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Madelyn Cline in Bathing Suit is a "Water Girl"

Here is how the star stays fit. 

Madelyn Cline is soaking up the sun this summer. The Outer Banks star steamed up social media this week, sharing a bunch of photos of her summer so far. In the first one, she shows off her famous figure in a swimsuit, while lounging in a pool. "Water girl," says a fan. How does she keep herself so fit? Read on to see 7 of Madelyn Cline'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!


Deal with Your Health Issues Head-On

Madelyn struggled with an eating disorder in her teens, cutting calories dramatically and sometimes just eating six almonds for breakfast as to not "counteract the cardio" she was doing, she told Women's Health. "I think I was around 16 when I started working out a lot. I would wake up every morning at 5 a.m. and I would work out for 30 minutes. It was super rigorous cardio every day." she explained. "It turned into not feeding myself protein and not feeding my body what it needed when I was working out so much. I worked out multiple times during the day. All I knew was I wasn't achieving a particular body image, and so I was angry. I was harming myself and starving myself in the process of trying to achieve that."


Build Self-Love

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Madelyn's mother was a  "wonderful help" in terms of her recovery. "She would stand there in the mirror with me and we would list out things that I liked about my body," she told Women's Health. "After that repetition those things became solidified in my mind. I like my curves, I like my hips, and after a while I started to love my body. I became so much happier."


Take a Hike

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Outdoor activities are a big part of Madelyn's life. "I want to climb a mountain or go backpacking somewhere. That'd be really cool," she told Buzzfeed. However, in general, hiking isn't one of her favorite things to do. "Like, I hate going on hikes, but I feel like I should climb a mountain at least once in my life. Just to say I did it. Yeah. I saw the view, I saw some clouds. And yeah, it's good, I did it. No more hiking ever again. Just cross it off."


Find Healthy Hobbies


Madelyn's has a few healthy hobbies, including skateboarding. "I tried to learn how to do kickflips," she revealed in a 24 Hours with Madelyn Cline video for Vogue. She also rides horses. One of her first jobs in LA was at a horse barn.  "Every morning I would get up at like 6am and I would drive to the barn and I would mop the stalls, feed them, and give them their supplements," she told Vogue. She added that horses are very meditative for her. "When I'm riding I feel very centered but also very alert because I am trying to figure out what the horse is telling me what is around us, if there is anything that might spook them. Just learning how to communicate with them, and if you stay calm they stay calm. So it's kind of a lesson in learning how to center yourself first. It's cathartic. There's a reason why people go and do horse therapy. It's because it's wonderful."


Prioritize Your Mental Health

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"I think the thing I've learned the most about my anxiety and dealing with my emotions and learning how to conquer the things, self sabotage, and imposter syndrome is just learning how to give in and let things happen and if it doesn't go as planned that's okay," she told Vogue. "And give yourself the permission to tell your anxiety to shut the f**k up." 


Eat Vegan


Madelyn's ex-boyfriend and co-star Chase Stokes told ET Canada that Madelyn is a vegan. "It just felt like a fun little challenge," he said, revealing that when they were dating he started eating more vegan dishes with her. 

Leah Groth
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