Kristin Cavallari: ‘I’ve put on a lot of weight in the last few years, in a good way’

Kristin Cavallari is talking about her post-divorce body. For once, however, it’s about filling out instead of slimming down. Kristin said she’s gained what she classifies as “a lot of weight” over the last few years. She doesn’t know how much because she isn’t relying on scales anymore. But she is quick to point out the weight gain is “the good kind,” as in she needed some extra weight and most of that weight is through exercise and healthy eating.

Feeling good! Kristin Cavallari opened up about her fitness regimen — revealing why she looks at weight gain as a positive but won’t step on the scale.

“My goal is sort of, right now, just to maintain the muscle that I have. I’m not trying to lose weight,” the 35-year-old designer exclusively told Us Weekly on Saturday, June 25, while attending the Uncommon James and Uncommon Beauty Pool Party at Casa Del Sol’s House of the Sun house in Amagansett, New York. “I don’t weigh myself. I can tell how my clothes fit me.”

The Uncommon James founder noted, “I’ve put on a lot of weight in the last few years, but in a good way.”

Cavallari explained that while looking back at photos from her past she was “shocked at how thin” she’d been for a while. “I didn’t realize it at the time, how thin I was. So I’m happy that I’ve put on weight,” she told Us.

Over the past few years, the Laguna Beach alum has focused on gaining muscle through her workouts, which she’s achieved with the help of a personal trainer.

“I’m really petite. I have no hips. I’m just small. And so if I don’t work out for like a week or two, I feel like all my muscle goes away,” Cavallari said. “So it is about consistency for me.”

“I’m just really comfortable in my skin right now, which is a really good feeling,” Cavallari told Us, noting that her workouts don’t stop with her trainer-led exercises. “Usually, I’ll work out and maybe do 30 minutes of a VersaClimber [on a fourth day], which will also kick your butt, man.”

To make sure her fitness efforts aren’t in vain, the True Roots author says she also eats “really healthy” and doesn’t drink alcohol “that often.” Cavallari described her overall routine as a “healthy lifestyle” that “all works together.”

[From Us]

First of all, good for Kristin for looking after herself. If she was too thin before and is committed to health now, that’s commendable. I haven’t paid enough attention to her to note her weight but as Emma Thompson said, most famous women are tinier than we know. I’m sure Kristin was shocked by what he saw. I think staying off the scale is smart. I can’t do it and it messes with my head. There are so many reasons that scale won’t budge and yet the easiest answer is to beat ourselves up. Kristin sounds like she really happy with her new physique, too. That’s usually the best motivator for any routine.

Kristin talked a little about her routine. I didn’t put most of it in because it involved working with a private trainer. That’s wonderful and I absolutely suggest that, but it’s not financially viable for many people. And part of Kristin’s “healthy lifestyle” includes renting a house in the Hamptons to host some Uncommon James events and have some downtime. That’s also not really advice many of us can follow. There are many free workouts on YouTube. I needed a lot of motivation so I canceled a subscription so I could swing a gym membership. I still walk when not at the gym, but I’m hoping to I think it’s enough to make some difference. I also encourage people to find a place to mentally unwind, even if it’s not a house in the Hamptons. And I really like a discussion about bodies that focuses on health. Kristin looks great and happy. So something’s obviously working.



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  1. Wiglet Watcher says:

    She always said this stuff before. Healthy foods and a good workout routine. What I’m thinking is missing from her life now is an emotionally abusive and draining husband. The stress that comes with that toxic lifestyle and blow.

  2. IForget says:

    YESSSSSSS love this ‘And I really like a discussion about bodies that focuses on health.’ When I got out of a long term relationship, I was 5’3″ and 90 pounds. Now, I hover around 115. I feel like a brand new person. I don’t get on the scale anymore- I just listen to my body, try my best, and do everything in moderation. It’s amazing how stress can make the weight just fall off. And often, people would comment saying how good I looked because I was so thin. But that’s not how my body was meant to be, and I feel like my outside reflects the lack of stress I’m feeling now. I wouldn’t trade it for those ‘compliments’ ever again.

  3. Seraphina says:

    First of all she looks great. If that is what gaining weight looks like, sign me up. I don’t have those those genes.
    Second, getting rid of a toxic relationship can do wonders for the psyche.
    Third, she has money that most of us don’t have for self care.
    Lastly, as we get older we mature and come more into our own.
    PS. She looks great. Healthy and happy and that is what life is about.

  4. Laura says:

    Everyone has the same face in Hollywood. I didn’t recognize her at first.

  5. Dorothy Zbornak says:

    Didn’t she refuse to vaccinate her kids long before Covid? Please save the coverage for people who believe in science.

    • Birdie says:

      I’m really trying to tell myself that was a Jay Cutler thing that he pushed and maybe she’s vaxxed them now, but I think I would be giving her too much credit. One can wish though.

  6. R says:

    Omg she looks great. I always noticed she was almost too thin and figured she must be orthorexic/anorexic. I can relate about being naturally small. She looks very healthy and vivacious now, as someone said, maybe because she’s no longer in a toxic marriage, and it looks great. I love the emphasis on being strong too.

  7. Sealit says:

    I haven’t weighed myself since 1997. Mostly because I’m still a little scarred from coach mandated team weigh-ins. A little bit because I know I’ll never be in that good of shape ever again. I give Kristin credit. It’s hard to be in Southern CA and not compare yourself to all the beautiful, thin women who move there to model or act. My teammates and I were more insulated from EDs in college because you can’t really excel on 500 calories a day. But I do see some residual side effects in how we work out and push ourselves today. My closest friends/teammates are really trying (in our 40’s) to concentrate more on being strong and healthy than being thin.

  8. kgeo says:

    Just came to say, if you’re looking for a good cheap workout, try powerabs by Kari Pearce. I have two of her workouts, the PHIIT and the powerlegs. They’re sets of 5 10 minute workouts. The secret is to push yourself for those 10 minutes. I work out every other day, and I’ll alternate doing either a session from each of the two Kari Pearce workouts with something like swimming or running. Sometimes it’s just walking or playing with the kids really. I do have a naturally slim/athletic body type, but since I’ve started incorporating the Kari Pearce workouts, I have even better muscle tone and more stamina than I did when I used to lift. Anyway, they’re a 1x payment of $35, and sometimes there are 2for1 deals.

  9. Andie says:

    She was in the skinny blonde status pro-sport wife mindset before. Now she isn’t anymore. Good for her.

  10. jferber says:

    She still looks skinny! I don’t see the weight?