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Draya Michele Shares Swimsuit Photo Looking "Wow"

Here are the Basketball Wives star’s top health hacks.

Draya Michele is heating up the tropics in her swimsuit. In one of her latest social media posts, the Basketball Wives star makes her followers wild, wearing a barely-there bathing suit from her Mint collection. "Mind the business that pays you," she captioned the thirst trap Instagram snaps. How does the reality star keep herself in such great shape? Here are her top diet and fitness hacks. 


Hack One: Eat Clean

Draya follows a strict diet dubbed the "military diet" when she wants to slim down fast. It involves consuming only clean foods like grapefruit and lean protein. "You know what I had for breakfast today?" she revealed in an Instagram video. "Coffee, one hard-boiled egg, celery, and a spoonful of cottage cheese." 


Hack Two: Bust Your Butt at the Gym


Draya makes her strength and weight training workout count. She uses small equipment, like exercise bands, free weights, and a kettlebell and focuses on building muscle. She also does cardio. "I am naturally skinny but I stay on the treadmill in my house," she told RadarOnline. "I watch the clock for the ENTIRE 45 minutes like a hawk. But I work really hard, I'm up to an eight incline."


Hack Three: Hydration


Draya has one message when it comes to hydration: "Increase your water intake," she explained to FashionBombDaily per Madame Noire about her go-to health tip. "Any amount is better than what you've been drinking. Your body and skin will thank you for it in the long run." According to the Mayo Clinic, hydration is important for a variety of reasons. Water helps get rid of waste through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements, keeps your temperature normal, lubricates and cushions joints, and helps protect sensitive tissues.


Hack Four: Control Portion Size


"I try to cook as much as I can and I don't necessarily cook healthy, but I use very small portions to keep the calories at bay," she told FashionBombDaily.


Hack Five: Limit Chicken and Red Meat

"I am six months pescatarian. I've tried to limit my chicken and red meat consumption a lot. I try to drink a lot of water. I try to work out. My downfalls are sweets. I really love sweets. And alcohol goes with partying. If I'm going to drink, I try to diet. If I'm not going to diet, I try to skip dessert," she told BET about her approach to health. "Dieting is always going to be a struggle, so that's why you have to balance it with working out. I don't eat whatever I want, but if I do eat whatever I want, I at least got to work out to make it even." 

Leah Groth
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