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Vidya Malavade in Bathing Suit is a "Mermaid"

Here’s how she stays so fit.

Vidya Malavade is channeling her inner mermaid in her swimsuit. The actress and yoga instructor shows off her incredible body in a pink bathing suit via one of her latest Instagram posts, captioning it with a mermaid emoji. "What a hot body," commented one of her followers, while many others simply added fire emojis. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Vidya Malavade 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 Does Yoga

Vidya is an avid yoga. "When the body is going crazy with effort/discomfort to stay in a pose, can your mind come to stillness? Now apply that to life," she wrote in a recent Instagram post. "Yoga on and off the mat." There is a laundry list of reasons to do yoga, explains Harvard Health. "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," they said. "People who were overweight actually lost weight. Overall, those who practiced yoga had lower body mass indexes (BMIs) compared with those who did not practice yoga. Researchers attributed this to mindfulness. Mindful eating can lead to a more positive relationship with food and eating."


She Drinks Green Juice

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Vidya loves green juice, which she refers to as "detox" juice. "After fasting for about 16 hours everyday .. This detox juice is what I start with each morning." She maintains that it is "for cleansing the intestines ,colon off the residual, undigested food particles that stick in the digestive tract." She makes it with one apple, one cucumber, a handful of spinach leaves, a few mint or parsley leaves, and ginger, either in a juice or blended and then strained. Finally she adds lemon juice. Sometimes she adds celery. 


Here Is What She Eats in a Day


Vidya starts her day with a breakfast smoothie bowl (2 tbsp oats, 6 almonds 3 walnuts, 1 tsp each of chia seeds, alsi seeds, hempseeds, 1 date, 1 scoop protein powder of choice, 1tbsp collagen powder optional, fresh Coconut milk to blend) and then tops it with berries, dragon fruit, some nuts, seeds, coconut shavings, and a little dark chocolate. For lunch she eats rice (brown or red) or roti with dal, veggies, and salad. For dinner she eats a rainbow salad, a "huge bowl of warm salad with steamed veggies & either tofu / eggs / or Chana/ beans for protein topped with nuts & seeds like sesame, pumpkin, sunflower," with extra virgin olive oil, lemon, and salt dressing. "I normally don't get hungry in between but if ever i do, i have a fruit or some homemade kale chips," she says. 


She Strength Trains and Dances

Vidya also aims for 30-60 mins of movement five times a week. She maintains that sacropenia, loss of muscle mass due to aging, encourages her to strength train regularly. "Yoga will always be my go to & strength training was added this year," she wrote on Instagram. She also enjoys dancing, "so maybe once or twice a week I just groove , take a class or just moveee .. free flowing !"


She Drinks Coffee

Vidya also enjoys the health benefits of coffee. Science continues to prove that drinking coffee is great for your health. In fact, a new 2022 study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found that drinking two to three cups a day of most types of coffee – especially a mild to moderate intake of ground, instant, and decaffeinated coffee – may protect you from cardiovascular disease and an early death. 

Leah Groth
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