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Pia Wurtzbach in Bathing Suit Enjoys "Golden Hour"

Here is how the beauty queen maintains her fit physique.

Pia Wurtzbach is enjoying the sunset in Greece in her swimsuit! The Miss Universe beauty queen flaunts her famous figure in an animal print swimsuit via her latest social media post, basking in the twilight. "You're my golden hour The color of my sky You set my world on fire And I know, I know everything's gonna be alright," she captioned the Instagram post. How does the gorgeous beauty queen keep herself so fit? Read on to see 6 ways Pia Wurtzbach 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!


She Likes to Cook Her Own Meals

Pia tries to cook her own food when she has time. "I have a busy schedule and am constantly traveling so when I do have the time to grocery shop or prepare a meal, I make it a priority," she told People "However, I love sushi so I find myself eating out often for that!"


She Consumes a Lot of Protein

Pia packs "lots of protein" into her meals. "I like to enjoy foods that keep my energy levels stable," Wurtzbach told People. "Otherwise I'd likely crash at some point during the day." "Muscles love protein, especially complete proteins like whey," says the Cleveland Clinic. "Whey protein contains branched-chain amino acids, a specific type of amino acid that helps with muscle building," registered dietitian Maxine Smith, RD, LD tells the Clinic.


She Hydrates

Pia prioritizes hydration. She told People that she drinks at least 8 glasses of water per day. "You've probably heard the advice to drink eight glasses of water a day. That's easy to remember, and it's a reasonable goal," says the Mayo Clinic. "Most healthy people can stay hydrated by drinking water and other fluids whenever they feel thirsty. For some people, fewer than eight glasses a day might be enough. But other people might need more."


This Is What She Eats in a Day

Pia revealed her 1,758 calorie per day diet to People. For breakfast, Pia starts with a cup of coffee with a splash of cream. She then has 1½ cups of Greek yogurt with 3 diced strawberries, a handful of blueberries, a tbsp. of honey and mangoes. For lunch, she will eat a grilled-chicken Caesar salad – "light on the croutons" – with diced cherry tomatoes, 2 tbsp. of dressing and ⅓ cup of low-fat Parmesan cheese. In the afternoon she will snack on two handfuls of roasted almonds (no salt) and dried mango with a side of cottage cheese. Her dinner is usually oven-roasted salmon (with ½ tbsp. of olive oil to coat fillet), 1 cup of spinach topped with feta, 1 cup of steamed broccoli with fresh lemon juice, olive oil and garlic, and 2 red bliss potatoes, sliced, with olive oil and fresh rosemary. Finally, dessert, 2 small scoops of low-fat chocolate caramel ice cream.


These Are Her Three Exercise Moves

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According to Pia's personal trainer, Mark Banta of Anytime Fitness, his beauty queen client "swears" by three moves. "The plank is one of the best exercises for a flat, toned stomach because it works all the muscles in your core, including the rectus abdominus or the 'six-pack muscles' you can see. We made sure to do this because we're really preparing for the swimsuit competition," he told Candy. Also, for her arms, a tricep pulldown and squats and lunges for her legs.  


She Consumes Carbs Pre-Workout

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Banta also makes sure Pia consumes carbs before her workouts and proteins after. "When it comes to gearing up before your workout, carbs should be number one on your list. Always take them an hour before you start exercising," he told Candy. "After workout, we always consume a post workout drink (protein shake), boiled eggs, and chicken breast. Carbs are meant to be your energy source and protein is for faster muscle recovery and repair."

Leah Groth
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