Jane Fonda has been passionate about health and fitness for a long time. And whether you were an original fan of her 1980s workout videos, or are a newer fan tuning in to the last season of “Grace and Frankie” on Netflix, Fonda stans everywhere are most likely wondering how she can feel so amazing at 84 years old.
Fonda has always believed in pursuing a sustainable, healthy lifestyle instead of trying to lose weight super fast or following the latest fad diet. But what are her own healthy eating habits? Learn more about how Jane Fonda has maintained her healthy lifestyle, and for more healthy eating tips check out The Best Eating Habits of the World’s Longest Living People.
“Fad diets are the ones promising unrealistic results,” says Fonda. “You should not try to lose more than 2 to 3 pounds per week.”
Fonda also adds that changing your mindset around dieting and health is important. “Don’t think diet, think health.”
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Fonda also told BeFiT that eating breakfast is crucial for your health and is the most important meal of the day.
“Every morning commit to starting the day with a nutritious breakfast. People who do so tend to lose weight,” says Fonda.
In fact, research shows that skipping breakfast can slow your metabolism, leave you feeling hungry, and potentially lead to weight gain.
She’s not super rigid.
“You don’t want to feel deprived,” says Fonda. “You can’t sustain that over the long haul. So, if you have a piece of chocolate, it’s okay. Just don’t eat the whole box. Or maybe take a longer walk tomorrow.”
She doesn’t eat a lot of meat.
“I eat fresh fruits and vegetables every single day. I eat almost no meat. And I’ve cut way back on fish,” Fonda tells Well + Good. “There are places in the world where fish is people’s only source of protein, so in a country like ours, where we have other choices, we should reduce our eating of fish.”
According to Hello! Magazine, Fonda maintains her health by always having something healthy to snack on.
“Keep healthy snacks on hand for between meals—things such as fruit or low-fat cottage cheese or string cheese. Red grapes go well with cheese,” says Fonda.
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