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Elizabeth Banks Shares Swimsuit Photo "Trying to Stay Cool in the Global Heat Wave"

Here is how she stays in shape. 

Elizabeth Banks is heating up social media while cooling down – in her swimsuit. The actress shows off her gorgeous body in a bathing suit in one of her latest Instagram posts. "Trying to stay cool in the global heat wave," she wrote in the video. "Anniversary trip coincided w record-breaking heat so …water play," she added in the Instagram caption. How does the actress maintain her fit physique? Read on to see 6 ways Elizabeth Banks stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Avoids Junk Food Around


Elizabeth's trick for avoiding junk food? "People ask me how I stay thin, and I'm like, 'When you go to the grocery store, buy more bananas than cookies,' " she told Women's Health. When there is junk around, she hides it. "[The freezer] is where my Girl Scout cookies are."


She Cuts Out All Things White When She Needs to Slim Down


When Elizabeth wants to lose weight fast, she ditches all white products. "It's essentially a gluten-free diet: no rice, no bread, no pasta," she says. "I'll eat tons of protein and veggies. Also, I just drink water and tea. . .and alcohol," she told Women's Health. 


She Shares Meals with Her Husband

Elizabeth has another trick for eating less: She shares meals with her husband. "Portion control is a real problem," she told Women's Health. "My husband and I always split one appetizer and one entree. I'm sure waiters hate us."


She Exercises

"Fitness is a part of life. It should be a part of everyone's daily routine. I do try to workout and be a fit person," Banks told Healthy Hollywood. "I do a lot of resistance training and little bit of weight training. I don't do a ton of cardio because I try and mix the cardio into the actual workout, just like they do here in CrossFit."


She Focuses on Being Strong Not Skinny

Elizabeth strives for strong, not thin. "It's all about keeping the core strong. I do think, especially as I get older, it's really important to just be strong." Core strength is crucial for overall body stability and balance. It supports proper posture, reduces the risk of injuries, and enhances athletic performance. A strong core improves daily activities, alleviates back pain, and promotes better body mechanics, leading to a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Leah Groth
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