Chrissy Teigen says she spent 'too many years counting calories' and now eats whatever she wants

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Chrissy Teigen, pictured in 2019 (left) and 2017 (right), says she's thrown diet culture "out the window." Getty/NBC/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images
  • Chrissy Teigen said she's done with "dieting and diet culture" after years of counting calories.

  • The model and cookbook author told People she now eats what makes her happy.

  • Teigen does yoga and pilates but also stays active by having fun with her kids.

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Chrissy Teigen has opened up about her relationship with food and exercise and how she's in a much healthier place than she once was.

The model and chef told People she's now thrown "dieting and diet culture" out the window, having "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."

Teigen, 35, has shifted her priorities and is now more concerned with enjoying her life and doing what makes her happy.

"I eat things when I want them," she told the magazine. "Because if I don't my mind personally goes crazy. 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."

While she may no longer count calories, Teigen shared a video on Instagram on April 1 of her family discussing the amount of carbs in meatballs, with the caption: "we *truly* have a conversation about carbs like this every day."

Teigen stays active by looking after her kids

The "Cravings" author has changed her mindset around fitness too.

As well as doing yoga and pilates, Teigen stays active by playing with her two young children, Luna, 4, and Miles, 2: "That is activity for me and I enjoy doing things like that," she told People.

And she's not averse to "cuckoo" wellness practices either, not only learning to meditate, but also saying she does "appreciate a good sound bath."

At the end of March, Teigen announced she was quitting Twitter for the sake of her mental health, having been one of the most popular users of the social network for over 10 years with 13.7 million followers, Insider's Julie Gerstein reported.

"It's time for me to say goodbye. This no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively," she wrote.

After speaking openly on social media about her miscarriage in October 2020, Teigen received a wave of online abuse from QAnon followers, Insider's Rachel Greenspan reported.

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