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In Her Groove: How Colbie Caillat Got Fit and Confident

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Colbie Caillat's Fitness and Motivation Tips

What are your go-to healthy foods?

For breakfast I eat granola with skim or almond milk and some strawberries. For lunch and dinner I typically have a quinoa vegetable dish. I also eat plenty of fish and sushi made with brown rice. I love Mexican food, so I'll get grilled vegetable burritos with black beans, rather than refried beans, and no rice.

What are your biggest indulgences?

Ice cream is my favorite. I need at least a bite of something sweet after every meal or I get cranky. I'll have a piece of organic chocolate or a few chocolate-covered raisins or nuts so I don't end up eating a massive dessert.

Do you work out with your boyfriend, Justin?

Yes. We jog and go to the gym together all the time. If I'm not in the mood but he really wants to go, afterward I'm always glad I did. Exercise is kind of like an addiction. It makes you feel good, and you start to crave that high.

What's on your workout playlist?

I don't listen to music when I work out. Watching TV is more distracting to me, so if I'm on a treadmill at the gym, I'll watch The Office or a home-decorating show. If I'm running out­side, it's my time to clear my head of everything, including music.

Can you share some tips for any woman who feels self-conscious in a swimsuit?

Just think about the things you do like about your body, and focus on them. Don't let yourself go to that negative place. Nothing good comes from it. I wore a bikini in the music video for my song "The Little Things," and I was a bit bigger then than I am now. I just had to keep reminding myself that everyone has a different body type, and you have to be happy with yours. I've worked for the body I have now, so it's exciting for me to be on the cover of FITNESS.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, May 2011.

 

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