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. Berry's weight loss secrets were a low-carb diet and cardio exercise, Celebrity Health Fitness reported.
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.
Low carb diets keep blood sugar stable and suppress appetite, said Dr. Ludwig, a physician and Harvard nutrition professor.
Studies also show low-carb, high-fat diets enhance mood and curb depression.
Dr. Ludwig, author of Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, lost 20 pounds in 3 months on a low-carb diet without feeling hungry or counting calories.
Halle Berry typically works out for 90 minutes, five days a week, doing a routine that combined cardio exercise like running on the treadmill with cross-training calisthenics.
Berry dislikes working out, but does it to keep her diabetes in check. "I do not love to work out," said Halle. "But if I stick to exercising every day and put the right things in my mouth, then my diabetes just stays in check."