Miss Universe Australia’s 10 Secrets To Health & Wellbeing

Tegan Martin is a Newcastle girl with a shiny future. Crowned Miss Universe Australia in June of this year, Tegan is about to compete in the Miss Universe 2014 pageant (actually held in January 2015!)

Tegan modelling for Novo shoes. Image via her instagram account @tegan.martin


The 21 year old blonde stunner, who is also a former hairdresser and make up artist (didn’t those skills come in handy) shares some interesting secrets about how she stays fit and healthy…

TIP #1. Replace your pre-workout energy drink or your afternoon slump coffee with a glass of fresh
organic unsweetened cranberry juice, with a shot of wheatgrass or barley grass. You’ll have
an instant energy kick and in the long term, your body will love you for it.

TIP #2. If you have trouble losing weight or there are certain parts of your body that are resistant to
diet and exercise, try eliminating dairy and sugars.

TIP #3. Use coconut oil instead of other oils when possible. It is metabolised straight into energy
rather than storing as fat. It’s also a great sweet fix – I have a tablespoon everyday and I
have it with a slice of toasted rice loaf for a sweet treat.


TIP #4. Take a probiotic. I started taking Progurt, which I’ve found has upped my energy levels, my
skin is clearer, I don’t have tired eyes and I have much less bloating.

Image: Tegan Martin’s instagram @tegan.martin


TIP #5. Start your day with a warm glass of water and lemon juice or apple cider vinegar – this will
really kick-start your metabolism and works wonders on your digestive tract. I also drizzle
apple cider vinegar on my salads to aid digestion.

TIP #6. Eat plenty of white fish. It is rich in vitamins and minerals and is much easier for the
digestive system to break down than any other form of fish or meat.

TIP #7. Chlorophyll – put two tablespoons in a 1.5Litre bottle of water to sip on throughout the
day. I also keep a 1L drink bottle on me, so as to ensure I drink enough water and stay


TIP #8. Exercise less, eat less. Sometimes we over exercise, which in turn makes us eat more for
energy. I find when I keep my exercise to 30mins a day – depending on the intensity of the
workout – I get the best results. I alternate between walking, running, light weights, yoga
and boxing.

Image: Tegan Martin’s instagram @tegan.martin

TIP #9. Replace your social coffee dates with green juice dates. Green juices are my super healing
secret. They reduce inflammation in the body and do wonders for your digestion. I make
sure I have at least one green juice per day – NOT as a meal replacement though.

TIP #10. Choose the right shoe. The endless parties over summer mean dressing up for the occasion; however, constantly wearing high heels can affect your posture and lead to nerve damage.
Swap your heels for a pair of flats or wedges where appropriate. My current favourites are
an espadrilles or a wedge.



  • Reply yslyenom Tuesday 27th January, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    A lot of her tips are really good tips. Taking note of the probiotic and clorophyll ones.

  • Reply Whatthe Friday 23rd January, 2015 at 7:07 am

    So much wisdom from a 21 year old – she’s not only beautiful but also very, very smart!

  • Reply BellaB Thursday 8th January, 2015 at 11:45 am

    The one about not over-exercising is unusual, but interesting.

  • Reply xlilda Tuesday 6th January, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Good luck to her in Miss Universe!

  • Reply lovelyloves Monday 29th December, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    She is so gorgeous!

  • ivysaurus
    Reply ivysaurus Saturday 27th December, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    great tips that are easily achievable (:

  • Reply blueruby Thursday 18th December, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    great practical tips!

  • judi1
    Reply judi1 Tuesday 16th December, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Good tips. Love the photo shoot!

  • Reply stels Sunday 14th December, 2014 at 6:09 pm


  • violetflower61230
    Reply violetflower61230 Sunday 14th December, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Some good tips there! Btw does anyone else think she looks like Heidi Klum in the last picture?

    • Vanessa Roberts - Editor
      Reply Vanessa Roberts Tuesday 16th December, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      Thanks @violetflower61230, I think she looks like someone too – can’t place who. Definitely a top model, or maybe a young Carmen Electra!

  • Reply Whatthe Friday 12th December, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Go Tegan! Can’t wait to see the outcome. Good luck too!

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