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Brittney Palmer Shares Swimsuit Photo With Arianny Celeste in Bali

How to train like an Octagon Girl.

UFC Octagon Girl Brittney Palmer is enjoying the ultimate girls trip away with BFF Arianny Celeste in beautiful Bali, Indonesia. Palmer, 36, shared a picture of herself posing in a bikini next to Celeste, with both women looking tan and relaxed. "Tropical Paradise with my Bali Bestie @ariannyceleste 🌺You do NOT want to miss this #IYKYK," she captioned the post. Palmer is open and honest about the hard work it takes to stay fit and healthy—here are the rules she lives by.


Low Carb, No Sugar


Palmer's daily diet consists of green juice, sushi with brown rice, and protein shakes. "I usually eat 1-2 meals a day and then consume protein shakes. That's what works for me," she says. "I don't eat many carbs and try to stay away from sugar. I never eat French fries and I don't remember what a donut tastes like. I'm half English, then French, Scots-Irish and German. So being half-English and having that European blood –my family is on the curvy side so I have to watch out for everything. I've discovered what is good for my body and what isn't. I thought drinking coconut water every day was the best thing for you but it's loaded with sugar. As soon as I stopped I noticed a difference."


Cardio and Yoga

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Palmer's philosophy to working out is to be realistic and made good choices overall. "My body type is responsive to lots of cardio so I'll do an hour of cardio and some abs, or 30 minutes of cardio and some yoga," she says. "Don't drive yourself too crazy (about your weight). Be the best you possibly can with what's available to you. If you need to lose 15 or 20 pounds you have to understand that – depending on how much you weigh – that's a lot of weight and you don't want to kill yourself. Doing your best is all you can do. You don't want short-term solutions; you want something long-term so you might have to completely change your lifestyle."


Pescatarian Diet


Palmer eats plenty of fish to fuel her workouts. "I am a pescatarian so I naturally eat very healthy," she says. "I definitely always make sure to have a cheat day though! I change my workouts every day of the week. One day I will do spin, the next day I will work with my trainer, the next day I will take a boxing class, the next day I will do hot yoga, I think it's important to always shock your body! Hold yourself accountable. If you know that you have been eating bad or drinking a little too much take that into consideration when planning your workouts or weekly eating habits."


Skincare Routine

Palmer keeps her skincare routine simple. "Before big events or hitting The Octagon for fights, I love to keep my skin very moisturized and use a toner because I will be packing a lot of makeup on my face for a good amount of time," she says. "I think it's good to have a barrier between the two. I also like to use a lot of face mists to keep my skin hydrated throughout the night."


Lover, Not a Fighter

Palmer is glad she doesn't have the lifestyle of a UFC fighter. "Fighters eat a lot more protein – you know, they're men so they eat a lot more!" she says. "Fighters have to eat very strict; that's the career path that they chose. I still like to enjoy myself and have a cocktail and a dessert here and there, so we definitely have different diets. Their diets probably would help me but I won't be opting for that any time soon."

Ferozan Mast
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