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Lindsey Vonn in Bathing Suit Celebrates "Blessing"

Here’s how she stays in shape. 

Lindsey Vonn, the retired Olympic ski racer, recently spent a day at the beach. She also had some furry friends with her. Vonn posted an adorable new reel on Instagram of herself in a swimsuit in the ocean with her dogs. She captioned the post, "Every day with these guys is a blessing." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Lindsey Vonn 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 Never Ate Meat Before A Race

When Vonn was competing, she had to be mindful of what she ate the night before. She revealed to Delish that she avoided meat the night before a race. "No steaks, no burgers. Your body is spending a lot of energy trying to digest it instead of using your energy to recover and rest and get ready for a race. I never ate meat the night before a race." "If you don't like the idea of a whole day without meat, start with a couple of meatless dinners each week. Plan meals that feature your favorite entrees that are typically meatless, such as lasagna, soup or pasta salad. Or try substituting the following protein-rich foods for meat in your favorite recipes:

  • Beans and legumes — great in casseroles and salads
  • Vegetarian refried beans — a good substitute for meat in burritos and tacos
  • Tofu — a perfect addition to stir-fry dishes," says the Mayo Clinic.


She Believes In Balance

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Now that Vonn is no longer a professional athlete, her diet has changed. She says that she still eats healthy, but allows herself more indulgences. "I treat myself whenever I feel like I need to," she tells Women's Health. "Since I'm not competing anymore, I feel like I can let loose a little bit."


She Eats Light In The Morning


Vonn likes to workout in the morning. In order to do this, she says that she tries not to eat a heavy breakfast. "I try not to eat too much in the morning before I work out," she told Women's Health. "I'm not working out crazy hard, but I notice I feel better; not as weighed down."


She Uses A Plan


Vonn works with nutritionist, Phil Goglia, to plan her diet. She says that having a structured diet helps her eat healthy on a regular basis. "If left to my own devices, I'd probably have mac and cheese and pasta and cereal," Vonn told Women's Health. "I need everything to be laid out for me, otherwise I divert quickly."


She Loves Beyond Meat

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While Vonn is not a vegan or on a plant-based diet, she still likes plant-based products. She tells Women's Health that she will occasionally incorporate Beyond products into her diet. "Sometimes I'll do some Beyond Meat patties or Beyond Meat Sausage, if I want to have something good that's not from our meal plan."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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