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Angelina Jolie Workout & Diet: Getting In Hollywood Shape

Angelina Jolie Diet

The Angelina Jolie diet involves a lot of clean (non-processed) eating, with high protein foods. Angelina Jolie’s weight loss comes from a low calorie, portion controlled diet. People Magazine reports that her go-to diet for getting in Hollywood shape consists of:

  • Sea Bass
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Soy Milk


This type of diet is high in protein, and also contains an ample amount of complex carbs (fruit, vegetables, soy) and healthy fats (sea bass). Angelina Jolie even claims to go so far as to say that when she is getting in Hollywood shape, all she drinks is soy milk.

For Tomb Raider, the Angelina Jolie diet included:

They’ve got me on a program of vitamins, and teas, and protein shakes. I’m trying to have that high protein, low carb thing. I’m like this weird experiment. They’re all seeing what they can do to me.

angelina jolie diet

For Salt, Angelina Jolie stayed away from fat. Her stunt coordinator, Simon Crane, says she used a 70 carb / 30 protein (in percent) diet. Once she was at her ideal weight, the Angelina Jolie diet shifted to 60 carb / 40 protein (in percent). Self Magazine interviewed her stunt coordinator, Simon Crane. When asked about her specific diet for Salt, he says:

Our strategy was she has to have 70% carbohydrates, and 30% protein diet with an anaerobic training regime as opposed to aerobic, so she can put muscle on without losing weight. Sticking to 4 or 5 meals a day routine as much as possible. Then, when she reaches a good body level that we like, we change it to 60%/40% favoring carbs. No junk food, no empty calories, and alcohol only on weekends.

From recent magazine reports and interviews, the Angelina Jolie diet includes:

  • Low-calorie meals when trying to lose weight
  • Lean proteins like chicken, fish, and tofu
  • 5-6 small meals throughout the day
  • Healthy, unprocessed food (except on cheat days)
  • Angelina Jolie says she goes through phases, where she sticks to the same food
  • Her “soup phase” lasted awhile, and helped her lose weight
  • Healthy fats, including mornings where Angelina Jolie eats a spoonful of coconut oil (for glowing skin)
  • Breakfast consists whole grain cereals and/or fruit with egg whites
  • Lunch is usually 3 oz. chicken, and a salad mixed with steamed broccoli, and 2 tbsp. olive oil/ vinegar
  • Dinner looks like 5 oz. fish, steamed vegetables, and fruit for dessert

Angelina Jolie Diet: No’s

A major secret why Angelina Jolie always looks so good is that she avoids unhealthy poisons to her body. Although Angelina Jolie may drink on the weekend, but she is forbidden to do so during the week. Also, Angelina Jolie has a vice for red meat. Still, Jolie keeps red meat consumption to a minimum when getting ready for a Hollywood movie. Angelina Jolie also had to give up cigarettes while training for her Hollywood roles.


While getting ready for her role in Salt, Angelina Jolie says her new diet is a challenge:

It’s an interesting test because I used to smoke and drink, and I used to not eat breakfast, just have a cigarette and coffee.

Angelina Jolie’s trainer, Gunnar Peterson, says you have to cut down on poisonous foods. Poisonous foods, in this sense, are the ones that force your body retain water. It’s hard to get muscle definition and curves when you retain water. Your body just looks like a balloon. Foods that retain water include:

  1. Salt
  2. Cheese
  3. Red Meat
  4. Processed Foods
  5. Alcohol
  6. Wheat (Signs You’re Gluten Intolerant)

Thus, you should never eat these food, or at least stick to them in moderation. Foods/Techniques that Hollywood stylists claim to prevent bloating include:

  1. Fruits
  2. Vegetables (best carbohydrates)
  3. Eating Slowly
  4. Not Overeating
  5. Staying hydrated (lemon water, especially!!!)

Gunnar Peterson, Angelina Jolie’s trainer, says that you should find a healthy mix of protein, fats and carbohydrates for each meal. Peterson says to consume 3 to 5 oz. of protein with every meal. This can come from chicken, tofu, turkey, or even rice and beans. Gunnar Peterson also makes sure that Angelina Jolie, and all his clients, avoid white flour and sugar. These are the 2 worst food for your waistline, and they’re often hidden in almost everything!

Angelina Jolie Weight Loss

Angelina Jolie weight loss occurs due to her eating very little calories. Angelina Jolie says that her weight loss came from a low-calorie diet combined with breastfeeding. Fruits and vegetables were the key to Angelina Jolie’s weight loss. Angelina Jolie says that sometimes she has recently looked ‘frail’ due to coping with her mother’s death in conjunction with breastfeeding her baby, Shiloh.


Breastfeeding can burn up to 500 calories a day.  Angelina Jolie’s weight loss allowed her to get back in her size 26 (UK scale) jeans. Still, a source told People Magazine that Angelina Jolie wants “women to realize they are beautiful at any size.” During and after her pregnancy, Angelina Jolie also told People that chocolate was her biggest food weakness.


Angelina Jolie lost so much weight in 2011, that she was being accused of anorexia. At the “Kung Fu Panda” premiere, Angelina Jolie was reported to weigh only 99 pounds (Angelina Jolie is 5′ 8″). Rumors swirled that she was only eating 600 calories per day. Star reported that Brad Pitt was even leaving food around the house, in hopes she would find and eat it. Fitness expert Steve
Jordan says:

She looks like she is not eating enough protein and her body is in a catabolic state. This means her body is eating its own muscle tissue to supply a protein source. Your body will basically eat itself and deteriorate. But, in the long run, you’ll notice a loss of muscle tissue.

Despite the anorexia rumors, Angelina Jolie says her family keeps her healthy and happy:

Instead of people saying I look like a person dealing with something emotionally, they assume it’s because I want to fit into skinny jeans…First and foremost comes my family and my life with Brad. We have so much joy in raising our children and teaching them about the world that nothing really compares to that.

Angelina Jolie has looked healthy lately, surrounded by her loving children. In fact, Angelina Jolie’s children have even inspired her weight loss by means of a video game! Her oldest son, Maddox, suggested she try the video game called Let’s Pilates. Angelina Jolie tried the game, and fell in love with it. She now says she plays it three times per week to stay in shape.

Angelina Jolie Workout Videos

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Here is Angelina Jolie in the official Salt Trailer:

Aside from Angelina Jolie’s workout, she recently had a mastectomy to prevent breast cancer, which runs in her family. Angelina Jolie’s mom had both breast, and ovarian, cancer:

Here’s a positive video, asking whether it’s better to use Angelina as your motivation, or work out for the sake of feeling good for yourself:


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  1. Angelina as always is very determined in doing something and that is evident by the way she worked out and maintain her diet.

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