Guys, is Halle Berry a wealth of diet and fitness advice right now or what?
In addition to following a keto diet, drinking bone broth for her overall glow, and keeping up with a killer workout routine, the actress just revealed in her #FitnessFriday Instagram Stories that she also does a form of intermittent fasting.
It’s #FitnessFriday and once again it’s time for #PHITtalks! Peter and I can’t wait to sit down and answer more of your fitness questions. Remember, we will do our best to answer as many as we can. Go to my stories and fitness icon later today to see if your question got answered! Enjoy 💪🏽❤️
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“I normally eat two meals a day,” Halle told her viewers (a.k.a., me, who shamelessly refreshed her page by the minute). “I normally skip breakfast and I sort of fast and I do my green drink or I do my bullet coffee,” she added.
While it’s not entirely clear what form of fasting Halle does, it sounds a lot like the 16:8 diet—which Jenna Jameson is also a fan of, in addition to her keto diet—where you fast for 16 hours (typically overnight) and then eat what you want (in Halle’s case, a keto diet) for the remaining eight.
ICYMI: The keto diet and intermittent fasting are pretty closely linked—and are often done together. Because keto and intermittent fasting both help you reach ketosis (when your body starts burning fat for fuel instead of carbs), it may help you promote or enhance ketosis, Kelly Roehl, R.D.N., an advanced level dietitian at Rush University Medical Center, previously told WomensHealthMag.com. It may also help you jump start ketosis if you’ve fallen out—say, after deviating from your keto diet, she adds.
But, friendly reminder: Both diets are pretty hard to maintain—and neither are necessarily meant to be long-term solutions to weight loss—so doing them together may be even more difficult.
Still, Halle says it works for her, adding she breaks that fast (a.k.a., has breakfast—probably just a little later in the day) with an egg white omelet with red peppers and onions.
She also revealed that, because of her new training program with her trainer, Peter Lee Thomas, she’d had to add in some extra carbs to her diet (while still staying in ketosis). “I’ve had to have a little bit of carbs to get me through,” she said, adding that the extra carbs give her a “turbo boost of energy.” (And if you watch any of her workouts, that “turbo boost” is definitely working.)
So now, the big question: Who’s joining me for Halle’s next installment of #FitnessFriday? I’ll bring the keto snacks.