It's hard to believe Halle Berry is 53 years old. The superstar actress is so fit, she could probably pass for someone 10 or even 20 years younger. She often credits her healthy lifestyle for her perpetually youthful look — and following the low-carb, high-fat keto diet is a major part of it.
"Being diabetic most of my life, I have always had to take food very seriously," Berry explained in an Instagram post. "So for years, I have been following the keto or ketogenic diet. I hate the word 'diet' so while you’ll see the word diet, just know I encourage you to think of it as a lifestyle change NOT A DIET! Keto is a very low-carb food plan which actually forces your body to burn fat like crazy."
While Berry has been very open about her enthusiasm for keto, we now have more info about her actual meal plan than ever before. In an interview with Hollywood Life, Berry's personal trainer, Peter Lee Thomas, spilled the beans on everything the icon eats in a day.
"First of all, Halle never eats breakfast," Thomas said. "She starts her day with a big glass of water, about 8-12 oz., usually with a little lemon squeezed into it for flavor. And then directly after that, she will take her amino acids. She takes something called Master Amino Pattern ($75, Amazon) by a company called Purium." (Note: MAP is also sometimes known as Super Amino 23.)
After that, Berry has some keto coffee with two tablespoons of MCT oil. This keto-friendly oil can be found in coconut oil, ghee, or Irish grass-fed butter. Sometimes, she also enjoys Can't Beet This ($54.95, Purium), a pre-workout supplement powder made mostly from beets and natural caffeine. Once she's all revved up, she'll do her morning workout for about an hour and a half.
When she's done exercising, she has her first meal of the day, which Thomas describes as a "dense" one. "A lot of the time she will have a steak with a big green salad and not butter lettuce, it has to be dark greens like spinach and kale," he says. "Or she will have shredded chicken over a dark green leafy salad. Or she might have two or three eggs, not egg whites, she eats the whole egg because the yolk is very important."
Snackers rejoice! Berry enjoys noshing on several snacks throughout the day. More often than not, these snacks include fresh fruit and veggies. Unsurprisingly, the keto star avocado regularly makes an appearance in her snacking routine. She also enjoys bone broth — ideally homemade, not the store-bought kind.
"You can make it," Berry explained in an interview with Extra. "You can go to the butcher and get all the bones they're going to throw away and he'll give them to you for free. Take the bones, boil them up for 24 hours, and you drink the broth. It's so full of collagen that it's crazy."
When it's dinnertime, Berry often enjoys a filling meal full of protein and veggies. Thomas said, "She really likes lamb so she’ll often have a lamb chop or her chef will make her a really nice ketogenic stew, that will have a lot of cauliflower and broccoli and other vegetables that are filling and some sort of lean grass fed protein in it."
Sounds like a pretty satisfying day to us!
Remember: Always talk to a doctor before trying any new diet, especially a restrictive one like keto.
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