Christie Brinkley on her diet

An interview with the forever young American actress, fashion model and activist in which she shares her beauty and nutrition secrets. The key to a healthy diet for Christie is… colorful variety! For example, dark green vegetables offer more nutrients than vegetables with a less intense color, and bright citrus fruits saturate the body with a completely different spectrum of nutrients.

The supermodel adheres to a vegetarian diet, and the essence of her concept is to “eat as many ‘flowers’ a day as possible.”

I believe that awareness is the key here. That is, the more you know and realize the advantages of a vegetable salad over that delicious piece of cake, the less likely it is to make a choice in favor of the second one. You know, this goes beyond willpower, and becomes a sincere desire to do something good for yourself.

Yes, I gave up meat at the age of 12. In fact, after my transition to a vegetarian diet, my parents and brother also opted for a plant-based diet.

For many years I have been talking about the need to eat as many different colored foods as possible per day. This is the basic concept that I rely on when catering for my family. For me, it is important that there are rich greens, yellows, reds, purples and whatever. Frankly, I strive to ensure that the maximum variety is present not only in food, but also in physical activity and in general in all components of life.

Recently, my breakfast is oatmeal with flaxseeds, some wheat germ, some berries, I add yogurt on top, mix it all up. You can add walnuts if you like. Such a breakfast is very filling and does not require much time for cooking, which is important for me.

The daily meal is a huge plate of salad, as you might guess, with a variety of flowers in it. Sometimes it’s lentils with chopped tomatoes, other days chickpeas with herbs and spices. Instead of a salad, there can be bean soup, but mostly for lunch I cook a salad. Avocado slices on top are also a good idea. Seeds, nuts are also used.

Yes, I am a fan of snacking on so-called “healthy sweets” and this is what I plan to give up in the near future. I also really love Fuji apples, they are always with me. Along with apples, often comes a spoonful of peanut butter.

My weakness is chocolate chip ice cream. And if I allow myself such a luxury, then I do it, as they say, “on a grand scale.” I believe there is nothing wrong with indulging yourself from time to time. It is worth noting that I choose really high-quality sweets. If it is chocolate, then it is a mixture of natural cocoa powder and crushed berries. It is even believed that chocolate in moderation slows down aging!

The evening meal is very different. There should always be some kind of pasta in my house, children simply adore it. Whatever the dinner, as a rule, it begins with a frying pan, garlic, olive oil. Further, it can be broccoli, any beans, a variety of vegetables.

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