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Chelsea Handler in Bathing Suit Says "This One's For You"

Here's how she stays fit.

Chelsea Handler is celebrating the pardoning of thousands of Americans convicted of "simple possession" of marijuana according to federal law. The 47-year-old posted a picture of herself lounging in the pool with a marijuana-print bikini on, captioning the shot "This one's for you, @joebiden!". How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Handler 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 Likes Smaller Meals

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Handler prefers to eat smaller meals throughout the day over three larger meals. "I always make sure I have something every three to four hours because a nutritionist once taught me it's the best way to control your blood sugar levels," she tells Women's Health. "I think when you consistently feed your body, you have less of an inclination to [pig out]," she explains. "I like to eat light and I don't overdo it now. When I'm eating, I take my time and pay attention to when I'm full."


She Intermittent Fasts

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Handler says she likes to wait as long as possible to eat breakfast in the morning before breaking her fast with celery juice. "Celery is a good source of vitamin K, folate and potassium, so juicing large amounts may act like a multivitamin drink," says Emma Rueth, MS, RDN, LDN. "One bunch of celery may be too filling to consume at once. However, if juicing that bunch only produces 8 ounces of juice, you could easily consume that amount of liquid in one sitting." 


She Makes Time For Therapy

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Handler credits therapy with being extremely beneficial to her mental health. "I had gone a long time without ever sitting down to contemplate or reflect," Handler says. "And therapy changed that. It gives you the gift of self-awareness."


She Loves Turkey

Handler eats plenty of turkey in the form of sliced deli meat and meatballs, and usually picks something turkey-based for dinner. "Low in fat and richer in protein than chicken, turkey is a lean meat and a good choice for those looking to reduce their fat intake," says registered nutritionist Kerry Torrens. "However, its high protein, low fat content means the meat can cook quickly and become dry. A number of methods including brining, adding fattier ingredients and jointing the bird for more even cooking, may be useful to retain moisture."


She Keeps a Healthy Balance

Handler feels better when she avoids "heavy foods"—but won't turn down her favorite pasta. "I don't like heavy foods, like pasta with cream sauce, the way I used to," she says. "I just don't like the way I feel after. I stay away from heavy rice and gluten and anything like that. If I'm at a really good restaurant and they have incredible pasta, I'll totally have it, but I try not to do that on a regular basis."

Ferozan Mast
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