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Ashanti in Bathing Suit is "Ready"

Five ways Ashanit stays in shape that you can do too!

Ashanti is slaying it in Vegas in a swimsuit! "Ready," she captioned a new photo from Nevada. The multi-winning artist is all about staying fit and has a diet and fitness plan that anyone can do. She told Parade, "If I want to maintain longevity with traveling and being on stage, I have to take care of my body." So how does she do it? CelebWell talked to experts who broke down her diet and fitness routine and revealed why it works. Read on to see 5 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 Plenty of Fish

The singer told Parade in a 2019 interview, "I'm a pescatarian so I don't eat a lot of meat. I try to stay away from carbs and I know diet is super essential to being healthy and maintaining and trying to stay fit." Shane Mikesky, a Performance Coach at Future explains. "Fish is a great source of protein, as well as can provide omega-3 fatty acids from fattier, cold water fish. Omega-3's can provide anti-inflammatory properties and are beneficial for overall health and wellness, while protein provides the necessary building blocks to help our muscles recover from exercise."


Green Juice

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Like most celebs, Ashanti enjoys a good green juice. She told Parade, "I'm really into green juices. I'm glad I got one today! I'm actually drinking one now." According to Mikesky, "Juice has some great benefits when it comes to micronutrients and hydration. By juicing from fresh fruit, you're able to skip any preservatives that might be put into bottled options, and is a great source of vitamins, minerals, and a great way to add flavor to your water. However, by juicing, we do lose the fiber that is associated with fruits and vegetables and is so beneficial for our digestive health. If you're someone who likes to juice, it's a great idea to alternate times when you would juice and make a smoothie with the same ingredients. That way you're still getting all of the benefits of juicing, along with the added benefit of adding fiber as well."


Plant-Based Diet

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"I do a lot of plant-based—Beyond Burgers and the Beyond Sausage are my favorite right now. I've been eating them every day," the singer revealed to Parade. Angela Houlie, MS, RDN, CDN, founder and owner My Fruitful Body Nutrition PLLC shares, "Eating plant-based definitely keeps you healthy as long as you are making the majority of your diet whole foods (like we mentioned earlier). Many plant-based foods/products can be heavily processed. Make sure you stick mainly to whole food choices which will ensure you maintain a healthy weight."


Pairs Protein with Veggies


Ashanti said in her interview with Parade she typically eats some type of fish with broccoli or asparagus and according to  Houlie, "Vegetables are high in fiber, and some contain significant amounts of protein; both will keep you fuller longer. Pairing a healthy fat with your vegetables helps to absorb the vitamins and minerals found in the vegetables, not to mention the fat will satisfy your taste buds! One of my favorite ways to make veggies is to drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, thyme, and rosemary and roast. The veggies taste so satisfying this way! Try eating veggies in season and challenge yourself to try new and exciting ones – this ensures you get a good balance of vitamins and minerals to keep you healthy and strong."


She Loves Running and Being Competitive

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The 41-year-old told Parade she runs often and admitted, "I'm kind of a tomboy and I'm very competitive." Bishnu Pada Das, a certified personal trainer with the Crazy Athlete shares, "Running is some of the most effective exercises for weight loss because it burns a lot of calories in the least amount of time. Besides that, it's simple to begin and has numerous other benefits for your overall health. An effective running schedule should contain a minimum of 3 to 4 days a week for at least 30 minutes. It might be your perfect recipe to see some noticeable results within a couple of weeks if you're consistent enough. Make sure you're not running if you aren't fit enough, and your diet is key to your progress."

Heather Newgen
Heather Newgen has two decades of experience reporting and writing about health, fitness, entertainment and travel. Heather currently freelances for several publications. Read more
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