The ‘I Know Him So Well’ singer tries to be “careful” with her diet and “not to overindulge”, preferring to focus on one main meal a day.
Speaking to The Mirror newspaper, she said: “I’m a one meal per day girl. I try to be careful with my diet and try not to overindulge. I have one fabulous lunch or early evening supper with a glass of wine … I’m not gaining weight, so I would recommend it. And I’m not deliberately depriving myself. If I do want a snack or a piece of chocolate I have it.”
Meanwhile, Elaine also dished on her routine she sticks to whilst performing, which keeps her away from calorific treats like chocolate and cheese.
She added: “I don’t like giving my anti-ageing secrets away as there is a long list of them. In general, I eat well, sleep well and surround myself with good friends. The older I get, the more I take extra care of my voice. I have learned the old-fashioned way, so I make sure I don’t eat cheese, or chocolate, or drink alcohol when I’m performing. It’s a bit boring, but, it’s my form of maintenance.”
However, there is one thing Elaine “can’t stand” – annoying theatre-goers who eat throughout a performance.
The 72-year-old West End star shared: “I can’t stand theatre-goers that chomp their way through a three-course meal – they’ll be eating chips and everything else during a show. It’s the most annoying thing a theatre-goer will have to experience. We never used to do that in my day.”