Get it, mama! Mariah Carey took to Instagram on Tuesday, September 3, to say goodbye to (hot girl) summer in the sexiest way possible — a.k.a. with a stunning bikini photo, of course. “From the summer to the fall, we migrate,” the “With You” songstress, 49, captioned her post, along with the hashtag “bye.”

Unsurprisingly, Mariah’s fans flocked to her page to fawn over the diva’s enviable body. “Was this taken today or in 1991? Could truly be either. Ageless legend,” one user wrote. “QUEEN OF ALL SEASONS,” added another. “Queen of looking 22 at 49,” echoed a third person, while a fourth chimed in with, “Ow! Body snatched! Hot damn!”

In addition to gushing over Mariah, a handful of people were curious to know how she’s managed to maintain her figure all these years. Well, as it happens, Mariah’s diet and exercise methods aren’t quite as rigorous as you’d expect.

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“When Mariah cheats on her diet it’s usually two things — sweets and champagne. She loves little bites of chocolate, chocolate dessert or good old candy,” a source previously told Life & Style“Her kids still have a candy room in the house, so she’ll sneak in there late at night if she’s feeling naughty — plain M&M’s are a favorite.”

Plain M&M’s, huh? We can respect that! Hopefully, Mariah’s adorable 8-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, don’t mind sharing with their famous mom. The insider then went on to note our favorite Mariah fun fact ever. Apparently, champagne is her go-to refresher drink because — wait for it — “she hates the way water tastes.”

… And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why Mariah will always be one of the most iconic women to ever come out of Hollywood. Keep living your very best life, legend!

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