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Lindsey Vonn in Bathing Suit "Nerded Out"

Here are her top 6 diet and fitness tips for staying in shape.

Lindsey Vonn is taking a much-needed break in her bathing suit. The former pro skier shows off her insanely fit figure in a bathing suit in one of her latest social media posts, shared from a much-needed getaway in the tropics. "Took a quit break last weekend," she captioned the post. "Thankful for those amazing few days. Now it's back on the road again for your regularly scheduled hustle." How did she get into the best shape of her life post-retirement? Read on to see 6 of Lindsey Vonn's top diet and fitness tips for staying in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


Revamp Your Approach to Fitness

How did Lindsey get "a lot leaner" after she retired from skiing?. "I used to do things that were so sport specific, so I had to be bigger," she told New York Post's Alexa magazine. "But everyone is like, 'Oh my God, you're in the best shape of your life.' It's like — yes and no. I'm not training for my sport anymore, I am training to be lean and fit." She is down to her lowest body fat percentage of her life, 15 percent—five percent less than her all-time low of 19 percent. "Different training. Different diet. Crazy!" 


Eat Clean

Vonn's "ski season" diet included "a lot of protein and carbs," she told People. However, Phil Goglia revamped her diet on it now focuses on drinking a lot of water, eating clean food, and timing her meals. "I try not to eat too much in the morning before I work out," she told Women's Health. "I'm not working out crazy hard, but I notice I feel better; not as weighed down." After exercising Lindsey eats "egg white omelets with broccoli, chicken, and pepper, and stuff like that." For lunch, she chooses between chicken or salmon with kale or cabbage. Dinner is also a mix of protein and veggies – like chicken salad with avocado or a zucchini pasta with bolognese meat sauce. Her favorite snacks are almonds, kiwis, and blueberries.


Strength Train Hard

Vonn is serious about exercise and hard-core strength training. She trains with Gunnar Peterson and isn't afraid of lifting heavy weights. Her workouts are a combo of strength and weight training, using a lot of weighted balls, battle ropes, lifts, squats. You can check out one of her workouts here. And, she never skips a workout. 


Eat As Plant-Based As Possible

Lindsey does eat meat and animal products but she does slip in plant-based foods when she can. "Listen, the kitchen can be intimidating to anyone. But I'm here to tell you: You can do it. And with the new year, let's do it better, together. I've got 14 places to help you start eating more plant-based foods," she captioned a post, suggesting the Just Egg cookbook to her followers. "Now, if only every new year's resolution came with a side of omelets."


Find a Winter Sport You Love

Lindsey still spends a lot of time on the slopes. "Finally got to ski with my girl @chelseahandler! What an epic day of powder," she captioned a recent post. Research has linked downhill skiing to a number of health benefits. In addition to promoting physical fitness, it may decrease risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Studies have also found that the more frequently a person skis, prevalence of known hypercholesterolemia, systemic hypertension, diabetes, the frequency of mental stress and the occurrence of memory deficits declines. 



Find an Active Vacation Hobby

As can be demonstrated by Lindsey's latest social media posts, she doesn't allow herself to be lazy on vacation. "Nerded out with all my new free diving gear (thx Mares🤿 🙏🏻) and got to play footsie with some very friendly stingrays," she captioned it. Surprisingly, putting on a snorkel and fins and swimming through the water is a great workout. In addition to being a great aerobic exercise and burning calories, other health benefits may include improved cardiovascular function, stress reduction, mood enhancement, and muscular toning.

Leah Groth
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