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Romee Strijd in Bathing Suit "Woke Up in Paradise"

Here is everything the model does to stay fit. 

Romee Strijd spent the weekend at Coachella, showing off her fantastic figure in a swimsuit and coverup. The model attended the Revolve Festival at the annual Coachella Valley extravaganza, rocking a swimwear look. "Woke up in paradise," she captioned a snap on Instagram taken from the celebration. How does the 26-year-old Dutch model maintain her fantastic figure? Read on to see 9 ways Romee Strijd 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 Doesn't Eat a Lot of Meat

Romee detailed her daily diet to Elle Australia, and it includes very little meat. "It's been something I've been trying to do—I think it has certain health benefits for me," she said. "I love oatmeal in the morning; you can find the recipe on my YouTube channel." For lunch, she will eat a bowl of grains, salad, and vegetables, and for dinner, she enjoys eating out at a nice restaurant with her boyfriend or friends. 


She Does a Lot of Cardio

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Romee does a lot of cardio. "What I always fit in my workout schedule is running, incline walks and stairs. So I would say going on a treadmill, run 15 minutes, 15 minutes incline walk, run 15 minutes, 15 minutes incline walk. That will make you sweat, but you will feel energized," she told Elle.


She Hates This Hot Workout

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Romee isn't a fan of hot yoga. "For some reason every type of workout that you need to perform in the heat is not my cup of tea. I feel low in energy, can't breathe that well and I don't get the refreshed feeling after," she revealed to Elle.


She Cheats

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Romee loves a good cheat day, which usually involves going out to dinner. "There are so many restaurants to go to on a cheat day. I love bread, with dips, sushi, burgers, pasta…" she told Elle. "But my real cheat meal is dessert. I have a sweet tooth so this is the area where I like to cheat. Ice cream, with chocolate, caramel, etc… That's what gets me excited!"


She Takes Infrared Saunas

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Romee loves trying out new wellness trends. "I've tried the infrared sauna and I actually really like it. You have all these different coloured lights and every colour does something different. [I also use] the jade roller. I put it in my freezer, so it's extra cold. And, I use it in the morning when I'm super tired. I feel like it takes the puffiness out of the eyes after flying or after a short night," she told Harper's Bazaar UK


She Is a Fan of the Workout Buddy System

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Romee keeps herself accountable by exercising with others. "My boyfriend and I workout together. We never really do the same training, but we go to the gym together and then we say, 'Okay, one hour from now we're leaving.' So, it helps. We get competitive. We always do a planking challenge. I think it's really motivating [to work out with your partner], because whenever I don't feel like it, he's like, 'Oh, come on. Let's do it! Let's get it over with!'" she told Harper's Bazaar. She also workouts out with her model friends. "[The Angels and I] always try to work out together and then plan a nice brunch or lunch after. It's really motivating. Jasmine [Tookes] is the most hardcore. She's strong. She can do a lot of weights!"


She Motivates Herself to Workout By Moving

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Even when Romee doesn't feel like exercising, she makes sure to move. "I'm not always motivated, but you just have to go do it because afterwards you feel so great and you enjoy the day more because you've done it. So, just start somewhere. Just do something. Say to yourself that you only have 15 minutes or something and then it comes from there." she told Harper's Bazaar. 


She Food Preps

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"I think the most important thing for women on-the-go is to be prepared," Romee told Glamour. "I really like to prepare my day the night before if I know the next day is going to be hectic. Brussels sprouts and butternut roasted in the oven, paired with chicken and hummus is my favorite! I'll also make sure to bring healthy snacks or make a lunch/dinner box if I am getting on a plane. (I'm not a huge fan of airline food.)"


She Does Lots of Different Workouts

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"I'm always changing my workouts because I get bored so easily with the same routines. I like to do a mix of weight training/cardio and something that lengthens your muscles, like Pilates, yoga, or barre. My favorite cardio workout is definitely boxing so, when I'm not traveling, I go to Dogpound in NYC! And when I am traveling, I like to pack a jump rope and ankle weights in my suitcase," she has said.

Leah Groth
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