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Gemma Collins in Bathing Suit Says "Strut Your Stuff"

Here’s how she stays so fit.

Gemma Collins is showing off her slimmed down figure – in her swimsuit. The Only Way Is Essex star dances on a boat in one of her latest social media posts. "It's THURSDAY we're all making it through January!!!! And if your still eating beans and cheese on toast just enjoy it he he !!!! Wishing you a beautiful Thursday 💫 get the tunes on and strut your stuff !!!!" she captioned the cheeky video. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Gemma Collins 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 Battles Health Conditions


Gemma battles PCOS and an underactive thyroid, explaining in an Instagram post that she's "always up against it !!!! people don't realize or sympathize everyday is a struggle with these two conditions but I keep going and I'm very proud of myself 💪🏻 cause it's really exhausting and a constant battle," she wrote. 


She Walks

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To celebrate her birthday last year, Gemma revealed a few of her get-fit secrets. "I've made it to 41. I feel fit. I feel good," she said in the post, adding "and it's all showing and coming off." One way she is achieving her best body ever? "I've been working out," she said. "I've been exercising." She enjoys going on long, really long, walks. "After 2 hours walking and loving life I didn't realize the only way back up was 172 steps !!!! There was no way out !!!Reaching my fitness goals feels great but there's always that moment when you do feel like your going to die," she joked in one video of herself taking a walk. 


She Eats Healthy

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She also revealed that "eating well" is responsible for her transformation. She used to rely on fad diets, including juice cleanses, to try and lose weight fast, but now focuses on healthy eating habits. "It's basically what works for you," she said, per The Sun. "I eat scrambled eggs, bacon, avocados, I have two bits of chocolate, I have jelly, nuts. But my diet may not work for you, it's just a healthy eating plan." She also eats plenty of good fats, revealing avocados fuel her up. "You do not need to starve on an eating plan, people. You can eat!" she said in an Instagram Story. She does encourage meal planning. "Gotta prep hunnies, or prepare to fail," she told her followers.


She Indulges in Self-Care

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Gemma also takes time out of her busy schedule for self-care. "I've been at a spa," she added  in her birthday post. During her podcast she added that she likes cryotherapy. "I've been doing some really cool stuff. I went into an ice chamber and, yes, I was naked. It was minus 188C and it freezes your body and it starts getting rid of all your fat," she said. "I actually want one put in my house. I want to go in it all day every day."


She Does Intermittent Fasting

In November 2022 on her podcast Gemma revealed she was on a time restrictive eating plan. "This week I have been a good girl, I have been intermittent fasting. I've had to be a little bit low-key and say no to a few social events because I'm like honey's, I'm fasting. I've been going to bed early. I've been getting my walk's in," she said. She added that she was "loving life" and enjoying the experience of fasting. "Let's see if this intermittent fasting that everyone is talking about is good. You know what it's like, it's winter – I went to the supermarket the other day and I saw Christmas slices, did I have one? No."

Leah Groth
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