We pick the brains of models day in and day out, constantly prying into their medicine cabinets and kitchen cupboards in an attempt to uncover their elusive model secrets. In these endeavors, we hear a lot about eating clean and avoiding sugar, but rarely do we hear diet tips from a model who also happens to have her degree in nutritional science. That's exactly what we found in Alicia Rountree. The Mauritian model (she's got the island hair and bronzed glow to prove it) is also a certified nutritionist and restaurateur (she has to be able to put her knowledge into practice, right?), and today she's sharing her secrets with us.
Berries—especially strawberries—help curb cravings and in turn lower glucose levels. Strawberries are low in calories and full of vitamin C that helps support your body's metabolism by helping it burn more fat.
Almonds are very nutrient dense and provide "good" calories. They keep you feeling full longer, giving your metabolism plenty of time to process and break down fats. Plus, they're an easy snack to pack and carry with you throughout the day while you're on the go.
Beans are an incredible ingredient to feature regularly in your diet because of their many benefits. They're very high in fiber and protein, both of which keep your metabolism accelerated for hours after you eat.
Next up, Rountree gives us her advice on how to make healthy eating a habit.