Halle Berry credits a low-carb, sugar-free diet and cross-training workouts for her stunning post-baby weight loss. Berry showed off her hot after-baby body at the 2014 Academy Awards.
Halle looked elegant in a body-hugging black Versace gown just four months after giving birth to son Maceo. "I'm not quite where I want to be with my body, so this was a great dress for me to wear tonight!" Berry told People. "I'm working hard [to slim down]."
Halle said it has been a lot of work juggling a new baby with getting back in shape and her booming career, but she wouldn't have it any other way.
"It's a whole new life for me now all over again, having a new little baby again," said Berry. "I'm working on a television show now, so I'm juggling working and being a mom and breast-feeding while I'm working."
Halle, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1989, follows a low-carb, sugar-free diet for diabetics that features plenty of non-starchy vegetables and high-quality proteins.
Low carb diets such as the ketogenic, Paleo and Atkins diets fuel rapid weight loss by forcing the body to burn fat for fuel, said obesity expert Dr. Eric Westman, co-author of Keto Clarity.
The lithe 5-foot-6 brunette stunner typically works out for 90 minutes, five days a week, doing a routine that combined cardio exercise with cross-training.
Berry said she dislikes working out, but does it to keep her diabetes in check. "I do not love to work out," she said. "But if I stick to exercising every day and put the right things in my mouth, then my diabetes just stays in check."
Halle Berry is married to French actor Olivier Martinez. She has a daughter, Nahla, with Canadian model Gabriel Aubry.