The Young and the Restless' Cait Fairbanks Shares Swimsuit Photo as "Mermaid"
Cait Fairbanks misses being a mermaid in her swimsuit. In a recent social media post the Young and the Restless star flaunts her amazing body in a bathing suit while vacationing on the ocean. "I miss my tummy not hurting and being a mermaid," she captioned the series of snaps. "Gorgeous! We stand with you! Now go be a mermaid," commented one of her followers. "Stunning," added another. How does the 30-year-old soap star maintain her fit physique? Celebwell rounded up her top health habits.
She Does Pilates and Yoga
"I love [doing] Pilates and [practicing] yoga," Fairbanks told Soap Hub. "I feel like the fun part of being in a group class is that you can push yourself further and be competitive in a good way," the actress/singer muses. "When I'm alone [working out], I have a different focus. Both are beneficial and [both] always make me feel good."
She Battled an Eating Disorder
Cait opened up about her eating disorder struggles in an Instagram post. "Yes, this is just another mirror selfie," she started, "but, I'll be real for a second. We all have things we don't like about ourselves. I'm pretty open about anxiety and depression, not for attention, but to try and reach out to those who may feel the same. Growing up auditioning, I always felt I had to fit into a category and never quite fit in. Age, weight, height, etc. I took my pain and anger out on my body. I'd starve myself (a few hundred calories a day) then binge, then make myself vomit. Rinse, repeat, you get it." Now, she maintains a healthy lifestyle.
Cait also does inner work "I do a decent amount of meditating, too. It all helps me a lot," she told Soap Hub. "When you meditate, you may clear away the information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress," says the Mayo Clinic. Benefits include:
- Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
- Building skills to manage your stress
- Increasing self-awareness
- Focusing on the present
- Reducing negative emotions
- Increasing imagination and creativity
- Increasing patience and tolerance
- Lowering resting heart rate
- Lowering resting blood pressure
- Improving sleep quality
She Practices Intuitive Eating
Cait practices listening to her body's cues about food. "I've always had a tough relationship with [food]," the actress told Soap Hub. "I try to do intuitive eating. Eat when you're hungry. Don't when you're not."
Cait also cooks her own meals. "Food is the enemy and your best friend," she told Soap Hub. "I've been trying to cook [at home] a lot more…I always feel better when I cook at home. I don't do intermittent fasting. I can't wait that long!" She adds:. "You know what's going into [your food]," she says. "'Oh, there's a lot of salt here!' You decide what goes into your food."