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Melissa Gorga in Bathing Suit Loves "These Two"

Here is how the reality star stays fit. 

Melissa Gorga is having a blast in her swimsuit! The Real Housewives of New Jersey star lived it up in her bathing suit over the weekend, sharing a video of herself having fun with her husband Joe and ​​Frank Catania. "These two," she captioned the clip. How does the reality star maintain her fit physique? Read on to see 8 of Melissa Gorga'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 Bodybuild

Melissa is not into bodybuilding like her co-star Teresa Guidice. "I don't like a lot of muscle," she explained to Women's Health. "I like to stay a little bit more feminine. I don't know. I don't think it would look right."


She Won't Diet

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Melissa isn't into trendy eating. "I never do fad diets," she dished to Women's Health. "I feel like I do a lot better with my own routine. It's worked for me forever." Instead, she focuses on maintaining healthy habits. "It's a lifestyle for me. I feel better when I eat healthy. If I don't work out for a week or two, I feel miserable."


Lift Weights

"I do a lot of lifting. I don't do that much cardio, because I run around so much," Melissa explained to Women's Health. She works out at least four times a week for an hour at a time, often targeting "butts and guts" to tone her booty and abs. "I feel like even if you're a little bit heavier, it's all about toning your body. Work with what you're working with, but keep it tight."


Don't Eat Carbs in the PM

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Melissa has a cup of coffee to give herself a pre-workout jolt. Then, she tries to eat a limited amount of carbs, like a grilled chicken salad or turkey sandwich for lunch. However, she stops eating carbs after lunch. "For dinner, it's always a piece of meat and vegetables."


Have Cheat Days

Melissa eats healthy most of the time. However, on the weekends, she is always down for a big family style dinner of pizza, pasta, and other Italian delicacies.


Try Fitness Gadgets

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Melissa is always down to try fitness gadgets. "I just tried something called Emsculpt, which is the equivalent of doing 20,000 squats in 30 minutes," she told Women's Health, explaining that it tricks your body into thinking it worked out. "You do it four times and each time is a half-hour session. You can do it on your butt or on your abs." 


Avoid Salt

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"I won't eat, like, salty food the day before, 'cause I do retain water," Melissa told Us Weekly. "So, it's like, I pay attention if I'm going to eat, like, anything really salty or Chinese food or anything that's going to give me a lot of salt. I would tend to stick away from [it] if I know I've got to put a bikini on the next day." 



Melissa is"huge" on consuming "so much" water, she revealed to Us Weekly. "I pee a lot because I drink a lot of water. So I feel like I'm constantly running to the bathroom because I just drink so much water. So … I know it's such, like, a cliche, but it's so true. It's one of the truest things for your skin and for the flush out your body."


Leah Groth
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