Vicky Pattison in Bathing Suit Says "Be Kind to Yourself"
Vicky Pattison's healthy living approach is paying off. The Geordie Shore star continues to heat up social media this summer with her latest post. "Just a gorgeous little reminder that all bodies move, all bodies look different from different angles and that is perfectly ok…" she captioned her latest swimsuit snap on Instagram, taken while vacationing in Croatia. How does the bathing suit beauty maintain her fit physique? Read on to see 6 of Vicky Pattison's top diet 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!
Drink Your Nutrients
Vicky is a big fan of juice and smoothies. "I love waking up in the morning and having a juice, it's a great way to start off your day. I feel like I've managed to get loads of fruits and veggies into my diet in a very small space of time. I'm all for protein shakes and juices. Plus, if you whack spinach into a protein shake, you don't really feel like you're drinking it. I'm all for sneaking fruits and veggies into my body any way that I can," she told Closer.
Eat Healthy, But Maintain Variety
Vicky eats healthy, but doesn't eat the same thing every day. "My life and schedule are super unpredictable so having a set meal plan is really difficult. I often find I just have to roll with the punches rather than enjoy a set routine," she told Women's Health. "I firmly believe that variety is the spice of life and it's good to keep your body on its toes." If she's really trying to be "focused," she will rely on a meal delivery service.
Maintain a Calorie Deficit
When it comes to weight loss, Vicky's equation is simple: She burns more calories than she consumes. "I know a lot of people advocate carb cycling but for me I keep things quite simple – on days I don't train I just eat slightly fewer calories," she told Women's Health. "It's not something I do proactively, but it's more just a case of when I'm not training I'm just not as hungry. However, this is entirely subjective and I always try and listen to what my body wants."
Stay Away From Sugar
Vicky says, just say no to sugar. "I do avoid refined sugars and simple carbs like white bread as there's just no need for them and they make me feel rubbish and lethargic. The only exemption to this is alcohol – and I'll never give that up entirely. Life is for living!" she revealed to Women's Health.
Follow the 80/20 Eating Plan
Vicky abides by the 80/20 eating style, eating healthy most of the time. "I try not to exclude any major food groups as a way to guarantee that I want something is to say I can't have it," she added to Women's Health. "I train when I can, eat healthily 80 per cent of the time, combat hunger pangs by carrying nuts and berries in my handbag as well as a protein shakes," she continued. What is her cheat food? "I love Haribo and wine and I'm definitely not about to live in a world where they don't feature in my life – balance is my mantra!"
Finally, hydration is key to Vicky's overall health approach. She makes sure to drink three liters of water per day along with juices and smoothies and green tea. The Mayo Clinic recommends that women drink a minimum of 11.5 cups of water per day, and men, 15.5 cups. "By consuming the minimum recommendation of water, you're helping your body function better and improving your overall health. Read tips and a recipe if you have difficulty drinking enough water daily," they say.