Vicky Pattison in Bathing Suit Says "What a Difference"
Vicky Pattison might be sick, but in spirit she is lounging on a yacht in her swimsuit. The Geordie Shore star shared some recent vacation snaps via Instagram on Wednesday taken while she was in Dubai last week. "What a difference week makes," she started the caption. "Feel horrendous, runny nose, headaches, sore throat, sneezes and aches and pains.. oh and I look like an absolute bag of…" garbage. "I'll be spending today feeling sorry for myself and trying to do as little as possible." How does the beauty keep herself so fit? Read on to see 10 ways Vicky Pattison 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 Has a Life Coach
Vicky revealed to Closer one secret to her happiness. "I've got a life coach, if you're in a position to get someone like that, I really would advise it," she said. "He's transformed my life and he helps me to make sense of everything. Talking through your day and the things you're going through with someone who's neutral on the situation really helps."
She Goes for Fresh Air Walks Daily
"My life coach always tells me to get out into nature with the trees and to get some fresh air," Vicky told Closer. "I never really put much weight on it until I got my dog, Milo, and just getting out for an hour every day taking him on his walk makes me feel much happier, healthier and more balanced. I advocate fresh air for everybody."
She Drinks Juice and Smoothies
Vicky drinks her nutrients. "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.
She Does Pilates
Vicky told Closer that her go-to workout is zero gravity pilates. "After being on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, I really looked at the way I trained. All of the things I'd been doing beforehand were weightlifting and more of the functional stuff. For a while, I wasn't really able to do that because I was quite badly injured," she said. "I looked at alternative ways that were less intense on the joints and when I found zero gravity pilates, I completely fell in love with it. You look at the people who do it, like Chloe Lewis, Rochelle Humes and Lisa Snowdon, and their bodies are just lean and long and lush. So, yeah, I'm definitely on that hype at the moment."
She Advocates Self-Love and Self-Care
Vicky emphasizes the importance of self-love. "I honestly just can't advocate enough for people to just be kind to themselves. As women, we're so obsessed with having it all figured out when we're supposed to learn and grow. We're supposed to figure it out along the way and make mistakes. I would just advise people to stop feeling like they have to do everything all at once, just be kind to themselves," she told Closer. "If you've had a hard day, just accept it. Feel your feels, turn your phone off, put Sex in the City on, have a bottle of wine, have a chocolate bar. If that's how you relax, do that. If it's cuddles with the boyfriend, do that. If it's getting out into nature and walking your dog, do that. Just do whatever makes you feel better and whatever brings you peace and do it unapologetically."
She Eats as Healthy as Possible
Vicky tries to eat as healthy as possible. "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" or has a big event coming up, she will rely on a meal delivery program.
She Adjusts Caloric Intake to Exercise
"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."
She Avoids Refined Sugars and Simple Carbs
One diet rule she does follow? "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 told Women's Health.
She Follows the 80/20 Diet
Vicky eats healthy most of the time, but allows herself to indulge. "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. "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!"
Vicky downs three liters of water per day in addition to her juices and smoothies, and also is a fan of green tea. To maximize the effectiveness of your green tea, you'll seek out natural sources of vitamin C–and that means plenty of whole, delicious fruit. Studies show that vitamin C may improve EGCG bioavailability by preventing oxidation–a good reason to consider adding a splash of lemon to your tea.