Mindy Kaling in Bathing Suit Says "It Feels Like Summer"
Mindy Kaling is channeling Reese Witherspoon's Legally Blonde character Elle Woods – in her swimsuit. The actress shows off her better-than-ever body in an Andie Swim bathing suit in one of her latest social media posts. "Of all the colors in my Andie swim collab, this color was my absolute favorite. It feels like summer is here even when it's gray in LA and I swear it looks so good on everyone!" she captioned the Instagram snap. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 6 ways Mindy Kaling stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.
She Spends a Lot of "Time and Energy Trying to Be Healthy"
Mindy recently got into the best shape of her life. "I'm feeling really confident in my body these days, which is not something that I've been able to say for my whole life, unfortunately," she told People. "I know people are really interested in my body and the changes in my body, and I think it's flattering and sometimes it's just a little much, so I don't try to tune it in too much. The truth is that I spend so much time and energy trying to be healthy."
She Hikes or Runs 20 Miles Per Week
Mindy spends a lot of time exercising. "I just tell myself I have to do basically 20 miles a week of either hiking or running," she told People. "And so that's been incredibly helpful to me."
She Eats in Moderation
Mindy loves eating out and trying new foods. So, her approach to diet is all about moderation. She allows herself to indulge but doesn't go overboard.
She Works Out with a Trainer
Mindy works out with a trainer. She told People that exercise is a "really a big commitment," with two young children. "It's hard with two kids that I wake up really early and I fit it in — and I basically live in workout clothes so I can get it in."
She Changed Her Mentality About Health
Mindy maintains that changing her mindset about diet and exercise has been crucial. "I've tried really hard to let go of this idea of losing weight for vanity reasons and really trying to think of how I can be healthy," she said in 2022. "And for me, healthy is working out, moving my body a lot, keeping hydrated, and then not having negative connotations around working out and making me feel like if I don't do this, then I won't be something else. And that's taken a long time to kind of shed those old ideas of working out."
She Does Yoga
Mindy also does yoga, sometimes with her kids. "I like that they see me on the yoga mat. My daughter stretches with me on the yoga mat and I really love that," she said. There is a laundry list of reasons to do yoga, explains Harvard Health. "Researchers found that people who practiced yoga for at least 30 minutes once a week for at least four years, gained less weight during middle adulthood," they said. "People who were overweight actually lost weight. Overall, those who practiced yoga had lower body mass indexes (BMIs) compared with those who did not practice yoga. Researchers attributed this to mindfulness. Mindful eating can lead to a more positive relationship with food and eating."