Sylvie Meis in Bathing Suit is in "My Happy Place"
Dutch TV star Sylvie Meis is no stranger to world travel, frequently hopping from country to country for work projects such as hosting Love Island—but one place is clearly special. Meis posted a photo of herself bathed in sunshine, wearing a wine-colored bikini as she walks towards the pool at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. "My happy place 💗 @bevhillshotel," she captioned the post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Meis 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!
Lots of Healthy Protein
Meis loves to start her day with a delicious protein-fueled breakfast. "I love a high-protein diet with lots of salads and veggies, fish, eggs, it makes me feel good, it makes me feel really fit and happy," she says. "[For breakfast] I have a veggie omelet, the omelet is made with two eggs. Inside there are some mushrooms, some onion, and tomato." Meis also likes to pick at a plate of turkey, avocado, and smoked salmon. "I enjoy it so much, it's so good."
Meis enjoys tasty green smoothies made with spinach and avocado. "Spinach is loaded with protective compounds called polyphenols," says registered nutritionist Jo Lewin. "Studies suggest, that along-with its vitamin content these compounds may promote cancer-protective properties. Animal studies suggest including spinach in the diet may protect against colon cancer."
Fish and Vegetables For Lunch
Meis enjoys a healthy portion of fish and vegetables for her lunch, especially seabass with roasted tomatoes. "A single tomato can provide about 40% of the daily recommended minimum of vitamin C," says Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD. "What's more, tomatoes supply vitamin A, which supports immunity, vision, and skin health, and vitamin K, which is good for your bones. Tomatoes also provide potassium, a key nutrient for heart function, muscle contractions, and maintaining healthy blood pressure and fluid balance."
Big, Crunchy Salads
Meis loves a crunchy salad full of broccoli, greens, and red onion. "Onions are loaded with plant chemicals including flavonoids, which have both an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect," Lewin says. "When consumed regularly and in sufficient quantity, these compounds may help protect against chronic conditions such as cancer and diabetes. In fact, onions contain over 25 different flavonoids and are one of the richest sources in our diets. Onions also have sulfur-containing compounds, which have been demonstrated to be protective against certain cancers."
Protein and Vegetables For Dinner
Meis loves a light, protein-based dinner when she's working. One go-to meal is shrimp with roasted vegetables such as carrots, peppers, onions, and eggplant (also known as aubergines). "Aubergines are a source of protective compounds with antioxidant properties, one being nasunin, which is responsible for the fruit's deep purple color skin," Lewin says. "This plant compound has been found to protect the fats that make up brain cell membranes. It's the membranes of these cells that allow nutrients in and waste out, and receive instructions from messenger molecules, which instruct the cell what to do."