Gal Gadot is celebrating her birthday in her swimsuit. The Israeli actress was celebrated by her friends on her special day, one of who shared a photo of the star looking gorgeous in a black bathing suit. “Feeling so grateful… Thank you for the love. On my special day I wish you all Happiness, health and love,” she captioned an Instagram post of herself celebrating. How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 6 ways Gal Gadot 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!
Gal drinks a lot of water. “I wake up and drink water like a camel,” she explained to Shape. “I have a full, chilled bottle of Smartwater + Clarity before coffee or anything else.” According to the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine men should drink about 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day and women about 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids.
She Follows the Mediterranean Diet
Gal is a fan of the Mediterranean diet. “Since I’m from the Middle East, I’m very much all about the Mediterranean diet,” she dished to Good Housekeeping. Fresh veggies, olive oil, lean protein, and fruits make up the core of her diet. “I look at food as fuel, and I want to give the best to my body so I try to eat healthy on most days.” However, she does allow herself to cheat. “I try to eat healthy yet balanced. I don’t like to deprive myself of anything. I believe in balance in everything, by the way,” she added. “I love to cook, and I’ve always been a foodie.”
She Does Interval Training
Gal is a fan of nterval training. “I try to get to it every day, but sometimes it’s more like three to four times a week,” she said. “The upside down,” she captioned a recent Instagram snap of herself doing a handstand during one of her workout sessions.
She Strives to Be Strong
Gal strives to be strong, not skinny. “I feel so much better now. When you feel strong, it changes everything — your posture, the way you walk. I look at photos from five years ago and think, Whoa, I was too skinny. It’s not cool,” she told Glamour after packing on 17 pounds of “all muscle” to play Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
She Meditates and Sleeps
“Wellness is such an essential part of my life because the better I feel, the better I look, the better I am,” Gal told Shape. Meditation on the Headspace app is one of her daily practices. “It’s quick, it’s easy to use, and it really helps me feel present,” she said. “That and getting enough quality sleep are the keys for me.
She Does Yoga
Gal demonstrates her yoga moves in this video. There is a laundry list of reasons to do yoga, explains Harvard Health. “Researchers found that people who practiced yoga for at least 30 minutes once a week for at least four years, gained less weight during middle adulthood,” they said. “People who were overweight actually lost weight. Overall, those who practiced yoga had lower body mass indexes (BMIs) compared with those who did not practice yoga. Researchers attributed this to mindfulness. Mindful eating can lead to a more positive relationship with food and eating.”