HOW I LOOK THE WAY I DO... char­lotte daw­son

She’s made no se­cret of her plas­tic surgery, but the TV pre­sen­ter is com­mit­ted to a bal­anced diet and reg­u­lar ex­er­cise for all-round health

Sunday Herald Sun - Body and Soul - - CELEBRITY -

Ex­er­cise

I al­ways used to have to ex­er­cise to look good, and af­ter I quit mod­el­ling I’d ex­er­cise ev­ery now and again but it would be that whole “Oh, do I have to do this?” rou­tine.

In the last four to five years I’ve dis­cov­ered ex­er­cise makes me feel good, so that’s why I do it. Now I’m driven to do it and it’s a whole dif­fer­ent mo­ti­va­tion; it’s about how I feel.

I try to train with a trainer three times a week at the gym, do­ing weights and in­ter­val car­dio, and I walk pretty much ev­ery­where.

Ev­ery week I’ll go with a friend down to Bondi and do the Bondi to Bronte walk [in Syd­ney]. It’s usu­ally an hour-and-a-half walk.

Food

I have bad choles­terol which I fight through my diet.

For break­fast, I’ll usu­ally have a cou­ple of poached eggs and gluten-free toast and a juice, or fruit and muesli.

I’ve re­alised caf­feine isn’t a pos­i­tive thing for your body at all, but I’ll usu­ally have one cof­fee a day.

I’ll usu­ally have four small meals a day, and I don’t usu­ally have a lot for din­ner. I’ve learnt your body needs a good amount of time be­tween din­ner and break­fast to clear and cleanse it­self, so I won’t eat late at night, and if I do I usu­ally sleep badly any­way.

I also do a 21-day detox twice a year. It starts with three solid meals a day and then for the last cou­ple of weeks it moves to juices or soups in the morn­ing and evening and a solid meal for lunch.

Beauty

I’m very aware of what I put on my skin now. I never wear make-up when I’m not work­ing or don’t have to go to an event. I like my skin to breathe. Make-up is like a mask; when it comes on the other per­son comes out; it’s like drag.

Well­be­ing

You have to take care of your­self as you get older. I now take mag­ne­sium and cal­cium sup­ple­ments. I have kid­ney prob­lems, so I’ve just got to be re­ally aware of what I do, what I eat and how I live.

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