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Vanessa Hudgens Shares Bikini Selfie From "Happy Weekend"

Here’s what the star does to stay fit.

Vanessa Hudgens works hard all week long, in her words "work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work, sing, sing, sing, dance, dance, dance, work, work, work"—but she also knows how to take a break. The Princess Switch and tick, tick…Boom! star frequently posts photos from a pool or ocean somewhere, including just yesterday, in which she wore a zebra-print bikini top with a neon green bottom. "Happy weekendddd," she captioned the photo on Instagram. Read on to see 6 ways Vanessa Hudgens 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 Bikini Photos!


Hudgens Eats Like This When on Set

"I mix it up every now and then, but I always go to the exact same spot and rotate between a breakfast burrito, this fried rice that has vegetables and eggs on it, or this thing that's like bread, but it's made with seeds and there's almond butter and jelly on top of it. And then always an almond milk latte." For lunch when she's on set, "lunch is kind of like combination of lunch and dinner. We have catering, which is lovely, but I kind of eat the same thing every day, whatever vegetables there are, whatever fish there is and whatever pasta there is," she told Vanity Fair.


Hudgens Eats Like This When Cooking

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If she's feeling like something different, "A typical breakfast for me is two scrambled eggs, three pieces of bacon and a half of avocado and coffee and normal lunch is chicken with another half of an avocado, tons of greens, maybe some nuts on top of there. For dinner, I normally either have grilled salmon or steak like butter on it and grilled vegetables or a salad and a glass of wine. My favorite cheat snack. I love hot Cheetos. I don't know why I always have, and I always will," she told Rachael Ray.


She Likes Her Tried and True Workouts

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"I'm always down to try something new. I just love getting my blood pumping and I feel like it's just such an important thing to constantly do. So I'm always down to try something new," she told Access Live. "I like tried and true with my soul cycle, Pilates and yoga. I like, I know what works for me for my body, but I just keep that up constantly." She can also be seen working out at the Dogpound training center.


This is Her One Piece of Fitness Advice

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"Just try new things. There's so many different types of fitness out there for everyone. And like one thing will resonate with you and then find a group of friends to do it with like, that's my favorite thing is getting my girlfriends together and going and doing a class together because then you have someone to hold you accountable, which I think is really important. But just enjoy it. Like, it can be a fun thing."


She Says Get Athleisure You Love

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"Another great thing for working out is like get fitness clothes at leisure that you're into. Like I designed for Avia and I did this whole collection and I'm continuing to work with them because I'm like, it's so amazing when you put on fitness clothes and you actually feel good before the workout. And then you go into the workout with confidence and an extra boost in your step. And then you're looking at yourself in the mirror and you're like, oh, I look good. I feel good. Let's do this workout," she told Access Live.


She Knows the Value of High Fats

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The star mentioned avocado and she means it. "I need high fats," Hudgens explained to Women's Health. "If I'm not getting enough, my body holds on to calories. We've been trained to think that fats are bad, but they're so good—a source of energy and sustenance that keeps you going through the day. That's the only way I can not eat carbs." "One serving of a medium avocado is low in carbohydrates, yet it contains three grams of fiber," Toby Smithson, MS, RDN, CDE, of DiabetesEveryDay and author of Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition, told our sister site Eat This, Not That!. "Consuming higher fiber may reduce the risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity." A 2019 study says eating the fruit regularly results in "a lower prevalence of excess weight, and attenuates adult weight gain in normal-weight individuals over time."

Leah Groth
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