At 44, Catherine Zeta Jones has never looked better. One of the growing number of celebrities who are proving that 40 is the new 20, Catherine is dedicated to her diet and workout program. Find out how the striking star of movies like "Chicago" stays so slim.
Memo to those who think denial is the secret of dieting: Catherine disagrees.
"I don't deny myself food. I'm no saint. I love butter and cream, but I also eat lots of grains and fruits," she told InStyle magazine.
However, the Daily Mail reports that Catherine also is a believer in food combining principles and the weight loss regime known as the Hay diet. This plan follows certain principles:
- Food belongs in one of two groups: Alkaline or acidic.
- Avoid foods that are too acidic, such as white flour, cheese and cranberries
- Eat more low acidic foods such as plums, spinach and eggs
The food plan is said to benefit people with conditions ranging from arthritis to diabetes. You can learn more by reading:
- "Get Well with the Hay Diet: Food Combining & Good Health" (click for additional details)
- "The Complete Book of Food Combining: A New, Easy-to-Use Guide to the Most Successful Diet Ever" (click for more information)
In addition, Catherine's fanatical about fitness, telling InStyle magazine: "I love exercise, even things like the elliptical and stretching."
She's particularly hyped on hula-hooping.
"I'm obsessed with hula-hooping," confessed Catherine. "I do it for 20 minutes a day. I don't use the old-fashioned hollow plastic kind we had when we were kids, but I discovered a new one at Danskin that's smaller and weighted."
Learn more about weighted hula-hoops for weight loss and your waistline:
- Weighted Sports Hula Hoop for Weight Loss - Trim Hoop (click for details)
- SELF Weighted Fitness Hoop (click for more information)
In addition to hooping, Catherine swims "at least 45 minutes a day, seven days a week."