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Iggy Azalea in Bathing Suit is "Forever Smiling"

Here are her top do’s and don’ts for staying in shape. 

Iggy Azalea is showing off her sunny swimsuit style and her swerving curves! The rapper took to social media on Wednesday, sharing a photo of herself modeling an orange bathing suit. "Forever smiling on me," she captioned the Instagram snap. How does The New Classic rapper maintain her traffic-stopping physique? Read on for 7 Iggy Azalea's top do's and don'ts for staying 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!



Do Eat Clean

Iggy knows that the secret to flat abs has just as much to do with diet as exercise. During an Instagram Q&A, she revealed she eats extremely clean. "For me, diet is what does the trick," she said. " When I eat pretty basic, clean. Whole fruits (foods), meat and vegetables, that's when my abs start to show more." 


Do Twerk

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According to Iggy, twerking also helps her stay in shape. During an interview with Nova 96.9, she attributed weight loss to twerking during rehearsals for her "Mo Bounce" video. "It's a lot-I went on a meal plan before the video because I knew I would have to be dancing fairly skimpily dressed," she explained. "I did a lot of rehearsals actually, and man I lost 15 pounds in a week dancing to that song!"


Don't Eat Processed Foods

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What doesn't Iggy eat? According to a source close to the rapper (per Hollywood Life) she cuts processed foods, carbs, and sweets when she wants to slim down. "The fiber found in vegetables and whole grains is not easily digested, so when it gets to the colon, the bacteria in the gut is improved. Whereas when we eat ultra-processed foods that are low in fiber, the breakdown of the foods in our digestive tract is different," says the Cleveland Clinic. "A diet full of fruits, vegetables and whole grains is the best way to go for our health and waistlines, but some worry about the cost."


Do Give Yourself Cheat Days

Iggy is all about the occasional cheat day or meal. "Iggy has been very committed to fitness and healthy eating, but she still has cheat days and allows herself to indulge once in a while," the source added to Hollywood Life. "She isn't too hard on herself and knows that splurging once in a while keeps her motivated in the long run."


Do Practice Self-Love

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Self-love doesn't come easy to Iggy every day, but it is her goal. "Some days I just think I want to crawl in my cave and I don't feel confident at all, and other days I feel great," she said during a 2015 interview with Australia's Today Show. "I think it's like that for all human beings, not just young women … I think maybe feeling confident or 100% every day is something to aspire to, but I don't know if it's humanly possible for anybody."


Do Not Slack at the Gym

Iggy busts her booty at the gym. "Iggy also follows a strict workout regimen which includes hitting the gym several days a week. She loves cardio to keep her waist slim, and lunges and squats to keep a bangin' booty," the source told Hollywood Life. 



Leah Groth
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