Larsa Pippen in Bathing Suit Enjoys the "Sun"
Larsa Pippen is soaking up the sun. The Real Housewives of Miami star flaunts her curves in a swimsuit via her latest social media post, while sunbathing on a boat. The only caption needed? A sun emoji. "Gorg," commented Brielle Biermann, while Melissa Gorga simply added three fire emojis. How does the reality star maintain her fit physique? Read on to see 7 of Larsa Pippen's top tips 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!
Don't Cut Carbs
Larsa doesn't believe that cutting carbs is the key to weight loss. "I don't think you can sustain that keto diet or the Atkins Diet," she told HollywoodLife. "Personally, I don't feel like those work. For me it's more about eating healthy and portion control. That's the only thing that lasts forever." "A portion is the amount of food you put on your plate, while a serving is an exact amount of food. To get a better handle on what you're eating, you could carry around measuring cups. Or you could use everyday objects as reminders of appropriate serving sizes, which is what the Mayo Clinic Diet recommends," says the Mayo Clinic.
Change Your Attitude
"Change your attitude, poor eating habits, and maintain active rather than embarking on a standardized diet that promises a quick fix," she wrote on her blog. "Remember: Slow and steady wins the race."
"If you want to lose a couple of pounds, you have to eat a little bit less," Larsa added to HollywoodLife. "That's the only thing that's gonna work for life, because you can do all these diets, you can start them, but I don't feel like you can live that [way] forever. When you stop doing these diets and you go back to what you normally are used to, you're going to have the same results that you had before. It's a lifestyle of balance – eating right, feeling good about yourself, working out for your mind, your body, your soul. It's all connected."
It all boils down to diet, says Larsa. "Being fit is 80 percent diet and 20 percent exercise- you can't outrun your fork," Larsa captioned an Instagram post.
Larsa revealed to HollywoodLife that she works out five times a week, for about 40 minutes. However, she again emphasizes that a balance of the two is key. "What you choose to eat is far more important than the amount of exercise you put in," she added. "The nutrition aspect helps to provide a balanced lifestyle. You have to do both. You cannot win if you just do one or the other."
Larsa suggests meal prepping. "I'm really big on prepping what you eat for the whole week," she told HollywoodLife. "I cook every day for my kids. I have a menu that I draw up [for] all week so I know what we're gonna eat. If you're prepared like that you tend to eat healthier, as opposed to not knowing what you're gonna eat and then you end up eating junk."
Larsa is all about the occasional indulgence "I do love chocolate," she told HollywoodLife "I love dessert and I'm known to make pies. Me and my kids make pies like twice a week – apple pie, pumpkin pie. I do cheat, but that's normal. I'll just do 10 extra squats that day. I'll do 20 extra jumping jacks."