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7 Ways Elizabeth Hurley Stays Bathing Suit Ready—and the Photos to Prove it

The actress was encouraged to show off her figure.

Actress Elizabeth Hurley told the Sunday Times she's been very happy chilling out during this pandemic. "I've been to enough parties to last anyone a lifetime. Frankly I could stay home and deadhead my roses for ever and it would be fine," she said. Earlier this year, she said her son had encouraged her to share a bathing suit photo while in lockdown. "He said, mum, 'Just do it.' Okay. I'm like, 'Okay.' But it's good. I had him on task, especially during lockdown. It was challenging because I didn't leave the country for anywhere hot. I filmed abroad, but I actually filmed in really cold countries. So all I had was my yard and my house, which is England," she said. "I didn't have the beach, I didn't have the sea, I don't have any water. We very rarely have the sun." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 7 ways Elizabeth Hurley 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 Has Learned to Relax

Hurley told the Sunday Times this weekend: "The lockdowns had a profound effect on me. I came to realise that I've been in fight-or-flight mode for 30 years….I've found time to remember what my instincts were telling me to do rather than being on a constant treadmill of flying once or twice a week, packing endlessly, juggling jobs, juggling everything, not really having much time to sit down, to ever, I don't know … just sit down."


She Eats A Big Breakfast & Lunch And A Small Dinner

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Hurley eats three meals a day, and she has a method to how she portions her meals each day. Hurley eats larger breakfasts and lunch, and eats smaller dinners. She explains to E! News, "I think that's one of the best diet tips you can have to eat your food earlier on in the day, so you've got more time to digest it and your body can rest in the sleep period." Hurley revealed that she used to be a midnight snacker, which led to her changing her meal struggles. "I always used to snack late at night because I was a little bit hungry before I went to bed. I stopped doing that now. But I think whole grains and vegetables and fish and small bits of lean meat is really the way I tend to go."


She Avoids Processed Foods

Hurley says that she tries to eat healthy, and that she avoids processed foods. In an interview with the DailyMail, Hurley revealed that she cut out sweets, bread, pasta, cheeses, and chips. "Instead eat fish or steak, brown rice, and plenty of vegetables," she says.


She Limits Her Alcohol Consumption


Hurley is not a big drinker and revealed that this has helped her in an interview with FOX. When asked about her health secrets, Hurley answered, "I don't think there is any secret, really, is there?" Hurley shared. "We all know, it's not going to bed too late, not drinking too much alcohol, eating lots of vegetables, all those sorts of things."


She Works Out Each Day

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Hurley admits to Healthy Living that she doesn't have a specific workout routine or a traditional fitness plan. However, Hurley did say that she tries to be active each day, and has some go-to activities. "I don't do a lot of set exercise but I'm very active and run around all day. I enjoy Pilates, though I don't do it often enough, but I have recently joined a gym for the first time in years and am hoping I can motivate myself to go."


She's Kind To Herself

Hurley is in her 50's, however, she doesn't care about aging, and advises others to do the same. Hurley told Healthy Living "There's zero point in dreading anything inevitable and I never have. Much better to concentrate on what you can change. The kinder and nicer you are to yourself and those around you will make you glow from within—no matter what birthday you hit."


She Makes Vegetable Soup When She Raids The Fridge


Hurley admits to DailyMail that she sometimes is tempted to raid her refrigerator. However, she has a trick to make sure that she is eating healthily. "My best trick is to make a vat of delicious vegetable soup and have a cup of it whenever I am tempted to raid the fridge. I swear by this, and drink at least six cups a day when eager to lose a few pounds." Hurley's recipe includes watercress, onions, potatoes, and chicken stock.

Anna Bechtel
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