Kelly Ripa, Kate Hudson, and Elle Macpherson gained their fame in very different ways, with Kelly reigning as co-host of Live, Kate soaring in her acting career, and Elle strutting down the runway in her supermodel style. But what the three women share in common is their choice of an alkaline cleanse diet combined with fitness for weight loss and beauty.
When Ripa, 45, made her dramatic return to Live With Kelly And Michael, the results of her diet and fitness dedication were particularly noticeable, pointed out Hollywood Life.
Kelly credits a combination of a high alkaline diet and working out with trainer Anna Kaiser for that banging body. The diet focuses on fruit and vegetables, and Ripa describes it as mostly vegan.
Her celebrity trainer, Anna, also responsible for the sleek physiques of Shakira and Sofia Vergara, offers dance fitness classes that feature cardio while adding in everything from yoga to strength training.
Ripa also takes indoor cycling classes at SoulCycle and runs one day a week.
Elle Macpherson Trims Tummy With Alkaline Weight Loss DietKnown as "The Body," supermodel Elle Macpherson revealed that following an alkaline diet whittled her waistline, reported People.
Looking fabulous at 52, Elle contends that aging beautiful requires acceptance.
"How I deal with the change is directly correlated to how beautiful I look," declared the model. "[I am] finding peace with what is and happiness in my heart."
Macpherson avoids dairy products such as cheese and yogurt, bread, and processed foods. Her alkaline diet emphasizes a wide range of vegetables, including artichokes, broccoli, kale and beets. As for the science of the alkaline diet, Elle explained that it helps to turn back the clock.
"Many people believe that [an alkaline diet] combats disease, encourages cellular renewal and therefore is anti-aging. When all of our eleven body systems are nourished well and detoxifying properly, they are in their optimal state."For those who crave sweets, Elle added that she has lost her longings for sugar as well as having more energy for workouts and shedding pounds.
"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," added the model.
In addition to fruits and vegetables, Macpherson drinks copious amounts of water, consumes lean protein and indulges in small amounts of dark chocolate.
As for exercise, the supermodel devotes 45 minutes a day to everything from swimming to spinning.
Kate Hudson Explains Her Alkaline DietAt 37, Kate Hudson believes that choosing alkaline-forming foods over acid-forming foods is the path to harmony, noted E! News.
"We help our bodies maintain inner harmony by eating more alkaline-forming foods and fewer acid-forming foods," explained the actress.
Alkaline foods include vegetables, fruits, nuts and legumes, while acidic foods include alcohol, grains, fish, dairy, meats and fish.
As for her workouts, Hudson aims for a balance of cardio, toning, and strengthening, according to Health.
Kate aims for four days each week, recommending an approach that she feels achieves the best results. And she offers encouragement to those who feel that they lack the time.
"If you pay attention to what your body needs in three ways—aerobic fitness (through cardio exercises), strengthening (through weighted exercises), and toning (through stretching/sculpting/lengthening of the muscles)—you, too, can figure out some shortcuts to the body that you want, with minimal time commitment."Hudson feels that the ideal is exercising four to five days weekly in sessions ranging from 30 to 60 minutes. During those workouts, she suggests alternating stretching, toning, sculpting, strengthening and cardio.
Note: Be sure to check with your healthcare provider before starting or changing your diet or exercise program.
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