Candice Swanepoel in Bathing Suit Says "Choose Your Fighter"
Candice Swanepoel knows how to wear a simple black swimsuit with finesse! The gorgeous supermodel rocks a simple but sexy black SKIMS bathing suit in her latest series of Instagram snaps, looking anything but basic. She captioned the images, "choose your fighter…" How does the Victoria's Secret Angel alum keep herself in fighting physical form? Read on to see 8 of Candice Swanepoel's top Dos and Don'ts 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!
Do Drink Smoothies
Candice is a big fan of fueling up in the morning with a fruit and veggie packed beverage. "I do a nice beauty smoothie," she revealed to The Cut. "It contains coconut oil, flaxseed oil, banana, protein, some kind of antioxidant fruit like blueberries or strawberries, or some nut butter. I discovered it from doing research; I like to be on beauty blogs. I've always loved nutrition and because I've worked out for so many years, I've figured out what's best for my body and keeping my energy up. It's evolved from that."
Don't Be Too Restrictive
It's all about balance for Candice. "It's being happy and healthy. I don't like restrict myself from certain foods that I want, or kill myself at the gym. It's really what's comfortable for my body at the time and what's best at that moment," she told The Cut.
Candice loves cutting a rug. She told The Cut that she has always been "in tune" with her body with the help of the calorie blasting activity. "I started dancing when I was really young, and it just gives you a different sense of your body."
Do Take Time to Get to Know Your Body
Candice stresses the importance of getting to know your body and adapting your habits accordingly. "I've been lucky — I was born with quite a fast metabolism," she revealed. "I'm that girl who orders the healthy plate with a side of fries. Your body is like a machine and everyone's is different. I know mine quite well."
"I think that yoga has taught me breathing techniques," Candice said during an interview with Vogue France. "I take deep slow breaths." She has even created her own practice. "I've been doing my own kind of yoga. It's not traditional yoga, but I put on some music and mix in some Pilates and squat resistance stuff I've learned over the years. It's calm: I can meditate through it and get some flow with some music. It's a little ritual for me. I do it every time I feel overwhelmed and stressed — I try at least twice a week," she added to The Cut.
Don't Rely on a Single Workout
Candice, who trains with The Dogpound's Justin Gelband when she is in New York, stresses the importance of mixing up workouts. "I like to change it up, I do yoga, swimming, boxing and I have just started paddle boarding but I think that Pilates is my favorite," she told Vogue France.
Candice isn't all work and no play when it comes to her diet. She allows herself to cheat on occasion, especially when she is in Europe. "I love a croissant, especially in Paris," she told Vogue France. "All the bread and patisseries are so delicious!"
Do Snack Healthy
Candice likes to fuel up with healthy snacks, including nuts "especially Brazil nuts and almonds, which are great for your hair and nails," she told Vogue France. "Otherwise I have protein bars or fruit, I think I have a banana in my bag right now."