Too Hot To Handle star Larissa Trownson is showing off her physique with a bathroom selfie, wearing a tiny white bikini. The model and lawyer posted the sultry shot on Instagram with the caption, “The butterfly effect: I post pic ➡️ you buy me flowers.” How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Trownson 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!
Trownson enjoys eating strawberries as part of her healthy diet. “Strawberries are rich in colorful pigments which have a protective effect – these anthocyanins are thought to have a number of potential health benefits, including prevention of inflammatory conditions and heart disease,” says registered nutritionist Jo Lewin. “Observational studies appear to link regular berry consumption with fewer heart-related deaths.”
Trownson loves to spend time at the beach, which experts say is extremely beneficial for health and wellness. “The color blue has been found by an overwhelming amount of people to be associated with feelings of calm and peace,” says Richard Shuster, PsyD, clinical psychologist and host of The Daily Helping podcast. “Staring at the ocean actually changes our brain waves’ frequency and puts us into a mild meditative state.”
Trownson is still friends with her castmates from Too Hot To Handle, and says those relationships are very important to her. “Studies have shown that older people with friends are more likely to live a healthier happier life than those who do not have many close friends,” says Kristen Fuller, MD. “Older people without close friends are more likely to develop chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and depression than their counterparts. Although family members are usually the caretakers to the elderly, they often do so out of obligation whereas lifelong friends provide endless joy with no strings attached.”
Trownson describes herself as a big foodie, and especially loves having a big breakfast. “Your mother was right: Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day,” says Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD. “Not only does it give you energy to start a new day, but breakfast is linked to many health benefits, including weight control and improved performance… Many studies, in both adults and children, have shown that breakfast eaters tend to weigh less than breakfast skippers.”
Trownson enjoys the occasional glass of red wine, which some experts claim can be beneficial for health (in moderation, and enjoyed with a meal). “It seems to me that my patients who drink red wine in moderation tend to do better, and this really solid gold-standard kind of research confirms our intuitions about the beneficial effects of moderate alcohol intake,” says Dr. James O’Keefe, chief of preventive cardiology at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City. “Partly it’s the benefits of the alcohol, but red wine also contains a lot of unique antioxidants that are hard to get in other places.”
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