Anna Heinrich shares her health and fitness secrets

Plus, she reveals why dieting isn’t for her

Anna Heinrich might have gotten our attention after winning the first series of The Bachelor a few years ago, but the newest ambassador for Oral-B is well on her way to becoming a household name as she covers this months issue of Women’s Health.

In the article Anna spoke candidly about her journey to body positivity and how she has become the fittest version of herself. This is what we learnt:

#1 / Self-love is more important than size

Like everyone, Anna admitted to experiencing moments of low self-esteem when it came to certain areas of her body, but said it was the realisation that feeling healthy is more important than what you look like that boosted her body confidence. “When you do, you just get more out of life,” she said.

#2 / Why dieting isn’t for her

Anna revealed that she’s only tried a juice cleanse once in her life but quickly realised strict eating regimes weren’t for her, as “I just don’t think you can maintain something like that.” Instead, she and her partner Tim Robards have adopted the 7-2-1 eating program, which involves eating clean 70 per cent of the time, with a focus on eating vegetables and protein-rich meats and fish, eating moderately healthily 20 per cent of the time, and allowing herself to indulge with foods like chocolate 10 per cent of the time.

#3 / How she keeps fit

As well as working with Nike on the NTC Tour and Nike + Run Club, where she ran a half marathon with 4,000 other women, Anna loves pump classes and body-weighted exercises to keep her feeling and looking fit and strong.

If you’re looking to find out more about Anna’s health and fitness secrets and the health mantras of some of Australia’s most influential women, pick up the new issue of Women’s Health magazine.

For more health and beauty advice from Women’s Health, head to womenshealth.com.au

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Kate has worked for BEAUTYcrew since early 2016, first as a contributor, before being named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine.