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Emma Louise Connolly in Bathing Suit Shows Off "Beachball" Baby Bump

Here’s how the Brit model stays fit. 

Emma Louise Connolly is bumping along in her swimsuit! The model and wife of Made in Chelsea star Oliver Proudlock flaunted her baby bump on social media over the weekend, while lounging by the pool. "Sunday with my beachball," she cheekily captioned the snap. How does she keep herself so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Emma Louise Connolly 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!


Her Workout is Diverse

"My workout ranges between HIIT training and Pilates or Yoga. I'm pretty regimented with workouts and try to do one a day. I absolutely love food and eating and I have to balance it out," she told Missguided. Fast-twitch muscle is activated by high-intensity exercise like weight training or walking up steep hills. The burning sensation is caused by the waste products that are produced by your muscles when that sugar is burned. When we exercise aerobically, we train our bodies to develop more slow-twitch muscle, so we have more muscular endurance and can burn oxygen more efficiently. When we exercise anaerobically, we train our bodies to build more fast-twitch, sugar-burning muscle.


She Works Out a Lot

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Emma told Women's Health that she works out four to five times a week. "I tend to see the effects – in terms of length and definition – pretty quickly. "It's important to me that I feel strong as well as look toned." 


She Loves Food

"I love food: cooking it, eating it, experimenting with it," she told Women's Health. While her husband has his meals delivered, they also like eating out. Be sure to read your nutrition labels before buying anything. Watching what you eat is one thing; knowing exactly what to watch for when you eat is the real challenge. We've been told so many things over the years, from "eat less fat" to "eat low carb." It's no wonder that a survey by the International Food Information Council Foundation found that three out of four people felt like all the changes in nutrition advice made it hard to know what to eat, and 52 percent said it was easier to do their own taxes than it was to pick healthy foods. Cook with foods that have ingredients you can pronounce.


She Likes to Meditate

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"I travel a lot for work, which can leave me feeling anxious," Emma admitted to Women's Health. She uses an app called Happy Not Perfect to help her chill out with a "mix of mediation, mindfulness coaching and breathing exercises," explaining it helps switch her mind off. "I do 10 minute meditations when I get back to my hotel room after a long day," she addded


Her Lifestyle Is Active

Emma and her husband maintain a very active lifestyle. Tennis, swimming, and walking are a few of their regular activities. If you stop thinking about burning calories when you exercise, and start thinking about burning sugar, you'll begin to see why short, high-energy bursts of exercise make more sense. While long, slow workouts do indeed burn off sugar, the process takes quite a bit of time, and they don't really touch the extra sugar that's stored in your muscles. But when you do shorter, high-intensity workouts, you quickly burn off the stored sugar in your muscles, causing your body to melt down fat in order to replace the missing glycogen. And when you work out before a meal, you double your benefits; you not only cause your body to convert fat into sugar, but you create a big hole for all those delicious new calories to fall into, before they can be converted to fat.

Leah Groth
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