Speaking of Kate Hudson…she’s on the cover of this month’s Self, and in the fine tradition of Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba and other stars who have branched out to do non-acting, earthy-type things, Kate’s all about her new line, Fabletics, and like, being herself:
The perils of doling out advice: “I’m finally at a place in my life where if someone wants to know what I do to stay healthy, why not tell them? Why not put it out there?”
Her diet: She goes for five small meals a day, sticking to unprocessed and plant-based foods for the most part. “I’ve pretty much cut meat out. I don’t remember the last time I ate a steak… The hardest thing for me is eating right when I get up, because I don’t like to. I’m not one of those people who wakes up hungry. I wake up and I want coffee and even a green juice, but everybody says you’ve got to eat something, even if it’s little. So that’s sort of the hardest, but I realize that when I do, I eat less during the day or late at night.”
Indulging: “If I want to go out and eat at a restaurant with amazing food, I’ll do that, like, once a week where I’m not thinking about it. I want to indulge! I want to do things that are not necessarily healthy sometimes.”
Journaling: “Journaling keeps me centered. When you jot things down, you can really see what’s going on. What are you eating? What are your food patterns? You can get clued in to the things that are going on with you. It’s proven that people who express gratitude, people who make that a practice in their life, are more joyful. Any sort of affirmation is a very simple way of reframing your thoughts, removing yourself from the negative.”
Societal pressures: “Find the place where you feel really good in yourself. We’ve been programmed to feel like we’re under this great obligation as women to look and be a certain way. And that’s not our fault. That’s what culture and society have gifted us as women. Thank you but no thank you.”
I get it- you like to be normal, journal and not feel pressure to be skinny or pretty (remember that nose job, Kate?). Still it’s what you DO.
I wish we could all get away from what we’re “supposed” to be/do/buy and I dunno, eat five cheeseburgers. AMEN.