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Alexis Ren in Bathing Suit Shares a Special Selfie

Here’s what her diet and exercise look like.

Alexis Ren is ready for swimsuit weather and has the selfies to prove it. Ren shared a picture of herself posing in a yellow print bathing suit, complete with gold butterfly necklace. Her skin glowed with minimal makeup, completing her beachy look. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Ren 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!



Vegan Lifestyle

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Ren follows a plant-based diet (although she makes an occasional exception for fresh fish). "I've been dabbling in a plant-based diet for the last four years," she says. "I realized that there's such an abundance, you don't have to sacrifice taste or quality of food when you're vegan… When I wake up, I immediately have my coffee with vanilla soy creamer. I can't process the day without it."


Healthy Salads


Ren makes her own salads with kale, avocado, olive oil, garbanzo beans, and lime. Garbanzo beans—also known as chickpeas—are a good option for vegans, as they contain all nine essential amino acids. "Chickpeas are also an excellent source of non-animal protein," says Patricia Bridget Lane, RDN, LD/N. "They're great for vegetarians and vegans."


Bread On the Menu

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Ren used to avoid bread—but now she enjoys it, guilt-free. "Bread was always a trigger," she says. "I gauged how much I've healed off of my eating disorder based on if I can eat a piece of bread and be okay. Bread's not the enemy, and I know we need carbohydrates. The last six months, I've been loading bread into my diet and being okay. I'm at peace with it."


Yoga and Pilates

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Ren incorporates yoga and Pilates into her fitness routine. "Yoga seems to have this powerful combination of the physical movement combined with the deep breathing, meditation and mindfulness aspect," says Corinna Keenmon MD, FAPA. "This total package helps us physically by increasing flexibility, along with heart and brain health. Plus, the cognitive and emotional improvements that happen over time are priceless."


Room For Dessert

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Ren always makes room for delicious desserts. One of her favorites is raw pumpkin pie. "It's really about giving yourself permission to let things taste that good," she says. "Some of my favorite desserts are raw pastries. I always find it so fascinating that we can have pastries that are raw."

Ferozan Mast
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