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Tracee Ellis Ross in Bathing Suit is in "Happy Place"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Actress Tracee Ellis Ross, of Black-ish and the just-announced Daria-based spinoff film, Jodie, is spending a day by the pool. She made sure to get some stunning photos and videos for her Instagram followers. Ross posted a new reel of herself in the water. She wore a black bathing suit, showing off her body. Ross captioned the reel, "Happy place." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 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!


She Doesn't Restrict Herself

Ross revealed some of her diet and eating secrets in an interview with People. She says that she doesn't believe in restricting herself, and eats what she wants. "I don't restrict my eating to firm meal times. I eat in the same philosophy that I live with: joyfully!" "Develop the habit of seeing the positive side of things. You needn't become overly optimistic — after all, bad things do happen. It would be silly to pretend otherwise. But you don't have to let the negatives color your whole outlook on life. Remember that what is right about you almost always is more than what is wrong," says the Mayo Clinic.


She Eats Simple Food

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Ross also revealed her daily diet in her People interview. She says that she eats pretty healthy each day. "I like simple, whole foods," she says. Ross revealed that her diet includes a lot of organic, healthy food. She likes to eat salads with arugula and apples, steak, quinoa, and peanut butter. 


She Loves Tracy Anderson Classes


Ross is a big fan of the popular Tracy Anderson Method as a way to stay in shape. She tells POPSugar, "I love being in the heat; we work out in a really hot room there, and it really works for me. I love sweating; it's one of the ways that I process everything that goes on during the week and move it through my body. It's always really loud music and great music, which I love, and the workout changes every 10 sessions, so even if you take classes, it changes every 10 days, it changes . . . I love that! I never get bored."


She Enjoys Working Out

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Ross tells POPSugar that one of her secrets to exercising is the fact that she enjoys doing it.  "I'm a big advocate for keeping my body moving," she said. "It is definitely vain, and it is about aesthetics, but truthfully I feel better about myself when I work out. I sleep better, my back feels better, my knees feel better . . . when I'm moving and keeping my body long and strong, I feel like I'm more productive and I get more done in a day."


She Does Blood Flow Restriction Workouts

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Ross revealed in this Instagram video that she likes to do blood flow restriction when she works out. In the video, she is seen doing strength training exercises with cuffs on her ankles. Ross captioned the post, "Explanation on the cuffs: BFR or blood flow restriction training allows you to get the same results with a lighter load as you would with a heavier load. I use these for the first 10 minutes of my workout."

Anna Bechtel
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