With long toned limbs and a glowing complexion it should come as no surprise that health, diet and fitness are top priorities for Margot Robbie.
The Queensland-born actress has become famous for choosing physically demanding roles that require months of training and sacrifice – and she never shies away from a challenge.
But while you might expect Margot to live on spinach and rocket, in fact she has a far more laid-back approach to her diet, and only eats fully ‘clean’ when she’s filming or preparing for a red carpet event.
Recently, Margot shared her health and fitness secrets, as well as a typical day on her plate.
Queensland-born actress Margot Robbie (pictured) recently shared her diet and fitness secrets, and explained why she struggles with the idea of moderation
Margot (pictured) said she’s a bit of an all or nothing woman when it comes to food, admitting: ‘I’m not good at doing moderation. I get miserable if I don’t eat.’
Speaking to Emirates Woman, Margot revealed that she’s a bit of an all or nothing woman when it comes to food:
‘I’m not good at doing moderation. I get miserable if I don’t eat. I can’t just have a salad every day and a half a glass of wine every second day. I can’t do it,’ she told the publication.
Instead, Margot said, she treats herself to a little of what she loves every now and then – and then reverts to eating predominantly clean when she’s in the lead-up to a new movie.
For breakfast when she’s eating clean, Margot (pictured) will typically enjoy either porridge with blackberries or a ‘green machine’ smoothie with kale and apple
What are the four foods Margot stays away from while filming?
* Saturated fats
* Fast food
* Sugary drinks
For breakfast when she’s eating clean, Margot will typically enjoy either porridge with blackberries or a ‘green machine’ smoothie with kale and apple.
At lunchtime, she’ll have something like lemon chicken with brown rice or mackerel salad with tomatoes and cucumber.
Dinner is typically tuna steaks with sweet potato or a vegetable hot pot with rice noodles.
The 28-year-old also enjoys a glass of wine every so often, but bans saturated fats, fast food, sugary drinks and chocolate in the lead-up to an event or a premiere.
‘I don’t have a very good diet,’ she added. ‘I love beer, fries, burgers, but if I have to get into a bikini then I’ll eat carrot sticks for three days. I’m one extreme or the other.’
The actress (pictured) tries to eat a high protein diet and bans saturated fat, sugary drinks, chocolate and fast food in the lead-up to an event or a movie premiere
What is a typical day on Margot Robbie’s plate?
BREAKFAST: Porridge with blackberries or a ‘green machine’ smoothie with kale and apple.
LUNCH: Lemon chicken with brown rice or mackerel salad with tomatoes and cucumber.
DINNER: Tuna steaks with sweet potato or a vegetable hot pot with rice noodles.
When it comes to working out, however, the star is more dedicated.
While she loves intense cardio workouts and running, Margot also worked on her strength and increasing her muscle mass when she was working on the film, I Tonya.
But it wasn’t until she got a tip from the real-life Tonya Harding that she started to see results.
‘I spent a lot of time in the gym trying to build muscle mass for I, Tonya,’ she recalled.
‘I worked on my legs. I tried to get stronger in my legs. But she [Tonya Harding] said “forget that, worry about your core strength. And I was like “Okay, I’ll do more sit-ups.’
Margot also enjoys boxing and leg workouts, which she got into when training for her role in Suicide Squad.
Margot (pictured training for I, Tonya) was told by Tonya Harding that she should focus on her core strength rather than her legs when she was training for the role
Previously, the actress shared her skincare routine, which is as fuss-free as her approach to diet.
Starting with Dr Lancer’s cleanser, which retails for a cool $75, the Australian actress follows her cleansing in the shower with the exfoliating Peter Thomas Roth Complexion Correction Pads, which cost $61.
I’m on a plane every five seconds, and I can’t wash my face. I hate that feeling, but then I use these pads and my face feels really good,’ Margot told Elle.
She also swears by Bepanthen ointment, which costs $10 from Woolworths:
‘I have a conspiracy theory that lip balms actually have additives in them to dry your lips out so you keep buying them. But because Bepanthen is just a cream for dry skin, it works. It’s what I’ve used my whole life,’ the actress explained.
When it comes to skincare, Margot (pictured) swears by Bepanthen ointment, which costs $10 from Woolworths, which she uses instead of a lip balm
When it comes to toner, Margot said she swears by two cult products – Aesop’s Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol, for $25, and Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir, for $24.
She will carry either one in her bag ‘all the time’.
To keep her skin nourished and hydrated, Margot uses the Australian brand, Bloc Cosmetics’ Citrus Moisturiser, which costs $52.