Kate Hudson is radiant. Not only does she have a fabulously fit and toned body, she seems to positively glow -- a glow that is far more than skin deep.
Hudson has a bevvy of healthy habits that keep her looking great and feeling happy. In her new book, Pretty Happy, she details how she became "healthy, strong and beautiful from the inside out," so all of us can do the same! Here are a few of her secrets.
She's not into breakfast -- like, not at all.
Conventional wisdom says that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but Hudson finds it hard to stomach. "I'm not one of those people who wakes up hungry," she told Self. "...I realize that when I do [have breakfast], I eat less during the day or late at night." So, in the mornings, she has a cup of coffee and a green juice then busts out a workout.
Her workouts vary but often include running, cycling, Pilates or a Tracy Anderson routine. After doing her morning exercise, Hudson downs a protein shake.
Her diet is partly a "chemistry experiment."
Hudson believes in following an alkaline diet which means that she avoids acidic foods and tries to get 60-80% of her calories from tofu, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. This type of diet also means she avoids meat, dairy and gluten while limiting her sugar intake.
But, she's not 100% committed to clean eating.
For lunch, Hudson usually has a salad followed by a late-afternoon snack. She does her best to have 5, small, plant-based meals each day. "I don't remember the last time I had a steak," she says.
But none of this means she is perfect all of the time. "If I want to go out and eat at a restaurant with amazing food, I'll do that, like, once a week where I'm not thinking about it," she says. "I want to indulge! I want to do things that are not healthy sometimes." One of her favourite guilty treats is Hawaiian pizza, for example.
She really, really, really loves coffee.
Hudson doesn't just start her morning with coffee, she often uses it to give herself a boost during the day when she feels a dip in energy. As far as vices go, this one is pretty reasonable!
It is pretty clear that Hudson is at home with her healthy habits and confident in her skin. But, her relationship with her body hasn't always been so peaceful. She says she was never an emotional eater, but has made lots of poor food choices in the past. "Now, after a lot of trial and error, I've figured out how not to overthink what I eat," she says. "I don't restrict myself … I've learned to enjoy new foods and new ways to be inside my body – and there are always new options to discover."
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What do you think of Hudson's diet and exercise habits? Do you think you could do the same in your own life?