Supermodel Elle Macpherson is 50 and fabulous, thanks to a low-carb, alkaline diet and daily exercise.
Macpherson said her anti-aging diet, which excludes red meat and alcohol, keeps her skin looking radiant and her body running smoothly.
Elle, a longtime fitness fanatic, said she noticed dramatic health changes within two weeks of switching to the alkaline diet.
“I noticed changes in just two weeks,” said Macpherson. “I had more vitality, my skin wasn’t dry, I stopped craving sugar, my mood stabilized, everything became more balanced. A welcome byproduct was losing weight around my middle.”
The alkaline diet, which Victoria Beckham also follows, includes plenty of fresh green vegetables, fruits, beans, lentils, spices, seeds and nuts. The theory is that eating a diet high in alkaline-producing foods will minimize acid buildup in our bodies (which fuels inflammation, aging, and weight gain).
When you ingest too many acidic foods, your pH levels get disrupted, causing weight gain and disease, said Dr Stephan Domenig, author of The Alkaline Cure.
“Many people start the day with coffee followed by toast and jam, cake for morning tea, then meat and a tiny amount of veg for dinner — all of these are acid-forming,” said Domenig.
For Macpherson, following a low-carb alkaline diet means eating less protein, more non-starchy vegetables and cutting back on coffee. She said she’s able to easily maintain her hot supermodel body without feeling deprived.
“Some of my favorite foods are spinach, beetroot, goat’s cheese, pearl barley, kale, quinoa, pine nuts, halloumi,” said Elle. “I eat fish, but no red meat or chicken.”
Macpherson also exercises every day, doing a combination of yoga, running, swimming, hiking, and cycling. “I can’t ever remember doing something physical and feeling worse,” said Elle, who has her own line of lingerie called Elle Macpherson Intimates.
Whatever she’s doing is work great, as Macpherson looks better than most women half her age. And, the best part is, she feels as great as she looks.