Diet and lifestyle play an important part in every models daily routine. Getting the perfect abs and toned legs go far beyond spin-classes and the mandatory kick-boxing sessions. Undoubtedly, exercise is important, but what’s even more important and plays an even bigger role is what goes into your body.

Feeding the body with greasy and unhealthy foods are proven to decrease energy levels, health, longevity, and productivity. Ever notice that after having fast food your body feels sluggish and you’re likely to feel lazy and tired more quickly? Well, that’s your bodies way of telling you that it’s lacking the nutrients that it needs.

Getting the right amounts of vitamins, healthy fats and nutrients daily allow the body to function at its best. Clean eating can also decrease health risks such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. Besides all the health benefits, having a well-balanced diet is great for weight-loss and improving energy levels.

Changing your entire lifestyle can be challenging but have no fear, we have a few dieting tips and secrets that supermodels use.

Ditch the coffee

Coffee on its own is fine, but many people add milk, sugar, creamer etc. These ingredients are definitely not your friend, especially when you’re trying to shed a few pounds.

Instead of having your morning cup of coffee, have a glass of boiled water with freshly cut lemon and mint. Lemon contains vitamin c and it’s also a great way to kick start your digestive system. The minty flavor works perfectly well as a “wake me up” and leaves you feeling fresh.

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Eat Tasty Foods

Model, Lindsay Ellingson previously mentioned that she likes to eat good, hearty food. Salmon, kale and sweet potatoes are the perfect combos for creating a tasty and satisfying meal when on a diet. All these foods are packed with nutrients that your body craves.

Try this quick and healthy salmon dish that’s perfect for dinner.

1 Portion salmon
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Teaspoon pepper
Sea Salt to taste
50 Grams finely chopped cilantro
50 Grams finely spring onions

  • Mix the olive oil, pepper and sea salt together.
  • Gently rub olive oil mixture on the salmon portion and sprinkle with chopped cilantro and spring onions.
  • Heat a frying pan over medium heat and cook salmon until done.
  • Serve with fresh salad

Don’t get rid of your sweet tooth

Yes, you read that correctly! If your body is used to having a few sweet treats here and there you might have trouble cutting sugar completely out of your diet.

The secret is to have natural sugars instead. Replace your daily chocolate with fresh papaya, blueberries, apricots or strawberries. These fresh fruits will satisfy your cravings and allow you to get your sweet fix without being unhealthy.

Drink your greens

This one is for all of you who hate eating their greens. If you can’t stand eating kale or spinach then mix it with a few other ingredients and blend it up. Apples, bananas, and ginger all work well with green juices and add a lot of flavors. Ginger is also a great healing ingredient; its loaded with anti-oxidants and considered as a superfood.

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Quick diet green juice recipe

4 Celery Stalks
1 Green apple (cored and sliced)
¼ Cucumber peeled and cut
1 Handful of Kale
1 Cup of water or coconut water

  • Wash all the ingredients and add blend together.
  • Strain through a sieve to illuminate pulp
  • Bottoms up!

Eat when you’re hungry

The reason many people find it difficult to stick to a healthy diet is that they don’t listen to their bodies.

Eat whenever you’re hungry and don’t deprive your body of food. When you usually follow a strict diet you will be faced with some extreme challenges, these challenges over complicate a simple process and result in you giving up. It’s all about feeding yourself the right food and trying to improve your health and lifestyle.

Stay clear of carbonated drinks

Avoid all carbonated drinks on your diet, they only make you bloated and constipated. Besides, do you even know how much sugar fizzy drinks contain?! Definitely not worth it! As model, Stella Maxwell once said, “ I drink lots of water – I think that drinking water is the key to life.”