Kate Hudson: ‘I have never been an extremist. I love food and a good cocktail’

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.”

[From People]

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?

Here’s Kate at the InStyle Awards in Michael Kors.

Photos credit: Avalon.red

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  1. Nicole says:

    I am on WW now working to rid myself of covid weight. I won’t lie I panicked when my points went down under the new system. But then I saw I could still eat a lot. My ED needs to know I’m not being deprived. Kudos to Kate for modeling moderation.

  2. WithTheAmerican says:

    Seeing her gorgeous Instagram pose in front of her Viking ovens made me feel inadequate, cut to the photo with her real hair and her belly not perfect and I feel better.

    I do Pilates every day, but not with that equipment- which looks interesting. It’s like a ballet teacher standing behind you lifting your leg higher?

  3. Sasha says:

    Avocados have fibre tho- and you are unlikely to say stand over 4 avocados and keep eating and eating them then say a jar of peanut butter. This whole system is based off of filling, fibrous foods that people are unlikely to overeat.

  4. Tom says:

    There’s some wonky tailoring going on with the lining of that coat and the hem of that dress, tho.

    Kate herself is a golden goddess. Love her, whatever she weighs or eats.

  5. JesusChrist says:

    Always here to say eff her for doing Music!

  6. JEM says:

    She looks quite Stepford-ish in that picture with the martini.

  7. tealily says:

    I need to find a way to reign in my bad covid habits that isn’t straight-up calorie counting. Maybe I’ll give WW a go. Points might be something I can handle. I just feel completely unable to quantify everything I eat and every way I move, every single day. I’m exhausted. I just want to be.

  8. Lily says:

    She’s always so optimistic and happy. I wish I could be more like that.

    After thanksgiving, I have to work on my body

  9. Margot says:

    Underboob in the kitchen? You do you, Kate.

  10. meloroast says:

    Ya sorry but anything that makes you track what you eat can lead to disordered eating. Healthy habits are better than tracking any day. One habit at a time. Re-adjust your taste buds, drink more water etc.

    Under WW yes, you will lose weight, but you likely won’t ever truly enjoy food and your life.

    We are still too focused on ONE type of body. You can be very healthy and fit and still technically be “overweight”. You can also be super thin and very unhealthy. That is the fallacy.

    I’m a nutritionist and always work with ‘habits’ and incorporating them into the clients life. Not making the client modify their life to a diet.

  11. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Can I put the avocado on the bagel?

  12. Ry says:

    I’m so the opposite. I hate moderation. Hate hate hate hate it. Hate. I’d rather not eat all day so I can have one large meal. I’m not gonna do 3 chips and one cocktail.
    I want a meal that breaks the table and a cup over flowing.
    But to each their own.