Kate Beckinsale consumes no stimulants, no caffeine & no alcohol

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Kate Beckinsale is currently dating and quarantining with a 22-year-old youth named Goody Grace. He looks like he’s about 13 years old. It’s not great. But Kate covers the latest issue of Women’s Health UK, and she talks in depth about how no one should care that she’s got a thing for pasty youths. She also talks about her workouts and diet, and I found that stuff sort of interesting – Kate is 46 years old and she looks amazing. Sure, some of it is Botox, but mostly she takes really good care of herself. You can read the full cover interview here. Some highlights:

She’s very sensitive to everything: ‘Some people’s systems are just a bit sensitive to things. If you told me that you had nausea yesterday, I might start throwing up myself.’ As a result, she consumes virtually no stimulants – definitely no caffeine – and no alcohol. ‘If I ate too much dark chocolate, it would be like someone else taking cocaine. I’m very connected to my body – if I’m going to experience stress, I’m probably going to experience it physically. So, it’s usually a good idea for me to do something physical to get rid of it.’

She didn’t start working out until her 20s, having been ordered to do so by Michael Bay for Pearl Harbor: ‘It wasn’t great. It didn’t make me feel good and, in general, I think women are body-shamed 100 million percent more than men. But on this particular project, I wasn’t. Ben [Affleck], who’d already done a movie with the director, was like, “This happened to me. They made me get new teeth.” And I was like, “Cool, at least I get to hang on to my actual teeth.”’

She’s worked out ever since: ‘Now, exercise is almost more important to me mood-wise. The other aspects feel like a great side effect.’ Kate works out six mornings a week with Siskind. Beforehand, she eats protein, usually chicken or eggs with grass-fed butter, and, after, she’ll have a salad with radishes, Brussels sprouts and safflower oil and salmon later in the day. Plus, the odd handful of crisps.

Alone-time now that her daughter is in college & she’s not married: ‘You do get some freedom… I think more people would do well married if they didn’t have to live in the same house. Being married is kind of easy, but the living-with-the-person thing is a lot. I also think that, for women especially, and this is generalising, but I think it’s common for us to mentally subjugate our needs to whoever else is in the room. So, if you’ve got a husband, a boyfriend, kids or parents, it’s so easy to come in with an idea of what you’d like to do, then end up going, “Oh, no, no, it’s fine.” And it’s quite nice not to always have to negotiate that.’

On dating Pete Davidson: ‘If everyone’s sh-tting on you, it can make you feel kind of ugh for a minute – especially if there’s really nothing wrong. If you’re strangling a squirrel or hurting someone, I get it, but living one’s life in a reasonably respectful manner shouldn’t invite anyone to get too excited.’

Dating youths in general: ‘It can feel like a little bit of a political act to be a woman over 32 who’s having any fun at all. And by that, I don’t mean doing drugs and drinking and partying, because I never am, but being goofy, and going out, and not going, “Oh my god, I’m going to sit home and anticipate menopause while crocheting.” Unless you’re doing that, it somehow seems to be risqué, which is just ridiculous to me. And I witness men constantly doing whatever they like, whether that’s in relationships, or deciding to buy a motorbike, or getting a tattoo. It hasn’t been interpreted as, “Why hasn’t he had more children?” or, “Is he ever going to decide to become a parent?” or, “Why has he had so many girlfriends?”’

[From Women’s Health UK]

“If I ate too much dark chocolate, it would be like someone else taking cocaine.” If I ate any dark chocolate, I would vom, SO THERE. Dark chocolate sucks and don’t even start with me. But seriously, she exists and functions without any stimulants? No coffee, no chocolate, nothing with caffeine? I would have the biggest headache. As for what she says about dating youths… my thing has always been more about her taste level. If she was dating some genuinely hot 20-something dude, the conversation would be “wow, that’s fun and hot.” But she’s dating all of these dudes who look crazy-young, or dudes who seem like dirtbag bros. But yeah, she’s not doing anything illegal or anything and no one is saying she shouldn’t have fun. We just question her taste level.

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Cover courtesy of Women’s Health UK, additional photo courtesy of Avalon Red.

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  1. Becklu says:

    That just sounds horrible. Why live if you can’t have coffee?

    • frenchtoast says:

      I hate coffee. Tea for the win!

    • Seraphina says:

      Exactly this!!!

    • yellow says:

      I agree : ) Though I gave up caffeine 10 years ago due to help allieve some of my issues fatigue… it took me a few years to get past that whole ‘reward’ cycle of how good it feels to be tired and then quickly woken up, especially on late weekends. It was the best thing I’ve ever done in terms of my energy (not that I still didn’t struggle w/fatigue, but when I wake up, I’m alert). But it’s amazing how much more mellow/grounded I felt not having that up and down. I never drank much coffee when I did, but it’s just something we don’t often think about. I don’t normally mention it, but just in case it helps someone else, occasionally I will.

  2. Becks1 says:

    I could give up alcohol and caffeine, but you’ll have to pry chocolate out of my cold dead hands, lol.

  3. Doodle says:

    I can’t believe she eats safflower oil. It is an inflammatory oil, one of which Dr Cate Shanahan calls the deadly 8!

  4. Lotus says:

    I dont recall anyone sh*ting on her for dating younger men, it was her choice of men. If she was banging a Hemsworth people would be clapping for.

    • Hannah says:

      So basically she should only date men deemed conventionally hot?

    • lisa says:

      … or maybe men who look like they’ve actually gone through puberty.

      • Hannah says:

        In what world does Pete Davidson look pre pubertal? I think the point here is she dates much younger men that maybe aren’t considered conventionally attractive. If she was dating Harry styles there wouldn’t be that much negativity. People here lust over him in every post despite saying they could be his mother. So it seems like the negativity is more about the looks and type of guys she goes for.
        Anyway I don’t care about her just think there’s a double standard.

  5. Ariel says:

    I am not advocating, but when i gave up diet coke (b/c it is basically poison) i had terrible caffeine headaches. So i started drinking a cup of hot tea in the morning- nothing fancy. The lipton tea bags they keep in the kitchen at my office.
    That staved off the headaches, and within a week, i didn’t need the tea, it apparently has less caffeine, so by the weekend, i was free of the caffeine hold.
    Kind of amazing.

    But the no diet coke thing didn’t last. In times of stress, i get re-hooked.
    (to me coffee tastes like what i think old school xerox paper (carbons) would taste like, and that shit at starbucks isn’t coffee- its a milkshake)

    • Esmom says:

      I did the same thing years ago. The withdrawal lasted a couple days and then I was fine. I didn’t drink any caffeine for probably 7 years or so. I’m now back on it with a vengeance, lol. Tea and cold drew coffee, mostly.

    • theotherViv says:

      I had the exact same problem and would then start to occasionally pop half a caffeine pill in the morning instead, because I don‘t drink tea or coffee. Then I would go on vacation somewhere tropical and would cheat and have a diet coke on ice, so then I would skip the caffeine pill those days.
      I have now switched to Coke Zero caffeine-free. Can‘t get it everywhere so I mostly drink it at home, but when I travelled to Madrid my hotel and most restaurants had it, too which was a pleasant surprise.

  6. Case says:

    I gave up coffee recently in favor of tea. It was out of necessity — I don’t like home-brewed coffee, and I’m not going to a coffee shop and run the risk of getting COVID somehow through that. It was a great choice. Tea is so much lighter and keeps me more evenly energized throughout the day, rather than feeling like I need a nap every day at 3 p.m.

    That said, I don’t think I could cut caffeine altogether. Sounds great and healthy, but nah.

  7. Esmom says:

    My son is almost 21 and he’s never had caffeine. He is a super healthy eater and only drinks water. He doesn’t have headaches — because I think that only comes from withdrawal. He does often have a hard time waking up and I have been trying to tell him that even a cup of green tea would be helpful and not harm his healthy habits but he won’t listen. He’s also one of the very few of his peers who doesn’t drink alcohol. He’s very rigid in his habits, lol.

    • AMM says:

      I wish I had that restraint as a youth. I got addicted early (stopping for morning coffee in high school) and haven’t shaken it since. I had a coworker that didn’t drink any caffeine 99% of the time, so when we had an unexpected double at work she could drink half a can of Diet Coke and be wired for the entire second shift. I was there double fisting coffee and Red Bull’s just trying not to pass out.

      • Ang says:

        I also do not drink coffee or any caffeine; I’m just naturally kind of energetic. I tried drinking it about twice a week in a protein shake which was delicious and I liked the feeling, but I would get headaches afterward. At 38, I’m now wide awake by 7 and can’t even sleep in, caffeine-free. Also 6 years alcohol-free. Every body is different.

    • yellow says:

      Maybe suggest something like ginger or mint tea?

    • yellow says:

      Maybe suggest something like ginger or mint tea?

  8. Heather says:

    She’s beautiful and I’m sure takes good care of herself. But she’s also a smoker so she’s not exactly a great cover girl for Women’s Health mag.

  9. tcbc says:

    A little bit of Botox? I saw the Whit Stillman “Lady Susan” in a theater and when she came onscreen I gasped at how plastic she looked. In the red dress photo above, her face looks like it’s made of rubber.

    One stimulant she’s certainly addicted to is attention. She would get less grief about her dirtbag preschool boyfriends if she didn’t parade them in front of paparazzi. She’s practically a Kardashian, but because she’s a white Englishwoman with a period film accent, people overlook it.

  10. Sunday says:

    “for women especially, and this is generalising, but I think it’s common for us to mentally subjugate our needs to whoever else is in the room.”

    WOW I was not prepared for this drag from [checks notes] Kate Beckinsale? 2020 is wild.

  11. JennyJenny says:

    She doesn’t even look like herself in the red dress.
    I was getting a slight Natalie Portman vibe there!

  12. Vera says:

    I gave up caffeine, I’ve never been big on coffee, but I liked cola.
    After uni caffeine eventually made me hyper then gave anxiety attacks so I cut it out.
    I have herbal teas, water or on occasion caffeine free cola. I don’t miss the buzz at all and I especially do not miss the hour long anxiety attacks when I was coming ‘down’. Caffein was like a strong drug for me.
    I feel so boring sometimes though, I never smoked, I don’t do drugs and I hardly drink nowadays as my partner is in recovery. I never was a big drinker though, if I drink more than the ‘tipsy’ stage, I get sick. I once had to go to A and E because I couldn’t stop throwing up and was hyperventilating.
    I tried marijuana in Amsterdam, like everyone else (muffins and spliff) but again all I got was motion sickness and threw up.
    So I understand her saying her body is being sensitive to stuff, I am straight laced because my body’s reaction.

    BUT you will pry chocolate out of my cold dying hands. Sugar and chocolate is my only vice left.
    I love it so much and the better quality the more. I love dark chocolate with sea salt or Hotel Chocolate’s premium stuff. I wasnt keen on Hersey’s and american chocolate, reminded me of lower quality chocs I had as a child in communism. But I would still eat it, dont get me wrong.

  13. Juniper says:

    Enty had a blind where he said that Pete Davidson got her re-hooked on whatever drugs she was on when they were together. I think the extreme clean lifestyle is more a reaction to being super susceptible to addictive substances.

    • Eyeballs says:

      Read she had an ED as a teenager. I think she’s just an extremist and can’t go halves in anything.

  14. Eyeballs says:

    Does she still smoke a lot though? I thought she was a big smoker? I’ve recently quit coffee myself. Not for the caffeine or anything but because I don’t want the teeth stains! I feel great on green tea (which is also staining but not as bad and I rinse with water with each sip or so).