Although Kate Hudson is pretty busy being an actress, mom-of-two, and the founder of Fabletics, she still manages to keep her body in impressive shape. From participating in workouts that she actually enjoys to eating the foods that help her power through her day, Kate is all about balance and moderation. Read on to find out how the Golden Globe winner keeps her body looking and feeling its best all year around, and then check out these 50 Best Weight Loss Tips to help jumpstart your own goals.
She Counts Calories
Counting calories helps her adhere to consuming about 1,800 calories a day. How does she do it? “My friend Ginnifer Goodwin told me about this app, MyFitnessPal, and then I got obsessed with it, because knowledge is power,” she told Fox News. “I memorized everything, so if anything gets on the table, I literally know how many calories it is. The greatest day of my life was when I realized a small piece of pizza was only 150 calories. I was like, That means I can have three slices for a meal!"
Pilates Is Her Secret Weapon
So what’s her secret to looking significantly younger than she is? The 37-year-old star swears by pilates. “I love pilates, that’s always what I will do, and I know it’s boring but it really is the foundation of everything that I do," Hudson admitted to SELF. "I believe in traditional pilates because I think that our bodies need to be aligned, and what that does for your body is it makes it so strong.”
She Busts A Move
Hudson is also a big fan of breaking a sweat by busting a move. “Any dance aerobic workout just makes me feel happy,” she said. Another Kate-approved workout that’s simple enough to do on the reg? “The benefits of walking are huge and it’s such a nice thing to do. It's a good example of how easy it can be to add more movement into your day without having to make a huge effort, she says,” she said.
She’s A Part-Time Vegan
Besides for staying loyal to her tried and true fitness regimen, the author of Pretty Happy: The Healthy Way to Love Your Body believes in tailoring your diet to your own needs and avoiding restrictions. Since eating vegan helps her feel her best — her go-to favorites include beans, spinach, and kale — she sticks to veganism about two to three days a week, but also indulges every so often. “If you like meat, to be predominantly plant-based is great for you. So why not be predominantly plant-based and every once in a while, if you go to a great steakhouse, have a steak? I kind of try to look at it like that,” she advises in SELF.
Cooking Is Her Go-To Pastime
When she’s not enjoying eating out, Kate loves whipping up her own homemade dishes, like pasta. "It takes a lot of time — lasagna is like, a whole thing. But I love it. And I cook meatballs all the time. My kids love meatballs," she shared with SELF. If you’re a fan of Mediterranean grub just like Kate, be sure to check out these 12 Healthy Italian Recipes that you can make in the comfort of your own kitchen!