Whereas her father may be known for his affinity for Diet Coke and fast food — a habit Melania Trump has reportedly been trying to get him to kick — Ivanka Trump’s diet couldn’t be more different.
The first daughter, who has been in the public eye long before Donald Trump entered the White House, has opened up about her dieting and exercise routines in the past. According to “Eat This,” the first daughter used to eat “like a teenager…carbs three times a day usually in the form of pasta or pizza.”
However, the 37-year-old kicked the carbs and bad habits when she became pregnant with her first child, Arabella, with husband Jared Kushner in 2011.
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The now mom-of-three tried to hop on the juice cleanse train, an experience she’s deemed a “total disaster.”
“For the eight hours that I lasted, I felt like I was on the brink of starvation,” she said. “For me, it’s about making the right choices.” However, her lifestyle evolved to slowly include healthier foods, like whole grain options, incorporating exercise and limiting carbs.
“Slowly, I started to actually enjoy, if not crave, these healthier options. Now healthy eating is the norm for me, especially at breakfast and lunch,” she said.
After she kicks off her morning (at 5:30!) with lemon and water, followed by a cup of coffee, a typical breakfast for the Kushner family might include Greek yogurt and berries, cottage cheese or something she’s deemed “fancy oatmeal” for the kids.
“If they choose oatmeal, I get out all sorts of toppings — chia seeds, berries, flaxseed, goji berries, cinnamon, walnuts, and almonds — and the kids get to ‘decorate’ their oatmeal,” the former fashion designer said, according to Insider. With three children, Ivanka finds that having her fridge full helps her eat healthier.
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“When I was living with just my husband, I’d stress about buying raspberries because I’d know they’d go bad before I’d eat them,” she said according to Fit Pregnancy. “Now it’s such a pleasure to open my refrigerator and see all kinds of fruit.”
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Meanwhile, lunch and dinner may consist of healthy protein-based options such as salmon and chicken, or salad. Though she considers herself more of a “savory girl,” a treat might include strawberry ice cream with Arabella or indulging in Frankies Spuntino, a popular Italian joint in Brooklyn.
It’s a health-conscious lifestyle that Trump supplements with various forms of exercise, something that’s been beneficial to her marriage.
Ivanka and Jared are often seen jogging around their neighborhood or popping into a SoulCycle class. “I go out with my husband every Saturday morning — we’ll run for an hour and we’ll just chat. It’s an amazing time for the two of us as well,” she said.
However, Trump doesn’t just prioritize cardio, but makes an effort to meditate as well, calling it “one of the most important” things she does every day.
Ivanka said according to Insider, “I meditate for twenty minutes, ideally twice daily. Sometimes I miss the afternoon session, but I always make the morning one. It’s been invaluable in terms of calming my mind and allowing me to think more clearly.”
For more of Ivanka’s fitness tips, watch the video above.
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As part of her first solo international trip as first lady, Melania visited Nairobi National Park in a white pith helmet, which drew criticism for its colonial-era past.
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Melania Trump attended the General Debate of the 73rd session of the General Assembly at the United Nations alongside her husband. Her black dress was thought to be a slight towards President Trump as many people on the internet saw her outfit as a gesture of support for sexual assault survivors.
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The Trumps welcomed Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda to the White House in September. The problem? Melania was wearing a wool coat while it was still 80 degrees outside. Furthermore, she didn’t remove her coat while dining inside with the Polish first lady, which Twitter deemed not the best hostess tactic.
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Melania Trump tried her hand at gardening for the second time to plant an Eisenhower Oak at the White House in August. The $4000 skirt and sky-high Louboutin heels she wore to dig soil sent the internet aflame.
"Melania is launching her new line of Gardening Attire, accompanied by the standard 4-inch heels," joked one Twitter user.
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FLOTUS stepped out on August 20th in Maryland to promote her Be Best initiative and discuss cyberbullying. To the event, she wore the once-controversial pussy-bow blouse — the same style she sported during the 2016 presidential debate after the Access Hollywood leak.
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Arguably her most controversial outfit yet, Melania sported a jacket emblazoned with the words "I Really Don’t Care Do You" to visit migrant children separated from their parents in Texas. The Zara jacket retails for $39.
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Melania arrived at POTUS’ State of the Union at the start of the new year in a white Dior pantsuit. Many members of Congress chose to wear black in solidarity with sexual assault survivors and in protest of the Trump administration: Melania stood out in all white.
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Following Ivana Trump’s controversial interview in October, Melania donned an emerald green shirtdress from British brand Cefinn to an official visit to Lily’s Place to visit with families affected by addiction. It’s the first non-profit infant recovery center in the world.
The dress was designed by former first lady of Britain Samantha Cameron. Is she reminding everyone of her status?
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Alongside President Trump, FLOTUS arrived in Vegas in October to pay their respects to the 50 victims of the Las Vegas shooting. Her all-black, closed-off look drew some major criticism on Twitter.
"I’m making a public plea to Melania Trump: stop with the sunglasses (and the heels at disaster areas)," one Twitter user wrote.
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Twitter had a lot to say about this picture of FLOTUS getting down and dirty in the garden established by former first lady Michelle Obama.
Her $1380 Balmain shirt wasn’t the most appropriate choice for the event.
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Though this photo was taken at the White House Congressional Picnic in June, the Trumps tweeted a photo from the event to wish the country a happy Labor Day the following September.
"We are building our future with American hands, American labor, American iron, aluminum and steel," POTUS wrote. Ironically, Melania’s dress was designed by Mary Katrantzou, a Greek-born British designer. Twitter had *a lot* to say.
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Off to help Hurricane Harvey victims, Melania made headlines when she boarded Air Force One in sky-high stilettos.
"God grant me the serenity not to comment on the shoes," wrote one Twitter user.
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FLOTUS turned heads in a $51,500 floral jacket by Dolce & Gabbana for the G7 summit in Italy.
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While visiting Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial, Melania sported a white sleeveless dress. Twitter wasn’t happy with her sporting bare shoulders at the memorial.
Wrote one user, "Melania cover your arms up, show some respect."
"Geez. The lambasted Michelle Obama for baring her arms and her is Melania Trump in conservative Israel with a sleeveless dress," said another.
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Just days after President Trump landed in hot water following the leaked Access Hollywood recordings, Melania sported a pussy bow shirt to the second presidential debates.
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