Halle Berry Workout and Diet

Actress
Born: 1966

Born in Ohio, Halle Berry won the Miss Teen All-American Pageant in 1985 and was a runner-up in Miss USA in 1986. She then became a model which soon led to a career in acting. She was the first African-American woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress (Monster’s Ball, 2001). She also has a Golden Globe for Best Actress (Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, 1999) and was named one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in 1998 & 2004. But her life hasn’t been all accolades. Berry got 3 years probation, 200 hours of community service and a $13,500 fine for leaving the scene of an accident. Berry also has type 1 diabetes. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 120 lbs.

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Halle Berry’s Diet

Summary

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 22, Berry swears by the ketogenic diet both for weight management and to manage her diabetes. The ketogenic diet is high in fat, moderate in protein and very low in carbs. She says she eats no sugar and ‘nothing white,’ meaning processed carbs. Instead, she fills up on healthy fats from things like eggs, avocados, coconut and nuts, as well as plenty of vegetables.

Estimated Macros

  • Low Carbs 10% 10%
  • Medium Protein 35% 35%
  • High Fat 80% 80%

Diet Details

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Breakfast Fuel-Up

Berry might have greens and beets along with a serving of collagen protein for her first meal of the day.

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Power Lunch

Green beans replace the pasta and with Bolognese sauce, or Berry might instead pick proscuitto and arugula for a no-nonsense lunch.

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Dinner Dilemma

Berry might have arctic char with olive salsa or chicken chili. Tough decision.

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Snack Time

Berry sticks to her keto always and doesn’t even cut loose with snacks: bone broth, zucchini chips with guacamole or tomato tulips are her go-tos.

What to Eat

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Meats

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Eggs

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Avocados

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Olive oil

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Vegetables

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Nuts/nut butters

What to Avoid

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Sugar

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‘White’ Carbs

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Refined Foods

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Fruit

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Chemical Additives

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Junk Food

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Berry on the Ketogenic Diet

‘You can eat all the food you want. You can eat a big…porterhouse steak if you want. You just can’t have the baked potato.’

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Berry on Keto, Take II

‘The keto lifestyle offers so many benefits, such as weight loss, appetite control, more energy and better mental performance…It even helps control migraines!’

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Berry on Being Diabetic

‘I always had to diet. I’m diabetic, so it’s a lifestyle for me anyway just to stay healthy and not end up in the hospital.’

Halle Berry’s Workout Routine

Weekly Routine

Quick But Killer

Berry squeezed her workout in along with her lunch break while filming Catwoman. She only had 40 minutes total, with 25 given to exercise and 15 to eat.

Cardio & Weightlifting Combo

Berry’s trainer, Harley Pasternak, mixed cardio with weight training to get a fast and effective routine.

Quality Is Key

Berry would work out 5 days per week because they filmed 5 days per week. After a quick 5 minute cardio warm-up, she would do circuits on the upper and lower body with no breaks, then another quick 5-minute cool down.

Quick As A Wink Warm Up

Berry would do a quick cardio warm-up on the treadmill, jogging in place, grapvines or a side shuffle. Her cool down was also only 5 minutes.

Keep Moving

Berry only spends 5 minutes on the upper body and 5 minutes on the lower body, but took no breaks between sets, which meant cardio was incorporated along with the weight training.

Killer Core

Berry would do a 5-minute core routine as part of her workout for Catwoman, but she has a daily 15-minute abs routine that she does regularly as well.

Exercise Style

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A Halle Berry Abs Routine

This only takes about 15 minutes (but it’s killer).
Ab wheel roll-out: 10-12 reps
Single-leg walk-out push-up: 10-12 reps
Partner plank shift: 10-12 reps (up & back)
Hollow rock: 30-60 seconds
Partner leg taps: 10-12 reps

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A Halle Berry Catwoman Routine

This only takes 25 minutes, but it is also killer.
Cardio warm-up: 5 min
Lower body set: 5 min. 3 sets, no rest between sets.
Upper body set: 5 min. 3 sets, no rest between sets.
Core set: 5 min. 3 sets, no rest between sets.
Cardio cool down: 5 min.

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Monday

Warm-up/Cool-down. Choose: Running/Jogging in place/Side Shuffle/Grapevines/Backward running/Treadmill/Elliptical/Stair Jumps/Hill Climb
Do 3 sets total of the following:
Dumbbell chest fly: 25 reps
Seated shoulder press: 25 reps
Biceps curl to overhead press: 25 reps
Dumbbell tap squat: 25 reps
Upper body crunches: 15 reps
Mountain climbers: 25 reps

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Tuesday

Same warm-up/cool-down choices as Monday. Complete 3 total sets of the following:
Single-arm dumbbell rows: 25 reps
Biceps curl to overhead press: 25 reps
Triceps extension: 25 reps
Dumbbell stiff-legged deadlift: 25 reps
Skater’s lunge: 25 reps
Dumbbell lateral flexion/extension: 25 reps
Supermans: 25 reps

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Wednesday

Same warm-up/cool-down choices as Monday. Complete 3 total sets of the following:
Dumbbell bench press: 25 reps
Dumbbell chest fly: 25 reps
Dumbbell lunge: 25 reps
Jump squats: 25 reps
Reverse crunches: 25 reps
Mountain climbers: 25 reps

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Thursday

Same warm-up/cool-down choices as Monday. Complete 3 total sets of the following:
Seated shoulder press: 25 reps
Dumbbell tap squats: 25 reps
Calf raises: 25 reps
Abdominal twist: 25 reps
Supermans: 25 reps

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Friday

Same warm-up/cool-down choices as Monday. Complete 3 total sets of the following:
Dumbbell hammer curl: 25 reps
Biceps curl to overhead press: 25 reps
Lying triceps extension: 25 reps
Dumbbell stiff-legged deadlift: 25 reps
Jump squats: 25 reps
Double crunches: 25 reps

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Berry on Exercise

‘I’m not a fanatic about exercising. For me, it’s about moderation and balance.’

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Berry on Exercise, Take II

‘I do not love to work out, but if I stick to exercising every day and put the right things in my mouth, then my diabetes just stays in check.’

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Berry on her Killer Physique

‘I’m only working out 25 minutes a day.’

Halle Berry’s Supplements

Collagen

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Halle Berry’s Lifestyle

No Moss Under Her Feet

In high school, Berry was a cheerleader, member of the Honor Society, class president, school newspaper editor and prom queen.

Takes Acting Seriously, But Not Too Seriously

To help get into her role of Catwoman, Berry adopted a cat named Plato. But since that was too serious a name, she renamed him Playdough.

Also On Her Resumé: Dog Trainer

For her role in John Wick: Chapter 3, Berry had to personally train the 5 dogs who acted as her protectors in the film.

And the Winner Is…the Dress

Berry was the first Black American woman to compete in the Miss World competition. She didn’t place, but her dress won a prize.

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Berry on Beauty

‘Beauty is not just physical. It’s about what you stand for, how you live your life.’

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Berry on Responsibility

‘I take care of myself because I learned early on that I am the only person in life who’s responsible for me.’

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Berry on Being a Good Sport

‘When I was a kid, my mother told me that if you could not be a good loser, then there’s no way you could be a good winner.’

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Berry on Spirituality

‘I meditate and pray all the time.’

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