five minutes with elle... • My all-time favourite food is... Dark chocolate. • I refuse to… Leave home without my The Super Elixir to get me through the day.
lle Macpherson’s modelling career began with a lost bet; a friend bet her $20 that a modelling agency wouldn’t take her on. Elle took the bet, and the rest is history. Her career has spanned over 30 years and has seen her branch out into a variety of business ventures – including lingerie, skincare, and her latest venture WelleCo – a company founded by Elle and fellow entrepreneur Andrea Bux (creator of Invisible Zinc), dedicated to high potency superior health supplements from natural whole foods. “WelleCo was inspired by my own personal journey with nutrition and wellness,” Elle told SLIM Magazine. “A few years ago, I went to see nutritionist Dr Simone Laubscher in London. I’ve exercised and followed a healthy diet, lots of water as well as numerous supplements – but it just wasn’t working for me anymore. “I was run down, stressed, gaining weight and just feeling not good. I thought it was menopause, but it was acidity. The day I learned about being alkaline changed my life and I have Dr Laubscher to thank for this. She introduced me to the idea of an alkaline diet, and it wasn’t until then that I really understood my body was deprived of good nutrition and that my seemingly healthy lifestyle was actually acidic. “Through nutrition, I was able to put my body back into an alkaline state and as my natural ph balance was restored, I felt better. I thought to myself, ‘if I do most things right and I feel this bad, then what must it be like if you don’t look after yourself?’,” Elle said. WelleCo’s The Super Elixir is a green food supplement designed to support healthy nutrition at a cellular level and the optimum function of all 11 systems of the human body including; the digestive, endocrine (hormonal), integumentary (hair, skin and nails) circulatory and nervous systems. It has been perfected and balanced, optimising the most effective combinations as part of an ongoing research process. The right balance of nutrients impacts and supports our natural body abilities. “Dr Laubscher created The Super Elixir as an easy, good-tasting, absorbable fast track to healthy alkalinity. It’s a simple all in one solution to getting on the right track to wellness and feeling good,” Elle said. “I don’t believe in extremes or dieting. It’s simple really: we need nutrients from whole foods that our bodies recognise and
absorb and eating more green leafy plants can help our bodies be alkaline, but it can be difficult to do this every day and honestly I want to live my life and not worry, so I take this alkaline supplement every day. “The big difference in my attitude to diet and wellbeing from when I was younger is that now I look at my health and diet in a much more holistic way.” Elle says that for her, true wellbeing is about more than weight or size. “I look after my body in such a way, not so it looks good, not so I weigh a certain amount or that I have a certain silhouette on the beach, but more so I am healthy, strong, vibrant, energised and happy,” she said. “It’s about how I feel, my energy levels and creative levels. Those are more important to me than a number on a scale. When I was younger I was more concerned about what I weighed because I didn’t know any better. “At the height of my modelling career there were times I didn’t feel confident and sure of myself. As I mature I have realised it doesn’t matter so much about what I look like but it is more about how I feel. The by-product of feeling good, is looking good too. “I exercise less than I used to. I don’t really enjoy the gym so I just make sure I move my body for at least 45 minutes a day doing something I love – most outdoor sports, running on the beach, hiking, skiing.” So how does a supermodel start her day? “At around 6:30 am I eat a breakfast that often contains protein,” she said. “It is either one poached egg on sunflower or dark rye bread (wheat-free), or some Canadian bacon (no fat or preservatives or antibiotics). I also like to mix it up and will alternate with a protein shake with our new Nourishing Protein, half a banana and almond milk. I love an espresso, and will have one in the morning. An hour after this, I will have two teaspoons of The Super Elixir with coconut water or filtered water and this sets me up to feel great all day.” Having achieved so much in an industry that often has a very short life span, Elle says that travelling and spending time with her friends and family are still her greatest loves. “When I was very young, my Mum told me to go and visit the world before I settled down – I have been very fortunate to have found a career that I love and allows me to explore the world.” For more information on WelleCo go to welleco.com
• I feel great when... I am with my family. • A person I admire is... My close friend, Diane Von Furstenburg is such an inspiring woman, and one of the most beautiful women I know inside, and out. • The thing that always makes me laugh is... My boys! Never stop surprising me with their imaginations. • My favourite way to stay active is... Outdoor sporting activities. If I’m by the water, I love to paddleboard, surf, swim laps or water ski. I also love to hike or run for about 45 minutes a day. • What I most value in my friends is... Honesty, loyalty and non-judgemental nature. • I did it once, but never again will I... Sleep less than eight hours a night! • My idea of bliss is... Spending time with my family. I just can’t beat that. • The last thing I put on my iPod was... Tame Impala (cool Aussie band), Flight Facilities, Chet Faker, San Sisco (another young Aussie band, love a girl drummer), Peking Duk, and a good dose of 70’s, Bob Seger, Fleetwood Mac, John Meyer.
Published on Jul 6, 2015
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