Halle Berry in Bathing Suit Says "Happy New Year"
Halle Berry has been on vacation and shared some Vitamin D with us all in honor of 2022. "i felt the sun on my face today and my soul smiled…more of that please in 2022! POW POW! Happy New Year everyone," she captioned a selfie of herself in a bathing suit, the blue sky above her full of possibilities. How does the megastar—who directed the Netflix hit drama Bruised—stay so fit while keeping so busy? Read on to see 7 ways Halle Berry stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
She Manages Her Diabetes
While this might not be known to many people, Berry has diabetes, and was diagnosed when she was 19 years old. Berry tells the L.A. Times that having diabetes has made her conscious of food and what she puts in her body, and has made her make a lot of changes. "It took a couple of years, and some scary situations, to accept that it was a lifestyle change and not a diet I could stop in six months." Berry tells the DailyMail some of her favorite healthy meals. "I started to eat loads of wonderful fresh vegetables, chicken, fresh fish and pasta. I cut out red meat and cut back on fruit because it can contain quite a lot of sugar," Berry said.
She's Has Done Keto
Berry is on the popular keto diet. She says on an Instagram post, "Being diabetic most of my life, I have always had to take food very seriously. 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."
She's A Fan of Protein Shakes
Berry says to the L.A. Times that she tries to avoid napping during the day. "I am not a napper," she says. However, Berry says that she has a trick to keep her energy up. "Adding vegetable protein to a shake sustains my energy throughout the day."
She Eats Small Meals
Berry says that she tends to eat smaller meals to help manage her diabetes. "My diet is geared towards managing my diabetes, so I try to eat four small meals a day. I like to feel strong and healthy," Berry says to Women & Home South Africa.
She Starts Her Day With Water & Amino Acids
Berry's personal trainer, Peter Lee Thomas, reveals to HollywoodLife that the actress does not eat breakfast, and prefers to drink water and amino acids in the morning. He says, "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 by a company called Purium." Thomas continues, "Essentially it is the actual amino acids that build muscle, not the actual food source, because the food first needs to be converted into amino acids to create the muscle. If you imagine your body as a freeway system, these amino acids go straight onto the freeway. It's the quickest way possible for your body to get these nutrients because nothing has to be digested."
She Works Out 30 Minutes A Day
With Berry's busy schedule, it can be difficult to exercise regularly. However, she tells the L.A. Times that she tries to get in a workout every day. "No matter what, every day I exercise for at least 30 minutes," she says.
She's A Fan Of Cardio
Berry tells the L.A. Times that she's a fan of cardio, and isn't a fan of strength training. "I have never worked out with a lot of weights unless I had to for a film role. Left to my own devices, I just do cardio. I do exercises that involve my own body weight, because I never want to get too muscly," she says.