Halle Berry in Bathing Suit is "Back in My Happy Place"
Halle Berry is in major vacation mode! The actress shared a new swimsuit selfie this week while on a getaway, looking gorgeous and fit per usual. She captioned the snap, taken on a beach, "back in my happy place." How does the 55-year-old actress look half her age? Read on to see 7 of Halle Berry's top do's and don'ts for staying 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!
Do Make a Decision to Prioritize Your Health
First thing is first when it comes to getting into shape a la Halle. "You just have to have the will and the desire," she explained to Harper's Bazaar. "And you have to make up your mind that it's important. That's the hard work that people have to do."
Don't Stick with the Same Diet and Workout Routine As You Age
Halle Berry's body gets better than age, but only because she adapts her fitness routine. "I've always been fit, and have always thought about fitness and taking care of my body. It's only changed in terms of how I've been adding to my fitness regimen," she told Harper's Bazaar. "It used to just be working out with weights, and then I got into Pilates, and then I got into yoga, and now I'm into martial arts."
Do Intermittent Fasting
Initially Halle started the keto diet because of diabetes. "Nothing white. No sugar, no carbs," she explained during an appearance on Live With Kelly and Ryan about her dietary restrictions. Healthy fats like "avocado, coconut oil, butter" and no sugar are the rules she lives by. "That's the secret!" She also does intermittent fasting, revealing in an August 2018 Instagram story that she eats two meals a day, normally skipping breakfast and doing a "sort of fast." Her trainer, Peter Lee Thomas, added to Hollywood Life that his star client eats her first meal post-workout, "basically her breakfast and lunch combined."
Don't Drink Sugar
You won't find Halle drinking sugar. Instead, she sticks to healthy, nutritious drinks, according to Thomas. He revealed that bone broth, which she sips throughout the day or right before bed, green drinks, and "bullet coffee"—aka Bulletproof coffee, a concoction of black coffee, MCT oil, and grass-fed, unsalted butter, are her favorites.
Halle stays in fighting physical form with the help of boxing and martial arts. "Boxing is still considered one of the best full-body workouts," she wrote in an Instagram post. "You'll sculpt every muscle and burn major calories and fat. It dramatically decreases stress levels, develops hand-eye coordination, and builds confidence and discipline. But most importantly… you'll never stop learning. I've been boxing for the past 10 years and regularly for the past three and I love that I always learn a new way to challenge myself and work new muscles."
Don't Neglect Self-Care
Berry is a big proponent of self-care. "I love Self-Care Sundays, and finding time to read or meditate, do yoga, things that you can easily do at home," she told Harper's Bazaar. "Finding time to destress has been very important for me, because a few times I've had to stay calm and be positive for my children when they're falling apart."
Halle also stays grounded with the help of meditation. "Though I'll admit my practice ebbs and flows depending on what's going on in my life, I've been meditating for almost 20 years now. I typically like to do it first thing in the morning—sometimes for 10 minutes, sometimes for an hour—so that I can start my day from a really grounded place (and because that's my alone time now that I have kids)," she wrote in an essay for Women's Health. "I've always found peace, healing, and solace in meditation—and that's especially true (and important) right now when we're amidst so much unrest and it's so easy to operate out of fear."