Top supermodels are undoubtedly blessed with superior genetics. But, that doesn’t meant they don’t have to work hard to stay looking their best. Here we review and summarize recent comments from three top supermodels: Elle Macpherson, Claudia Schiffer, and Amber Valleta. Based upon our findings, here are 6 supermodel diet secrets you can apply to your own efforts to lose weight and feel great:
1. To start with: don’t diet!
That’s right – the supermodels whose opinions and experiences we reviewed agree: if you get into the mindset of dieting, you create a sense of a temporary change in your habits – meaning you could go back to your old ways later. Also, dieting creates a sense of anticipation that your diet will be over soon – possibly causing you to splurge.
Claudia says, “I don’t diet because it messes up your metabolism.” Instead, she eats three meals a day, particularly lots of fruit for breakfast because she says it is cleansing and quickly digested by the body.
2. Make it the norm to be selective about what foods you eat:
On a day-to-day basis, the consensus among supermodels seems to be fairly consistent: you need to make sure you are eating healthy foods each day. For example, Elle swears by fish oils. Oily fish, such as salmon, sardines and mackerel are great sources of fish oil. On the other hand, Claudia says, “I keep my daily calorie count down by eating only fruit and vegetables before noon and quelling hunger pangs with healthy tomato juice, grapes and herbal teas.” For lunch, she tries to have salads or vegetables or soups, and for dinner, chicken salad or tuna salad or a bit of regular chicken or vegetables.
And, Amber tries to eat lots of little meals throughout the day. “I just feel better when I eat a healthy breakfast, lunch, midday snack, dinner, and bite of something before bed.” For an afternoon snack, for example, Amber loves protein-packed snacks like hummus with carrot and celery sticks, cottage cheese, or a handful of almonds or walnuts.
3. Splurge once in a while: life is meant to be enjoyed:
At the same time, all of our supermodels agree that you cannot live a full, healthy life by never eating the yummy foods we all love, such as those with heavy sugar and oil content. Amber admits to eating sugary or fried foods – like a chocolate souffle or fries – when she wants them. “Life is meant to be enjoyed!” she says. And Claudia says, “If I want chocolate or a biscuit, then I have it. Denial makes you crave something even more.”
4. Diet for the way it makes you feel, not just for your looks:
Sure, we all want to look our best, but supermodels do not just diet for their looks. Claudia, for example, loves her figure but insists that the benefits of her diet shows through in her daily energy levels staying high.
5. Be comfortable with the body you have:
Elle has always been a curvy model, so she has never gone for the super-skinny look. She says, “A few pounds show a lot on my body but it’s OK. I believe women look good with a bit of softness to them.” Meanwhile, Claudia asserts the importance of being comfortable with yourself and your body – no matter what your shape or style. “When you are happy on the inside, your confidence shines through.”
6. Exercise regularly:
It is no surprise that a strong exercise regimen is a big part of these supermodels’ diet secrets. For example, Elle enjoys cycling and surfing when she visits her native country of Australia. Meanwhile, Claudia likes using the Power Plate as per of her fitness regime – she says it helps her to do a really intensive workout in a short space of time. Meanwhile, Amber follows a tough but energizing four-day-a-week workout that she sticks to diligently.
For a better body, more energy, and a greater sense of peace, try implementing these 6 supermodel diet secrets in your life.