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Lea Michele in Bathing Suit is in "Napa"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Lea Michele, the Glee legend and star of Spring Awakening, is spending time in Napa Valley. And she's got a stunning photo for Instagram to capture the moment. In a new Instagram post, Michele lounged on an outdoor couch. She wore a black bathing suit, showing off her body. She captioned the post, "Napa." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Lea Michele 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 Focuses On Health

For Michele, health isn't about weight, rather about how she feels. "I feel like I am at the healthiest place in my entire life," she says to Health. "It's not that I'm the thinnest, because I'm not the thinnest I've been. But when I was the thinnest, I was not being the healthiest. I'm definitely the most mentally, physically, and spiritually sound that I've ever been."


She Changed Her Workouts

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After Glee finished, Michele lost a big part of her workout routine. She told Health that she had a lot of changes happen to her body after the show ended, and had to change her workouts. "When I finished Glee and crept toward my 30th birthday, everything just halted. Around that same time, I also found out that I have PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), which is a very common condition. The side effects can be brutal—like weight gain and bad skin. I think because of my age, that diagnosis, and the fact that I wasn't working a job that kept me dancing every single day, I needed to integrate some sort of more formal workouts. I realized that I like workouts with a spiritual element—whether it's SoulCycle or hot yoga."


She Has A Good Relationship With Food

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Michele tells Health that she has a good relationship with food. She says that her family instilled this in her when she was young. "I'm very grateful that my parents raised me to have a healthy relationship with food. Food was family. It was happiness; it was joy. I never looked at food as the enemy. But listen, I'm a New Yorker, and it was definitely carb-heavy—bagels and sandwiches. But I've never really been a meat eater. Even as a child, I didn't like the idea of it."


She Eats Healthy

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Michele is a healthy eater, and avoids junk food. She tells Us Weekly, "You have to eat right. Every single thing that I put into my body is to nourish and fuel my body. I've always felt that food is fuel so what you're eating is going to help your body. So I don't eat junk food, I don't eat processed food. I keep only fresh and healthy ingredients in my home so I can feel my absolute best."


She Loves Lemon Water


Michele's wellness routine starts first thing in the morning. She tells Us Weekly that she loves to drink lemon water each morning. "The first thing I do when I wake up is I pour a big glass of lemon water to just really flush my system and start the day right," she says. "Acid helps break down food. That's why there's so much of it in our stomachs. The acid in lemons may be especially helpful in supplementing stomach acid levels, which tend to decline as we age," says the Cleveland Clinic. "Like all produce, lemons contain phytonutrients, which protect your body against disease. These phytonutrients have powerful antioxidant properties, which prevent cell damage from oxidation, the same mechanism that causes rust."

Anna Bechtel
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