At 51, Elle Macpherson has never looked better. And the uber-fit supermodel credits her diet and fitness regimen for both her glowing beauty and her great health, reported People on April 27.
To keep her body in an alkaline state, Elle regularly tests her urine. She follows a diet designed to prevent what she sees as the risks resulting from an acidic body.
“I believe that most ailments come from having an acidic body,” explained Elle.
In addition to modeling, Macpherson co-founded and co-owns WelleCo, which is a luxury wellness company. She revealed that she relies on one of her company’s supplement products, called Super Elixir Alkalising Greens, to help achieve her goals.
Both internal health and glowing skin that’s wrinkle-free result from having an alkaline body, claims Elle. Beauty comes from within, and the right diet is the key to looking forever young, according to the supermodel.
“I don’t worry about wrinkles,” she declared. “I tackle internal ageing by nourishing my cells from the inside and the welcome by-product is looking and feeling good.”
Elle stays hydrated by sipping water throughout the day. An exercise fanatic, she insists on a minimum of 45 minutes of fitness daily.
“I move my body for at least 45 minutes every day,” declared the supermodel. That means swimming, running, hiking and even water skiing. “And drink lots of water – 3 liters a day.”
Her diet eliminates wheat, dairy and red meat. However, she’s a believer in the alkaline diet principles that include lots of vegetables. And above all, positive thinking makes a difference, adds Elle.
“I prefer to ‘think well,’ embrace life and enjoy the ebbs and flows. Find beauty in everyday things, write a list of accomplishments and laugh a lot! Humor defuses everything.”
But there’s a caveat when it comes to her diet plan. If you want to try Elle’s wheat-free diet and are worried about money, don’t focus on buying foods labeled gluten-free, reported PBS on April 27.
Gluten-free products tend to cost as much as 75 percent more than their counterparts. And the issue is: Many products that never contained gluten suddenly have added on the label to drive up costs.
Nielsen, which is a market research firm Nielsen, revealed that gluten-free products have gone from $11.5 billion to more than $23 billion. For example, Chobani Greek yogurt and Green Giant vegetables both now contain “gluten free” labels although neither product ever had gluten.
Instead, to follow Elle’s advice, check labels and look for ones that do not contain wheat. She also recommends aiming for dairy-free foods and avoiding red meat.