Get All the Details on Elle Macpherson’s Slimming and Anti-Aging Alkaline Diet: ‘I’ve Lost Weight Around My Waist’

04/26/2016 at 12:55 PM ET

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Elle Macpherson is definitely still “The Body,” but at 52, she recognizes that her famed figure is constantly shifting.

“Our bodies change,” the supermodel tells The New Potato, “how I deal with the change is directly correlated to how beautiful I look.”

Macpherson says that’s part of the secret to aging well, along with, “finding peace with what is and happiness in my heart.”

RELATED: Elle Macpherson Reveals Her Secrets to Looking Fab at 51 – and One Is Testing Her Urine!

To feel her best, Macpherson relies on an alkaline diet that keeps her body at a neutral PH, which means lots of vegetables like beets, broccoli, kale and artichokes, and staying away from processed foods, bread, and dairy products like yogurt and cheese.

“Many people believe that it combats disease, encourages cellular renewal and therefore is anti-aging,” Macpherson explains. “When all of our eleven body systems are nourished well and detoxifying properly, they are in their optimal state.”

Elle Macpherson
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“I feel that my body thrives now that I am taking the Super Elixir [a vegan protein powder from her company, Welleco] 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.”

Along with two servings a day of her Super Elixir, Macpherson focuses on eating simply, just “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.”

Simple is the key word for Macpherson – she does the same with her exercise routine, sticking to 45 minutes a day of whatever she feels like doing that day – “exercise, body work, or stretching.”

But her list of favorite exercises is long and adventurous.

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“I love swimming, paddle boarding, running, skiing (snow or water skiing), surfing, hiking, spinning,” Macpherson says, adding that she’s always open to try new things. “I did a hip-hop class the other day. (I was so out of rhythm but I laughed a lot.)”

And on the rare days when she’s feeling off, Macpherson remembers one key thing.

“I smile a lot (it helps everything, and distracts from whatever is not working,” she says.

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Dr No One on

I was interested until I read the part about her “protein powder from her company”. Yeah, come back when you get your medical degree, until then, smile pretty with your empty head!

Bianca on

Once a years I do the Wild Rose Herbal D-Tox and this diet is the one to follow when doing the 12day program. I agree with the benefits and the change I feel when following it. It’s not a diet but a way of life now, I like not feeling sudden urges junk food and binge eating, I eat foods that keep me satisfied with real nutrients.I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to detox.

Amy on

“Macpherson relies on an alkaline diet that keeps her body at a neutral PH” Can we please stop spouting this unscientific, uninformed, snake oil baloney?

Megan on

I don’t know how many times real medical professionals can tell people the “de-tox”, food combining, sludge in your colon, juicing fad, etc., etc., just is a bunch of money wasting garbage. The reason you “feel better or lighter” is due to the fact that you haven’t eaten a lot, and if you’re following those plans….you’re eating very little . And the few hundred calories you’ve consumed are likely what you should be consuming. They will agree, most eat far too much throughout a day, but all of this is garbage. Real Dr’s will tell you to eat a variety of foods every day, in limited quantities, and get exercise to control your weight.

Miss Iceland on

I really believe in alkaline diets. It really does the body good. But as soon as I read about the super elixir I just thought: well she is just trying to sell her own product. So whatever. I’ll stick to the alkaline diet but for sure not buy the super elixir…

Cuty on

So both good looks and a face of a 18 yo girl all in one? Great. I used to buy this but one evening I ended up in hospital because of the blood pressure. Then I lost 30 lbs with the Loaded Gun Diet and I feel awesome now.

kyotoz on

Completely agree with you. You want to lose weight and keep it off? It’s simple and it’s not rocket science.

You need to BURN more calories than you are TAKING IN. Now in a perfect world this will be a lot easier than it sounds.

However, with amazing and nice food literally around us everyday it’s hard to discipline yourself.

To start losing weight, and to permanently keep it off, you need to make LIFESTYLE CHANGES.

Take a 30 minute walk as soon as you wake up, while on an empty stomach.

90% of the time eat CLEAN. For example if you have 4 meals a day, then 10% of that food can be whatever you want it to be.

Do weight training 3x per week only. This will keep you motivated for the long run.

Hope this helps. When I lost weight at the start of my journey this is what I used:

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