5 Beauty Tips: Elle Macpherson
The legendary Body didn’t get her name for nothing: even at over 50, Elle has enviable looks and excellent attitude. Jewel has found some of her most effortless beauty advice, and shares it with you. Enjoy!
1 From the inside
I believe in wellness and maintenance, which to me means "easy does it all year long". It's really simple: eat vegetables, fruits and lean protein, a little bit of dark chocolate - if that's what you like - and lots of water. Nothing too extreme; it's all about balance and trying a little bit every day. I always eat three meals a day and two snacks, and some of my favourite foods at the moment are: spinach, beetroot, goats' cheese, pearl barley, kale, quinoa, pine nuts, halloumi cheese and I do eat fish but no red meat or chicken. I want to be well not for the number on the scales but to function well and have energy and a healthy circulatory system and everything else your body should do. As I've got older I've realised how important that is. It's a matter of 'how do I feel? rather than 'how defined are my muscles?"
2 Guilt free
I don't feel any guilt around pleasure. I love dark chocolate, meringue, peanuts, whipped cream, coconut milk, butter… Starbucks with my kids, which I do very rarely. It's everything in moderation. I've learned what doesn't work for me. As much as I'd love to chow down on a sandwich, I don't feel well afterwards, but it's not that I'm 'not allowed' it. It's all about being aware.
3 Key intervals
If you really want to lose weight, try running intervals outside. I run for 20 minutes - one minute "on" running as fast as you can and then one minute "off" walking and catching your breath. By the time you've done the sixth interval, you won't be going too fast but it's a great way to get in shape.
4 Erase it
Get bikini ready by scrub, scrub, scrubbing. I dry brush, wet brush, use scrubs in the shower - I'll try any kind of scrub. It's a terrific way to refresh, detoxify and soften the skin.
5 Top Advice
My best piece of advice is to drink 3 litres of water per day and get at least 7 hours of sleep. If we all did that more often we would feel a lot better.
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