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Ashley Graham in Bathing Suit is "Turning Up the Heat"

Here's how she stays fit.

Model Ashley Graham, author of A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like, just posted a new swimsuit shot this week. In it, she posed in a coral bathing suit with a teal dress over it. She captioned the photo, "Turning up the heat." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Ashley Graham 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's Consistent

Graham lives a healthy lifestyle. She revealed at the Vogue Fashion Festival that she makes sure she's consistent with her wellness. "People think that bigger women don't maintain their bodies, and honestly, it's the other way around, I try to eat very healthily and exercise three to five times a week."


She Eats Lightest To Heaviest

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 18: Ashley Graham attends Ashley Graham co-hosts Summer Soiree with buy now, pay later solution, Affirm, on May 18, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Affirm)

Graham says that when it comes to her diet, she follows a pattern. "I like to eat lightest to heaviest throughout the day," she told Good Morning America.  "Fruit digests faster than anything so I want that in my body first. I try not to eat meat until night."


She Eats Healthy Meals

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 08: Ashley Graham walks the streets of NY for a Michael Kors fashion show on April 08, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

Graham revealed some of her favorite meals to Good Morning America. "I'll have a huge green salad with quinoa, carrots, tomatoes, avocado, any green leafy vegetable and pesto sauce as the dressing," she says of her lunch. Graham says that she likes veggies and a protein for dinner. "I will have a sweet potato and vegetables lightly sautéed with olive oil, or chicken with Brussels sprouts.".


She Loves Green Juices

MILANO, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 24: Model Ashley Graham walks the runway during the Etro fashion show during Milan Women's Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2021 on September 24, 2020 in Milano, Italy. (Photo by Estrop/Getty Images)

Graham loves to enjoy a green juice each day. She tells StyleCaster that she always has them in the mornings. "A green juice a day keeps the doctor away! My favorite blend is kale, lemon, ginger, beets, apple and parsley." In a smoothie, "the vegetables add a variety of vitamins and minerals, a ton of fiber, and they also add more bulkiness to that smoothie. So you can add a variety of different vegetables. Greens are a good way to go. I like to choose my greens frozen, because again, they tend to blend better, and I add less ice. So greens, celery, even Asparagus or cucumbers. Those are all great vegetables to try it in a smoothie," says Julia Zumpano, RD, LD, to the Cleveland Clinic.


She Boxes

CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE – MAY 26: Ashley Graham attends amfAR Gala Cannes 2022 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 26, 2022 in Cap d'Antibes, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 26, 2022 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Graham posts a lot of workout videos on her Instagram. One workout that she likes to do is boxing. She posted this video of herself sparring with a trainer. She captioned the video, "Mama said knock you out!"

Anna Bechtel
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