Just in time for spooking us on Halloween, Julianne Moore stars in a remake of "Carrie." But her regime for slimming for that role is more holistic than scary, reported USA Today on October 21.
Looking fabulous at 52, Julianne emphasizes her belief in holistic practices for health as well as weight.
"For back pain, it's amazing. I also had a period after my mother died where I couldn't sleep. I mean, I was just in shock for the longest time and didn't sleep for, like, a year. I was just a wreck. And I had some really intense acupuncture treatments, and it kind of reset my nervous system," she said.
Julianne also suffered from weight concerns that holistic medicine healed.
"When I was making 'Safe,' actually, I got so thin that I stopped having my period and my blood pressure got dangerously low. And the only thing that really got me back to normal was Chinese medicine," she declares.
In addition, Julianne tried popular juice cleanses and detox diets for her health and weight.
"I did a silly juice cleanse (before the Golden Globes) for three days, which went all over the Internet as if I was a lunatic. I was eating vegetables, not eating sugar, being really careful," she recalled.
Julianne contends that the juice cleanse and veggie-aholic experience paid off.
"When I was in yoga that week, I was so much more flexible. My teacher said, 'Wow, you're really bendy.' I'm like, 'That's what it is. It's the food!' Because then you realize how important diet is. Dairy, sugar, alcohol—all those things affect you," she reflected.
As for yoga, Julianne is a firm believer in its firming benefits.
"I try to do Ashtanga yoga two to three times a week. I've also started working out with a trainer, doing light weights and a lot of jumping around. The main problem is I can't do anything six days straight because I get hurt. That's the thing about old age — eventually your hip starts to hurt and you have to switch and do something else," she confessed.