Friday 23 August 2019

Day on a plate: Elle MacPherson reveals what she eats for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Elle MacPherson. Photo: Instagram
Elle MacPherson. Photo: Instagram
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Elle MacPherson has revealed her diet and fitness secrets.

The 52-year-old model looks as good now as she did in her 20's.

A lot of it is down to those freakish supermodel genes but the Australian is a firm believer in eating well and getting plenty of exercise. She admits that she works hard for her figure but is driven by health rather than vanity.

'The Body' recently sat down with New Potato to share her diet secrets, which involves drinking three whole litres of water a day. She credits maintaining an alkaline body with the key to looking and feeling good and admits to indulging in a sweet treat in the morning.


Elle starts her day with 500ml of lemon water, followed by papaya, peach, pineapple and kiwi with chia seed pudding, oatmeal or an egg on spelt toast. She then drinks an espresso with almond cookies, followed by more water.


A shake made of Super Elixir Nourishing Protein Powder, almond milk and a frozen banana with 500 ml of water, or Lemonade made of 500 ml water with cayenne pepper, lemon and agave, with a hand full of almonds and dried fruit, blitzed’.

'The Body': Elle McPherson
'The Body': Elle McPherson


Fish and vegetables, or plant protein and vegetables with 500ml of water.


The mother-of-two enjoys a plant-based protein salad with goats cheese, quinoa, red rice or sweet potato, and some fish. She then has dark chocolate for dessert, and more water.

Elle Macpherson is planning to make underwear for fuller-figured women. Photo: Getty Images
Elle Macpherson is planning to make underwear for fuller-figured women. Photo: Getty Images

The Aussie beauty said that she turned to an alkaline diet in an effort to improve her general wellbeing.

"I started feeling run-down,' she said. 'I tried an array of supplements, but nothing seemed to do the trick.

"No matter what I did, I just couldn’t shake the feeling that something was off. That’s when I met Simone Laubscher, Ph.D., who specialises in the science of nutrition. She explained that there was one factor in my life that wasn’t balanced: my body’s alkalinity."

She explained that because pH levels were "off-kilter", her body wasn't working at its best. So the two got to work on designing a "personalised blend of super greens" to help her body become more alkaline.

"Ultimately, I’ve learned that an alkaline body and pH-neutral body is a healthier body," she said. "Many people believe that it combats disease, encourages cellular renewal and therefore is anti-aging."

Elle wanted to bring this knowledge to other people, too, so she started her company, WelleCo, and launched its signature item: the Super Elixir, a vitamin and mineral-packed supplement that she takes daiily.

"I feel that my body thrives now that I am taking the Super Elixir every day; my workouts are strong, I’ve lost weight around my waist, and my moods are balanced, I don’t have sugar cravings and I just feel on top of my game,' she said.

"In fact, now if I leave home without my green drink in the morning, I turn and go back – my body actually craves it."

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