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Elizabeth Hurley Poses in Swimsuit From Her Swimwear Collection

Here is how the 56-year-old stays in shape.

At 56, Elizabeth Hurley is still her swimwear collection's most in-demand model. The statuesque stunner modeled an aqua-hued low-cut halter one-piece from her Elizabeth Hurley Beach collection this week, steaming up Instagram. Even supermodel Irina Shayk agreed, commenting on Liz's post with several fire emojis. How has the actress/model/designer maintained her famous figure over the years? Read on to see 7 ways Elizabeth Hurley 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 Drinks Hot Water in the AM

Elizabeth told The Cut that the first thing in the day she does is sip on a cup of hot water. "I often put apple cider vinegar in my hot water. It tastes disgusting. I can't face it every day, so I'll put it in my hot water maybe every other day. It's good for your metabolism," she said. 


She Eats Heavier Meals Earlier in the Day

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 03: Elizabeth Hurley attends the inaugural British Ballet Charity Gala presented by Dame Darcey Bussell at The Royal Albert Hall on June 03, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Elizabeth eats bigger meals for breakfast and lunch but goes light in the evening. "I rarely skip breakfast and always eat lunch but the lighter my evening meal the better," she told Healthy Living. 


She Avoids Processed Food

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 01: Actress/Model Elizabeth Hurley attends the lighting of the Empire State Building In Honor of Estee Lauder's 2018 Breast Cancer Campaign at The Empire State Building on October 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)

Elizabeth avoids junk processed foods. "I really try to go out of my way to eat an apple for a snack instead of a cookie," she told Healthy Living, adding that "processed and junk foods" are on her do not eat list. 


She Eats As Natural as Possible

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 20: Elizabeth Hurley attends the "Rocketman" UK premiere at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on May 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

"I like simple, natural, easy food. I don't really like food with a lot of chemicals or additives. When I'm at home in the country, I always try and eat food that's grown locally. That goes for meats and vegetables," she revealed to The Cut. "If I can grow it myself, I'm even happier. All through summer we eat fruit and vegetables from my own garden. I used to have a small organic farm, and all the meat my son ate was from the farm. Obviously that's not possible for most people, but supporting local farmers wherever you live is a good thing." She has even started making her own food: "Lockdown has turned me into a demented housewife: 47 jars of marmalade nestling in my larder with more Seville oranges awaiting me"


She Avoids Alcohol

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 11: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Elizabeth Hurley attends BuzzFeed's "AM To DM" on December 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)

Hurley tries to keep vices at bay. "You can't look good if you're not healthy, and diet plays a big part. You can't smoke and have too much alcohol," she explained to The Cut. 


She Doesn't Exercise, She Stays Active

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: Elizabeth Hurley attends the Future Dreams Ladies Lunch 2019 supported by Estee Lauder at The Savoy Hotel on October 7, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

In 2019, Elizabeth explained to Harper's Bazaar that formal workouts aren't on her agenda. "I don't exercise, but I am very active," she admitted. "I believe in gentle exercise and lots of it," she previously told Us Weekly. "So I believe in being active, going for walks, stretching, maybe a little yoga or a little Pilates. But I don't like high impact, high energy sports. I don't actually think they do you much good. As long as you get your heart rate to the rate you need it to get, which is a fast walk. But you need to do a bit of it."


She Does Count Steps

PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN – JULY 25: Elisabeth Hurley attends the opening of her pop-up shop at Puerto Portals and present her new 'Elizabeth Hurley Beach' collection on July 25, 2018 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)

One thing she does? Track her activity. "I walk every day, so I try and hit my 10,000 steps a day and I do some stretching every day," she told Us. "And then sometimes I do a bit more, but that's enough for me really."

Leah Groth
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