Here’s What Celebrity Trainer Anna Kaiser Eats in a Day to Look (and Feel) Amazing

Celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser works with the likes of Shakira, Kelly Ripa and Karlie Kloss. She’s also the founder of AKT, a dance-based cardio fitness and wellness brand. Basically, when it comes to getting—and staying—in shape, the lady knows her stuff. Which is why we jumped at the opportunity to ask her how she fuels her body. Read on for her food diary—and her take on cheat days.

Here’s What the Founder of Box + Flow Eats in a Day to Look (and Feel) Amazing

6:30 A.m.

“I’m not a morning person, although that’s changed a bit since having my son, Brooks. I usually wake up around 6 a.m. and have a probiotic with alkaline water before he wakes up. Then, coffee! We spend an hour in the mornings playing and eating breakfast together before I head out for the busy day ahead. I recommend eating small meals all throughout the day. We’re all so busy that it’s important to keep your energy up. By eating all throughout the day—really healthy, clean food— your body will be receiving a constant stream of nutrients.”

green smoothie on the counter

7:30 A.m.

“A typical breakfast for me includes eggs and spinach. I’m also really into superfood smoothies with adaptogens: plant protein, macadamia milk, ashwaganda, maca, blueberries, monk fruit and alkaline grasses powder mixed with ice. The adaptogens are great for stamina and energy in the morning, and the combo of fiber and protein with the added hydration keeps me full until after I teach my first class. Brooks and I usually split this most mornings, it’s SO delicious! Then I’m out the door for my 9:30 a.m. dance class at one of my AKT studios. I love getting my sweat on first thing in the morning. It gets me focused, energized and ready to take on the day.”

bowl of yogurt and fruit

10:45 A.m.

“People always ask me what to eat before and after a workout. I recommend drinking caffeine 15 to 30 minutes before your workout to rev up your heart rate. My current favorite post-workout fuel is collagen coconut yogurt. You need to eat a good source of carbs and protein within 30 minutes of finishing your AKT workout for optimal nutrition, fat burn and muscle recovery.”

11:30 A.m.

“I try to make sure I’m hydrated by drinking three liters of water each day. Now it's work time: Meetings, content creation and emails before a private training session.”

2 P.m.

“Post-private training, I usually opt for a hearty salad (think: veggies with lots of colors) and 3.5 ounces of chicken or salmon with some sweet potato. An afternoon snack is usually The New Primal jerky or diced cucumber with a handful of almonds. I’ve also been loving Fresh&Co's kale and lentil vegetable soup as a post-workout snack. But the more colors I get in my lunch, the better I feel for the rest of the day.”

6 P.m.

“Time to head home to my husband and baby. We spend some time playing before bath and bed time. Once Brooks is asleep, my husband and I usually cook a 6-ounce fish in coconut oil with kale and a sprinkle of monk fruit, sea salt and dried red chili flakes. I'm not a big dessert person but a couple pieces of 70% Cacao Hu Kitchen Simple Chocolate post-dinner is amazing! A quick note about cheat meals: treating yourself to a beautiful steak and baked sweet potato is different than four slices of pizza and a six-pack of beer. The way we view the actual ‘treat’ makes a difference. To keep calories in check, pick your cheat meal before the weekend begins and be sure to jump right back on the healthy eating bandwagon afterwards—no matter how good a second greasy meal may sound.”

cup of tea

8 P.m.

“I get into bed and work on my playlists for the next day's sessions while catching up with my hubby. Pre-bed I'll drink a cup of tea or golden milk to help soothe and decrease inflammation from a busy day of activity. Then it’s lights out at 10:30 p.m.”

sarah stiefvater

Wellness Director

Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...