Genie Bouchard in Bathing Suit is "On Vacay, Don't Text"
Tennis star Genie Bouchard is taking a well-earned break and enjoying some vacation time. The athlete posted an update on her social media from Turks and Caicos, where she poses on the beach in a rust-colored bathing suit. "On vacay, don't text," she captioned the post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Bouchard 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!
Lots Of Bananas
Bouchard says she always has bananas on hand to snack on throughout the day. "I always have my energy bars and energy gels on hand," she says. "And bananas, definitely. All tennis players eat like five bananas a day." Bananas are a great energy booster, experts say. "Since they have a low water content, bananas typically have more calories as well as a higher sugar content compared to other fruits," says registered nutritionist Jo Lewin. "They contain sugar in the form of sucrose, fructose and glucose in combination with fiber, this allows them to supply an instant yet sustained boost of energy. Being rich in potassium they support muscle contraction during exercise and may reduce the risk of cramping. As such bananas make a valuable inclusion both before and during a prolonged form of intensive exercise."
Eggs For Breakfast
Bouchard admits that cooking is not her strong point, but she is comfortable making breakfast. "I'm not a cooking person, so there's not much in the fridge. On the rare occasion that I do cook, I make myself breakfast," she says. "Eggs are my go-to in the morning for some protein. Orange juice as well. You have to start your day off with that."
Italian Food Is Her Favorite
Bouchard loves delicious Italian cuisine, especially when it's fresh. "Olive oil is the primary source of added fat in the Mediterranean diet," says the Mayo Clinic. "Olive oil provides monounsaturated fat, which lowers total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (or "bad") cholesterol levels. Nuts and seeds also contain monounsaturated fat. Fatty fish, such as mackerel, herring, sardines, albacore tuna and salmon, are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These polyunsaturated fats help fight inflammation in the body. Omega-3 fatty acids also help decrease triglycerides, reduce blood clotting, and lower the risk of stroke and heart failure."
She Loves the Beach
Bouchard likes to swim on days she isn't working out or playing tennis. "I love going to the beach and swimming in the ocean," she says. "I think it's so relaxing. It's also a great form of active recovery. It's perfect for those rest days when you still want to move a little bit."
She Trusts Her Instincts
Bouchard makes a point to trust her instincts and have faith in herself. "I always try to remind myself that things can happen when you least expect them to. You just have to keep working hard and suddenly things will click," she says. "That's the experience that I've had in my career. I trust that if I'm doing the right things and I'm on the right path, even if times are tough, eventually I'll reach my goal."