Jennifer Hawkins workout and diet

Jennifer Hawkins (born 22 December 1983) is an Australian beauty queen, model and television presenter perhaps best known as Miss Universe 2004.

‘I can’t ever stop exercising! In my job I could get the call anytime: “You’re going to Spain and will have to wear a bikini.” It can be the middle of winter in Australia, but I have to be on top of it.’

Jen eats a diet high in lean protein – usually chicken or fish. And she fills up on fresh fruit and vegies. ‘Chicken features high on the menu always, I love it,’ she reveals.

Day One:

Breakfast: Oatmeal with skimmed milk

Snack: Banana

Lunch: Chicken salad

Dinner: Seared ahi tuna steak, steamed vegetables and a cup of brown rice

Exercise: 30-minute power walk. Upper body resistance work at the gym, working her biceps, triceps, shoulders and back. Rather than bulk up using weights, Jen’s more into resistance bands at the moment. You can work any muscle in the body.

Day Two:

Breakfast: Porridge with raisins and honey

Snack: Handful of dried cranberries and blueberries

Lunch: Chicken on rye bread. Jen’s on a white bread detox because her nutritionist suspects she has a yeast allergy. Cup of grapes

Dinner: Tofu stir-fry with egg noodles

Exercise: 45-minute yoga class. Jen’s just revamped her workouts to focus on yoga and Pilates. ‘Yoga levels me out,’ Jen says. ‘If I’m stressed, I do that and I’m fine.

Day Three:

Breakfast: Two slices of rye bread. One banana

Snack: Banana

Lunch: Tuna salad. Handful of cashew nuts. ‘I love fruit, nuts and yogurt,’ Jen says. ‘Food has to be exciting. Depriving yourself makes you crave things more.’

Dinner: Grilled chicken breast and char-grilled vegetables. Low-fat yogurt.

Exercise: 45-minute cardio session

Day Four:

Breakfast: Fruit and nut muesli (unsweetened)

Snack: Mango

Lunch: Chicken salad sandwich on rye

Dinner: Thai takeaway followed by lollies in front of the TV with her girlfriends. ‘I wish I could cut them out,’ she says of her naughty moments, but Jen is only human. ‘It makes my skin break out,’ she reveals.

Exercise: 40-minute power walkin the morning

Day Five:

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs

Snack: Apples

Lunch: Chicken salad sandwich on rye

Dinner: Omelette and salad. Low-fat yogurt

Exercise: Time to pay back for the takeaway! 20-minute jog in
the morning followed by lower-body resistance work and abdominal exercises. She pushes her body harder when she knows she has lollies to work off! Yoga in the evening if she’s stressed.

Day Six:

Breakfast: Fruit and nut muesli (unsweetened)

Snack: Handful of pistachio nuts

Lunch: Chicken Caesar salad with dressing on the side. Jen avoids red meat and prefers a healthy chicken salad

Dinner: Poached salmon with asparagus tips and a cup of brown rice

Exercise: 45-minute Pilates class or a cardio session

Day Seven:

Breakfast: Omelette with cheese and tomato

Snack: Strawberries

Lunch: Tuna mayo in an avocado shell with salad

Dinner: Chicken stir-fry with capsicum and 1 / 2 a cup of whole-wheat tagliatelle

Exercise: Rest. It’s important to rest at least once a week so your muscles can rebuild. Although working out most days seems like a big commitment, it suits Jen well. ‘Exercising year-round is good. I’m a happier person as a result.’


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