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Bella Hadid in Bathing Suit Swims at Sunset

Here are 5 big changes she made to improve her health.

Bella Hadid is going for a sunset swim. In her latest social media post, the statuesque supermodel shows off her gorgeous physique while going for twilight swim in the ocean. In recent years, the model has totally evolved her approach to health, wellness, and self-worth, making lots of changes so she can live her best life ever. Read on to see 5 major ways Bella Hadid has changed her approach to health and wellness 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 Incorporated Positive Affirmation Into Her Day

Bella recently revealed to Vogue that she added a feel good ritual to her day: She sends herself positive affirmations nearly every hour using an app called I Am. During her interview she received this one: "I'm dissolving old patterns and letting new patterns emerge." 


She Stopped Paying Attention to the Numbers

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Bella has a history of disordered eating. In high school a psychiatrist prescribed extended-release Adderall for her inattention, thinking it might simply be ADHD, which suppressed her appetite and eventually led to her anorexia. "I was on this calorie-counting app, which was like the devil to me," she told Vogue. "I'd pack my little lunch with my three raspberries, my celery stick. I was just trying, I realize now, to feel in control of myself when I felt so out of control of everything else." She still battles body dysmorphia. "I can barely look in the mirror to this day because of that period in my life."


She Embraced Her Beauty

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Bella was just 14 when she underwent plastic surgery, a nose job, which she now regrets. "I wish I had kept the nose of my ancestors," she told Vogue. "I think I would have grown into it." Bella maintains she hasn't done anything to her face since. "People think I fully fucked with my face because of one picture of me as a teenager looking puffy. I'm pretty sure you don't look the same now as you did at 13, right? I have never used filler. Let's just put an end to that. I have no issue with it, but it's not for me. Whoever thinks I've gotten my eyes lifted or whatever it's called—it's face tape! The oldest trick in the book. I've had this impostor syndrome where people made me feel like I didn't deserve any of this. People always have something to say, but what I have to say is, I've always been misunderstood in my industry and by the people around me."


She Prioritized Her Mental Health

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Bella has been very open about her mental health issues. She suffered "burnout" in 2021 which led her to near-suicide before she opted to get help. She checked into a treatment program in Tennessee for over two weeks and added talk therapy and medication, Wellbutrin, to her holistic regimen. "For so long, I didn't know what I was crying about. I always felt so lucky, and that would get me even more down on myself. There were people online saying, You live this amazing life. So then how can I complain? I always felt that I didn't have the right to complain, which meant that I didn't have the right to get help, which was my first problem," she told Vogue. 


She Cut Back on Drinking

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Hadid did Dry January for the first time in 2022. "Over the years, I've always found myself reverting to alcohol when I feel low energy, or my anxieties start to come up. I've really scaled back my alcohol consumption this year and have made brain care my ultimate priority," she told InStyle in a recent interview. "Moderation is everything for me. While I rarely get 'drunk' anymore, I've completely stopped drinking hard alcohol… I have learned what my body can and can't handle. I'm a 'glass of Champagne and head home' kind of girl."

Leah Groth
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