Mindy Kaling in Bathing Suit is "So Pretty"
Mindy Kaling is looking red hot in her Andie Swim bathing suit. The actress, currently vacationing in Hawaii, shows off her incredible body in a red swimsuit from the beachwear brand, looking absolutely radiant. "Divine," commented actress Ashley Park. "What's wrong with you? Why are you so pretty?!!!" added another one of her followers. How does she keep herself looking so amazing? Read on to see 6 of Mindy Kaling'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 Bikini Photos!
Start with Self-Love
Mindy loves herself and her body, no matter the size. "I would love to be the size I was when I was 32 or something, but I just refuse to beat myself up about it," she recently told Shape. "I love to eat at restaurants, I love to eat home cooking, and I don't like restricting my diet. And [now] I'm like, as long as I'm getting enough nutrients and feeling like my heart and my lungs are really getting exercise, I don't really beat myself up about that."
Go for a Run
Mindy loves running and jogging, hitting the pavement three to four miles a couple of times a week, usually with a 10- or 11-minute mile time. "If I didn't have exercise through the pandemic, I think I would have gone crazy," adds Kaling. "My eating wasn't always great, but my exercise was very consistent." According to the Mayo Clinic, running is great for cardiovascular health, muscle building, and weight loss. "For every mile run, the average person will burn approximately 100 calories," they say.
Mix Up Your Workouts
Mindy is all about variety with exercise. "I work out four to five times a week when I'm not shooting. I like to mix up my workouts: I'll do a SoulCycle class, a strength-training class with my trainer, and yoga once a week. For someone with my personality, which is somewhat skeptical and cynical, it's really good for me to do yoga and take it at face value. Because I'm Indian, I feel like I should be good at yoga, but I'm terrible at it. It's my way of trying to get back to my roots," she told Shape. Recently, she also shared a photo of herself kickboxing. "NGL, this exhausted me," she captioned a photo of herself kicking a bag.
Mindy makes sure to replenish all her electrolytes via hydration. She drinks two to three bottles of Propel's Immune Support drink, packed with vitamin c, zinc, and the electrolytes sodium and potassium per date. "It actually totally transformed my workout," she told Shape. "Now I'm like, 'Oh, this is what it's like to exercise when I have replenished electrolytes. This is such a better workout.'"
Work Out First Thing in the Morning
"It's kind of a big lifestyle change, and three-quarters of the time I'm fine with it, but one-quarter of the time, I just resist," Mindy told Shape about her early morning workouts. "I'm like, 'No, I will not get up when it's dark out and exercise. I'm not going to do it.' And I let myself have those times, but luckily, my sense of propriety makes it so that most of the time I do get up."
Fuel Up with Healthy Foods
Mindy was raised to clean her plate, but "had to come to terms with the fact that I don't have to eat everything on there. So on a typical day, I keep it pretty healthy," she told Shape. "In the morning, I try to have eggs because they're easy to cook even if you're as bad at cooking as I am. I'll poach an egg or two, have a third of an avocado and a piece of Ezekiel toast with butter. That fills me up for a really long time. I'll have a big salad for lunch with chicken or fish on top. For dinner, if I'm home, I'll cook something healthy like a piece of salmon with some spinach. But if I'm going out, I'll order whatever I want and eat half of it. That way I get to taste everything."