From films like Boomerang, X-Men, Swordfish, Monster’s Ball and more, Halle Berry‘s timeless beauty has helped made her one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood.
Fifty-four year old Berry is basically the spokeswoman for healthy aging, but she acknowledges the challenges of getting older.
“It’s a lot harder than it used to be,” she told L.A. Times. “As I get older, I am more conscious of what I eat.” (Like making sure her diet is packed with fresh veggies, chicken, fresh fish, and more low-fat goodies!) Her diabetes diagnosis changed everything.
Berry was diagnosed with diabetes when she was 19 years old. It was after several years of “scary situations” and not understanding the condition that Berry learned that she had to make some serious lifestyle changes for the good of her health.
And scary is right. Due to the fluctuations in blood sugar, as well as how this interferes with hormone levels, diabetes could potentially mask underlying conditions like uterine fibroids, adenomyosis, PCOS, endometriosis or more. Which makes those conditions harder to treat if they are caught in later stages.
So the actress cut processed sugars and bread from her diet and now sticks to a clean and healthy diet, which includes eating plenty of veggies and drinking lots of water.
“My diet is geared towards managing my diabetes, so I try to eat four small meals a day.
I like to feel strong and healthy,” Berry told the Huffington Post.
Her diabetes-friendly meal plan focuses on foods that are low in fat, sugar, and processed carbohydrates. Her favorite meals are simple-yet-tasty healthy staples, like grilled tuna and garlic mashed potatoes, she told the Daily Mail.
“I started to eat loads of