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Tracee Ellis Ross in Bathing Suit is a "Queen"

Here is how the actress stays fit. 

Tracee Ellis Ross is heating up social media in her white swimsuit. The actress shows off her incredible assets in a one-ribbed bathing suit via one of her latest Instagram posts, lounging on the beach and throwing her followers into a frenzy. "Queen," commented one of her followers. "My jaw is on the floor," added another. How does the actress keep herself so fit? Read on to see 6 ways Tracee Ellis Ross 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!


Her Diet Is Healthy

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Ross maintains a healthy-ish diet. "I like simple, whole foods," she dished to People. She tries to eat as dairy-free as possible and fills her plate with seasonal produce from the farmer's market. However, she does allow herself cheat meals. "I love going to one of my favorite restaurants once a week to have a glass of wine and a delicious meal. I don't restrict my eating to firm meal times. I eat in the same philosophy that I live with: joyfully!" 


She Does The Tracy Anderson Method

Ross prefers "feel good" workouts she told Health. "I have to say that Tracy Anderson's workout the last five years has been really good for me. I love the studio atmosphere, I love how beautiful and sexy and long and strong I look when I work out, and I love the loud music," she explained. "I find that, as adults, we stay so regimented in our movement, even if we get on a treadmill. The music changes all the patterns, and my body gets to move freely, so you feel amazing—which is ultimately the point of the workouts, too. One of the things that's most encouraging is you see a roomful of women working their asses off and looking beautiful. You see women in their 40s wearing jog bras and their stomachs out proudly, walking in a stance that says, 'I love my body,' and that's exciting to me."


She Works Out Three Days a Week

Rosee gets her sweat on "three days a week on a regular basis, sometimes four," she confessed to Health. "Sometimes I take a little break, but the truth is, I feel the best when I work out. I feel very strong. I didn't wake up like this. At 22, I woke up like that. At 44, I work really hard for this! I am on TV, and I don't want to lie to anybody. I'm not at my skinniest, I'm not at my fattest, but I live my life. This is my body. Health and the functionality of my body are more important than what it looks like."


She Prioritizes Self-Care

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Self-care is crucial, says Ross. "I moisturize, and I dry brush, and I infrared sauna, and I do acupuncture, and I get facials," she told Health about her regular practices. 


She Hydrates

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Ross' beverage of choice is H2o. "I drink water, and I don't drink a ton of alcohol," she revealed to Health. "Alcohol makes the folds go deeper—one glass of wine is like being on 17 airplanes; it just dries you out." How much water should you drink? According to the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine men should drink about 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day and women about 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids


She Sleeps A Lot

One of the "biggest things" that is crucial to Ross' health? Sleep. "Sometimes it's not eight hours, but my sleep is sacred to me," she told Health. "I've tried to choose sleep over working out, which I think is the right choice." What are the health benefits of sleep? According to the Sleep Foundation, getting enough z's is a mood booster, promotes heart health, regulates blood sugar, improves mental function, restores your immune system, helps relieve stress, and aids in weight loss. 

Leah Groth
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