Diagnosed with diabetes type II at the age of just 19, Halle Berry has been on the road to maintaining good health ever since. She learned early on to take her diet and her body seriously and now makes it all look effortless. A talented actress, a wonderful mom, and a great friend, Halle is an inspiration for many. She often shares bits and pieces of her life on her Instagram account, and 3.3 million followers are happy to be a part of it.
We at Bright Side are stunned like everyone else by how flawlessly perfect she looks and want to share her secrets with you. Enjoy!
She nails sports like a pro.
To stay in shape (curvy and toned, but not too muscly) and to manage her disease, as well, she exercises a lot. Halle isn’t a fan of heavyweights and prefers to work with what she has and she does a lot of cardio.
The main focus is placed on her abs. Her personal trainer, Peter Lee Thomas, says she has half-hour core sessions 3 times a week. He also mentions that she’s capable of enduring all kinds of training sessions, no matter how intense they are.
She has a clean and strict diet.
Halle Berry knows something we often forget about — that a healthy mind and body start with a clean and healthy diet. Her top secrets are in fact no secrets at all: just cut back on sugar, food that’s high in fat, and processed carbs.
She goes for lots of fresh veggies, chicken (not red meat), fish, and whole grain pasta. To cut back on sugar, she decreased the amount of fresh fruit and substitutes it with Xylitol when needed. “The most important part of being healthy and in great shape largely depends on what and when you eat.” She said.
She takes cares of her skin whenever she can.
Berry treats her skin as much as she does her body. Her skin routine has been a strict and profound one since the age of 14, she says. 3 cornerstones of her regimen are cleansing, toning, and moisturizing twice a day every day.
When she’s not out in the spotlight, she doesn’t wear makeup and lets her skin rest. What’s more, she likes to indulge in regular facial treatments at her cosmetologist’s (Olga Lorencin-Northrup) office. And she wears SPF, of course!
She goes for healthy energy snacks.
For an energy boost, she chooses to load up on shakes with added vegetable protein and healthy snacks. The latter include things like prosciutto roll-ups or zucchini chips.
It’s all part of the Ketogenic diet plan that she’s been following for a long time now. Moderate protein, low-carb, and healthy fats (avocado, coconut oil, etc) help Berry’s body burn healthy fats instead of carbs for energy.
She sets her priorities right.
A devoted mother of 2, Berry loves to spend time with her family and never forgets to do so. Time spent with your loved ones is beneficial for both her mental health and the emotional development of her children.
Halle also isn’t shy or dull. Just watch at how she performs a crazy dance on Ellen’s show! Having a good time and not taking yourself too seriously is definitely the right way to stay young.
She always finds time and room for reading.
On her Instagram, she shares that she’s “passionate about reading and would love to have a place where she can share her favorite books and why they move her.” Her IG profile (especially her own bed) became such a place. She has a hashtag #HBbooksfrombed now and adds new books to it regularly.
“I’d rather have my nose in a book than in someone else’s business.” She says. It’s definitely good advice to follow since self-education is key.
But Halle won’t turn down a glass of good wine or a nice Aperol Spritz. Because “wine not!”
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