Follow The Stir

Say What!?

Kate Upton's 'Model' Workout Routine Sounds Painful & Her Diet Sounds Worse (VIDEO)

by Emily Abbate on February 20, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Kate Upton CoverNo debate, Kate Upton is a sex symbol. Yeah, we may question why exactly she landed the coveted cover spot of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for the second year in a row, but the girl's got a rockin' bod. The model's personal trainer, David Kirsch, recently opened up to People to reveal how Kate gets in shape, and let me tell you -- it is absolutely nuts. Beyond nuts. I'm dizzy just thinking about it ... nuts.

Leading up to her Sports Illustrated shoot, the girl did a seven-day cleanse, multiple times in a row.

That's only the beginning.

OK, first we'll tackle her diet. She stayed away from alcohol, bread, processed carbs, and no sugar every day of the week. She also did Kirsch's seven-day cleanse for two weeks every month since last August. I don't know about you, but I'm hungry just thinking about that. Bread, I want bread. 

As for in the gym, Kate's trainer told People that her regular day-to-day workout routine is running, rowing, and the elliptical. She also does boot camp circuit training mixed in with cardio, and pretty much focuses on the six areas that every model shows off in the Swimsuit Issue: abs, arms, butt, hips, inner thighs, and legs. So essentially what I'm getting is that Kate lived in the gym and ate mostly nothing from August 'til December. Sounds ... exhilarating.

I guess it's what she signed up for. Oh the price of being ogled at by men everywhere. I for one would never be happy living a life like that. I like bread too much. And cheese. And chocolate. Hey -- to each her own.

Would you EVER try these tactics to get thin?


Image via Sports Illustrated

Filed Under: diets, exercise, magazines


  • Islan...
    -- Nonmember comment from


    February 20, 2013 at 3:22 PM
    That weight she dropped is hiding out waiting for her to start eating solid food again. It will come back!! She potentially is damaging her heart and other organs as well by yo-yo dieting. There's no miracle quick fix. Consistently eating a balanced healthy diet and exercise are the only real ways to lose weight and keep it off.
  • Irela...


    February 20, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    She's not attractive to me. Just cause she's showing her body will men will salivate almost anything naked.  her center part is flat but round her boobs big and a small face.

  • cmjaz


    February 20, 2013 at 3:56 PM
    I doubt her diet is that severe. She looks healthy, not skinny. I like her attitude in interviews. Very down to earth
  • Ashley
    -- Nonmember comment from


    February 20, 2013 at 4:20 PM
    She works out? Doesn't look like it.
  • jagam...


    February 20, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Wooooooooow ^^^ Snark, much? 

    She looks fantastic! She actually looks like a healthy woman, not a prepubescent boy which is apparently the "ideal look" in these times. 


  • Ophe...
    -- Facebook comment from

    Ophe Zumachund

    February 20, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    i would do that for myself, so i could feel good about being skinny. but i think we all know by now that to maintain any kind of weight loss, it requires a lifelong lifestyle change. would i be wiling to do that? don't know. i like bread and pasta and dessert way too much! rather'd be fat 'n happy than skinny 'n hungry. 

  • Mommi...


    February 20, 2013 at 6:17 PM
    She looks great and I love that shes much curvier than most models. But the camera adds 10lbs so Im sure she has to go to extremes for a major photo shoot for her hotness to come off the page. My fave sports illustrated cover model is still Tyra Banks though.
  • Tamma...
    -- Facebook comment from

    Tammatha Brown

    February 20, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    She is not thin. There is no way she is doing all these things mentioned for exercise, she would have muscle tone. Who are they kidding.

  • almburr


    February 20, 2013 at 6:38 PM
    To me she looks skinny fat. She has zero tone. All she does is cardio type workouts, no weight training. Her diet or lack of is rediculose.
  • tange...


    February 20, 2013 at 7:07 PM
    She doesn't look insanely skinny, she actually looks pretty good. And not eating junk, and exercising is extreme? Come on now... Good for her for actually being healthy and not starving. A lot of people don't eat bread or sugar, or drink alcohol, and they still eat plenty.
1-10 of 13 comments

To leave a comment, log in as a CafeMom member:

Log In

OR, use our non-member comment form: