Teresa Giudice in Bathing Suit Says Hi From "Girls Trip"
Teresa Giudice was on vacation, and working at the same time, as the star of The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip on Peacock. She joined Melissa Gorga, Kenya Moore, Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, and Kyle Richards and more in Turks and Caicos—and just shared a swimsuit photo of her in paradise. "Would love to know what you guys are thinking of the Ultimate Girls Trip?! Now showing on @bravotv right after #rhonj. Thoughts?!?" she asked. "Girl im loving it..you and Cynthia's bond is everything," commented one fan. "Bellisima the QUEEN the .#1 housewives and ICON," said another. (Season 2, filmed at Dorinda Medley's Blue Stone Manor in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, is already in the can.) How does Giudice stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Teresa Giudice 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 Puts Time Into the Gym
In preparation for a swimsuit bodybuilding competition, Giudice did 45 minutes of weight training every day and 45 minutes of cardio twice a day. She walked Bravotv.com through her favorite exercises: a tricep pulldown, some stretching, a low row (for her back), some leg exercises, like a seated leg curl, to work her hamstring and glutes, and a leg press.
She Works Her Glutes
Working your glutes can really help you lose weight, and here's one you can do at home: This workout will engage in isometrics—or contracting and flexing your muscles for sustained periods of time—at your desk. (Remember: when it comes to your metabolism, every movement counts.) Perform this routine three times, resting for 10 seconds in between each exercise:
- Holding a pen, clench your forearms and your fists as hard as you can for a full twenty seconds. Then release.
- Squeeze your glutes (or cheeks!) together as hard as you can, ensuring that you rise out of your seat for at least an inch. Hold for 20 seconds and then release.
- Squeeze your entire body below the neck for a full 20 seconds and then release.
- Relax for 30 seconds.
She Eats Protein and Veggies
"My diet has changed. I even hate the word 'diet,' but I can't eat carbs anymore. Like, I'm an Italian girl, I can't eat my pasta—I gotta eat good carbs," she told Bravo. Instead, she eats: "Grilled chicken, grilled turkey, grilled cod, grilled flounder," she said. "Some of the vegetables I eat are asparagus, green beans. In the morning I have oatmeal; otherwise sometimes I make six egg whites, and I make an omelette out of it and I put some kind of vegetable in it."
She is Driven to Compete
Giudice is a competitive bodybuilder. Set goals for yourself. "Keeping your fitness level in mind, think about why you want to start a fitness program. Consider your health and fitness goals," says the Mayo Clinic. "Perhaps your doctor has suggested that you start a fitness program to lose weight. If you're already active, maybe you want to increase the intensity of your fitness program to prepare for a 5K race or to get ready to participate in a favorite sport. Having clear goals can help you stay motivated."
She Loves to Cook
Giudice has written multiple best-selling cookbooks, including Fabulicious!: Teresa's Italian Family Cookbook, which has its own series of titles. When enjoying your own Italian food, be sure your pasta sauce doesn't contain hidden added sugars. Sugary foods retrain our taste buds and mess with our bodily systems. When even tomato sauce is laced with sweetener, we then need greater and greater doses of sugar in order for the flavor to register. That leads us to seek out candies and baked goods at the expense of real food.