Swimsuit Model Nina Agdal’s Food and Fitness Diary

nina agdal food and fitness diary

See what I had to work out with!? (Getty Images)

If you’re ever struggling to feel inspired at the gym, here’s a little tip that I picked up last week: Go and work out with the beautiful people. Trust me, nothing will motivate you to move like a six-foot professional bikini-wearer breezing through the cardio circuit at twice your speed.

I learned this valuable life lesson recently at a media event for activewear label Vimmia that involved a 30-minute run-through of the famous Tone House program in New York. Leading the charge—and barely working up a sweat—was 23-year-old Sports Illustrated superhuman supermodel Nina Agdal. I managed to grab Agdal between burpees to find out what her average day of eating and exercise really looks like. Here’s what she came back with.

I start an average day by: 
Coffee—black coffee.

For breakfast I had: 
I had half a bagel, I shouldn’t say that but my sweet photographer over there and his friend bought me a bagel so I had to eat it. But normally a Quest bar.

For lunch I had: 

For dinner I had: 
Just a Greek yogurt with honey. I had such a big dinner the night before, so I cut down on that.

Today I snacked on:
Greek yogurt with honey. I eat like four of those a day–I like Fage. I don’t know how to say it! It’s delicious.

The one thing I would never eat is:
I don’t know, I would eat a lot of things. Worms; I wouldn’t be like, Bare Grillz and go out in nature and eat worms. I would be like, I’m just going to starve, thanks.

Nina Agdal

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My favorite workout is: 
Oh my God, I can’t pick one! I love a mix between Tone House, SLT, Y7, my personal trainer, Andy Speer at Soho Strength Lab. I love all of it.

My guilty pleasure food is: 
A burger and a beer, with cheese.

The one thing that always gets me motivated to work out is: 
Looking good while doing it. If you feel great while you’re in the gym, and you’re looking at yourself in the mirror and you think you look great. That’s why I love [activewear brand] Vimmia, because it actually tightens you up, and it makes you think, “I can do this.”

The next big health and fitness trend will be: 
There’s always one of those isn’t there? I think rowing. Rowing is up and coming—I’ve heard a lot of people are starting to do it, and it’s easy on your knees and it’s easy on your joints. I think that’s going to be the new thing after people do all those crazy workouts.

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My favorite healthy restaurant is: 
Sweetgreen. I don’t know that it’s a restaurant, but you can sit down and eat there, right?

On Instagram I’m obsessed with following: 
There’s this fitness and fashion account Bags and Bunnies, I don’t know her name, but I like her.

My biggest health tip for travelers is: 
Don’t consider it a vacation from the gym; you should always get your sweat in for an hour.

The health app I couldn’t live without is: 
I like to just google calories and also use My Fitness Pal.

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The top three songs on my workout playlist right now are: 
This is a tough one. Definitely a lot of house music. I love this song, I think it’s called “Let It Go” by Chainsmokers; I think it’s a remix. And the “Pumping Blood” Chainsmokers remix; I love that. I’m a remix kind of girl.

The best part of my job is: 
Meeting creative new people every single day and getting to do cool stuff.

My favorite activewear brands are: 

My winter health tip is:
Get somewhere where it’s not as dark as New York, and get some sun!.