Gracie McGraw in Bathing Suit is "Feeling Glorious"
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's daughter Gracie McGraw has one of the most body-positive social media accounts online, something her many fans deeply appreciate. The 25-year-old singer posted a photo of herself looking stunning in a checkered black and white bikini, with a very inspiring caption. "'Oh, how I regret not having worn a bikini for the entire year I was twenty-six. If anyone young is reading this, go, right this minute, put on a bikini, and don't take it off until you're thirty-four.' -Norah Ephron. I've never been comfortable in a bikini but I got this one for $10 and I'm feeling glorious," she says. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways McGraw 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 Protects Her Mental Health
In a social media post where McGraw discussed being diagnosed with PCOS, she made it clear that she took care of her mental health before seeing a doctor. "I'm learning to navigate the new blemishes but I don't think that I would have ever allowed myself to go to a doctors appointment like this unless I had taken the correct steps toward my mental health, because as much as physical health is important, mental goes hand and hand," she says.
She Enjoys Pasta
McGraw enjoys pasta every once in a while, judging by her Instagram updates. "As a sports dietitian, I advise my athletes and active clients to optimize carbohydrate intake to fuel workouts and restore post exercise," says Leslie Bonci, MPH, RDN, CSSD, LDN. "Anyone who has done road races has probably had a pasta meal the night before. But why? Pasta is an easily digestible carbohydrate that can help ensure that carbohydrate stores (glycogen) is optimized in both the muscles and liver so one can compete and not feel depleted."
She Loves Thai Food
McGraw is a huge fan of Thai Food, especially noodles. "My number one tip for eating at a Thai restaurant is to start the meal off with a fresh salad," says Amy Gorin, RDN. "So many Thai dishes—think fried meat with noodles in sauce—are delicious but heavy, so it helps to fill up on fresh veggies. My go-to is a papaya salad with the dressing on the side. It's usually made with shredded green papaya, string beans, and tomatoes."
She Drinks Red Wine
McGraw likes to relax in her bathtub with a glass of red wine. "Red wine, in moderation, has long been thought of as heart healthy," says the Mayo Clinic. "The alcohol and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants may help prevent coronary artery disease, the condition that leads to heart attacks. Any links between red wine and fewer heart attacks aren't completely understood. But part of the benefit might be that antioxidants in red wine may increase levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol) and protect against cholesterol buildup."
She Drinks Coffee
McGraw loves coffee, both iced and as a hot latte. "There aren't a lot of downsides to drinking moderate amounts of coffee — and in fact, it can have positive effects on your health," says Andrea Dunn, RD. "Coffee contains about a thousand different botanical compounds… Surprisingly, coffee is the single best source of antioxidants in the American diet."