Abbie Chatfield in Bathing Suit Says "This is So Special"
Abbie Chatfield is celebrating her win for Audience Choice Award for Best Television Personality – in her swimsuit! The Bachelor Australia star shows off her incredible figure in a patterned swimsuit while standing on the beach in one of her latest social media posts. "AHHHH!! How amazing," she captioned the post. "Thank you so much to everyone who voted. This is so special. All of you who support me mean the world, and the fact you took time out of your day to vote for me makes me beyond mushy!!" How does the reality star maintain her great figure? Read on to see 6 ways Abbie Chatfield stays 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!
She Used to Eat What She Wanted, When She Wanted
Prior to going on the Bachelor, Abbie didn't really watch what she ate. "I kind of ate what I wanted, when I wanted," she told Body + Soul. "Prior to going into the mansion, my diet was much worse than it is now."
She Mixes Up Her Workouts
Abbie does a lot of exercising, mixing up her workouts. "I work out six days a week with a mix of HIIT, yoga, Pilates and just going for a run," she told Body + Soul.
This Is What She Eats in a Day
Abbie starts off with a breakfast of yogurt with some frozen berries or pieces of fruit. Later in the morning she munches on corn thins with avocado spread. Then, for lunch she eats canned salmon with vegetables and a dash of rice. Dinner is usually a vegetarian patty or falafel wrap. If she has a sweet tooth she will have peanut butter with dates for dinner.
She Doesn't Diet
"I don't feel ashamed of how my body is," Abbie said on her LiSTNR podcast, It's A Lot with Abbie Chatfield "I'm not trying to lose weight." She also pointed out that it is "fatphobic" to say that she looks better because she has lost weight. "In the last five or so years I have never intentionally gained or lost weight," she revealed, adding that she's not "doing a Kardashian and intentionally losing weight because of a trend," but is sometimes too busy or stressed to eat. "I'm having a really hard time eating," she admitted. "I'm having trouble finding time to eat, and then when I find time to eat I'm having a really hard time chewing food and a really hard time swallowing. I feel extremely nauseous when I eat food… It's also stress."
She Battled an Eating Disorder
"I did have definitely disordered eating and I had definite like, fatphobic thoughts that were ingrained in me by society and especially being a young woman in the early 2000's," Abbie added on her podcast. "I've worked so hard to not have those thoughts and I think I'm really proud of myself for genuinely not working out for how I look, not eating for how I look, genuinely enjoying food and genuinely being able to enjoy exercise and be more worried about whether I'm eating enough and what I'm eating and making sure I have the right nutrients."
She Works Out When She Feels Like It
Abbie told Yahoo Lifestyle that she listens to her body and exercises when she feels like it. "I wake up and I would be like 'I feel like doing yoga right now' so I'll do yoga," she said. "Or I'm feeling a bit anxious, so I feel like going for a run – rather than 'I should run, to lose weight, to look better, to be more fit'."