Veronica Rodriguez in Bathing Suit Says "It's Officially Summer"
90 Day Fiancé star Veronica Rodriguez is thrilled for the summer season and the return of beautiful weather. Rodriguez shared pictures of herself posing by the pool in a black bikini, with the addition of a very cute puppy guest. "It's officially summer and pool and beach season!!! Which do you prefer? I'm a beach over pool kinda gal but swipe to see the cutest photo-bomber ever (Kimber is definitely a pool girlie)," she captioned the post. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Rodriguez stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.
Walking and Hot Yoga
Rodriguez was asked by a fan how she lost weight, and says it was the result of positive lifestyle changes. "I cut out the supplements and started reducing my portions and added hot yoga," she says. "I walk at least 30 minutes a day, hot yoga two times a week and cut most portions I was eating in about half, but I didn't cut any food groups."
Rodriguez loves to start the day with a cup of mushroom coffee. "Interestingly enough, mushroom coffee tastes pretty similar to regular coffee," says registered dietitian Beth Czerwony, RD. "It is, after all, coffee with mushroom extracts blended in.""Mushrooms in general have some really great benefits. A big one tends to be reducing inflammation. Mushrooms also contain antioxidants, which can help support the immune system."
Focus on Fiber
Rodriguez is diligent about making sure she gets enough fiber in her diet. "High-fiber foods tend to be more filling than low-fiber foods, so you're likely to eat less and stay satisfied longer," according to the Mayo Clinic. "And high-fiber foods tend to take longer to eat and to be less 'energy dense,' which means they have fewer calories for the same volume of food."
She's a Yogi
One glimpse at Rodriguez's social media shows she has been practicing yoga for years. "Researchers found that people who practiced yoga for at least 30 minutes once a week for at least four years, gained less weight during middle adulthood," according to Harvard Health. "People who were overweight actually lost weight."
Health, Not Scales
Rodriguez is focusing on her health, and not the number on a scale. "It's so funny when I think about how often success is measured by a bigger number = a bigger success," she says. "We so often define our success with big numbers, so why do we let a bigger pant size or higher number on the scale diminish us? So to whoever may need to hear it, don't you ever blur your beauty and never ever shrink yourself to fit anyone else's mold. Take up all the beautiful space your soul deserves and own it queen!"