Kristen Bell Workout Routine, Diet Plan & Supplements

Christiana Mikesch, CPT
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Last updated: February 26, 2024
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If you love watching mystery-crime drama TV shows, then you probably binge-watched Veronica Mars as much as I did.

I hadn’t seen Kristen Bell’s movies before Veronica Mars, but I could immediately tell from her figure that she takes her well-being seriously.

After some initial research, I was pretty surprised about how she approached her exercise routine. So, we dug deeper to get the details of what Kristen Bell does at the yoga studio and gym.

And in this Kristen Bell workout and diet review, we’ll give you the details to follow Kristen’s approach.

Kristen Bell’s Stats

  • DOB: July 18, 1980
  • Height: 5’1”
  • Weight: 106 lbs
  • Waist: 24”
  • Chest: 34”

 

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As you can tell, Kristen isn’t the tallest celebrity we’ve researched, but wait until you see how she trains.

However, her small physical size certainly hasn’t made Bell shy away from pushing to the limit.

Kristen Bell Workout Routine

woman doing yoga and another jogging

Kristen Bell maintains her health and fitness through a consistent, daily routine of activity.

Despite her busy acting schedule, she effectively manages 30-minute workouts daily, staying in top shape.

This mirrors many of my client's experiences, particularly working parents, who successfully incorporate brief, efficient workouts into their hectic lives, demonstrating that time constraints need not hinder fitness goals.

Monday: Circuit Training

woman doing planks

For this, her workout routine provides some high-intensity interval training.

It’s a short circuit, but you’ll be pretty sore after just half an hour.

Drawing from my experience as a fitness trainer, I advocate for a 10-minute warm-up to minimize injury risks, a practice supported by the research found on WebMD [1].

Complete 3 rounds of these:

  • Burpees - 20+ reps
  • Wall squat - 45 seconds
  • Forearm plank - 90 seconds
  • Inchworms - 20+ reps
  • Mountain climbers - 20+ reps

Tuesday: Yoga Studio

Sometimes she’ll also switch to pilates, but Kristen makes sure that it’s a low-impact but straining form of workout.

Yoga and mindfulness practices, in particular, are beneficial for actors, enhancing presence, emotional regulation, and dealing with performance anxiety, making them an integral part of her routine.

Wednesday: Circuit Training

woman working out in a studio

Bell will step things up a bit from Monday to make this a stricter routine

Complete 3 rounds of these:

  • Burpees - 25+ reps
  • Wall squat - 60 seconds
  • Side plank - 60 seconds each side
  • Leg raises - 15 reps
  • Walking lunges - 90 seconds

Thursday: Outdoor Jog

It’s time to get outside for a jog, with the aim being to run at a modest pace for about 30 minutes. It seems like 30 minutes is the magic number for Bell, and it’s ideal for people who may not be able to dedicate many hours to their fitness routine.

Friday: Yoga Studio

It’s another trip to a yoga class, and these shouldn’t be the simple poses. Instead, make sure they are yoga poses that physically challenge your body and get your heart rate up.

Saturday: Minimum 10,000 Steps

On Saturdays, Bell takes a step away from workouts intending to relax outdoors. Kristen Bell’s goal is 10,000 steps through several leisurely walks.

Sunday: Optional Yoga Studio

This is technically a rest day at the end of the week, but it doesn’t mean that Bell sits on the couch all day. Some optional yoga or a light workout would be part of active recovery.

Kristen Bell’s Workout Principles

woman in a lotus pose

Kristen Bell’s super-transparency about her physical and mental health struggles is commendable.

She has commented a few times that her focus on a fit body through workouts and dieting is what has had some of the most significant impacts on her mental health.

Her weekly focus is a combination of circuit training, pilates, and trips to the yoga studio, where she also takes advantage of breathing techniques as a form of mindfulness. These exercises are known to enhance mental well-being and stress management, which are crucial for actors in demanding roles.

Now, Bell doesn’t spend hours at the gym or on any particular exercise, but she aims for some form of activity every day.

Even on her rest day, she’ll aim for a minimum of 10,000 steps to keep her body active.

“I pushed myself way too hard during the first year of Veronica Mars, and I got moody and run-down. So now I'll go to bed early instead of going out with friends. It's not always the most fun option, but I know I need at least eight hours of sleep to feel balanced.”

- Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell’s Diet Principles

As you can see in the above meal plan, Bell avoids junk food and puts a heavy focus on veggies. And at the core of her approach is a long-time dedication to a vegetarian diet.

Vegetarian Diet

Kristen Bell's meal plan leans towards veganism, but she often includes dairy products like Greek yogurt, cream cheese, and egg whites for balance.

She enjoys her unique "garbage disposal" salad, mixing spinach, tomatoes, olive oil, and fig-glaze dressing.

In her kitchen, she prepares simple, tasty meals such as Banza chickpea pasta with cherry tomatoes and olive oil. Her focus is on maximizing plant-based protein and minimizing simple carbs.

Her commitment to a vegetarian diet reflects her health objectives and a sustainable, eco-friendly eating habit with a reduced carbon footprint.

Kristen Bell’s Supplements

protein powder and supplements

Unlike many other celebrity workout and diet plans, she seems to limit her supplements to just these two.

1. Vitamins and Minerals

The actress adds a high-quality multivitamin supplement for women to her daily intake, especially during the winter months, to boost her immunity.

But those micronutrients also play a crucial role in staying in shape, a fact I've seen echoed in my clients' successes, especially those with busy schedules.

2. Plant-Based Protein

A great option is pea protein powder; studies published by the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition show that it may be easier to digest [2].

Pea protein is also highly sustainable and provides a good range of amino acids and vegan protein powder.


References:

  1. https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/benefits-of-warmup-exercises
  2. https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12970-014-0064-5
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Christiana Mikesch, CPT
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Christiana Mikesch, CPT is a personal trainer and author with contributions to publications like the Chicago Tribune and Yahoo. She emphasizes a holistic approach to weight loss, combining an energy-fueling diet, goal-oriented workouts, and daily habits. Her approach avoids short-term goals and fosters a lifelong commitment to health and well-being.
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Lisa Lorraine Taylor, BSc, CPT holds a BSc degree in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health and is the owner of Taylor Made Fitness. Her philosophy centers on cutting through the hype and misinformation surrounding dietary supplements, focusing instead on practical, science-backed strategies for health and weight loss.
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