Candice Swanepoel is gearing up for the hottest season of the year. In her latest Instagram post the mother-of-two shows off her phenomenal figure, while striking a pose. “Summer plans?” the supermodel asks in the photo, modeling her Tropic of C swimsuits. How does she stay in such great shape? Read on to see 8 of Candice Swanepoel’s top tips for staying 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!
Candice ensures that she gets all her nutrients in the morning by blending a fruit and veggie smoothie. “I do a nice beauty smoothie,” she dished to The Cut. “It contains coconut oil, flaxseed oil, banana, protein, some kind of antioxidant fruit like blueberries or strawberries, or some nut butter. I discovered it from doing research; I like to be on beauty blogs. I’ve always loved nutrition and because I’ve worked out for so many years, I’ve figured out what’s best for my body and keeping my energy up. It’s evolved from that.”
Candice doesn’t believe in going to extremes when it comes to diet or fitness. “It’s being happy and healthy. I don’t like restrict myself from certain foods that I want, or kill myself at the gym. It’s really what’s comfortable for my body at the time and what’s best at that moment,” she told The Cut.
Candice told The Cut that she has always been “in tune” with her body thanks to dancing, which is also a great calorie-blasting cardio workout. “I started dancing when I was really young, and it just gives you a different sense of your body.”
Candice points out that everyone is unique and should figure out what works for them. “I’ve been lucky — I was born with quite a fast metabolism,” she revealed. “I’m that girl who orders the healthy plate with a side of fries. Your body is like a machine and everyone’s is different. I know mine quite well.”
Candice is a big fan of yoga. “I think that yoga has taught me breathing techniques,” she told Vogue France. “I take deep slow breaths.” She has even created her own method. “I’ve been doing my own kind of yoga. It’s not traditional yoga, but I put on some music and mix in some Pilates and squat resistance stuff I’ve learned over the years. It’s calm: I can meditate through it and get some flow with some music. It’s a little ritual for me. I do it every time I feel overwhelmed and stressed — I try at least twice a week,” she told The Cut.
Candice, who works out with The Dogpound trainer Justin Gelband when she is in New York, stresses the importance of maintaining variety with workouts. “I like to change it up, I do yoga, swimming, boxing and I have just started paddle boarding but I think that Pilates is my favorite,” she told Vogue France.
Candice is a big proponent of the occasional cheat meal. When she is in Europe, she has one go-to indulgence. “I love a croissant, especially in Paris,” she told Vogue France. “All the bread and patisseries are so delicious!”
Candice fuels up with healthy snacks, including nuts “especially Brazil nuts and almonds, which are great for your hair and nails,” she told Vogue France. “Otherwise I have protein bars or fruit, I think I have a banana in my bag right now.”