Elle “the body” Macpherson has come under fire for suggesting she skips meals to get her figure “beach ready”.
The 54-year-old supermodel appeared on UK breakfast show This Morning this week to reveal her tips for losing weight, which included swapping a full meal for a protein shake, and removing anything “white” from the menu.
“Summer’s coming up and I too am getting ready for a summer body,” she said, “I know it sounds really corny but we all think about that.”
“Sometimes I’ll use it as a meal replacement in the evenings. If I’ve had a really strong breakfast or a strong lunch I can get away with having a protein shake for dinner.”
While she’s always looked phenomenal, Elle herself can see the effects of ageing and worries about her appearance as the years go by.
Viewers of the show however, were having none of what she was saying.
“Sod the beach “body pressure”. The beach will receive my body as it is,” one commenter wrote on Twitter.
“Thank goodness Elle Macpherson is on @thismorning telling us how to get beach body ready. I thought I just needed a beach and a body. Shame on you,” another wrote.
Elle did try to defend the idea and said it was only “for a short period” only.
“It’s not for an extended period, but if it’s leading up to summer and you want to drop a few pounds that’s the way I do it and I find it really, really helpful,” she said.
Other Tweeter’s turned to the program she was on, questioning why they would even schedule this segment on their show.
“Not sure getting beach body ready tips from a super model is a positive move?” one said.
“Why are This Morning promoting ”beach body ready” with Elle Macpherson talking about how she sometimes replaces dinner with a protein shake? NO. The only way to be beach body ready is by putting on suncream and a swimsuit [sic].”
Elle Macpherson nor the show have yet to make comment on their opinions.
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