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Ashanti in Bathing Suit is a "Bahama Mama"

Here are 6 ways she stays in shape. 

Ashanti is heating up the islands with her latest swimsuit snap. The singer flaunts her incredible figure on social media this week. "Bahama Mama," she captioned the Instagram snap. "Looking like a album cover," one of her followers commented, while others added fire emojis. How does the singer take care of herself and maintain her fantastic figure? Read on to see 6 ways Ashanti 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 Eats a Lot of Plants

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Ashanti's diet is clean and involves lots of plants. "I cut out a lot of meat," she told People about a recent dietary change she made. "I think again, self-health and self-awareness are so important. All of that stuff is so important to maintaining your body, knowing what's in your food, the GMO's and the chemicals, and I'm super aware of this stuff." 


She Exercises

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Exercise is a big part of Ashanti's life. She works out with a few trainers. "When I'm home in NYC, I have a trainer, Raheem. We do weight training, cardio, running. I'm kind of a tomboy and I'm very competitive so I never want him to beat me. Sometimes he has me work on mobility, other times endurance, and then we'll go for strength. I think it's important to mix it up and hit different parts of your body. We'll do the Stairmaster, lots of core work," she told Parade. "I have another trainer in L.A., Donamatrix, who I work with when I'm there. He's completely different than my trainer in New York. So I feel like I'm in a really good position to have the best of both worlds on either coast." She works out four to five days in a week.


She Spins

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Aside from working out with a trainer, Ashanti is "obsessed" with spinning. "I would try to do two classes in a day because I would sweat so much and I loved it!" she told Parents. 


She Takes Two Cheat Days a Week


Ashanti eats healthy most of the time, but cheats on occasion. She says, "to have balance, you have to eat clean and you have to work out. However, "you have to allow yourself at least two cheat days so that it doesn't become too strict," she told People. 


She Pushes Herself

Ashanti always pushes herself. "I don't always feel like working out but finishing a gym session is the best feeling. I did that like two weeks ago. I was l so out of it and I was like, 'I don't feel like it.' We were in New York. It was raining. It was gloomy. It was cold. But I pushed myself and I went and I put it on my Insta stories and I'm laying on the floor in the gym and I was like, "Oh my gosh, I was so dead before I got here. And I'm even more tired now but I'm so proud of myself that I actually did the workout." Also, Ashanti doesn't like a certain exercise, but she does it anyway. "I hate burpees! I cannot stand burpees but they are so good for you. And I remember this goes back all the way to middle school gym class where they would call them squat thrusts."


She Drinks Green Juice

Ashanti drinks her nutrients. "I'm really into green juices. I'm glad I got one today! I'm actually drinking one now. And I'll make a plant-based protein smoothie to snack on in between as well. I also like the No Cow bars. The raspberry one is the best," Ashanti told Parents.  

Leah Groth
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