Kate Hudson has been a spokesperson for Weight Watchers since 2018. She’s still getting paid and is promoting the program with interviews about her fitness and diet regimen. I appreciate that Kate is not one of those celebrities who claims she’s “naturally” thin or stays in shape “running after the kids.” She’s honest about what she does to maintain her shape, and admits to working out hard and paying attention to what she eats. In a new interview with People, Kate says she’s constantly challenging herself physically with new workouts and that she eats what she wants within reason.
“I’m definitely challenging myself in new ways, which I need,” Hudson, 42, tells PEOPLE. “I like to be able to set new goals to see what I can accomplish, and I love how flexible and strong I feel after a good workout, especially doing Pilates, which never gets easier…”
“I need to be moving to feel good,” she says. “Even just making time for a little movement everyday — going for a walk, doing a few minutes on the treadmill, some Pilates, or if I have more time for it, I love hot yoga.”
Hudson says that she never deprives herself of the foods and drinks she wants, but just makes sure to keep track of her choices with WW.
“I have never been an extremist. I love food. And I love a good cocktail,” she says. “For me, it’s really about everything in moderation; I stay mindful of what I put in my body and remember that it’s OK to enjoy yourself; WW emphasizes that living a healthy life doesn’t mean feeling deprived.”
Hudson is also thrilled with WW’s new PersonalPoints system, which now offers a more personalized plan that reflects each user’s diet and exercise habits — and that avocados are now zero points, meaning she can have them whenever she wants.
“Now I’m experimenting with all these different ways to incorporate it into my meals or snacks,” she says, adding that chunky guacamole is a favorite.
“Taking care of yourself does not mean you have to give up on the things you love,” she adds. “You can — and should — enjoy all of life’s precious moments, especially as we approach the holiday season.”
As I’ve said for years, Weight Watchers is probably the healthiest and safest popular paid diet plan. They teach you how to have a sustainable relationship with food. I used the old Weight Watchers over ten years ago and lost weight on it. However, Weight Watchers is just dressed up calorie counting. I really side eye these “zero point” options, which are fine for vegetables and most fruits, but avocados are 234 calories! That’s not “zero points,” that’s half a whole meal and almost as much as a bagel. I’m sure Kate Hudson can eat a couple of avocados a day and not worry about it, but that adds up for people trying to lose weight. To be fair, an avocado is more nutritious than a bagel.
Kate has long been my fitness inspiration and she’s reminding me not to get in a rut. I wish she would credit her personal trainers in interviews, but she shows them on her Instagram and it’s not like she’s hiding them. While I feel accomplished just spinning and hiking, I know I could mix it up with more strength training like Pilates as she mentioned. Sometimes I think “I’m 48 and I’m fit enough” which is probably true. It may be unrealistic of me to want to be as fit as a woman younger than me with Kate’s resources. Isn’t that the whole point of celebrity spokespeople?
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