“I don”t think growing older means looking less good”, says Elizabeth Hurley, 46, as she shows off her stunning figure in bikini shoot
She might be closer to 50 than 40, but Elizabeth Hurley is looking better than ever.
And the 46-year-old model has revealed in a new interview that she doesn”t believe ageing has anything to do with “looking less good”, proving her point by shedding her clothes for a sexy bikini shoot.
The mother-of-one dons a variety of summery swimwear for Zest magazine as she reveals her secrets to looking young.
“I don”t think growing older means looking less good”: Elizabeth Hurley, 46, proves her point nicely as she poses for a sexy new bikini shoot in Zest magazine
She said: “Ilove women looking fabulous and I don’t think growing older means looking less good. For me, it’s less about trying to looking younger andmore about making sure you look your absolute best.
“Without doubt, onceI hit 40 I had to make more effort and it wasn’t until then I realised how much easier it was when I was younger.”
Crediting a good amount of sleep for maintaining her youthful looks, Hurley added: “Back then, I could look pretty good on three hours sleep.
Pretty in paisley: Hurley credits a good amount of sleep, an organic diet and relatively regular exercise for maintaining her youthful appearance and slim figure
“Now, I look like a lunatic if I don’t get at least double that. In my 20s I used to be able to exist on coffee, cigarettes and crisps, but again, a couple of days of that now and I’d look and feel really scary!”
The full interview appears in the January issue of Zest magazine
And while Hurley stays slim with a regular exercise plan, she admits it can sometimes be hard to stick to her own regime.
She said: “I put myself under pressure to remain slim because I still model my own bikinis but it is much more difficult to feel motivated in the gloomy winter.
“I wrap myself up and try to walk every day with my dogs and sometimes force myself to run a bit – but I hate it. I love Pilates and yoga but, again, am more likely to do them in the spring and summer.”
Hurley also credits her sportsman fianc Shane Warne for keeping her motivated when it comes to exercise, adding: “Shane is very disciplined when he has to be but, bizarrely, I eat at least three times more than him because I’m far greedier and think about food all day long.
“He’s naturally very athletic becausehe’s been a professional sportsman for over 20 years. He keeps threatening to make me run with him, but I’ve resisted so far!”
When it comes to her diet plan, Hurley says she is relatively relaxed with what she eats – but always makes sure that it”s organic.
She said: “I almost never eat anything from a tin or a packet and the same goes for over the festive season. I’m passionate about home-cooked food and am convinced that eating a lot of packaged and processed food encourages weight gain.
“If you think about it, a homemade cake has only four ingredients; butter, eggs, sugar and flour but if youlook at the ingredients list of a shop-bought cake, it can be quadruplethat – and most of it stuff you don’t want in your body.”
The full interview with Hurley appears in the January issue of Zest magazine, out now.
Fitness inspiration: Hurley credits sportsman fianc Shane Warne for motivating her to exercise