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Emily Ratajkowski in Bathing Suit Shares "Surprises"

Here is how the model-slash-actress stays fit. 

Emily Ratajkowski is celebrating her birthday south of the border in her swimsuit! The model and actress flaunts her famous figure while modeling a bathing suit from her ​​Inamorata collection while vacationing in Mexico. "Swipe for surprises," she tagged the gallery of snaps, taken from Hotel Esencia in Tulum. How does the star maintain her famous physique? Read on to see 6 of Emily Ratajkowski's top do's and don'ts for staying 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!



Don't Diet

Emily doesn't have to go on any crash diets. Why? She keeps her diet consistent and focuses on moderation. "I like to keep it really balanced to give my body energy and also be healthy," she told Harper's Bazaar. Speaking of energy: "Research shows that people who eat breakfast perform better at tasks, eat fewer overall calories and miss fewer days of work and school than those who don't. People who skip breakfast are more likely to be less active or even lethargic in the morning," says the Cleveland Clinic.


Don's Cut Meat Out of Your Diet

Plant-based eating is popular with many celebrities. However, you won't Emily feasting on meals consisting of just fruits, veggies, and grains. "I'm a carnivore. I really like to eat meat. I crave iron," she told Elle. "Protein takes longer to digest and absorb. When you eat it with a carbohydrate, it slows the release of sugar into your bloodstream. You get sustained energy without the crash. For example, try adding a serving of nuts, nut butter (no sugar added), plain yogurt, or hummus to your meals or snacks," says the Mayo Clinic.


Do Cook Your Own Meals

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Emily maintains that cooking her own meals helps her maintain a healthy diet. "I cook a lot, so that really helps," she said. "You know how much salt and sugar and all of that kind of stuff you are putting in your body."


Don't Be Sedentary

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Emily isn't a huge fan of formal fitness. "I am not a big gym person," she confessed to InStyle. "I don't have a trainer…I'm just not a crazy fitness person. I'm definitely an outlier in the industry," she added to the New York Times. Instead. She focuses her energy on maintaining an active lifestyle outdoors and also doing yoga to stay in shape. "I really like being outside and doing yoga, so I do a lot of hiking in L.A. and I have a yoga studio really close to my house that I go to like once a week," she told InStyle. 


Do Drink Juice


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Emily is one of the many stars who swears by juicing. "For me, it's about feeling good about what you eat," she told the New York Times. "I do love turmeric and beet juices. It's so L.A., you can't avoid it." As for beets: "They have carotenoids for eye health and nitrates," Chloe Paddison, the registered dietitian behind Cureative Nutrition says of the root vegetable to our sister site Eat This, Not That!. "They are well-known to be vaso-dilators, helping to increase blood flow, which helps blood pressure, brain function, and athletic performance."


Do Eat Healthy


What does Emily eat in a day? She starts her morning with black coffee and a pasty, followed by a light lunch, "usually a salad or a sandwich," she revealed. "If I'm on set, I'll have catering, but I'm well behaved with that stuff. It's easy to go crazy—they know how to feed you." Her favorite meal? "Dinner is my time to be social and catch up with people," she said. "I love this Italian restaurant downtown called Bestia. It's kind of fun, and they have good cocktails and wine." 

Leah Groth
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