Cindy Crawford was photographed on a family vacay in St. Barts a few weeks ago, and we're pretty sure the entire world had the same thought: How in the world does the 51-year-old modeling icon still look just as runway-ready as she did in the '90s?!?
Turns out, Crawford's healthy living secrets are the tired-and-true healthy living secrets we've been hearing all along.
"The secrets are—there's no secrets," she told Access Hollywood in 2010. "I work out, I eat—I always say 80% good, 80% of the time 'cause that's achievable."
Okay, so what's her daily meal and fitness plan that keeps her looking like a campaign for anti-aging perfection?
She Always Starts Her Day With a Cup of Green Tea
Before she can enjoy breakfast, Crawford must have a mug of green tea.
"I like green tea. I'm a green tea person," she told ELLE in 2015. "I feel good with it. My body wants that every morning."
Once she's set with her caffeine kick, it's on to a healthy-and-filling breakfast.
"It's really important to start the day out right. It's very easy to control what you eat for breakfast, for the most part, if you're home. If you start with a good foundations it sets you up well," she told ELLE. "I start out with a protein shake. That gets me through with very even energy."
Her protein shake combines almond milk, coconut milk and protein powder. After getting a jumpstart on her day and cooking breakfast for her kids before school, she'll have half of an Ezekiel or spelt muffin, the former-supermodel told Allure in 2014.
She Packs Her Lunch With Protein
"[I] have a salad for lunch. I feel better with protein so I like a salad with fish or chicken," Crawford told ELLE.
She has previously mentioned her affinity for chocolate (right when you thought you couldn't love her more), but she has a genius trick to limit her cocoa cravings: "At the end of lunch, I always have a small piece of dark chocolate—it tells my body that I'm done with my meal. In my experience, if you're craving something and deny yourself, you wind up eating five other things, and then you eat the thing you're craving anyway," she told Allure.
She Snacks to Keep Her Energy Up
The supermodel is pro-snack as a tool to keep her going throughout the day—just as long as it's healthy. She told ELLE that you'll make better decisions if you keep feeding yourself, because it keeps your blood sugar level all day.
"I have a small snack in the afternoon: almonds, an apple and a slice of cheese, or hummus with celery. It is always protein-heavy," she told Allure. "I'm obsessed with having food in my bag. I hate the idea that I'll get hungry and there will only be bad options around. I usually have almonds, San-J Tamari crackers, maybe Urban Remedy [gluten-free] brownies."
She Makes Sure the Whole Family Is Present for Dinner
The Gerber clan is spread out across various activities all day long, so Crawford makes sure they always eat dinner together as a family. And while her husband, Rande Gerber and kids, Presley and Kaia, don't stick to the same rigid meal plan as the supermodel, Crawford doesn't let that derail her diet.
"I like to eat with my family and they like pasta, of course, so I'll just have the turkey meatballs on a bed of raw spinach. Or I'll make salmon and mashed potatoes and asparagus and skip the mashed potatoes," she told ELLE. "The more you eat healthy, the more you want to do it because you feel better."
She Wants to be a Good Role Model for Her Daughter
Talk about a mini me: Not only do Crawford and her 15-year-old daughter look crazy similar (talk about good genes!), but Kaia followed in her mom's footsteps and became a model.
But Crawford teaches Kaia more than just how to strike a pose. "I have a daughter, so I eat consciously because I want her to see me eat healthy and not think that she can't have dessert ever," she told Us Weekly in 2010. "I think it's a bad example for her."
She Balances Training in the Gym With Outdoor Activities
Even Crawford has those days where she just doesn't feel like going to the gym. But having a scheduled regimen ensures that she stays motivated to continue to look—and feel—her best.
"I think having a scheduled appointment works for me. That way, I don't really have to think about it," she told Shape. "Regarding choosing to eat healthy, it's getting easier and easier because I know how much better I feel when I do eat right. Certainly making sure you have yummy, healthy choices on hand makes it easier to make a good choice."
So does that mean if we choose to follow simple healthy habits, we can age as gracefully as the iconic supermodel? We're SO in!
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.