Naomi Campbell has recently returned to the catwalk for Versace after a for 14 year period of absence. Now 43 years old, the stunning British supermodel shared some of her fitness and diet secrets with The Edit. It seems that her slim figure and healthy looks are partly down to her strict juicing diet.
Naomi admitted that being fit, as in muscular, is of no real interest. For her it is about being slim, slender, leggy and to have glowing, healthy skin.
“I’m not extreme about what I eat – I let chocolate and crisps come in at times. You have to allow the little things that make you happy.” Naomi Campbell.
Carrot, ginger, pineapple juice
Variety may be the spice of life, but Naomi does not add variety to her juices. She uses the tried and tested mix of carrot, ginger, pineapple.
She drank this juice for ten days before the Versace show, and nothing else.
For fitness she does yoga and some Pilates. This involves mostly static holds which help to strengthen muscles without adding bulk. Perfect for women who want to be fit and healthy, but not look athletic.
“I don’t want to build muscle, just to tone.”
Pilates has become more important for Naomi in recent years as it helps with an old knee injury. Even minor injuries can quickly affect how a model moves and holds themselves, so it is important to strengthen weaker areas to make the body more balanced and ensure that you are in control of your movements at all times.
Supermodels are an unusual breed. Not the sort we usually feature here at MotleyHealth. But at 43 years old, Naomi is looking healthy and very slim. Maybe juice cleanses can work for some people.
Of course, we do not know how much juice she drank a day. 500 Calories, 1000 Calories, 1500 Calories?
While a blend of carrot, ginger, pineapple juice is certainly a healthy snack, over a 10 day period the body will do more than just “cleanse”. For more variety see our various juice recipes.
With no fat or protein muscle wastage will start and cognitive function will suffer too. In time more serious health problems can occur as malnutrition sets in. See the raw vegan diets section of our article on Dangerous Diets for more information on this.
As with all extreme diets there health risks and problems associated with them. There really is no easy fix to losing weight and getting toned. It is a long-term war you have to wage. But, sometimes a few juice days can help win a battle or two.
Source: “The Edit” – http://www.net-a-porter.com/magazine/215/14