Victoria Silvstedt in Bathing Suit Says "TGIF"
Victoria Silvstedt, the Swedish supermodel and TV presenter, just wore a swimsuit and said "Thank God it's Friday." Can you blame her? It's been a looooooong week. How does the 47-year-old stay in such great shape? Read on to see 5 ways Victoria Silvstedt 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 the Right Mindset
"Starting the new year with a healthy mind #healthiswealth," she once captioned a photo. "After decades of research, psychologist Carol Dweck, Ph.D., developed a new theory that your mindset can be a powerful tool for achieving behavior change. She identified two main types of mindset: fixed mindset and growth mindset," says the Mayo Clinic. A growth mindset is a belief that we can develop our talents even further. We can 'grow' our abilities through hard work, a willingness to learn and an openness to feedback.
The flip side of the coin is a fixed mindset. An individual with a fixed mindset says, 'My talents are what they are—I'm very strong in this area, not so strong in that area, and that's the way it is.' The fixed mindset is less open to learning and more resistant to feedback."
She Enjoys Vegan Food
Healthy vegan eating with my Swedes," she captioned a photo once. "Hormones are one thing, but meat is also full of antibiotics. Because of how many are given to farm animals to keep them from dying—which, by the way, is about 80 percent of all antibiotics used in the U.S.—some dangerous strains of bacteria in the animal become resistant to certain drugs. That means eating the meat could introduce super-harmful bacteria into your own body, which could make you sick, says PBS. And one of those foodborne illness-causing bacteria strains you hear about so much? Salmonella, which the CDC says makes 1.2 million people sick and causes 450 deaths in the United States every year," says our sister site Eat This, Not That!
Part of Victoria's workout routine involves stretching. "Strive for symmetry. Everyone's genetics for flexibility are a bit different. Rather than striving for the flexibility of a dancer or gymnast, focus on having equal flexibility side to side (especially if you have a history of a previous injury). Flexibility that is not equal on both sides may be a risk factor for injury," says the Mayo Clinic. "Concentrate your stretches on major muscle groups such as your calves, thighs, hips, lower back, neck and shoulders. Make sure that you stretch both sides."
She Does Yoga
"Researchers found that people who practiced yoga were more mindful eaters according to their scores. Both years of yoga practice and number of minutes of practice per week were associated with better mindful eating scores. Practicing yoga helps you be more aware how your body feels. This heightened awareness can carry over to mealtime as you savor each bite or sip, and note how food smells, tastes and feels in your mouth," says Harvard Health.
Her Diet is Mostly Mediterranean
"The Mediterranean diet is the healthiest for your heart. It's filled with plant-based foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, fiber and olive oil — alongside protein coming from fish, lean meats and low dairy intake. It's a diet typically eaten by those in countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea," says the Cleveland Clinic.