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Sarah Michelle Gellar in Bathing Suit Has "Vacation Mode On"

Here are five things the 44-year-old does to stay in shape.

Sarah Michelle Gellar is heating up the tropics. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Masters of the Universe: Revelation star shared a photo of herself on social media lounging in a strapless swimsuit. "Vacation mode on," reads a caption over the stunning image. How does the 44-year-old keep herself fit? Read on for 5 of Sarah Michelle Gellar's top tips for staying 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!


Drink Green Juice

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Sarah is a big fan of green juice. The actress revealed to The/Thirty that she starts her day off with a coffee followed by veggie juice. "My favorite thing is to have a green juice," she said. "I go every weekend to the farmers market and I get fresh kale, spinach, celery, and lettuces and I blend it all together. That's my favorite thing before I work out."


Try a Power Plate

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Gellar is a big fan of a unique workout. "I love PlateFit and the feeling of being on a Power Plate," she said. "I love how quickly I can work out and get such a great exercise," she revealed. She also loves a few other types of exercise. "I love Pilates because it centers me and it also strengthens my body, but I also love being outside, so swimming, hiking, anything like that is great as well."



Another "beauty/self-care must-have," according to Sarah? "It's probably sleep because I need it and I'm very cranky without it," she revealed. "Set aside no more than eight hours for sleep. The recommended amount of sleep for a healthy adult is at least seven hours. Most people don't need more than eight hours in bed to achieve this goal," says the Mayo Clinic. "Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Try to limit the difference in your sleep schedule on weeknights and weekends to no more than one hour. Being consistent reinforces your body's sleep-wake cycle."


Don't Focus on Weight Loss

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Sarah doesn't focus on dropping weight. "I don't believe in trying to trick your body into things," she told Health. "I eat healthy, I exercise, I love food—but I don't like junk food. I mean, were women. We go up by five pounds, we lose it, depending on the water, the moon, your cycle, whatever. So I just try to maintain."


Try Cool Sculpting

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While Sarah isn't interested in going under the knife, she recently told The Guardian that CoolSculpting is one of her go-to treatments. "It was the easiest 30 minutes of my life," she explained. "I just got to lie on a comfy table and read my book. The treatment didn't hurt, it just felt cold for a few seconds and then I didn't feel anything. It was very peaceful. I was just happy to have a few minutes to myself, and then I got to leave feeling better about myself – a win-win," she continued. "I don't weigh myself, I don't measure myself but I could tell within a week how my clothing was feeling and fitting, how my jeans were buttoning back up. I was like, 'I'm gonna go to the gym and work even harder now.' It gave me my confidence back in such an easy and noninvasive way." 

Leah Groth
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