prep
- Add greens for fiber and other crucial nutrients
- Don’t skip breakfast
- Eat every 3-4 hours to keep the metabolism working
- Shop organic
- Find a balance and something that works for your lifestyle. If you have an unattainable diet regimen you won’t stick to it.
Charlotte McKinney on Self-Inspiration
Charlotte McKinney might be considered one of the hottest actresses in Baywatch or just the TV series, but even Charlotte McKinney has had her fair share of dealing with insecurities and body issues. The model revealed in any interviews how she has dealt with body issues and dealing with days when she felt that she was not good enough for modeling or acting. She was seven rejected by many modeling agencies for her kind of body stature which led her down.“My teenage years were pretty tough,” she began. “Growing up with an older sister who was beautiful, starting modeling at a young age, I think all of that made me really critical of myself. I kind of just grew into it so my whole life I kind of compared myself to my sister or someone else,” the model, who was helping Girl Powerful, youth empowerment nonprofit assigned to five tween girls the mental tools to create an influential knowledge of self while drawing up with non-profit, said.
Charlotte McKinney l said she has “tough skin” but she’s still her own most ferocious detractor. “I definitely am still dealing with a bunch of body image [issues] and I think it’s because of the career I chose. You’re under a microscope and I think it’s something I’m still working on day today,” she said, adding, “You see me looking at photos going, ‘Oh my God, delete it!’ I’m really hard on myself.” And when she is on social media, she tries not to read any bad comments because she gets demotivated with all the negative comments.“I try to not look at it, but at the end of the day, you’ll see something. I try to take everything with a grain of salt and kind of just say, ‘I don’t know that person. They have no value in my life. If they want to say something negative, that’s on them.’ I think if you feed into it, you’re just as bad as them,” she said. With that being said, even though life is not always stars and hearts for even a model like Charlotte McKinney, she tries to get through her day by following her path and remaining diligent and true to herself.
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