Halle Berry. Photo: [email protected]

One of the things Halle Berry has always been known for is her beauty. The actress, 50, honestly doesn’t look a day over 35 and has the most youthful look and glow after all of these years. So what is the trick to maintaining that? According to Berry, learning to live without sugar and carbs, among other things.

“I swear by the ketogenic diet,” Berry said during a chat with Mararazzi. “It’s simple. It’s no sugar, no carbs. And what you force your body to do is instead of burning sugar for fuel, you start burning healthy fats like avocado, coconut oil, eggs. You start eating healthy fats. You just eat protein, nuts, legumes. You start teaching your body. Your body begins to burn fat instead of sugar and when you start burning fat, all the fat starts to melt away.”

She pairs a lean diet like the popular ketogenic one, which as she said, is high fat, low carbs and an adequate protein diet, with four to five days a week of exercise. Her go-to methods of exercise are centered around her body weight, as opposed to doing weight training.

“I do a workout that revolves around my body weight most of the time,” she said. “I don’t do a lot of muscles. I don’t want to look like *puffs up cheeks.* I just do bodyweight stuff. I do yoga sometimes. Pilates. I switch it up because your body gets used to the same exercises, so you have to kind of trick it every six or three months.”

When asked if her kids, Nahla, 9, and Maceo, 3, join in on her workouts, the star said they prefer to just be her cheerleaders. “No, they watch me and cheer me on,” Berry said. “‘Good mommy, good! Keep going, keep going!’”

Terry Shropshire

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