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Heidi Klum Stays Slim Using These Exact Tips

Everything the 48-year-old supermodel does to stay in shape.

A lot of things have changed in the last three decades. Heidi Klum's body doesn't appear to be one of them. At 48, the supermodel-slash-entrepreneur-slash-host-slash-producer, looks pretty much identical to her twenty-something self. How does she manage to keep aging at bay and stay in the best shape possible? Celebwell has rounded up some of her top health, fitness, and wellness tips we can all live by, and the photos that prove they work.


Eat a Lot, But Make Good Choices

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Unlike the model stereotype, Heidi doesn't starve herself to stay slender. "The myth that models don't eat is totally not true," she told Shape. "I just think that because we're in this business, we have to choose more wisely." Instead of loading up on junk, she opts for fruits, vegetables, and lean protein. 


Don't Deprive Yourself of Cheat Meals


Heidi allows herself to indulge on occasion. "It's important to keep a balanced diet, but I'm not a fan of deprivation," she told Shape. "If I want a cheeseburger, I am not only going to eat that cheeseburger, but I'm going to enjoy that cheeseburger."


Drink a Smoothie Every Day


In order to get her fill of fruits and veggies, Heidi drinks one smoothie per day. "In 2013, I made a New Year's resolution to drink a fruit and veggie smoothie every morning. It's one of those that went from a resolution to a life habit. My kids and I do it together, and we love it," she told Shape. 


Exercise for Your Body…and Mind

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Heidi's motivation to break a sweat is rooted in more than just a desire to stay in shape. "It's not just about doing the cardio so that you're nice and fit, and slim and trim, but your heart needs to pump, too," she told Shape. "Whenever I need motivation, I think of the big picture. I want to be as healthy as possible for myself and my family."


Don't Overdo It with Exercise


Some stars work out daily, but not Heidi. "I don't really exercise that much," she admitted during an interview with Buro27. "I mean, two times a week for sure. I will do the Stairmaster I've got at home or a running machine. I also think it's important not to exercise too much. I don't think you have to do a lot, but if you do a little bit all the time, I think that's important. Sometimes I'll do some little weights while I'm running."


Stay Active

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While Heidi may only partake in two formal workouts a week, she always finds a way to incorporate fitness into her life. "I try to be active as much as possible," she told Shape but "I don't have time for workouts every day." She often involves her family. "Balancing my work and their schedules makes it hard to find time for a traditional exercise routine, so we try to do as many outdoor activities as a family as possible. We love to go on bike rides, take our dogs hiking, or jump on the trampoline. That's the best way to stay fit and healthy—do things that don't feel like work."


Don't Eat Too Late


In 2018, she revealed to ET that she is a fan of intermittent fasting. "My last [meal] is at 6 p.m.," Klum told ET. "I eat with my kids, so I think that also helps a little bit. I think that when you eat a little on the earlier side, it has time to digest and I think it is a little bit better for your body."


Cook Your Own Meals


Heidi isn't a fan of eating restaurant food. "[I] have four children, so we cook a lot. I don't really eat out a lot," she admitted to ET. "I think when you eat out a lot or order food in a lot, it kind of gets a little tricky, because you don't know what people are putting in there."

Leah Groth
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