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Siera Bearchell in Bathing Suit is "Body Positive"

Here’s how she takes care of herself.

Canadian star Siera Bearchell is flying the flag for pregnant women who want to feel represented in swimwear. Bearchill shared a reel of herself modeling a variety of swimsuits, showing off her 8-months-pregnant baby bump. "I know it's not relatable for every single person, but I think it's helpful to see different shapes and stages of life represented," she captioned the post, adding the #bodypositive hashtag. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Bearchell 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!


Salad and Protein

Bearchell loves to make a Mediterranean salad consisting of cucumber, feta, tomatoes and olive oil, with chicken, at least once a week. "Extra virgin olive oil can reduce inflammation, which may be one of the main reasons for its health benefits," says Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN. "Olive oil's main anti-inflammatory effects are from antioxidants, one of which is oleocanthal."


Homemade Soup

Bearchell enjoys making soups at home, especially nutritious chicken and vegetable soup. "Studies show that a hearty bowl of chicken soup may help clear nasal congestion," according to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. "It also has a mild anti-inflammatory effect that can help ease cold symptoms. Chicken noodle soup makes a great fallback for cold winter days because of its wonderful nutrients. The ingredients are soothing to the throat, easy to digest, and taste great."


Healthy Smoothies

Bearchell mixes up  green smoothies for herself and the kids, made with avocado, spinach, and fruit such as bananas. "One cup of spinach contains a form of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and folate, to name a few important vitamins," says University of Rhode Island health expert Jacqueline Beatty, PhD, MS, RD. "Together, these vitamins help keep your body healthy and strong."


SPF Every Day

Bearchell mixes a touch of makeup with her sun protection lotion for a glowy complexion. "Remember that sunscreen needs to be reapplied approximately every two hours," says Dr. Jennifer Lin, an assistant professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School and co-director of the Melanoma Risk and Prevention Clinic at Brigham and Women's Hospital. "The effect of chemical sunscreen wanes after you apply it, and most sunscreens tend to be sweated off."


Defending Her Healthy Physique

Bearchell has faced criticism in the past for weight gain, and refuses to allow unhealthy behaviors back into her life. "I was recently asked, 'What happened to you? Why have you gained weight? You are losing points.' This was a reference to my body of course," she said. "While I am first to say I am not as lean as I was when I was 16, 20, or even last year, but I am more confident, capable, wise, humble and passionate than ever before."

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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