Over the weekend, Toni Braxton shared a steamy video of herself rocking a red string bikini and a bald pate, looking great. "Red Hot Sunday," she captioned the clip, showing off her body from a number of angles, along with an emoji of a chili pepper. So how does the Grammy Award-winning singer make 53 look like 21 and keep her figure looking so fabulously fit that she sent her 3.6 million followers into a tailspin? (Film and music video director Bille Woodruff responded with fire emojis.) Read on to learn about everything Toni Braxton does to stay in shape, and to see the photos that prove her methods work.
She Follows a Plant-Based Diet
Braxton revealed Prevention that tries to avoid animal products. "I'm becoming plant-based. I'm in the process," she told them, revealing that she weaned herself off of meat and became a pescatarian. "But I'm going fully plant-based. It's making me feel better, so there is some truth it."
She Exercises Every Day
Braxton doesn't take a day off when it comes to fitness. "I work out every day, every single day, seven days a week," she told Healthy Living. "If I do cardio, I work on my treadmill. I walk 40 minutes on my treadmill every single day. I'm very lucky, because as a singer, we always use our force. It's like nature's sit-ups for singers, but I work out every day."
She Listens to Her Body Because She Has Lupus
Braxton was diagnosed with Lupus in 2008, and was in and out of the hospital for months. "I remember having to tell my kids that I have lupus. It was difficult," she told Prevention. Due to the autoimmune disorder, she has to be incredibly strict about her diet, especially when she has to take steroids to treat it. "I may have lupus, but I decided I was not going to be a victim," she says. "Now, I listen to my body," she said.
She Has Never Struggled with Her Weight
According to Braxton, the numbers on the scale have never been a struggle for her. "I've been very lucky. Never had a struggle with weight prior to my illness. Being on steroids, I never had a problem with that," she told Healthy Living.
She Swears By a Half Glass of Wine Every Night
Drinking wine every night is Braxton's number one health tip. "This is old school, but what works for me is I take a half a glass of wine every night. It heals everything. Some people take Robitussin pills every night. I take a half a glass of wine, a nightcap, every night. Not a lot: just a little bit. It keeps my blood thin. It keeps my motion going. It keeps me clear-headed. I just think it's nature's tonic," she told Healthy Living.
She Also Swears By This Morning Elixir
Braxton starts the day with a concoction of "hot water, lemon, and a sprig or two of mint in there," she revealed to Healthy Living. "I have two cups of that almost every day, at least four days a week. Keeps the pipes going, keeps my skin feeling great, gives me energy in the morning without making me feel anxiety."