‘Eat Clean To Stay Fit, Have A Burger To Stay Sane’: Gigi Hadid Shares Her Diet And Exercise Secrets

Sep 13, 2016 //

Gigi Hadid has revealed the secret behind her supermodel figure.

In the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar, the blond stunner take readers along for a day in her glamorous life, including her daily exercise routine and a stop at one of her favourite burger joints (as opposed to a fancy Manhattan hotspot).

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Each morning, the 21-year-old bombshell gets up at 7 am and has breakfast before heading off to a boxing workout inboxing at Gotham Gym in the West Village.

According to HealthyCeleb.com, she starts off by jumping rope, followed with boxing, which is mixed in with hardcore exercises.

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The pattern of the workout is 3:1. For every three minutes of sparring, Hadid does one minute of hardcore exercises and bodyweight training. She ends the workout with ballet-inspired floor exercises.

“When you’re boxing, you get so into it mentally that you kinda forget what’s going on, you forget that you’re working out,” the model told Vogue about her boxing obsession. “You always want more.”

Indeed, health and fitness has always come naturally to Hadid, who has led an active lifestyle since she was a young girl.

“My biggest thing is just eat healthy and work out,” the model shared simply when asked how she stays fit. “I was a volleyball player for 12 years, I rode horses my whole life, and now I box every day.”

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Her favourite morning meal is scrambled eggs, bacon, and toast from NYC’s The Smile, though she admits that boyfriend Zayn Malik sometimes gets her breakfast beans (a.k.a., baked beans).

And although Gigi makes an effort to eat clean, she allows herself indulgences every now and again.

“My personal motto is, ‘Eat clean to stay fit, have a burger to stay sane,'”  she says, “So if I’m in the mood I’ll go to JG Melon in the West Village.”

Aside from burgers (her favourite, she says), Gigi will also make an exception for ice cream from Emack & Bolio’s. Her favourite? Grasshopper Pie, a crème de menthe liqueur-flavored ice cream with Oreos and chocolate flakes.

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“I would walk past it on my way to the gym every day, but one day it was closed and I almost cried,” she says, adding that now she has pints delivered to her apartment.

Thankfully, the convenience of the Big Apple makes it easy for Hadid to stay on track, though she admits she also loves to cook.

“New York is great for being healthy — I have a Juice Press right around the corner and I make my own food all the time, Gigi told Into the Gloss, adding, “But burgers and fries are my weakness.”

Photo credit: Harper’s Bazaar / Bjorn Iooss