For many celebrities, the pursuit of radiant youth and a fit physique is what keeps them on top of their professional game. At 51 years old, Halle Berry appears to have fought back against the hands of time and maintained an enviable glow that leaves many wondering just how she manages to stay looking so youthful.
Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the age of 19, the Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe-winning actress was forced to drastically change her diet in order to maintain her health and wellbeing. Eliminating carbs and sugar from her diet was a conscious decision in order to keep her body and mind healthy, not just for her career.
Halle Berry’s Ketogenic Diet
In a post to her followers on Instagram,1 Halle not only promoted her love for the ketogenic diet for getting rid of her postpartum belly fat, but also for keeping her looking and feeling young. “Keto is a very low-carb food plan which actually forces your body to burn fat like crazy. I also believe it’s been largely responsible for slowing down my aging process,” she wrote.
The actress continues to tout all the great benefits of adopting a lifestyle that is low carb, no sugar, and full of healthy fats, “The keto lifestyle offers so many benefits such as weight loss, (moms that’s how we get rid of our baby bellies), appetite control, more energy and better mental performance. If you’re like me, you can possibly reverse type 2 diabetes, you’ll experience better physical endurance, better skin and also less acne if that’s an issue. And it even helps control migraines!”
In a 2017 interview on Kelly and Ryan,2 Ms. Berry confesses that the keto diet, love, and being happy are her secrets to staying youthful and maintaining a fantastic physique. Explaining that she is diabetic, she eats no sugar and abides by the general rule to not eat anything white – like bread, potatoes, and rice.
Can a Keto Diet Keep You Young?
Quite obviously, the ketogenic diet’s tendency to steer followers toward a more whole foods, nutrient-rich diet is a huge step toward improving overall health. Reducing the consumption of processed foods can have a dramatic impact on skin health, digestion, and brain function. In a study done by the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology in San Francisco, it was also concluded that a ketogenic diet could fight aging and reduce mortality.3 The study, done on mice in a lab, determined that a ketogenic diet improves survival, memory, and healthspan.
Halle Berry is treating her body right by eating a low carb, no sugar diet, and those results are clear every time we see her on the red carpet. If you’re interested in adopting a ketogenic diet, whether to lose weight or fight the signs of aging, it’s important to do so safely and with a good deal of education. Make sure you’re prepared to get started and, if you have any health concerns, consult your physician first.
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