Demi Moore's age-defying bikini body at 53 is due to a raw vegan diet, Pilates and yoga workouts, Celebrity Health & Fitness reported.
Sources said Demi maintains her hot bikini body with mostly raw vegan diet that features organic vegetables, fruits, green juices, smoothies and soups. Raw food devotees believe that eating greens, nuts, and seeds heated below 118°F preserves vitamins and minerals.
Supermodel Carol Alt, the author of A Healthy You, told me a raw food diet promotes easy weight loss and slows down the aging process. Carol, 55, said this is because vegetables and fruits contain flavonoids and carotenoids, plant-based antioxidants that fight the free radical damage linked to aging.
"I'm never hungry, and my body is nourished," said Alt, author of Easy Sexy Raw. "Because raw food is so nutritionally dense, it’ll feed your body. A healthy diet is everything."
The age-defying effects of vegan and vegetarian diets are no surprise to Dr. David Katz, director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center.
"A diet of minimally processed foods close to nature — predominantly plants — is decisively associated with health promotion and disease prevention," said Dr. Katz, author of Disease-Proof.
Dr. Neal Barnard agrees. "Studies suggest that free radicals [toxic molecules that form in the body] contribute to aging," Barnard wrote in his book, the 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart.
A vegan diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, is full of antioxidants which help protect the body from damage by free radicals."
Demi Moore's beauty secret is fragrance-free moisturizer. "My skin is very sensitive, so I use only fragrance-free, simple, pure products," said Moore. "And I moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! If you focus on good skin care, your skin will be balanced, and then you really won't need a lot of makeup."
Moore, who admitted she was obsessed with being young and skinny, used to do punishing daily workouts that included running six miles a day, long-distance cycling, and lifting weights for up to two hours daily. Ironically, Demi's bikini body got thinner and fitter after she scaled back on her intense exercise sessions during her 40s.
Being Skinny and Beautiful Brought Only Temporary Happiness
Today, Demi's workouts are low-impact and mainly include yoga and Pilates. Yoga is an excellent anti-aging workout because it builds lean muscle, strengthens your core, and reduces stress, said Mandy Ingber, author of Yogalosophy.
Ingber has taught yoga to her close friend Jennifer Aniston for the past 20 years and is responsible for Jennifer's youthful physique.
Despite being hailed for her fit physique, Moore confessed she suffered from poor body image and sometimes hated her body.
I have had a love-hate relationship with my body. I sit today in a place of greater acceptance of my body. And that includes not just my weight, but all of the things that come with your changing body."
Over the years, tabloids speculated that Moore had gotten over $500,000 in plastic surgery, from facelifts to breast surgeries to liposuction to a kneecap lift. Demi has repeatedly denied these rumors.
"[The constant cosmetic surgery speculation] feels like schoolyard name-calling; it hurts," she said. "Maybe one day I'll go under the knife. It just irritates me that people are constantly saying how much I've spent on plastic surgery."
After decades of suffering a neurotic preoccupation with being sexy, Moore said she ultimately found that beauty and thinness never truly made her happy.
"I had an extreme obsession with my body," Demi said. "I made it a measure of my own value. "I tried to dominate it, which I did, and I changed it multiple times over. But it never lasted, and ultimately it didn't bring me anything but temporary happiness."