How Halle Berry Is More Fit and Stunning Than Ever

There’s a lot of things in life right now that just aren’t fair — the global pandemic, the fact that ice cream isn’t a diet food, and that we have to wait until November for the new season of The Crown. But perhaps least fair of all is the fact that, at the age of 54, Halle Berry is the peak of physical fitness, health and beauty. 

Seriously, how does she look like this?!

Leo Season in full effect 🐆✨ #BirthdayWeekendVibin

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The stunning actress and mother of two doesn’t just wow on the big screen, she also continues to dazzle on her Instagram page, showing off her impressive physique for her 6.5 million followers in sexy pics and impressive workout photos. 

So how does she do it? Berry works on staying in shape every single day through her diet and exercise and has beauty and mental wellness tips to boot. 

Here’s the secret to her success:

Diet

Welcome back to another #FitnessFriday, #Quarantine edition. I’m on day 15 and my head scarf game is strong right now (who has time for a hair do?) 😂 – Since I don’t have my trusty spirit animal @peterleethomas with me right now, I thought I would give y’all one of my go-to #Keto recipes… Cheesy Bacon Ranch Chicken. This baby is filling, easy to make, requires only a few ingredients and is next level DELICIOUS. If you want to see me make it for you, check stories to join the #QuarantineKitchen and let me know what you think! Happy Friday and HANG in there! ♥️

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When Berry was diagnosed with diabetes at 22, she decided to cut three core things from her diet to help better manage the condition — sugar, white carbs and conventional wine. 

“When I was 19 or 20 years old, right before I was diagnosed with diabetes, I was a complete sugar addict,” she told Women’s Health Magazine. “I started the day with some sort of sugary cereal like Lucky Charms or Cocoa Puffs and I always, always had a candy bar or some sort of hard candy (Jolly Ranchers and Hot Tamales were my go-to’s) on me. I was sugared-up all the time.”

After her diagnosis, she quit sugar “cold turkey” and after several weeks of headaches and mood swings, she felt better and eventually no longer craved it. 

It’s #FitnessFriday and y’all have been asking, so here is my answer – my go-to Keto snack? @truwomen BARS! They're super healthy, plant based and dairy free. They taste amazing!! I will only ever post about products I love and can honestly recommend this to everyone. Today’s #PHITTalks is ALL about the #KetoLifestyle as @peterleethomas and I cover all your frequently asked questions on living Keto – balancing your protein intake, mid-workout cramps, and my go-to keto meals during pregnancy. Catch the conversation today on stories & IGTV, and have a great weekend everybody #truwomen #ad 💪🏽❤

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“The only time I eat sweets these days is on my kids’ birthdays — and that’s for them, not me!” she said. “I’ll snack on low-sugar fruits like blackberries and raspberries, but that’s about it.”

As for white carbs, she’s ditched all rice (including brown), pasta and bread. And instead of traditional wine, she drinks Dry Farm Wines, which are natural, organic and biodynamic without any added sugars or chemicals. 

Berry has sworn by the keto or ketogenic diet for the past few years. Keto is all about minimizing carbs and upping healthy fats. Those on the diet aim to get 60 to 75 percent of their calories from fat, 15 to 30 percent from proteins, and five to 10 percent from carbs.  

We ALL deserve a glass of wine today… 🍷🐪 #FBF

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Berry broke down her typical meal for Women’s Health, saying she likes bulletproof coffee — coffee with butter, MCT oil, and collagen — at breakfast. She’ll have an electrolyte drink or a keno-friendly bar as a post-workout snack in the morning. At lunch, she likes “a simple soup loaded with different vegetables and a protein and topped with cheese.” And if that’s too light, she goes for a vegetable-packed salad topped with a protein like shrimp, chicken, beef, lamb or fish. She keeps her dinners light, saying, “I often go for some grilled vegetables with a plant-based protein like chickpeas.”

Fitness

It’s #FitnessFriday – who’s ready to get to work!? This week we bring out one of my favorite toys … the giant tire. I love using unique equipment that offers several workout variations and keeps exercise interesting. Not ONLY do tire workouts effectively challenge you, bringing out the badass warrior that you are, they are the perfect way to work on both physique AND cardio. Does it get any better than that?? Head to stories for 4 tire based exercises that will give you a full body workout. P.S. We found these tires in an old junkyard, so no excuses 😉

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Berry is all about staying in shape. She previously told ET that John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum director Chad Stahelski got her into “the best shape of my life” back in 2019 as she trained to play Sofia. 

She’s definitely continued that and inspired her Instagram followers to join in with her #FitnessFriday posts. In these, she shares photos from her workouts, on the beach, on top of giant tires, in the boxing ring and embracing the outdoors. Berry loves the resistance bands, jump ropes, “booty bands,” and trainers or sweat bands to help give her the most epic six-pack abs. 

Happy #FitnessFriday! Summer’s still in session and it’s time to put that booty to work. I created the @respin #BootyBand so you can take your workout just about anywhere and let your body-weight take that booty to the next level! Check stories now for a few ways you can use these bands in your workouts, courtesy of our very own @peterleethomas. Happy #FitnessFriday! #LinkInBio 🍑

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And don’t think she spends all of her time in the gym. When quarantine started in March, Berry went from her regular trainer workouts to at-home, shortened versions. 

“I even use my son as workout equipment when we’re goofing around,” Berry told Women’s Health. “I’ll sit in a chair and he’ll lay across my feet, and I’ll do a few sets of leg extensions.”

Happy #FitnessFriday! For this week’s takeover on @womenshealthmag, we talk about how essential a 360 workout is for really letting those abs POP! As an extra lil sum sum, I also wanted to share with you this amazing moment on set with my @respin #WaistSlimmer. A trainer or sweat band (when used PROPERLY as a workout tool – it’s not a corset y’all!) can make ALL the difference in your six pack journey. Read today’s article on @womenshealthmag and learn more about our waist slimmer now on @respin and in the #LinkInBio

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She only works out in 10-minute intervals with the goal of getting in about 30 minutes a day. Some days she’ll wear weights around the house all day to stay toned. And she loves getting in about 800 skips on her jump rope. 

Skincare

No better time than now for a #SelfcareSunday. Let’s re•spin our skin ya’ll. Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite at home face mask recipes, using ingredients a lot of you will already have in the kitchen. This potion brightens, tightens, reduces fine lines and enhances that natural glow ✨ and it’s super easy! Check @respin’s instagram now for the recipe!!

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It’s no secret that Berry literally doesn’t age. The Oscar winner is looking better than ever at 54 and attributes some of this success to her four-step facial and skincare routine. She’s shared her tips on IGTV in the past. These steps include cleansing, exfoliating, using a hydrating mask and moisturizing. For some of her favorite products, click here. 

Mindset

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I want to say this unequivocally, because I’m sure you’ve already heard it – It’s ok to not be ok right now. While it’s imperative to stand up and to let your voice be heard, it is also ok to laugh, to smile, to hug and to self-soothe. For the past two years, we have been posting #FitnessFriday every Friday without fail and have a pre-scheduled take over with @womenshealthmag. Instead of postponing, we decided to use this time to talk about rē•spinning your mind and body through meditation. I will be sharing a quick guided meditation and the song I listen to every morning to calm my body and mind. My meditative practice is my way to remain strong and centered for myself as well as my children when things are overwhelming. I hope that everyone will take a moment today to breathe – you deserve it. Head to @womenshealthmag for more, and happy Friday. ♥️

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I want to say this unequivocally, because I’m sure you’ve already heard it – It’s ok to not be ok right now. While it’s imperative to stand up and to let your voice be heard, it is also ok to laugh, to smile, to hug and to self-soothe. For the past two years, we have been posting #FitnessFriday every Friday without fail and have a pre-scheduled take over with @womenshealthmag. Instead of postponing, we decided to use this time to talk about rē•spinning your mind and body through meditation. I will be sharing a quick guided meditation and the song I listen to every morning to calm my body and mind. My meditative practice is my way to remain strong and centered for myself as well as my children when things are overwhelming. I hope that everyone will take a moment today to breathe – you deserve it. Head to @womenshealthmag for more, and happy Friday. ♥️

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Just as important as the physical for Berry is the mental. The actress meditates daily and works hard to let go of stress and negative energy. 

“When I’ve allowed this energy to house itself in my body, I’ve felt it affect everything from my mood to my blood sugar to my digestion,” she told Women’s Health

To combat the negativity, she practices yoga, with a special focus on breathing, at least three times a week. 

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