Food Network Star Katie Lee Biegel Shares Swimsuit Photo of "Boat Day"
Food Network star Katie Lee Biegel enjoyed a day out on the water in Southampton, New York with husband Ryan. Biegel, 42, looked stunning in a black bikini as she posed next to Ryan on a boat, against a background of sparkling ocean water. "Boat day ⚓️," she captioned the post. "You all are a great looking couple, looks like so much fun," a fan commented. Biegel has spoken about her journey back to feeling like herself postpartum—here's how she did it.
Lots of Vegetables
Biegel is a WW ambassador. "I always look at my plate and try to make it 70 to 80% vegetables," she says. "I want a colorful diet. If you load up on the good stuff, you can crowd out the bad stuff… I love the [WW] program, and it is really easy for someone like me to be able to follow it. If I'm recipe testing and I'm making something that's more indulgent, I can eat it and still be on my plan. I just adapt the rest of my day to stay within my points. And I'm enjoying trying to make lower-point recipes."
Same Breakfast Every Day
Biegel's husband makes her breakfast every morning. "I'm a creature of habit," she says. "Since I had the baby, I've been eating the same breakfast every day… a bowl of oats, chia seeds and flax. He tops it with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, granola, almond butter and almond milk. "[For lunch] I usually have either a salad or a turkey sandwich. I love Dave's Killer Bread (the thin-slice kind) with some avocado, hummus and a big handful of baby spinach. I'm always looking for a way to get some extra vegetables or fruits in."
Salmon For Supper
Biegel loves protein and omega-3-packed salmon for dinner. "We love a sheet-pan supper," she says. "We look at what vegetables and proteins we have. I'm a big salmon eater—the Whole Foods' salmon is my favorite and it's always $9.99 per pound, which I think is such a good deal. I don't take care of myself nearly as well as I used to. I don't exercise every day. Sometimes I'm grabbing something easy, or I forget to eat lunch and I eat [too many] snack foods in the afternoon. I'm still trying to master balance."
Biegel lost the postpartum baby weight by taking it one day at a time and being sensible. "I power walk every day with Iris in her stroller, I do postnatal and Pilates workouts on Obe Fitness, and I use my WW app," she says. "I finally feel like my body is back—not only because of the number on the scale, but I feel like I am back to feeling strong and healthy… It takes time mommas. It's been 10 months for me. I'm still not 100% where I was (my pants are two sizes bigger and they very well might stay that way, which is fine), and I want to continue to work on my overall wellness, but I'm headed in the right direction."
Biegel has certain dishes and ingredients always on rotation. "The key is to keep a well-stocked pantry and cook from it. I always turn to pasta when I don't know what to make," she says. "I love a quick recipe, like a lemon pasta or a spinach-artichoke pasta. Canned beans are another necessity. I put them on a salad for a boost of protein or mix them with some greens and add some chopped veggies for something a little heartier. Beans, pasta, and greens are your go-tos. With those things on hand, you can always make a quick dinner."