Elizabeth Hurley has made a name for herself with a decades-long career as a model and actress, and continues to enjoy a happy and healthy life at age 58. She’s also a successful businesswoman with Elizabeth Hurley Beach, her own beachwear, swimwear, and accessories company.
On Jan. 26, the British actress shared some swimsuit photos of her own on Instagram and addressed a common query she encounters. “One question I get asked all the time is, ‘How do you stay in shape and what do you eat?’ So here goes,” she said as she outlined her best tips and tricks.
“My mantra is: Don’t eat too much, too fast, too often or too late. Or, put another way, eat smaller meals, chew properly, ban snacking, and eat dinner earlier. This works for me,” she said. “I don’t drink weird green juices or shakes and only take supplements if a blood test tells me I’m lacking something. I try to have vegetables or fruit equal half of every plate I eat — i.e. if I have a sandwich, I also eat an apple.”
Though she eats a balanced diet, she doesn’t completely limit herself from indulging every now and then. “I eat pretty much everything but only have junk food as an absolute treat — and I count junk food as anything that contains any ingredient that I don’t have in my own kitchen, so that includes ‘diet’ and ‘low-fat’ everything, all ready meals, all bought sandwiches, cakes and biscuits, and all sodas,” she said. “My best investment was a bread maker and I make a loaf a day. I also make cakes every weekend.”
“Other than diet, my other advice is to move more,” she added. “I don’t go to the gym or do any set exercise but I’m extremely active.”
Hopefully following Hurley’s advice will help people get beach-ready for this summer.