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Paulina Porizkova, 56, Reveals Her Dieting Secrets

Here’s how the supermodel stays in such great shape.

At 56, Paulina Porizkova looks half her age. The supermodel, who regularly shares photos of her forever young body on social media, clearly knows something about anti-aging for the body and mind. And, on Wednesday, she revealed one of her main health hacks responsible for her fit physique—a popular fasting method paired with a strategic eating plan. Read on to learn Paulina Porizkova's 5 main eating strategies 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 Does Intermittent Fasting

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During the video, Paulina revealed that she follows a form of intermittent fasting. "I do the 16:8 diet, which just means basically that you don't eat for 16 hours and then you eat for eight," she explained. "I generally take it as I eat whatever I want for eight hours because I like food, but I also kind of tend to like more healthy food."


She Indulges in Cravings

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 26: Paulina Porizkova attends the "Stillwater" New York Premiere at Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center on July 26, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/WireImage)

While she eats healthy most of the time, if she craves comfort food she indulges in it. "If I need a fried chicken, then I need a fried chicken," she said. "It's just the way it is."


She Doesn't Obsess Over Food

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 03: Paulina Porizkova during the Choose Creativity Awards at Edison Ballroom on June 03, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

The fasting method is "actually really easy," Paulina said. "I did get hungry at first when I first started doing this diet. I'd kind of obsess about food, but then it sort of evens out. Now, I don't even think about it. In fact, I'm not at all hungry until 16 hours later when I do get hungry."


She Orders Food From Splendid Spoon

MIAMI, FL – MAY 11: Paulina Porizkova attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Celebrates 2019 Issue Launch at Myn-Tu on May 11, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)

While she doesn't follow a vegan diet, Paulina is a big fan of Splendid Spoon, a plant-based meal delivery service. 'Now, this is going to sound like an [advertisement] for this company, which it's not because I'm not getting paid and they don't even know I exist,' she said, adding that she pays for the food herself. Her favorite offering from the company is a blackberry basil smoothie made with bananas, blackberries, pea protein, basil, lemon juice, dates, and chia seeds. If she is "really hungry," has "been working out, or needs something to hold her over for a late dinner, she will nosh on soup or a noodle bowl from the company. "They have a whole bunch of stuff. It's all vegan. It's really good for you. It's very healthy," she explained.


She Eats What She Wants for Dinner

MIAMI, FL – MAY 11: Anne de Paula and Paulina Porizkova attend the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2019 Issue Launch at Seaspice on May 10, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)

After eating incredibly healthy during the day, Paulina indulges at dinner. "I do this, so then I could go out to dinner and have whatever I like for dinner — and that includes a glass of wine or a cocktail and dessert," she explained. "This way I don't feel deprived. It works for me now.

It's obviously individual for everybody, but you asked what I did, and so this is what I do."

Leah Groth
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