Vaness Hudgens is ready for summer in her swimsuit. The actress shows off her gorgeous body in a floral bathing suit in one of her latest social media videos, sipping on a drink while lounging around a beach. “Happy summer,” she captioned the Instagram Reel. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 6 of Vanessa Hudgens’s top diet and fitness 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!
Vanessa eats incredibly clean, avoiding all processed food. “My overall food philosophy is, if it’s real, I’ll eat it,” she told Shape. “Many things are processed and contain chemicals and ingredients I can’t pronounce. I want real food.”
Hudgens is a longtime follower of intermittent fasting. She eats between noon and 6 p.m. and fasts for the remaining 18. “I’ve been intermittent fasting a lot, because for me, I love pasta, I love pizza, and when I’m not eating carbs I feel like a little piece of me dies,” she told People. “Intermittent fasting is great, because when I am fasting — those first two weeks are definitely rough, I’m not going to lie, but after that I feel more grounded and powerful in my workouts. And I get the nutrients that I need when I eat, but then I also eat what I want.”
Vanessa goes “back and forth” between intermittent fasting and keto, avoiding most carbohydrates and fueling up with fats. “It’s great,” she told People. “If you have the right ingredients to keep you on track, I think it’s amazing. People a lot of times think of fats in diets as a negative thing, and when you’re doing keto it’s a very positive thing. I’m always making sure I’m getting those healthy fats in, so I eat a LOT of almond butter. You feel really energetic and supported on the keto diet.”
Vanessa is a big fan of exercise and is “basically always working out,” she told People. “I feel like I’ve kind of found a recipe for my body that works,” she says. “It’s SoulCycle for cardio, to keep my heart healthy. It’s Pilates for lengthening, leaning and toning. And yoga for my mental health.”
Vaness isn’t afraid of lifting heavy weights. “My fitness has taken a turn. Cardio has been put on the back burner, and I’m very OK with that,” Hudgens recently told Shape. “The things that have become the most important are balance and mental health.” She does a lot of weight and strength training at The Dogpound gym, which she is “obsessed with.”
Hudgens is also a big advocate of probiotics. She recently partnered with supplement wellness brand Ritual, after incorporating its best-selling Synbiotic+ into her routine. “I’m always traveling and moving around and on the go, and a big proportion of your immune system’s actually in your GI tract,” she told People. “So I was like, ‘Okay, I’m going to prioritize this and make sure that taking care of my gut is actually going to help me in a big way, whether that’s with digestion or with boosting my immune system.’ And Ritual does exactly that.”