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Why Elle Macpherson eats chocolate mousse for breakfast: Ageless supermodel, 54, shares the surprising tips and tricks she's adopted to help maintain her incredibly flat stomach

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a person standing posing for the camera: Supermodel, Elle Macpherson (pictured), recently turned 54 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Supermodel, Elle Macpherson (pictured), recently turned 54

While you might think that Elle Macpherson has a lot to thank her DNA for, the supermodel believes she can no longer rely 'purely on genetics for my wellbeing'.

And so, after turning 54 last month, Elle said she needs to make a 'conscious effort to stay in optimum health'.

For the model and entrepreneur, this translates into seven hours of sleep, an alkaline diet, an hour of exercise and a period of meditation daily.

a person posing for the camera: She shared the flat belly tips she's adopted in her fifties © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited She shared the flat belly tips she's adopted in her fifties

Writing in her monthly column for Get The Gloss, the Australian-born supermodel shared the flat belly tips and tricks she's adopted since turning 50. 

While Elle admits it is possible to have a flat stomach in your fifties, there are a few approaches and diet tricks which help.

a person standing in front of a fence: Elle said that after turning 50, she needs to make a 'conscious effort to stay in optimum health' - this means getting seven hours of sleep a night and making sure she exercises daily © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Elle said that after turning 50, she needs to make a 'conscious effort to stay in optimum health' - this means getting seven hours of sleep a night and making sure she exercises daily

'I don't do ab workouts per se but most sports activate the core,' Elle wrote in the column. 

'Sugar tends to put weight around the middle so the best exercise in my view is to skip the sugar.'

The 54-year-old said that daily exercise - whatever that may be for you - is important for maintaining a toned physique.

a person standing in front of a window: The supermodel (pictured) shared her recipe for chocolate mousse - which includes protein powder, half an avocado and fresh mineral water © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The supermodel (pictured) shared her recipe for chocolate mousse - which includes protein powder, half an avocado and fresh mineral water

Elle Macpherson's chocolate mousse 

Combine half an avocado with fresh mineral water, two spoonfuls of chocolate-flavoured nourishing protein powder and one spoonful of Super Elixir powder in a Nutribullet.

Enjoy cold for breakfast. 

When it comes to her diet, the supermodel has a few tried and tested flat belly tips.

a person standing next to a body of water: Elsewhere, Elle has in the past spoken about the benefits of hot water with lemon first thing in the morning © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Elsewhere, Elle has in the past spoken about the benefits of hot water with lemon first thing in the morning

Alongside Welleco's nourishing plant protein, which she said is 'great for supporting digestion', Elle loves eating chocolate mousse for breakfast 'for an energy boost, lean body and flat stomach'.

But Elle's chocolate mousse isn't like your regular shop-bought chocolatey treat.

Instead, the 54-year-old blends up half an avocado with some water, two spoonfuls of chocolate-flavoured nourishing protein powder and one of her Super Elixir formula: 

'Chocolate mousse for breakfast - delicious,' Elle said in a video about her recipe. 

a person walking on a beach: The mother's other wellness secrets include horsetail - which she said also assists with the complexion and strengthens your bones © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The mother's other wellness secrets include horsetail - which she said also assists with the complexion and strengthens your bones

In general, Elle adopts an 80/20 approach to diet - whereby if she eats well 80 per cent of the time, she can eat what she wants 20 per cent of the time

Elsewhere, Elle has in the past spoken about the benefits of hot water with lemon first thing in the morning.

She also swears by an alkaline dietary approach which saw The Body swap out red meats for plenty of green vegetables and white fish.

a person sitting on a bench: In general, Elle adopts an 80/20 approach to diet - whereby if she eats well 80 per cent of the time, she can eat what she wants 20 per cent of the time © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited In general, Elle adopts an 80/20 approach to diet - whereby if she eats well 80 per cent of the time, she can eat what she wants 20 per cent of the time

The mother's other wellness secrets include horsetail - which she said also assists with the complexion and strengthens your bones.

'Its unique beauty mineral silica, that aids the repair of body tissues and collagen,' she said previously. 

In general, Elle adopts an 80/20 approach to diet - whereby if she eats well 80 per cent of the time, she can eat what she wants 20 per cent of the time.

For the model, this often means some dark chocolate for dessert or a bowl of vegan ice cream.  

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