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Bethenny Frankel Reveals Her Therapy Go-Tos 

Here what she does to stay in physical and mental shape.

Bethenny Frankel is the OG "skinnygirl." The former Real Housewives of New York star is currently enjoying a little rest and relaxation. Over the weekend the 50-year-old showed off her incredibly fit body in a red string bikini, revealing some of her self-care tips with fans. "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. Read on to see 5 more ways Bethenny Frankel 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 Bikini Photos!


She Doesn't Do Diet Trends

When it comes to diet, Bethenny refuses to be on-trend. "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.


She Sticks to Two Healthy Meals Per Day


While she does enjoy snacking, she makes sure to get in two healthy meals per day. "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."


She Has a Relaxed Approach to Fitness


Bethenny doesn't stress about exercise. "My philosophy on eating and exercise is to do what you can when you can," she 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."


She Prioritizes Sleep


In the same Instagram post, Bethenny revealed that she prioritizes two things. "I choose time with my daughter and sleep first," she revealed.  "Sleep deprivation can have a significant impact on both your mind and body. In addition to perpetuating serious health conditions, lack of sleep can negatively affect your mood and temperament, as well as your ability to focus on daily tasks. Plus, lack of sleep influences what and how much you eat. Since hormones are regulated during sleep, when you are sleep deprived, your hunger hormones become out of whack, which increases feelings of hunger and decreases satiety. It's not a coincidence that you find yourself reaching for bagels and muffins when you're exhausted," reports the Mayo Clinic.


She Doesn't Binge

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Bethenny revealed in the same Instagram post that she eats what she wants in moderation. "I love food and eat whatever I want but I NEVER binge. 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." 

Leah Groth
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