Jessie James Decker in Bathing Suit Feels "Kittenish"
Jessie James Decker, the country pop singer, mother of three and entrepreneur, is feeling kittenish in Kittenish. Her bathing suit brand is headed into Spring in full steam, and she modeled some of the latest looks on her social media this weekend. How does she stay fit while keeping so busy? Read on to see 7 ways Jessie James Decker 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 Starts Her Day With Coffee
Jessie starts her day with coffee with a bit of cream and Stevia, often made by her husband, former NFL player Eric Decker. Not a bad idea. "Coffee is associated with many different health benefits: Type 2 diabetes; reduced risk of heart disease; reduced risk of certain cancers; improved mood; reduced risk of depression, Parkinson's disease; the list goes on and on," Dr. Donald Hensrud, director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, tells the Mayo Clinic. "It's the highest source of antioxidants, and, so, even decaffeinated coffee has been associated with a reduced risk of Type 2 diabetes, similar to caffeinated coffee." She says she drinks it all day; try to avoid coffee after 2pm or else it may affect your sleep.
She Says Everything in Moderation
"There are some weeks when I'm following more of a strict diet because I have something coming up," she says. "But, you know, for the most part, I'm always enjoying food and I always say 'everything in moderation' on a day-to-day basis." By the way, consuming the right types of saturated fat in moderation can actually help you torch body fat. Some of the best examples are lean beef and coconut.
She and Her Husband Eat Turkey Bacon
While their kids eat fruit and yogurt, Jessie often starts her day with turkey bacon. To boost your metabolism, when you wake up, have a tall glass of water (16 ounces) and for breakfast, two eggs fried in olive oil with a side of turkey bacon. Then for a snack later on, take a cue from her kids and try Greek yogurt with fruit.
Olive Oil is Her Go-To
The right fats slow the sugar into your bloodstream so your blood sugar levels are more stable and your metabolism can keep humming along as need be. Those include monosaturated fats, such as olives and olive oil; nuts and nut butters; even dark chocolate. They also include polyunsaturated fats, including oily fish, plant-based saturated fats like coconut oil, and omega-3 fatty acids, found in items such as salmon, tuna, sardines, grass-fed beef; flaxseed, chia seeds, and more.
She Loves Food
"I am such a lover of food," she tells Women's Health. "Everyone around me—my friends, my family—knows it; I am a foodie. I think about food when I wake up and I go to bed thinking about if I could have another snack. I just love to eat."
Here's Her Take on Working Out With Her Husband
"An exercise that I dread would probably be donkey kicks because it makes my head shake and I get really dizzy, but they're so good for you. My husband and I do not typically work out together. We tried, but he annoys me when we work out. Because he think he knows everything. I don't know why, like what does he do? Right," she joked. "But he tries to like over tell me what to do and I'm doing something wrong and I'm just like shooing him away and just leave me alone because I feel like whatever I'm doing, it works for me. And even though the technique may be wrong, doesn't matter," she told Taste of Country.
Working Out is a Priority
"Working out is such a priority to me," she told GMA last month. "It helps me build my stamina, my strength. I'll be honest, I don't love running. It's never been one of my favorite things." She said she preferred an indoor exercise bike. "I love the incline. It really gets me going, gets my heart rate up. My number one request is to always have dumbbells. If you work out every single muscle group" and pay attention to your "form," you'll see results.