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Olivia Culpo in Bathing Suit is "Third Wheelin and Dealin"

She makes it look easy.

Olivia Culpo is looking back on a wonderful vacation with sister Sophia Culpo. The model shared a series of pictures from the trip, including a few of herself posing in swimsuits. "Third wheelin and dealin @sophiaculpo 😬," she captioned the post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Culpo 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!


The 80/20 Rule

Culpo enjoys a balanced diet without too many restrictions. "I stick to the 80-20 rule," she says. "Eighty percent of the time I'm really good, and then 20 percent of the time, I allow myself to eat, not whatever, but indulge a little more, I guess you could say. That's worked really well for me in general, especially this past year, where obviously everyone's just trying to find comfort wherever they can. Eating salad 24/7 is not going to give you that kind of comfort."


Healthy Breakfast

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Culpo enjoys fruit and coffee for breakfast, followed by avocado toast and egg whites. "Avocado toast is one of the healthier brunch options at many restaurants, but you do have to be careful," says Kylie Arrindell, wellness dietitian at Houston Methodist. "From how much avocado is used to what's piled on top, avocado toast can go from a healthy to a not-so-healthy choice pretty quickly. Avocado contains a lot of heart-healthy unsaturated fats, as well as a good amount of fiber. Plus, if you're eating at a restaurant, you have a lot of control of what goes on top of your avocado toast. You can say 'no cheese' or 'no bacon,' which you can't always do as easily in other unhealthier breakfast dishes."


Cardio Challenge

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Culpo does a cardio challenge where she does 20 minutes of cardio, and any speed. "I've been doing it with my followers encouraging them to join the challenge and just do whatever feels right for 20 minutes," she says. "You want to get your endorphins going—get some movement going. It's just something that it doesn't feel too overwhelming. We'll get you moving, and before you know it, it's over."


Protein and Vegetables


Culpo enjoys protein and vegetables with minimal starch for a typical lunch or dinner. "One of my favorite things to make is pan roasted chicken (seasoned with delicious Cajun seasoning, of course) with roasted vegetables like broccolini, brussels sprouts, and sweet potatoes," she says. "I'll also create a bed of steamed spinach as the base for everything. Pan-roasted recipes like this one are great because you can cook multiple servings and save for the week!"


Cutting Down On Alcohol

Culpo eliminates alcohol completely when she's cracking down on her diet. "A big part of this diet that's very, very important and crucial and very annoying is that you cannot have any alcohol. No wine. None," she says. "It's basically sugar. It completely counteracts the entire metabolic system you're trying to create in your body."

Ferozan Mast
Ferozan Mast is a science, health and wellness writer with a passion for making science and research-backed information accessible to a general audience. Read more
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