Danica Patrick Workout Routine and Diet Plan

Danica Patrick was born and raised in Wisconsin. After driving her friend’s kart, she turned to go-karting at age 10. She also tried motocross, snowmobiles, and midget car racing. Patrick won 10 regional titles, including three Grand National championships with the World Karting Association. Her application to the Lyn St. James Foundation Driver Development Program was accepted in 1996. Her career was her primary focus, so she dropped out of high school in her junior year and obtained her GED. During that time, she raced in the United Kingdom for 3 years. At the 2005 Indianapolis 500 and the 2005 IndyCar Series, Patrick was named Rookie of the Year. In 2008 she won the Japan 300 for the first time, becoming the first woman to win it. Since 2010, Patrick has been racing stock cars in NASCAR.

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When she set the fastest qualifying lap for the 2013 Daytona 500, she became the first woman to win a Cup Series pole position. In 2015, Patrick set a Sprint Cup Series record by finishing in the top 10 most times. In 2018, she retired as the most successful woman in the history of American racing. In 2008 and 2010, Patrick was named one of Bloomberg Businessweek’s most powerful people. He was also named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. A model with a diverse portfolio, she has appeared on the covers of Sports Illustrated and ESPN, as well as in several advertising campaigns, including those for AirTran, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, and Lyft. In addition to her clothing line, she has a brand of wine called Somnium. The brand Patrick has over a million followers on Twitter. Patricia stands about 5 feet tall and weighs 105 pounds.

As a result of her steadfast commitment to perfection, Danica Sue Patrick is revered across the globe for both her incredible racing career and stellar modeling career. Her bubbly personality has also become her trademark in the industry, which has even received praise worldwide. She has exquisite beauty and has a brilliant wit.

In this article, we will talk about the workout routine and the diet plan of Danica Patrick. We have collected all the information regarding her diet plan and her what kind of workouts she includes in her daily routine to keep herself fit as a fiddle. Thus, stay tuned to know more about it and probably you can follow her plans too!

Danica Patrick Body Statistics

  • Birth Year: 1982
  • Birth Date: March 25
  • Height: 5 feet 2 inches or 157 cm (1.57 m)
  • Weight: 48 kg or 106 pounds
  • Breasts: 33 inches
  • Waist: 24 inches
  • Hips: 31 inches
  • Body Measurement: 33-24-31 inches or 83.82-60.96-78.74 cm
  • Dress Size: 2 (US) or 34 (EU) or 6 (UK)
  • Shoe Size: 9 (US) or 40 (EU) or 7 (UK)

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Danica Patrick Awards and Achievements

There have been multiple firsts for women in American motorsport, including winning an IndyCar Series race, clinching a pole position in the NASCAR Cup Series, starting the most laps, and finishing in the top ten of the NASCAR Cup Series. A woman has completed the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500 at the highest level. Among only 14 drivers who have completed both races.

  • 2005 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year
  • 2005 IndyCar Series season Rookie of the Year
  • IndyCar Series Most Popular Driver 2005–2010
  • 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series Most Popular Driver

Danica Patrick Workout Routine

Despite her retirement, Patrick doesn’t seem to be slowing down. The former racer, who had to keep herself in top condition during her racing days, looks as fit as ever. The former racer posted video clips of herself working out. Additionally, she explained that she was motivated by:

If you want some thing above average your going to have to put in an above average effort.
In an effort to look my best, I lean Into the fitness part pretty hard. A perfect diet/in a calorie deficit/being friggen hungry…..NOT my thing. But 2-a-days, I’ll see you there. Today I did almost a 40 min abs/interval/no weights lower body workout early this morning. Then this afternoon I decided, my cakes need some weights.

Aside from back squats and leg presses, Patrick did double-under, wall balls, front squats, and deficit sumo squats in the afternoon session.

Danica Patrick

Her exercise routine has changed significantly over the years, though Patrick has always had a passion for fitness. Exercises combining strength training and cardio, with shorter, more intense workouts, have proven to be most effective for her.

Patrick found that even though she was running every day and doing yoga several times a week, she didn’t have any muscle definition.

She began working with a personal trainer to become stronger as a racecar driver when she began training with him.

“I learned you can change the size of your body with cardio but you’ll never change the shape of your body without adding weights to your exercise routine,” Patrick explains. “Weight training can help you build lean muscle and lose body fat.”

There is hardly ever a day that goes by that Patrick doesn’t do cardio. In addition to high-intensity interval training, she combines aerobic exercises with calisthenics (pushups and burpees) and weight training. Danica Patrick’s Instagram account @danicapatrick shows off her workout every day.

“The most important part is that you figure out why you’re doing it,” she stated. “For me, I do it because it makes me feel good so therefore I keep doing it.”

According to Patrick, “Pretty Intense” contains four chapters about the mind as well as recipes and an exercise plan.

“What I’m hoping is that people realize that this is a lifestyle,” she announced today on “Good Morning America.” “I want them to develop a good relationship with food and exercise to not be a reward or punishment but a way of life and something that makes you feel good and something that makes you a better you every single day.”

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Even though “your mind is a huge part of everything you do,” Patrick believes this is the key to success on the “Pretty Intense” plan and in life.

“You are creating your life day by day with your thoughts. Think positive things. Believe in yourself. Have great reasons for why you’re doing what you’re doing,” she told. “Eat good food because food is medicine. You’re either adding to your well-being or reducing your well-being.”

Patrick, who advocates high-intensity training sessions of 20 or 30 minutes, said the same holds for exercise.

“Same thing with fitness,” she said. “When you get to work out, just hurry up. Get it done. Work hard. Make it intense.”

As far as the most effective workout move goes, Patrick ranked the burpee, which involves jumping into a pushup and then jumping back into it.

The burpee is probably the most effective, full-body movement and there are so many ways you can slightly modify it to make it harder,”  her parents once gave her 500 burpees for on-the-go training while she was visiting them, Patrick said.

Find below Patrick’s tips for improving your health by cooking at home, a chapter taken from her book “Pretty Intense.”

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On that early morning wake-up call. It’s been a long time since Patrick set alarms on her phone for 6:30 in the morning to wake her up for his workout. The fact that I do get up early has changed because I do not work out at 6:30. It’s a lot different. To me, the fun thing about fitness is that it should evolve because your body needs evolution; it needs change, it needs variation. So, I mean nowadays, most of the time I work out mid-morning or mid-afternoon, sometimes both. And I do not do 30 minutes to an hour of cardio. I do not do that anymore. I don’t ever run for any longer than five or 10 minutes just to run. The only kind of running I do now is interval running. Sometimes it’s 30 seconds on and 30 seconds off of sprinting and walking. Maybe it’s a minute of running with 30 seconds of sprinting and then 30 seconds off. Or sometimes I’ll add 10 no-pushup burpees, or 10 jump squats, or 10 alternating lunges, and then I’ll sprint for 30 seconds and then rest for 30 seconds. I tend to only give myself 30 seconds off even though it’s hard sometimes.

Other than that, I mostly do CrossFit or cross-training style stuff. And circuits, I do a lot of circuits. So, the only cardio I do is intervals. Normally I’ll do some kind of cardio warm-up. I’ll lift once a week, maybe twice at most because a lot of the stuff that I do has lifted in it. When I do lift it’s mostly Olympic-style lifting—cleans, deadlifts, squats, push press, strict press.

On CrossFit vs. yoga. Patrick spends most of her time at her large property home in North Carolina. She can be found in the barn, which was converted into a CrossFit gym, and the man cave, where she practices yoga and crafts. Yoga is something that I started back up at the beginning of last year, and I liked getting back into it. I used to do it a long time ago, but I got away from it. I wouldn’t say I ever use yoga as a workout; I use it as an addition. But I do enjoy it. I think it’s good for my body and my mind. I think that in fitness you need strength, flexibility, and endurance. The good thing about yoga is that you’re never stopping; you can always keep going. When I start to do yoga, it’s like a time warp. Once you start and you get warmed up it can get addicting. It’s not uncommon for me to be playing around for at least two hours in there [the wo-man cave].

CrossFit is my preference, though. I’ve learned how to work out with more intensity, a lot more.

On her favorite CrossFit workout. Burpees. Any bodyweight exercise in CrossFit is good for me. I have no problem with burpees. I really like burpees; I’ll just keep going. I also like the GHD (Glute Ham Developer) machine. I’m pretty strong on the GHD machine. It’s something that murders people. You will be destroyed after doing them like you’ll get the painful delayed onset muscle soreness two days after, and then you won’t be able to sit up in bed. But it’s good.

How her time spent in the barn or wo-man cave has attributed to her success on the track. I just think you have to do the things you like to do. I like to work out. Sometimes I get criticized for working out or for the size of my biceps, but I do enjoy it. I enjoy the challenge, not only the physical challenge but also the mental challenge. Physically, being stronger can never hurt you. I don’t get tired in the races, and our races can be really long. So, that endurance is good. I mean other than that, there’s a large part of it that I do for myself. It’s not going to make me go around a turn faster or anything like that, but in general, I believe it’s good to do the things that you enjoy doing because it makes you feel better.

I also don’t overlook the fact that being fit is part of my job. I have some incredible sponsors, and for one of my sponsors, I have to be in a sports bra and shorts. So, I also like to do it for those reasons because I enjoy that challenge as well.

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On taking a day off. Most of my days off are forced days off; I don’t take them on purpose. I think if I had a regular job where I lived at home and went to work and had weekends off I would. But that’s something I’ve gotten smart about as I’ve gotten older, knowing to not over-exert myself. I mean that’s when you get sick and worn out. So I’m a lot smarter about that stuff. On the other hand, it’s not uncommon for me to work out twice a day. Maybe one workout isn’t as long and the other is only 30 minutes or it’s yoga. I’m much more of your 20-minute girl. I love the 20-minute workout because I think they’re long enough to get a really good workout and short enough to push yourself. I had never really done two-a-days before, but I think there is a lot of research on the correlation between your metabolism and working out twice a day. The second workout doesn’t have to be out of control—20 minutes, maybe 30, is enough to boost your metabolism and burn more fat.

I rarely just sit on the couch and watch TV, like ever. Pretty much The Bachelor or The Bachelorette is the only thing I watch. Other than that, I’ll take the dogs for a walk or do some yoga if I don’t feel like working out hardcore.

On the best way to recover from a workout. You need to eat enough. I think that sometimes, especially if people are dieting, they’re not eating enough and won’t have enough energy. I mentioned that I don’t get up at 6:30 a.m. to work out because I need more energy with the things I do now. You’re going to get lightheaded and dizzy if you’re jumping up and down and lifting weights and all you’ve had is coffee and water. For the most part, recovery is about staying fed and staying hydrated. I’m working out twice a day. I couldn’t do that if I wasn’t feeding myself right.

On what she puts into her body.Meat, fish, fruit, and vegetables. I pretty much know whatever I’m putting in my mouth. I learned that a long time ago. My diet has definitely evolved. I have stopped eating gluten and dairy, and I am pretty good with paleo. But I’m not super strict because it is hard to be perfect about it all the time. I am always thinking about carbs, protein, and fat but I find that since becoming paleo, I just need more fat; I need more fat in my life. There are studies about how animal fat is this horrible thing, but it’s really not. After cutting out gluten and dairy I felt really good. I was wondering how I would feel cutting out a lot of grains, but I feel fine. I’ve been doing that for a few months now and I’ve definitely increased my strength. So maybe that’s part of it. My boyfriend thinks it’s just because I have worked out so much.

Danica Patrick

Favorite workout buddy. Ella, Dallas, and boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who is also a professional race car driver. The dogs are getting much better up at the barn. When I have my workout clothes on, Ella starts freaking out. She’s super excited, spinning in circles and jumping up and down, and barking. They love going up [to the barn]. They’re getting much better about sticking around.  Dallas likes to wander a lot, so I usually have to zap her [training collar] to get her back. They also love going for walks, and I love taking them for walks. It’s something I do that’s not hard but gets me moving.”

But my favorite workout buddy is my boyfriend. It’s more fun to have a little competition. If Ricky worked out all the time he would probably beat me a lot of the time, especially if the workout was under 10 minutes. When it gets to 20-or-so minutes, I tend to shine. I like working out with him. It’s nice to have someone to go work out with. CrossFit was definitely designed to be a community. But luckily I’m well-trained mentally to push myself, but I do know that I would go faster and harder if I did work out with people.

Workout vibes. Beyoncé, Trevor Hall, and old-school rap. Sometimes I’ll play really chill stuff; like the other day when I was up there [the barn] working out, I played Trevor Hall on Pandora. I have always been a slow music listener; I don’t feel uninspired at all. I don’t really care about the beat; it’s not going to make me go faster or slower. But sometimes I like to play old-school rap. That’s fun too. Old school rap or Beyoncé is my upbeat channels.

Fitness pet peeve. People who don’t try hard enough or people who give up. I find it very frustrating when people stop and just think they can’t keep going.

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Her best advice. Try harder. I mean you can always do more. It is mostly mental, which is the challenge that I like. You can push through. I always tell people that the pain comes, and it comes for me too, but it doesn’t get that much worse. Just finish; you won’t regret it tomorrow. You have to push yourself to find new limits because you’ll never have a new limit if you don’t push it.

On where she sees herself in 10 years. Well, on the track I hope I will have won a NASCAR. I don’t think I’ll be racing in 10 years; that sounds like a really long time from now. Maybe I will, you never know. Personally and fitness-wise, I would like to have a business. I’d like to have something outside of driving that is fitness-oriented and inspiring, and uses my knowledge of what I’ve learned about health and fitness, both on the fitness side and nutrition side because I love cooking too. Hopefully, I can use that to help people.”

That is all about the workout routine that she follows. When it comes to working out, she is quite intense and likes to do a bunch of activities. This makes her plan quite comprehensive. In the next section, we will discuss the workout tips and tricks that she is following to stay constant with her schedule.

Danica Patrick Workout Tips and Tricks

This is a section where w have enlisted some tips and tricks that Danica Patrick follows in her daily routine. She makes sure to follow a consistent workout routine too so that she could stick to tit and see some great results. Check out these tips:

Helping Hand

Her trainer Bob Alejo works with Patrick four or five times a week, and she follows his advice when she does her own workout.

Yoga Enthusiast

Patricia enjoys yoga so much that she discovered it through her rehab program. According to her, it is equally beneficial to improve strength, flexibility, and encourage you to achieve more in your daily life.

CrossFit Queen

Despite the fact that you don’t need much equipment to do CrossFit, Patrick loves it because of its intensity.

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Daily Dose

It’s almost a given that Patrick works out every single day. Her upper body exercises strengthen her arms, shoulders, and back so they can handle a car. She runs for an hour and lifts weights all the time.

Block It Out

The workouts Patrick designs are at the forefront of his interest, and he will do blocks of different types of exercises with compound moves that really get the heart pumping.

Take It Easy

During the training off-season, Patrick still works out with her trainer, but she might miss a few days here and there. The woman says that it is okay to take a rest day when you need it.

Plan ahead

I would say that having a little bit of a schedule for your workout tends to get you doing it,” Patrick stated. “So that’s helpful. Having a designated space to do it is also helpful if you’re doing it at home, so you have a purposeful place for it.”

When she describes mantras in a section entitled “Stop Thinking, Start Doing” in Pretty Intense, she explains:

(If) your regular workout is at six P.M. and you choose not to go, chances are you probably came up with a well-thought-out excuse: “I’m too tired.” “I can’t fit it in.” “My legs hurt.” Standing up, putting on your gear, and starting to work out takes little, if any, thought at all. It’s figuring out why you can’t go that requires some real thinking.

Challenging = Confidence

It’s important not to be intimidated or scared by difficult exercise moves or complicated workouts, Patrick advised.

Exercises like wall walks and handstands against the wall are among her favorites, and they involve pushing up and holding hands against the wall. She said that when people read the instructions for them or see them listed in her workout program, they freak out because they do not believe they can ever do a handstand.

“While things are difficult, the amount of confidence you gain from being able to do it or accomplishing it seeps into so many other facets of your life,” Danica announced. “You believe in yourself entirely — as opposed to just, ‘I can do that move.’ It’s now, ‘Oh, you need me to do that work? Sure, I got you.’ ‘Need me to do that? Sure, I got it.’ You tend to get more confident in your life, period because you realize you can do it if you believe in yourself.”

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If you don’t have a workout…

I also recommend doing burpees, a favorite of Patrick’s, which is a full-body move repeated over and over again. No one says you need to be clever or creative when it comes to working out in order to achieve success.

“A couple of years ago, I was at my parent’s house, and I did not feel like thinking of a workout that day,” she recollected. “I was like, ‘I wanna workout, but what should I do? I’ll just do burpees.’

“And I was going to do 1,000 burpees for time, and then I looked online and saw that takes over an hour, and I didn’t have an hour. So I was like, ‘I’ll do 500.’ And the only thing I stopped for was every 100, I jotted down the time it was on the clock, just to see what my intervals were. I’m pretty sure it took me 35 minutes.”

Manage your workout

The thought of performing 500 burpees sounds physically challenging and the thought of 1,000 seems impossible. It’s important to understand that Patrick isn’t telling you to lift that much on your first day back in shape, but there is a way to help you digest a very challenging task. If you’re looking for motivation while exercising or if you want to push yourself more next time, she recommends breaking it up.

“The most helpful for (me is) to break down the reps into a manageable set,” Danica stated. “So let’s say you have to do 100 push-ups. Do 10 sets of 10 or 20 sets of five. Whatever your manageable amount is, do that.”

After that, you can build on it.

Have a 5-count

She believes that when her intensity is high and she feels like giving up, the mantra that keeps her going is: “Don’t stop, slow down.” However, every now and then, she needs a break, just like everyone else.

“While you’re in the middle of it when things are difficult, give yourself a certain amount of time to count to,” she describes. “So — and I literally just did this today — when you’re tired and you stop for a second, just count to five, and when five is up, start again.”

When you’re really not feeling intense…

Additionally, there’s an option there as well.

“If you are in one of those days and you’re just tired, or it’s cloudy out, or maybe you’re exhausted from traveling or from work or family or kids, just go for a walk,” Patrick replied.

“Honestly, I do that a lot. And I’ll go for an hour or an hour and a half, and I’ll take the dogs, and it’s a great exercise from a low-intensity perspective. But you’re getting moving, and I think that’s the thing I’ll do if I’m bored or not energetic.”

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Food matters

Danica loves to cook, which is why she has a whole section of her book dedicated to it. Her interest in cooking and eating healthy food is not limited to food consumption, but she says food also affects how much she exercises.

“Diet is very important. I find I don’t really have many low-energy days where I’m not in the mood (to work out), so I think cleaning up your diet and getting away from gluten and dairy can really help your energy levels.”

Calm your mind. 

During her time living in England, Patricia started meditating and practicing yoga at the age of 19. She has recently come to enjoy both the mental and meditative aspects of yoga.

“Through the years, there have been periods I would practice yoga for a long time and then take some time off,” she says. “I’m such a Type A person that likes physical challenges, but I’ve started to realize how powerful the mental side of yoga is. I’ve become more consistent.”

As she relates her experiences with yoga, Patricia finds that she is able to connect with her breath, turn her mind off, and return to something simple and repetitive. Additionally, she created a “woman cave” in her home where she can practice yoga and store her art supplies.

“It ultimately became a sacred space,” Patrick says. “I encourage others to carve out a space in their home where they can focus their minds and re-engage with their passions.”

Embrace your fitness goals. 

According to Patrick, setting realistic goals is the first step toward increasing your fitness.

“I see people who go to the gym and aren’t sure what to do, so they jump on an elliptical machine,” Patrick tells. “If you don’t know what to do, you’re very limited in the gym. I don’t go to the gym without an exercise plan for what I want to accomplish that day.”

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Those who are unsure about setting realistic goals, are uninspired by their workout routines, or need help setting up accountability schemes should consider hiring a personal trainer.

“In my book, I don’t just tell readers what type of exercises to do, but I also offer them the tools and techniques,” she describes. “Your exercise goals should be long-range and go beyond just losing weight. For me, exercise isn’t just about looking good, it’s also about but feeling good, and enjoying both the physical and mental challenges that exercise brings.”

That was all about her workout tips and tricks that she shares with her fans and followers. In the next section, we will discuss her diet plan and the diet tips that she gives out to keep herself in the best possible shape. Take a read ahead.

Danica Patrick Diet Plan

Patrick practices a Paleo-style diet, though he does not drink Coca-Cola. About every three hours, she eats a smoothie or chia seed pudding containing kale or other greens, starting with a kale smoothie in the morning. It is not uncommon for her to prepare meals for herself, including staples like almond milk and ketchup. But she’s not all about spinach and superfoods. In her fridge, she houses a drawer full of cheese.

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“Cooking is one of the most therapeutic things I do,” she states. “I primarily eat a Paleo pescatarian diet, focusing on food that’s high-density nutrition and sourced both locally and organically.”

Patrick recommends that you include more grass-fed beef, poultry, fish, and game, alongside vegetables, fruits such as berries, melons, and citrus, nuts, seeds, and eggs, into your Pretty Intense nutrition plan. If you’re wondering about foods to avoid, Patrick suggests avoiding gluten, dairy, soy products, corn or vegetable oils, and sugar. In addition to cutting out beans, lentils, peas, and other legumes, she also recommends cutting back on gluten-free grains such as quinoa, rice, and oats which are low in nutrients.

Nutrition has everything to do with feeling good, not just looking good,” Patrick states. “Eating right makes you function and feel better.”

What to Eat

  • Vegetables
  • Eggs
  • Kale
  • Lean Beef
  • Chia Seeds
  • Acai
  • Maca
  • Almond Milk
  • Chicken Breast
  • Fish
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Nuts
  • Berries
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Lemon
  • Protein Powder
  • Cheese
  • Water
  • Red Wine
  • Coca-Cola

What to Avoid

  • Processed Foods
  • Refined Sugar
  • Junk Food
  • Fast Food
  • Chemical Ingredients
  • Artificial Additives

It’s likely that the star believes healthy eating is part of a healthy lifestyle. The woman follows a diet that is high in protein, low in carbohydrates, and nutrient-dense.

The meals she eats are divided into five or six smaller portions per day. She usually starts her day with a healthy breakfast consisting of eggs, oatmeal, and peanut butter. A popular breakfast for her is a homemade chia pudding made with almond milk and chia seeds, “I mix almond milk with chia seeds and let them sit overnight.” When she is craving a hearty breakfast, she makes a breakfast hash with sweet potatoes, peppers, apples, onions, kale, and lean ground beef or turkey.

When she cooks, grilled salmon, brown rice with grilled chicken, and grilled onions are some of the foods she likes to include. Sandwiches of turkey and green veggies topped with mustard, tomato, and green veggies may be served for lunch. In addition to nuts, wheat toast with peanut butter, apples, cheese, low-fat mozzarella, yogurt, and vegetable soup with spinach are some of her favorite snacks. Vegetables and protein are usually served at dinner, and meat could be salmon, chicken, steak, or bison. Cooking for herself is one of her favorite hobbies. She says, “I tend to get more creative at night when I’m cooking.” She follows a gluten-free diet after being diagnosed with gluten and dairy sensitivity.

It’s important for her to stay away from fruit juices and energy drinks as they tend to mess with her blood glucose levels. Rather than eating processed food, she prefers making a smoothie that contains apple, kale, pear, banana, and spinach.

If you want to get in shape, live a healthy lifestyle, just like NASCAR driver Danica Patrick.

That was all about the diet plan that Danica Patrick follows. She has a very healthy and wholesome diet which keeps her satisfied the whole day. Thus in the following section, we would also pick up some tips that she gives out. Take a look!

Danica Patrick Diet Tips

In this section, we will talk about the tips that Danica Patrick follows in her daily diet. 

DIY Diet

Food is something Patrick prefers to make herself. One of her favorite meals is a hash with lean ground meat, sweet potatoes, kale, onions, and apples, which she will eat just about any time of the day.

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Lean & Green

She keeps a number of containers of spinach in her refrigerator at all times.

The Secret to a Scrumptious Smoothie

Patrick recommends not using too much water and ice in smoothies, which helps keep them thick. To make smoothies even thicker, she adds a whole lemon without the peel and seeds.

Low-Sugar Life

The amount of sugar Patrick adds to her green smoothies is reduced to a quarter of an apple or a third of a banana. She adds other ingredients, like hemp seeds, maca, chia seeds, and coconut oil, along with spinach and kale.

Enjoy Your Cheats

She cheats with Coke most often. Whenever she wants something sweet but also wants to watch her diet, she prefers Nature’s Bakery brand which makes organic whole grain, fruit, and vegetable-based baked goods without GMO, dairy, or soy ingredients. Regardless of what you choose, her advice is to make sure that you enjoy it.

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Open your taste buds and cook at home.

The taste of the food you prepare at home can be customized to your preference. As you experiment with flavors and cooking methods, you can create custom meals that fit your taste and preferences.

So here is my point: Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. It is quite the opposite actually. With the range of colors, flavors, textures, and spices you will use, not only will your eyes and senses be pleased, but so will your taste buds as well. Some of my favorite sources of inspiration are as follows:

Use cookbooks.

Websites and apps with recipes are excellent if you know what you want to make. For example, you can Google “how to grill a chicken breast” or go on Pinterest for some great chicken recipes. Nothing beats flipping through a cookbook – especially one with beautiful photos and interesting side notes – for sparking new ideas or for getting you to try a food or a style of preparation you haven’t tried before.

There is no other way to discover new ways to prepare foods, cook foods you have never tried, or season with spices you’ve never tried before. That was the way I learned. Although you’ll have to spend a little bit of time and preparation the next time you make that recipe, you’ll be able to modify it and make it much faster!

Watch cooking shows.

“Lord knows I have watched a million hours of these. I remember back when I came home from England when I was 20 years old, I was eating a lot of chicken and veggies, and watching a lot of cooking shows. I have watched them since. My love for the show “Chopped” landed me a guest spot on the show, and I actually won the competition! (Proof that all those hours of watching paid off!)”

“Cooking shows explain exactly how the food is made, and that’s a very helpful tool. Sometimes you just don’t know what the heck to do with spaghetti squash or those boring Brussels sprouts. I’ve learned, and I will show you!”

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Take cooking classes.

Taking cooking classes can be another fun way to learn how to cook. If you’re looking for something to do with your girlfriends or another couple, this can be a fun activity, topped off with wine and of course a nice meal. 

“I planned a whole trip to Napa around a two-day cooking course at the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena. I learned how salts affect food and the basics of wine pairing. I learned how to cook with peppers and olive oils, and how to make fresh pizza on the grill. It’s probably the least likely way you will learn, but it’s a good time if you make a vacation out of it.”

Those were the tips and tricks that Danica Patrick stick to in her diet. However,r sometimes she feels the need to take some supplements so that she could complete her macros. In the next section, we will discuss her macros and what kinds of supplements she needs to fulfill her daily requirements.

Danica Patrick Nutrition and Supplements

In this section, we will discuss some of the supplements that are required by Danica Patrick to keep herself on her toes. These supplements allow her to feel stronger and healthier. So take a read ahead:

PROBIOTICS + ELECTROLYTES

As part of his vitamin regimen, Patrick takes a hydrating electrolyte formula that also contains prebiotics and probiotics that will support his gut health.

HYDRATION + ENERGY BOOSTER

As well as the beetroot, green coffee bean, and citrulline, Patrick takes another energy and hydration blend.

HYDRATION + RECOVERY

Patrick also enjoys electrolytes that have BCAAs, as well as non-GMO collagen, which helps athletes recover after their workouts.

MACA

The maca root is often included in Patrick’s morning smoothies. Among other benefits, maca is packed with antioxidants, balancing hormones and boosting energy, memory, and mood.
Danica Patrick

CHIA SEEDS

Also on Patrick’s list of favorites is chia. As a source of plant protein and omega-3 fatty acids that combat inflammation, chia seeds are considered a superfood that has many health benefits, including aiding digestion, reducing blood sugar levels, and boosting the immune system.

HEMP SEEDS

Besides hemp seeds, Patrick also adds them to her smoothies. Inflammation is blocked by hemp seeds, creating a healthy cardiovascular system, aiding digestion, and possibly reducing weight. CBD does not appear in hemp seeds.

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