Gemma Atkinson in Bathing Suit is at "Peace" in the Ocean
Gemma Atkinson is feeling zen on the beach. The British actress is showing off her amazing figure in one of her latest social media posts, wearing a swimsuit while lounging in the ocean on a floatie. "The ocean is where I'd always choose to be….There's something about it that instantly brings peace and I love the messy sand in hair and between my toes. I'm always telling Gorka how lucky he was growing up a stones throw from the sea," she captioned the Instagram post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 8 ways Gemma Atkinson 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!
This Is What She Eats in a Day
Gemma maintains a healthy diet. "I'll either have poached eggs on a bagel with avocado and some greens, or I'll have my porridge with almonds, berries and honey," she told Hello. She then works out. "Then I'll train and I'll probably have a smoothie mid-morning with whey protein, coconut milk, almonds, frozen spinach, frozen broccoli and frozen cauliflower," she added. "I make a butternut squash but I put cashew nuts in it which makes it nice and creamy," she continued. "Lunch can be a big salad or chickpeas with pesto or veg or some Mexican rice. I've always loved Mexican food. I think it's been ten years since I ate any red meat but I used to love fish tacos. " And for dinner? "Sometimes I'll just have a shake before bed or sometimes Gorka will make a Spanish omelette which is great."
She Snacks on Almonds
Gemma carries around nuts to snack on. "It's nutrition but it's fast. I always have them out with me in a bumbag when I'm walking – it's a lot better than snacking on your crisps or biscuits," she told Hello.
She Prioritizes Sleep
Gemma prioritizes sleep. 'I get up at 4.30am to present Manchester's Key 103 Breakfast Show. I swear by getting six hours' sleep," she told Women's Health.
Gemma makes sure to hydrate, "drinking three litres of water a day," she told Women's Health. According to the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine men should drink about 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day and women about 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids.
She Does "Heavy" Weight Training
Gemma is all about strength and weight training. "My 12-week transformation—and current training—does involve a lot of heavy weight training. I've always gone to the gym – but this taught me to focus on the quality of my workouts, not the quantity," she told Women's Health.
Suhe Doesn't Eat Red Meat
Gemma has a few food rules. "I haven't eaten red meat in five years, and I limit my dairy intake. I love animals and there's cruelty in how these foods are produced. I'm working towards becoming pescetarian, then vegetarian," she told Women's Health.
She Cooks Meals From Scratch
"I used to live off fast food, but had awful headaches and constant break-outs. It's important to care for yourself from the inside out. Expensive creams won't help if you're dehydrated and not eating right," she told Women's Health. "I cook from scratch as much as I can. It gives me more control over what I eat, tastes better and is free from nasties. It works out cheaper, too – a £20 weekly shop from Aldi is all I need."
She Cheats on the Weekend
"The weekend is my time to rest. I don't train – I'll go for long dog walks instead. If I fancy it, I'll have pizza, pasta or a glass of wine. I aim for 80% what my body needs, and 20% what it wants," Gemma told Women's Health.