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Halle Berry Swears By The Keto Diet—Here's Exactly What She Eats
Guys, . At 51, she's still got me sayingdamn, girl.
While, yes, those looks are definitely genetics, the actress also swears by the —for weight managementandto help manage her diabetes, which she was diagnosed with at age 22.
The high fat, moderate protein, and very low-carb plan encourages her body to burn healthy fats rather than carbs for energy, she explains on . “A ketogenic diet is no sugar, no carbs. Nothing white,” she says. Instead, Halle fills her diet with healthy fats, like avocado, coconut oil, and butter.
In another interview withPeopleTV, Halle explains that eggs, protein, nuts, and legumes are also part of her plate, along with lots of vegetables. And it’s far from deprivation: “You can eat all the food you want,” she says. “You can eat a big-ass porterhouse steak if you want. You just can’t have the baked potato.”
(Worth noting: As experts have told WomensHealthMag.com in the past, calories are still calories when you're doing keto—most people just tend to feel fuller faster since they're loading up on fats and protein, so naturally tend to eat fewer cals.)
Luckily, her Instagram gives a little peak into some of her favorite meals. And Halle gets a lot of her cooking inspo from Maria Emmerich’s cookbook, , showing off all the recipes she makes on her fitness channel on Instagram Stories. Here's what the A-lister's typical day looks like on the keto diet:
Breakfast: Purim Greens and Beets or Bulletproof Collagen Protein
Lunch: Green Beans and Bolognese or Proscuitto and Arugula Roll-Ups
Dinner: Arctic Char with Olive Salsa or @RuledMe's Instant Pot White Chicken Chili
Snacks: Zucchini Chips, Chicken Bone Broth, or Tomato Tulips
So yeah, it seems like the keto diet definitely works for Halle—but it's important to note that it's also super-strict and not sustainable for everyone. She may, however, have a point about using the keto diet to help manage her diabetes.
One 2005 study published in the journalNutrition & Metabolismfound that the keto diet lowered blood sugar and reduced or even eliminated the need for diabetes medications in overweight participants with type 2 diabetes. But keep in mind: This study, and others, have only focused on keto's effects on type 2 diabetes, not type 1.
Still, if you have type 2 diabetes—or even if you don't—and are interested in trying out the keto diet, it's important to check in with your doctor first (itisa pretty major lifestyle change, after all).
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