Kristin Cavallari has come a long way from her days on MTV. She may have started her career as a cast member on Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County but she’s now a proud mother of three kids (all under four-years-old), wife to Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, co-founder of a jewelry line Emerald Duv, and has her own line of shoes for Chinese Laundry. With this extraordinary life, she’s proud to share tips from her journey to health, happiness, and making it all work…hence the title: Balancing in Heels: My Journey to Health, Happiness, and Making it All Work.
But before you buy the book, read on to learn about what really makes her tick, what made her give up all processed foods, and what sacrifices she has to make on a daily basis to have this life. You might be surprised how much you have in common with her.
Balancing in Heels is Cavallari’s first book and was released only a few weeks ago; it’s already a New York Times Bestseller! If you have yet to get your copy, you can order it here.
Q&A with Kristin Cavallari
When did you first realize that you wanted to change your diet? What changes did you make?
My dad is a pretty big health nut. I’ve always been around it. When I was a teenager and in my early 20s, I thought it was about [consuming] the least amount of calories. I was putting Splenda on everything and [my food] was loaded with chemicals. I knew in the back of my mind that it wasn’t good, but I got serious about what I was putting into my body when I was pregnant with Camden. As long as I ate real food, I didn’t blow up. I only gained 25 pounds with my pregnancy and figured there must be something to this.
When your husband is a diabetic and you have three kids under four, how are you able to navigate your meals around that? Do you have to avoid a lot of foods? Are you constantly introducing new foods to your kids?
Our kids started eating the way we did from day one. They can’t miss what they don’t know. They just eat whatever they want. As long as you give them ketchup or barbecue sauce, just something to dip into, they’re happy campers.
With Jay, he adopted this new lifestyle, too. He’s seen first-hand what a good diet could do for you. He got off blood pressure medication. He’s improved and feels the best he ever has. We stay away from white flour and white sugar. That works well for him. We would have done that regardless.