Claudia admits she still has to work at keeping her statuesque figure

ImageClaudia Schiffer needs to exercise and watch her diet to keep fit even with her busy schedule.

After 20 years in the modelling business, and being Mum to two young children, "I enjoy good food very much," she says, "and I'm not one of those women who can eat whatever they want.

I have to watch myself very carefully and think about what I eat all the time. I don't drink alcohol - not even to celebrate an occasion - and I steer clear of caffeine. If I don't it's a disaster." On a typical morning she will have fruit for breakfast, along with tea and honey. "For lunch I try to have salads or vegetables or soups," she says, "and for dinner, chicken salad or tuna salad or a bit of regular chicken or vegetables. I try very hard to eat healthy. And it's not only for my figure. Sure, I would like to keep it the way it is. But it's also for the energy. I have much more energy when I'm thinner. Sweets make me very tired. Heavy food, lots of meat, makes me tired."

Her main ideas about healthy food are evinced in her diet 5+. Diet provides with 1200 kilocalories a day and leads to rapid weight loss - about 6.5 - 9 lbs per course. It is tasty, low-calorie and balanced diet. You won’t feel hungry. “5+” means that dieting period is 5 days. At the 6th day you are allowed to eat something tasty (like compensation), what you want, but only till 4 p.m., and then you can only drink water.

The Claudia's Diet will satisfy everyone, who likes fruits and vegetables. Also, this diet allows to drink water without limits, but water should be not aerated.

On the menu:

  • Breakfast: a bowl of blended fruits (except bananas and grapes) with 1 tablespoon of couched grains and sugar-free yogurt, green tea.
  • Lunch: fruit cocktail. 100 ml of any juice with the same amount of yogurt.
  • Dinner: vegetable stew (cauliflower, pepper, carrot, 1 tablespoon of peas or French beans, onion, celery, parsley). Sauce: 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 3.5 ounces of sour cream, a tablespoon of lemon juice.
  • Second lunch: sandwich. 3.5 ounces of boiled chicken, bread with bran.
  • Supper: main diet dish – fruit pilau. 1.8 ounces of boiled rice mixed with an apple and 3.5 ounces of other fruit and berries.

Drinks without Sugar in the MorningImage

American researches advise not to drink sweet drinks in the morning. Such drinks raise sugar in blood much and also influence to digestion for the whole day. As result organism needs more calories than usual.

Researches made an experiment and they knew that those people, who drank coffee or tea with sugar in the morning, chose more high-calorie meal and more size of portions during the day. So, drinks with high content of glucose produce problems of overweight.

Oranges? Only in the Morning…

Why do we love oranges? They have bright color, nice aroma and the great number of vitamin C.

But doctors recommend taking this vitamin only in the first part of the day. So oranges and orange juice are! Really they are good for breakfast or dinner but not for supper. 

ImageThe thing is that vitamin C has energy-wise stimulating effect. If you eat an orange in the morning, this surprising fruit gives you the necessary energy. And to the contrary, eating orange in the evening, you can get sleeplessness as result. For an energy kick, there's nothing like an orange smoothie. To bump up the nutritional value, use fresh-squeezed orange juice. Also they help you with weight loss. 

To make orange and banana smoothie you will need: 3/4 cup orange juice, 1/2 cup sliced banana, 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar, 1/8 teaspoon almond extract, 2 ice cubes, fresh mint sprig, for garnish. Combine orange juice, banana, brown sugar, and almond extract in a blender. Add ice cubes and blend until thick and smooth. Pour into a serving glass and garnish with a mint sprig, if desired.

For milk and orange smoothie you should take 1 (6 ounce) can of frozen orange juice concentrate, 1 cup milk, 1 cup water, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/3 cup white sugar, 10 ice cubes.

In a blender, combine orange juice concentrate, milk, water, vanilla, sugar and ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.