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Bethenny Frankel in Bathing Suit Hits "Palm" Beach 

Here’s how the 51-year-old Skinnygirl stays fit.

Bethenny Frankel is all about vacation style. The former Real Housewives of New York star was relaxing over the weekend, showing off her fab figure in a swimsuit inspired by the Florida city. "'Palm' Beach…get it?" she captioned the image. How does the Skinnygirl entrepreneur manage to make 51 look like 31? Read on for 6 of Bethenny Frankel's top tips 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!


Avoid Trendy Diets

Bethenny suggests staying away from diets, especially the trendy ones, and focusing on lifestyle instead. "I'm old enough to know that fat-free was a craze, low-carb, eat your weight in meat and cheese was a phase, keto is a fad, the Zone was a moment, and so on …. so yes, I eat carbs. I eat everything, but I don't binge," she told Good Housekeeping.


Eat Healthy


Bethenny eats healthy, but maintains variety. "What I eat has no consistency," she told Good Housekeeping. "Today, it was an egg white vegetable omelet with a baked potato and a few french fries for lunch. Sometimes, it's arugula with tomato, avocado, and Parmesan. Pureed soups are a mainstay for me."


Don't Over Exercise

"My philosophy on eating and exercise is to do what you can when you can," Bethenny wrote in a 2019 Instagram post. "If I'm near a beach, I take an hour walk. If I have the time, I'll do a yoga DVD. I don't believe in fear based, torturous, aggressive exercise. Life is too short and stressful to dread doing something for an hour. In addition, extreme exercise creates extreme hunger."


Prioritize Sleep

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Bethenny is all about taking care of herself, by sleeping a lot and putting family ahead of everything. "I choose time with my daughter and sleep first," she wrote in the same Instagram post. 


Avoid Binge Eating

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Bethenny doesn't deprive herself, but she doesn't overdo it either. "I love food and eat whatever I want but I NEVER binge," she revealed in the Instagram post. "I don't beat myself up about what I've eaten or praise myself about what I haven't. Food isn't your best friend or your enemy. It's just food. I have a good relationship with it." 


Prioritize Self-Care

Bethenny is all about self-care. "People always ask me if I ever relax….I'm very insular & I love to hit pause & heal. Beach walks, swimming, sleep & selfcare are my therapy," she wrote on Instagram recently. 

Leah Groth
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