Elle Macpherson Says No To Carbs

Elle Macpherson cuts out carbohydrates before hitting the beach.

The 47-year-old supermodel – who is currently fronting the new series of ‘Britain’s Next Top Model’ – says the best way to lose weight before going on holiday is to cut out stodgy food, while exfoliating the skin can also help people to shed the pounds.

She told heat magazine: “I cut out bread, sugar and pasta – that’s the best way to lose weight.

“The most important thing is to prepare the skin, so scrub, scrub, scrub. I scrub my skin and then moisturise. I believe that exfoliating is important for detoxing, circulation and weight loss. I scrub every day.”

The Australian beauty – who was discovered when she was just 17 – advised women need to think about their body shape when shopping for swimming costumes and bikinis.

She said: “When we carry a little bit more weight, a smaller bathing suit looks better. For those who are slim, choose a larger one. If you’ve got small boobs, Melissa Odabash has great bathing suits with padding.

“If you’re well-endowed, finding swimwear to suit your body is a really personal thing. If you have bigger breasts and bottom, try ’50s-style bathing suits – they’re great for Marilyn Monroe shapes.”