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Miesha Tate in Two-Piece Workout Gear Says "It's Like Magic"

“It’s like magic……. except it’s real..."

Miesha Tate is prioritizing her mental health – in her workout gear. In a new social media post the UFC fighter shows off her amazing body during a strength training workout while encouraging her followers to indulge in self-care. "It's like magic……. except it's real….. oh and it's costs you nothing. What's there to lose?" she captioned the post. How does she approach diet, fitness, and self-care? Here is everything you need to know about her lifestyle habits.



Mixed martial arts is Miesha's go-to workout. "I'm passionate about jiu-jitsu because there's so much to learn—it's a never-ending story. I continue to evolve in wrestling, but that's where I came from—it's my base," she told Muscle & Fitness. Studies confirm that the practice helps with balance, cognitive function and psychological health in addition to weight loss and physical fitness. 


Outdoor Activity

Miesha is an "outdoorsy person," she told Muscle & Fitness. "I love being in the water, whether it's on a boat or just relaxing, and I love inner tubing. I also love camping or just being in the sun, enjoying life!"


Red Meat


"I like to eat red meat—it helps me keep my iron levels up," Miesha said about her diet. "I also eat a lot of veggies. If you're low on calories or missing something in your diet, you can definitely feel it when you're pushing your body to the limits. Whatever you put into your body is what you're going to get out of it."


Goat Cheese


While on Celebrity Big Brother, Tate told Insider that she lost weight by eating egg whites and
"a lot of goat cheese," she said, explaining that it provides a lot of "bang with your buck" compared to other cheeses."It's less calories for an ounce of goat cheese than cheddar cheese for instance," she said. For a "treat" she would indulge in blueberry goat cheese. 


Coconut Oil


Tate ingests two servings of coconut oil a day, she told Shape magazine in 2016. She added to Insider that while she cooks with it, if she is training for a fight and trying to lose weight, she will omit it. "When I'm so strict on my calories, a lot of times I just don't get to add any oils," she said. "So I would rather add something like cheese that has a nutritional benefit as opposed to an oil, because I have to balance everything."


Training Smarter"I've learned firsthand that training smarter, not harder, is just better," Miesha explained to Muscle & Fitness. "Doing this sport for so long, I know my body really well. I've had fights where I have definitely overtrained and didn't give myself enough rest between fights or during training camp." She uses heart-rate monitors to track her recovery each morning to see where she is at, "and if it's a day to push really hard or take it a little lighter," she said. "I also use it when I'm sparring to make sure my heart rate's getting up high enough." Her post-workout recovery? A cold ice bath.  When Miesha needs to get ready for a big fight, she puts even more work in. "[Training camp] for a title fight starts at least 10 weeks out. We train two to three times a day, up to six hours in the gym a day. I start at 10 a.m. with strength, conditioning, and technique. Around 4 p.m. I focus on mixed martial arts [MMA] training. Some days are more about grappling, others striking, but it all incorporates MMA."

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