How does a supermodel stay sexy?
If you’re Carol Alt, you eat raw.
The cover girl turned lifestyle maven is sharing the secrets to her svelte physique in a new cookbook titled “Easy Sexy Raw.”
The book, part raw food primer and part recipe collection, is meant to make the diet, which calls for eating uncooked, unprocessed food, less daunting.
An A-Z shopping list gathers Alt’s raw food essentials, including a variety of nuts, fresh produce and cured fish and meat, while another chapter explains the different “cooking” methods (raw food is never heated above 115 degrees).
Featured recipes include easy-to-blend drinks like watermelon agua fresca, a pesto “pasta” made of zucchini noodles, and even desserts.
“There’s so much variation,” says Alt, who points out that her book is not vegan.
Alt turned to the raw diet two decades ago after a series of weight and health problems.
The star was in such bad shape, she almost got kicked off the set of a modeling campaign.
“I was gaining weight and starting to look old at 34,” she remembers. “They said, ‘You’re not in bathing suit condition’ and called my management team over. I was so embarrassed.”
In addition to the cookbook — this is her third one — Alt has also produced a line of skin-care products using the raw food concept.
At 51, she believes the raw diet is what keeps her looking young and feeling energetic.
“People are hungry because their food isn’t nutritious. Because raw food is so nutritionally dense, you eat it and it’ll feed your body,” Alt says. “Take it from someone who has been through health issues, it doesn’t matter if you’re the No. 1 model in the world or you’re a mechanic working on somebody’s car, this is the best defense we have.”
Recipe:GOOD STUFF BY MOM & ME’S SALAD PIZZA WITH TOMATO SAUCE
Serves: 2 pizzas