Cindy Crawford is one of the most successful supermodels of all time, but admits she still struggles with body image issues, Celebrity Health & Fitness reported.
“I’m a normal woman,” said Crawford. “Sometimes I feel pretty good and some days I’m like, ‘Oh my God, nothing fits.’
“My new resolution is that by the time I am 50, I want to have come to terms with my body. Because for me, being five pounds lighter … would cost me. I don’t want to be like, ‘Oh no, no salad dressing, no wine, no fun’.”
Cindy, 49, follows a healthy low carb diet and works out regularly doing yoga and Pilates, but confesses she doesn’t always love to exercise. “Working out is still sometimes a chore,” Crawford told Shape. “Most of the reason I work out now is not for the external — it’s for how I feel. I find working out gives me more energy.”
Crawford, a mom of two, says working out consistently is critical for healthy aging. “It’s cumulative,” she said. “It will catch up to you over the years either in a bad way if you don’t take care of your body, or in a good way if you do take care of your body.”
Low-Carb Diet, Yoga and Pilates Keep Cindy Fit
Crawford maintains her stunning physique by following a healthy, low-carb diet and working out three to four times a week.
Low carb diets promote natural weight loss by forcing the body to burn fat for fuel, said obesity expert Jeff Volek, author of The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living.
Cindy, a mom of two, said she eats well to be healthy, not just to be skinny. Cindy also indulges her guilty pleasures, which include dark chocolate.
“I love chocolate and I have some every day,” Crawford said. “I like to get the Dagoba Chocodrops that are 74% cacao. I like that they are chip-sized, so a small handful satisfies.”
Cindy said her workouts typically include cardio exercise such as running, spinning, stair-climbing, and hiking. She also does Pilates, yoga, lifts weights, and circuit-trains.
Yoga is anti-aging and promotes natural weight loss by reducing stress, sculpting lean muscles and suppressing appetite, said Jennifer Aniston’s yoga teacher, Mandy Ingber, author of the bestseller Yogalosophy.
Crawford, who has her own successful skincare line, Meaningful Beauty, admits she’s terrified of turning 50, but has learned to embrace aging.
“Beauty changes as I get older,” Cindy said. “I’ve always found that beauty and confidence are synonymous. If you feel confident, that’s what people see. I always tell people to fake it until they make it.”
Crawford, who admits to having undergone a few cosmetic procedures (including Botox), says her goal as she ages isn’t blissful happiness.
“My goal in life is not to be happy all the time,” she said. “That’s asking a lot. How would you even know you were happy if you were always happy? I just want to be present so I can experience whatever emotion is there. Sometimes it’s joy, sometimes it’s not joy, and I’m fine with that. I just want to be real.”