How to Make Healthy Eating a Habit, by Model and Nutritionist Alicia Rountree

We pick the brains of models day in and day out. We’re constantly prying into their medicine cabinets and kitchen cupboards, trying to uncover their elusive model secrets. 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 a restaurateur (she has be able to put her knowledge into practice, right?), and today she’s sharing her secrets with us.

Each and every one of us is different. Our bodies crave different things and have different stress levels—what works great for me might be totally wrong for you. That’s why most “diets” don’t work. It’s not one size fits all. It might work in the short run, but it’s rarely effective in the long-term, which is what we all want—long-term happiness in our bodies.

Scroll through for four healthy eating practices that have worked for me!