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Christie Brinkley Posts Swimsuit Photo Popping Prosecco

From daily drinks of lemon water, to a “flexible vegan” diet, find out the model’s wellness secrets.

Model Christie Brinkley is known for her beauty and her amazing body. Even at 67, Brinkley still looks the same as she did at her peak. She posted a photo on Instagram yesterday, clad in a swimsuit/bodysuit with a bottle of booze. "I'm bringing my award winning @bellissimaprosecco Bambinis to (Drum roll please) @qvc where we always offer you very special prices," she said in the post. THIS THURSDAY in the 4:00 Hour." Read on to see the five ways Christie Brinkley stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bikini Photos!


She's A Vegetarian, But A Flexible Vegan

Brinkley is an animal rights activist, works with PETA, and is open about being a vegetarian. Brinkley told Harper's Bazaar, "I haven't touched a piece of meat since I read a graphic description of Chicago's slaughterhouses when I was 12." However, she told The Cut that she occasionally follows a vegan diet, with some conditions.  She jokes, "I call myself a flexible vegan because, you know, Italy exists. Mozzarella and pasta exist. In France, I may have to have a piece of Camembert, you know. Un petit sandwich au fromage."


She Starts Her Day With Lemon Water

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Brinkley has a special drink that she likes to start her day with. She tells The Cut, "I start every day with warm water and lemons. It's something I picked up on my Instagram." Brinkley sometimes will add other things to her beverage. She says, "Some days I alter it, and I get fancy and I put a little bit of mānuka honey on the rim of the glass, turn it upside down, and dump it in red cayenne pepper. Then I put the lemon juice in and then the hot water. That's when I have a little time. I figure that the pepper gets my system all revved up, and the lemon water gets everything flowing through."


She Eats A Large Healthy Breakfast

Brinkley revealed her typical diet to Harper's Bazaar, and her breakfasts are quite large, but are very healthy. "I have sheep's-milk yogurt from Old Chatham Sheepherding Company mixed with organic blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, papaya, chia seeds, raw oatmeal, and walnuts. If I want protein, I'll have an egg-white omelet with spinach and mushrooms." Brinkley is also a coffee lover, and her Instagram followers are well aware of that. "Every morning I make myself a cappuccino with a drawing in the foam. I post them to Instagram with the hashtag #christiecappuccino."


She Fits In Small Workouts Throughout Her Day

Brinkley told The Cut that she tries to do little physical activities each day, rather than doing one gym workout. "When I was doing Chicago, I noticed that the second you do any activity and you add your arms as though you're dancing, it revs you up. Whether it's walking down the beach and moving your arms like you're swimming, or picking up rocks and walking with them, you really start sweating and breathing heavily." Brinkley even squeezes smaller exercises when doing the smallest things. "While I'm brushing my teeth, I'm doing leg lifts. When I'm drying my hair, I do all kinds of squats."


She Has Her Go-To Exercises

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Brinkley does have some exercises that she likes to go to. Brinkley tells Harper's Bazaar, "Everyone asks if I really use the Total Gym, and I do! It's perfect for stretching and lengthening my body. Last summer I got into SoulCycle, and in the winter I do yoga at Yoga Shanti. I enjoy bicycling, paddleboarding, surfing, skiing, and swimming too."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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