This badass beauty has been following the ketogenic diet since before it was cool, and recently sang its praises on Live With Kelly and Ryan, in Entertainment Weekly, and even on Instagram. “For years, I have been following the keto or ketogenic diet,” Halle writes on Insta, talking about the importance of nutrition in managing her diabetes. (A little-known fact about the Oscar-winning actress: She’s had type 2 diabetes since she was 19 years old.) Research shows that a very low-carb diet can help people manage type 2 diabetes by reducing blood glucose levels.
Halle emphasizes that, to her, keto isn't a "diet" per se: "I hate the word 'diet' so while you’ll see the word diet, just know I encourage you to think of it as a lifestyle change." She also credits the keto diet as "largely responsible for slowing down my aging process," and helping her lose her "baby belly," control her appetite, and boost her energy and mental performance. The 51-year-old mother also says it’s helped improve her physical endurance and skin.