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Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu in Bathing Suit Takes the Plunge

Here’s how she stays so fit.

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu is taking the polar plunge in her swimsuit! The Love Island winner shows off her incredible body in a bathing suit in one of her latest social media posts. "Okay don't laugh guys I legitimately thought I was going to stay at least one minute in the cold water," she captioned the Instagram Story. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu 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 Only Takes a Bite Out of Cookies


Ekin-Su has a trick when it comes to sweets. "I have a habit, I bite the cookie and put it back," she told Gemma Owen on Love Island. "I bite it and put it back but I own up to it.


She Works Out for Her Mental Health

''If I don't get the workout [done] my mental health will go; mental health is why I work out – and to look good," Ekin-Su tells Women's Health. "It's almost like a drug! After I do cardio I feel like I can rule the world…even if it's 3am I have to fit [exercise] in because otherwise, the next day, I will feel like crap."


Exercise Works Into Her Relationship

Ekin-Su maintains that exercise and her relationship with Davide Saclimenti go hand in hand. "When I'm working, I have to make sure there's a gym nearby. And me and Davide, if we don't train for a week we go crazy…we'll probably have an argument," she tells Women's Health. "If we need alone time he trains and I train separately [and then] we're fine after. Like, after an argument, you have to train."


She "Feeds Herself" with Protein, Greens, and Water

"I think you are what you eat, and you are what you put in your mind. I want to feed myself with protein. I want to feed myself with green leafy vegetables and drink plenty of water. When you eat well, you feel well…but I also want to have my chocolate," she tells Women's Health. However, she doesn't restrict herself. "Carbs are fine! Chocolate is fine! Having a drink is fine. It's all about moderation."


She Loves Herself at Every Size

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu/Instagram

Ekin-Su loves herself no matter how much she weighs. "I used to be a size 16 at school and I've been a size six and I've remained confident [at every size]," she tells Women's Health. "It's almost like the confidence was inside me – whether I was bigger or skinnier…it's something to do with the way you accept who you are."


Leah Groth
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