Supermodel Miranda Kerr maintains her sexy bikini body and gorgeous face with a low-carb organic diet, green tea facials and yoga workouts.
In the latest newsletter for her Kora Organics skincare line, Miranda said one of her easiest (and cheapest!) beauty secrets is a green tea facial.
Kerr said steaming her face with green tea once a week keeps her skin radiant and smooth.
“Fill your basin with a jug of freshly boiled water, add an organic green tea bag to the water, place your head over the basin and cover with a large towel. Let the steam envelope your face for a few minutes to open your pores,” said Miranda.
Kerr swears the simple DIY beauty ritual cleans her pores and soothes her spirits. “It’s a pampering ritual I look forward to at the end of each working week,” said Miranda.
“Not only can I relax and unwind, but I’m doing something beneficial for my skin that has immediate results so I can go makeup-free for the weekend.”
Kerr also exercises and follows a healthy low-carb diet, no matter how hectic her work and travel schedules get.
Kerr, who runs and boxes, said her daily workouts always involve a combination of yoga, low-impact cardio, resistance and functional exercise, as well as high-energy training such as boxing or running, as Celebrity Health Fitness has reported
“I make sure I do half an hour of yoga in the morning so I’m feeling good,” said Miranda. “I try to do this little power-workout DVD, Pace Express by Al Sears, M.D., four times a week.”
Kerr added: “You do intervals with moves such as lunges, squats and star jumps. It’s only 12 minutes, so it’s definitely attainable. And you feel like you’ve had a good workout afterward.”
While it’s her job to maintain a hot bikini body, Kerr is so passionate about fitness she said she’d be a nutritionist if she didn’t model. Not surprisingly, Miranda easily lost the 40 pounds she gained during her 2010 pregnancy with son Flynn.
Green Juices and Daily Coconut Oil
Kerr typically follows a low-carb diet, which is the celebrity weight loss secret shared by Kim Kardashian, Megan Fox and Jennifer Aniston.
Low-carb diets like the Atkins, Paleo and ketogenic plans promote rapid weight loss by forcing the body to burn body fat for fuel, said obesity expert Dr. Jeff Volek, author of The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living.
Kerr usually starts off her mornings with a smoothie made of coconut water with goji berries, chia seeds, maca powder, spirulina and cacao. She also has a cold-pressed green juice every morning that includes kale, spinach, cucumber and celery.
Breakfast is usually eggs with sauerkraut and avocado, or oatmeal with honey and goat’s milk. For lunch, Kerr has grilled fish and a salad with kale, spinach, broccoli, fennel, avocado, pine nuts and feta cheese. And dinner is usually lentil soup and steamed vegetables or roasted chicken.
“I personally take four tablespoons of coconut oil per day, either on my salads, in my cooking or in my cups of green tea,” said Kerr. “I will not go a day without coconut oil.”
Research shows coconut oil has several key health benefits, including enhancing weight loss and promoting healthy skin and hair.
Miranda, who’s divorced from actor Orlando Bloom, has remained good friends with her ex-husband, and said she doesn’t let emotional setbacks affect her upbeat outlook.
“Happiness is a choice we make,” said Kerr. “No one can be consistently positive, but why not make the choice that makes you feel better rather than the one that drags you down?”
Miranda Kerr shared her diet, workout, success and happiness secrets in her self-help book, Treasure Yourself: Power Thoughts for My Generation.