In Chrissy Teigen’s latest cover story with People, she says 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,” the former model said, “I think now at this point in my life it’s more important for me to enjoy things as they come.”
35-year-old Teigen said she is trying to focus on what’s “going to make me happy” and to try “to have fun with it,” food included. Giving up the diet mentality has been an important step in Teigen’s wellness journey. She said, “I eat things when I want them. 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.”
Teigen went on to say, “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.”
In regards to activities she enjoys, she added, “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.” Teigen shares daughter Luna, 4, and son Miles, 2, with husband John Legend.
Teigen says that although she’s “not necessarily a great meditator because I really think so, so much,” she says she indulges in some things she thought “were maybe cuckoo before. I do appreciate a good sound bath and I’m learning to meditate.” Teigen also partakes in yoga and pilates while playing with her kids.