Gabriella Demetriades in Bathing Suit is "Back to Work"
Gabriella Demetriades, the model and founder of the Deme clothing line, is hanging on to the last moments of her vacation. "That's it, back to work #beachlife," she captioned her most recent Instagram post, showing off her phenomenal figure in a swimsuit and coverup. How does the mother-of-one, who is 34 and partners with actor Arjun Rampal, keep herself so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Gabriella Demetriades 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 Does Intermittent Fasting
Gabriella eats what she wants. But instead of focusing on what she eats, she puts more effort into when she eats. "I do not follow any particular diet. But I do intermittent fasting when I am at home," she said in an Instagram story per Indian Express. "The upsides: Some people find it easier to have bulletproof willpower for just part of the time than to eat more moderately all of the time. Several small studies have found lower blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels with fasting," says the Mayo Clinic. "The downsides: Larger, long-term studies are still lacking, so most of the proposed benefits are theoretical or based on animal research."
She Works Out Almost Every Day
In the same Instagram video, Gabriella revealed that working out is a daily task for her. "I do it five to six times a week and I make sure I take a rest day," she said. HIIT (high-intensity interval training), yoga, pilates, walking and running are her go-tos. "A little low impact home workout for you. Repeat each exercise for 15 reps 3 sets of each (also don't attempt the headstand alone)," she captioned one of her workout videos on Instagram.
Sugar Is Her "Only Vice"
Gabriella just can't quit sugar. "No, I do not. I know it's bad but it's probably my only vice so it's okay to have some in moderation," she revealed in her Instagram video. Just be careful about your intake. In a review of 68 (!) clinical trials and studies, New Zealand researchers reported in the British Medical Journal that increasing sugar intake meant increasing body weight, while reducing sugar meant reducing body weight. Also, the more added sugar that sneaks its way into your diet, the less healthy food you'll eat the rest of the day. That's the finding of a 2015 article in Nutrition Review, which looked at dozens of studies conducted between 1972 and 2012. The researchers found that a higher intake of added sugar was associated with poorer diet and a lower intake of micronutrients.
She Jump Ropes in the Morning
Gabriella has a quick cardio routine she likes to do in the morning: Jumping rope. "Start the day off with these and you will immediately have a smile ( and a sweat) hahah," she captioned a video of her morning workout.
She Avoids Alcohol and Prioritizes Sleep
When asked about the secret to her gorgeous skin, Gabrielle revealed that it all boils down to a few simple health habits, including "no alcohol" and "lots of sleep." For your best night's sleep: "Instead of eating a monster meal for dinner, try to keep portions about the same as your breakfast and lunch, especially if you eat dinner on the later side," says our sister site Eat This, Not That! "You want to eat your last meal at least an hour or two before going to bed," Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN, told the website.