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Lauren Drain Kagan in Bathing Suit is "Built Not Bought"

Here’s how she stays so fit.

Lauren Drain Kagan is showing off all of her hard work in her swimsuit. The fitness pro and influencer flaunts her incredible body in a bathing suit in one of her latest posts, encouraging her followers to work for their bodies instead of buying them via a plastic surgeon. "#builtnotbought 💪🏽 Train with me for 6 weeks & see amazing results," she captioned the Instagram Reel. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 of Lauren Drain's top diet and fitness 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!


Work Out for Your Mind

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Lauren is very vocal about escaping the Westboro Bible Baptist Church after growing up in it. She maintains that exercise helped heal her. "It was very therapeutic," she told Fox News. "There were times in my life where I experienced a lot of anxiety and depression. For me, it was an amazing outlet. … I got my confidence from fitness and it's really empowering. … As a nurse, I saw people at the bedside needing heart transplants, open-heart surgery. I really wanted to get on the preventative side of health care. And I just love empowering others." 


Transform Your Body in Weeks

Lauren's initial transformation happened in 2014 over a 14-week period and she promises her trainees that they can also transform their bodies fast. "I signed up for my first WBFF (World Beauty Fitness & Fashion) show and trained my ass off – literally. Remember, competition prep is not the same as normal training. I was able to cut through all my excess fat, which revealed the muscle definition I had underneath. I went from 135+ lbs to about 122 lbs," she says on her website. "Since then, I've worked to build more muscle mass in all the 'right' places, becoming stronger, healthier, and happier in the process. The booty and legs you see now are not genetic blessings or surgical projects, they're the product of hard work. I see girls on social media time and time again calling themselves fitness models, fit chicks, etc… when in reality, most of them were blessed at birth when they won the genetic lottery."


Follow the 80/20 Eating Plan

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Lauren abides by the 80/20 diet plan. "I don't diet – I live an 80/20 lifestyle. Healthy eating 80% of the time and indulge in more fun foods the other 20%. I eat 4-5 meals a day anywhere from 1600-2400 cal depending on my training levels & body goals. Starvation & crash diets are not a solution," she wrote on Facebook


Make Sure Your Workouts Are Intense

Lauren doesn't mess around when it comes time to work out. She does a lot of strength and weight training exercises, similar to bodybuilding amd she lifts incredibly heavy weights. 


Take a Hike

Lauren loves getting outside and taking a hike. "Hiking is one of the best ways to get exercise. No matter what type of trail you find yourself on, hiking is a great whole-body workout—from head to toe and everything in between," says the National Parks Service.

Leah Groth
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