“I don’t feel a day over 30”: Kylie Gillies says she has her best body at 52
Channel 7 presenter Kylie Gillies has opened up about her diet and fitness regime that helps her feel a fraction of her age.
In a new interview with Who, the mother of two said she has continued to maintain a “young mindset” at the age of 52.
“I’m proud of my age and I’ve never attempted to hide it. But, hand on heart, I have better things to occupy my mind and time,” Gillies said.
“Here’s the thing, I don’t walk around stressing over whether I’m about to get another wrinkle … For every extra line or crow’s foot … guess what? It comes with a bonus offer … of extra knowledge, empathy, wisdom.”
She said she recently adopted an intense 30-minutes-a-day exercise regimen, sharing that she spent six weeks working out under the guidance of celebrity trainers Chief Brabon and Emilie Brabon-Hames for the magazine’s photoshoot.
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However, she said the effort was not just to improve her appearance.
“This wasn’t about weight loss,” she said. “It was about strength. Getting moving, and doing it with the long-term goal of being more active for longer in my life.”
Since taking up the regime, she said she had seen great improvements in her fitness, especially during a skiing trip with her sons Gus, 16 and Archie, 14.
“It’s important for your mental health, it’s important for your bones. I think if you approach it with a mindset of ‘I need to do this to keep, you know, one step in front of bad things happening to me’ – I think that’s the best way of thinking of it.”
She also revealed her day-to-day diet, from the morning ahead of The Morning Show to the evening.
For breakfast, the TV host would have scrambled eggs or an omelette with capsicum and smoked salmon or ham, paired with an almond milk protein shake.
In the noon she would opt for a chicken salad with a side of miso soup, while a dinner would consist a simple stir-fry with konjac rice or grilled protein with vegetables on the side.
Throughout the day Gillies would stave off hunger with coffee, cherry tomatoes or a seaweed salad. If the sweets craving struck, she said she would go for low-sugar yoghurt or chocolate-flavoured protein shake. She also drinks two to three litres of water a day.
“I don’t feel a day over 30!”