Maria Gabriela De Faria Shares Swimsuit Photo Cold Plunging
Maria Gabriela De Faria is taking the (cold) plunge – in her swimsuit. In a recent social media post the Superman: Legacy star shows off her amazing body in a bathing suit while chilling out in extremely cold water. "Ice ice baby ❄️Cold plunging every day keeps the doctor away. —> this has been one of the (many) best gifts my Godmothers have given me," she captioned the Instagram post. How does the Venezuelan actress approach health and wellness? Celebwell rounded up her top lifestyle habits.
No Animal Products
María is a devoted vegan. She started her meat-free journey after falling in love with her cat. "It might sound crazy but that's how it all started," she told Modern Wellness Guide, explaining that she felt badly for her cat when she ate meat. "I started thinking how crazy it was for me to love and care for my cat and at the same time pay for somebody to kill, cut, and package another animal who feels the same amount of pain, joy, happiness, and desires as my cat," she said. "It's a statement about peace, love, and kindness to every single being on the planet."
María is a hike. The National Parks Service maintains it is "one of the best ways to get exercise." Some of the physical benefits include building stronger muscles and bones, improving your sense of balance, improving your heart health, and decreasing the risk of certain respiratory problems. It also offers many mental health benefits, according to a Stanford University study.
María ensures healthy snacking by bringing healthy, vegan snacks with her. "When I went fully vegan, I educated myself in terms of what to eat at different times and for different situations. Now I know that success comes with being prepared, so I don't leave my place without nuts or fruit. It's just that easy," she told Modern Wellness Guide.
María's vegan diet fuels her workouts. "It made me faster and stronger than ever and gave me all the energy I needed to wake up at 4 a.m., work out, and then go on a 16-hour work day," she said. To get ready for Superman: Legacy she spent a lot of time at the gym: "Now you know why I've been working out like a crazy person." Her routine consists of a lot of weight and strength training exercises, using hand weights and body weight.
In order to support her vegan lifestyle, María cooks her own meals. "It takes no time to cook some rice and roast some veggies," she says. "Just eat what comes from the earth, like rice, quinoa, all types of beans, all kinds of veggies, all fruits, all the nuts," she added, revealing that she also stays away from processed foods. "Make sure your food is full of color and life."