Between veganism, flexitarianism and raw food diets, these days the health and fitness world is awash with devotees of hard-to-follow eating practices.
But one Australian model, Mimi Elashiry, has a refreshingly simple approach.
Speaking with FEMAIL as she joins forces with swimwear behemoth, Tigerlily for their new campaign, the Instagram star, 22, revealed the approach she takes towards her diet in her day-to-day life:
‘I swear by a wholefoods diet,’ she explained. ‘Foods in their whole and natural state, cooked however you like.’
Speaking with FEMAIL as she joins forces with swimwear behemoth, Tigerlily for their new campaign, Mimi Elashiry (pictured in Tigerlily) shared her health and fitness mantra
‘I swear by a wholefoods diet,’ Mimi (pictured) said – the 22-year-old said she likes ‘foods in their whole and natural state, cooked however you like’
‘I don’t consume any processed foods or refined sugars,’ Mimi (pictured) explained
Elaborating somewhat, Mimi added: ‘I don’t consume any processed foods or refined sugars.
‘I no longer have any other dietary requirements, as I travel so much and love to enjoy the foods of different cultures without having to be restricted.’
In reality, this translates as plenty of sprouted bread, coconut oil, miso, and avocado with tempeh.
The model also loves eggs with green vegetables, as well as sauerkraut, roasted vegetables and tahini.
‘I roast my veggies with a tiny splash of water and coconut oil, (cinnamon on the sweet potato) and then pile them on top of my salad with a lovely drizzling of my tahini sauce on top,’ Mimi told Hippies In The City.
She also predominantly eats plant-based foods, and shops at farmers’ markets and organic food shops where possible.
She said that even though she has had dietary requirements in the past, Mimi no longer has any as she likes to experience various international cuisines
Mimi’s day-to-day diet encompasses plenty of salads, roasted vegetables, miso, tempeh, sauerkraut and eggs (pictured wearing Tigerlily)
When it comes to fitness, Mimi’s mantra is similarly easy to replicate:
‘I grew up dancing almost every day, so for me it’s very important to just get up and moving on the daily,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.
‘Whether it’s dancing, walking, running, yoga, swimming laps at Icebergs in Bondi, boxing or going to the gym, I like to change it up to keep myself motivated.
‘That being said, I do have a few favourite YouTube workouts which I like to do each day.’
When it comes to fitness, Mimi’s mantra is similarly easy to replicate – as she ‘grew up dancing’, the model thinks it’s important to just get up and get moving every day
‘Whether it’s dancing, walking, running, yoga, swimming laps at Icebergs in Bondi, boxing or going to the gym, I like to change it up to keep myself motivated,’ she said
However, the Instagram star is also a fan of doing YouTube workouts at home
Dancing (pictured) remains her favourite creative outlet, however
As she teams up with Tigerlily, Mimi also shared how she views her personal style:
‘Eclectic. I gather bits and pieces of traditional accessories from different cultures – for example, Navajo jewellery and Indian scarves – and tie these in with my favourite Australian and international labels.
‘I’m also obsessed with early-mid 1900s women’s fashion, and so my vintage collection spans all decades.’
Speaking about her personal style, Mimi described her fashion sense as ‘eclectic’ – she pairs all sorts of accessories and eras together
‘I gather bits and pieces of traditional accessories from different cultures – and tie these in with my favourite Australian and international labels,’ the model said
As a beach lover, Mimi also shared her favourite beaches – which includes Bondi Beach and Sarakiniko in Milos in Greece
As a beach lover, she also revealed her favourite beaches around the world:
‘Bondi takes the top spot as I live here and I would be lying if I didn’t say I love it,’ she said.
‘Then Castle Rock s the best little hidden spot, tucked away along the Manly National Park walk is great. And Little Wategos has the best sunset in Byron.’
Last but not least, Mimi cited Sarakiniko in Milos in Greece as a little slice of heaven:
‘Glittery white bouldering rocks meet the edge of the turquoise blue Mediterranean sea.’
Mimi Elashiry has teamed up with Tigerlily for their new swimwear campaign. She was shot by Josie Clough at Sydney’s Shelly Beach.