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Vanessa Hudgens in Bathing Suit is "Over the Cold"

Here are 6 of her top diet and fitness tips for staying in shape.

Vanessa Hudgens is getting her zen on in her swimsuit. The High School Musical alum flaunts her incredible figure in a bathing suit while lounging on the beach in one of her latest social media posts. "If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand," she captioned the Instagram photo, quoting Buddha. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 6 of Vanessa Hudgens' top diet and fitness tips for staying 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!


Focus Your Diet Around "Real" Food

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Vanessa refuses to starve herself. Instead, she focuses on fueling her body with healthy and wholesome food and avoiding anything that is processed. "My overall food philosophy is, if it's real, I'll eat it," she told Shape. "Many things are processed and contain chemicals and ingredients I can't pronounce. I want real food."


Try Intermittent Fasting

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Hudgens was one of the first celebrities who promoted the intermittent fasting lifestyle. She consumes the bulk of her food between noon and 6 p.m. and fasts for the remaining 18. "I've been intermittent fasting a lot, because for me, I love pasta, I love pizza, and when I'm not eating carbs I feel like a little piece of me dies," she told People. "Intermittent fasting is great, because when I am fasting — those first two weeks are definitely rough, I'm not going to lie, but after that I feel more grounded and powerful in my workouts. And I get the nutrients that I need when I eat, but then I also eat what I want."


Do Keto and Load Up on Healthy Fats

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Vanessa goes "back and forth" between intermittent fasting and keto. "It's great," she exclaimed to People. "If you have the right ingredients to keep you on track, I think it's amazing." She also debunked a misconception about the style of eating. "People a lot of times think of fats in diets as a negative thing, and when you're doing keto it's a very positive thing. I'm always making sure I'm getting those healthy fats in, so I eat a LOT of almond butter. You feel really energetic and supported on the keto diet."


Try Different Workouts

Vanessa claims she is "basically always working out," explaining that maintaining variety with exercise keeps her on her toes. "I feel like I've kind of found a recipe for my body that works," she told People. "It's SoulCycle for cardio, to keep my heart healthy. It's Pilates for lengthening, leaning and toning. And yoga for my mental health."


Do Strength Training Workouts

Hudgens recently told Shape that her fitness had "taken a turn" and that "cardio has been put on the back burner." She added that "things that have become the most important are balance and mental health." She does regular strength training workouts at The Dogpound gym. "During the pandemic, when everything was paused, I created a little community. I'd get my friends together over Zoom and we would do Isaac Boots's live workout classes. As the world started to reopen, I found myself obsessed with Dogpound," she said.


Take Probiotics

Hudgens recently partnered with supplement wellness brand Ritual, after incorporating its best-selling Synbiotic+ into her routine, a blend of gut balancing prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics."I'm always traveling and moving around and on the go, and a big proportion of your immune system's actually in your GI tract," she told People. "So I was like, 'Okay, I'm going to prioritize this and make sure that taking care of my gut is actually going to help me in a big way, whether that's with digestion or with boosting my immune system.' And Ritual does exactly that." 

Leah Groth
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