Rachel Recchia in Bathing Suit Says "Don't Call it a Comeback"
The Bachelor star Rachel Recchia is having the time of her life in beautiful Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Recchia, 27, shared pictures of herself posing in a green bikini top and blue-and green skirt, completing her look with wedge heels and her hair down around her shoulders. "Don't call it a comeback!!!" she captioned the post. "Come thru legs," commented friend and fellow The Bachelorette star Charity Lawson. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Recchia stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.
Recchia loves fresh fruit for the perfect snack, wherever she is in the world. "As often as possible, choose fruits and vegetables that are high in fiber," says Jennifer Ventrelle, MS, RD, LDN. "They will fill you up more, leaving less room for foods that are high in calories and fat."
More Shrimp Please
Recchia is a big fan of seafood and shellfish dishes, especially protein-packed shrimp. "Fish is a low-fat high quality protein," says the Washington State Department of Health. "Fish is filled with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins such as D and B2 (riboflavin). Fish is rich in calcium and phosphorus and a great source of minerals, such as iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium."
She's a Pilot
Recchia is serious about being a pilot and flight instructor, saying she always thought flying was "the coolest thing ever. And just growing up, I always knew that that was the direction I wanted to go," she says. "It is tough. Not only just women in aviation, but women in any sort of industry where you have to always be working a little bit harder than everyone else to be recognized."
Eggs and Green Juice
Recchia's go-to breakfast is an omelet with a glass of freshly made green juice. "Eggs are a good source of vitamin D, a nutrient most Americans fall short on, according to the dietary guidelines," says Alyssa Havlovic, MS, RDN, ACSM EP-C. "Egg yolks contain two carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin. These carotenoids help prevent age-related macular degeneration that can lead to blindness. Another beneficial nutrient from eggs is vitamin B12. Many older adults do not consume enough vitamin B12, but just one large egg can provide 20% of daily needs."
Recchia had a breast reduction after years of being unhappy with her figure. "I've always been transparent about the other cosmetic work I've done, like fillers and Botox. This is no different," she says. "I'm supportive of women who want to change something to make themselves happy, even if it is only aesthetic. If it improves your life and well-being and happiness, I'm 100% behind that."