Christie Brinkley Answers Our Burning Fitness Questions

christie brinkley1 Christie Brinkley Answers Our Burning Fitness Questions

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When it comes to supermodels, Christie Brinkley is about as iconic as they come, with a career spanning three decades and dozens of magazine covers, from Sports Illusrated to Allure and Playboy. While she may have kicked off her career during the ’70s, time has been very, very kind to the infallible 62-year-old, who we assume has been eating something or working out in a way the rest of us haven’t heard about yet. Case in point:

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Christie Brinkley: un-freaking-believable at 61-years-old. Getty Images

Naturally, when the opportunity presented itself to chat with Brinkley at an event to launch her latest campaign with denim brand NYDJ, we immediately needed to find out what she eats and how she works out. Here’s what she told us.

For breakfast I had:
A fruit plate at the hotel.

For lunch I had:
Just leftovers!

For dinner I had:
A salad with lots of kale.

Today I snacked on:
Almonds and apples.

My favorite smoothie ingredients are:
Kale, avocado, oranges, lime juice, ice and a bit of coconut water.

The one thing I would never eat is:

The three ingredients you’ll always find in my kitchen are:
Leafy greens, seasonal fruits, and fresh herbs.


Christie Brinkley In Swimsuit From 'Vacation'

Christie Brinkley in 1983. (Getty Images)

My all-time favorite workout is: 
Swimming in crystal-clear, turquoise water.

I think that the next big health and fitness trend will be:
No more “denyieting” and instead it will be about taking a positive approach [to food and exercise], and switching to a healthy approach on what you can do for yourself.

The health trend I just can’t get behind is:
Anything that forces you to deny yourself or that is too restrictive–you are setting yourself up for failure. You have to be able to enjoy life and not feel guilty.

My favorite healthy restaurant is:

I think any restaurant can be healthy, it’s all what you choose.

My favorite healthy snack is:
Apples and a handful of nuts.

My favorite Instagram accounts are: 
@visualhealth and @deliciouslyella.

My signature healthy dish is:

For me, variety is the spice of life!