Ashanti in Bathing Suit Says "No More Falling for U"
Ashanti is sharing a message with her fans. The singer, who is currently vacationing on the island of Nevis, shows off her famous figure via her latest social media post while also opening up to her fans. "I've come to realize that even when you're genuine…people take advantage & lie.. No more falling for u…" she captioned the Instagram snap. How does the singer take care of herself and maintain her fantastic figure? Read on to see 7 of Ashanti's top rules for staying 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!
Rule 1: Eat More Plants and Less Meat
Ashanti eats a very clean diet, recently making a dietary change. "I cut out a lot of meat," she told People. "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."
Rule 2: Exercise
If you want a body like Ashanti's, hit the gym. "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 Parents.
Rule 3: Work Out Almost Every Day
"I try to get four to five days in a week with my trainer. When I know I'm going for something specific, like preparing for a role, I try to definitely make it five. When I knew I was going down to Trinidad for carnival, for example, we had like two months. So I said, 'Look, I have to be in this little itty bitty costume!' We maybe missed a couple of days but I was really strict with that one," she told Parents.
Rule 4: Spin
Ashanti maintains she 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. "In a Cycle class you will be utilizing an indoor stationary bicycle to obtain a cardiovascular workout. While energizing music is playing, you will vary the cadence, resistance and position on the bike to simulate different outdoor riding experiences," says the Mayo Clinic. "The class instructor will coach you through the workout, providing information on proper cycling techniques so that you achieve an optimal workout. He/she will also take you through a custom bike fit for your ideal riding experience."
Rule 5: Cheat
While Ashanti maintains a healthy lifestyle, she points out that it's important "to have balance, you have to eat clean and you have to work out," says Ashanti. However, "you have to allow yourself at least two cheat days so that it doesn't become too strict," she told People.
Rule 6: Do Burpees
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 told Parents.
Rule 7: Drink Your 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. Want plant-based protein? Try, says the Mayo Clinic: "Nuts; nut butters; seeds; green peas; edamame; quinoa; lentils; legumes, such as garbanzo, kidney, black, pinto or cannellini beans; seitan; tofu; tempeh; and nutritional yeast are all whole food sources of plant protein. Processed plant-based meat alternatives ― 'meat' balls, burgers, crumbles, 'chicken' tenders and 'fish' filets ― have come a long way in texture and flavor."