Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale

Actress
Born: 1973

From England, Kate Beckinsale is the daughter of actors Judy Loe and Richard Beckinsale. She always wanted to be an actress, and began her professional career while still in college at Oxford University. In 1993, Beckinsale filmed Much Ado About Nothing during summer break from school and earned much praise for her performance. She has appeared in film and on stage, and eventually moved to the US, where she landed roles in films including Pearl Harbor, Van Helsing, and Love & Friendship. Her modeling credits include Gap, Absolut Vodka and Diet Coke. Beckinsale was married to actor Michael Sheen from 1995-2003 and they have a child who is now grown. She has millions of followers on social media. Beckinsale 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 120 lbs.

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Kate Beckinsale’s Diet

Summary

Beckinsale looks great for her age, but she works at it. Her diet is no-nonsense, full of lean animal proteins, healthy fats from things like avocados, and plenty of vegetables. She isn’t interested in fad diets; she just eats clean. She mostly avoids carbs but when she does have them, they’re the whole, unprocessed kind with plenty of fiber and other nutrients. She does not consume alcohol and of course she drinks plenty of water. She also likes tea, especially rooibos which is caffeine-free.

Estimated Macros

  • Low Carbs 20% 20%
  • Medium Fat 30% 30%
  • Medium-High Protein 60% 60%

Diet Details

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Clean Eating

Beckinsale maintains her enviable figure by eating lots of vegetables and lean animal protein, usually in the form of chicken or fish. She also likes avocado toast, omelets and green smoothies.

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Power Up With Protein

While filming Pearl Harbor, Beckinsale suffered from low energy. She was following a vegetarian diet at the time, and her trainer recommended she add in a little animal protein, which she did, and found it helped.

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Eating Disorder Battle

Beckinsale admits to being anorexic as a teen. She said she believed the problem has more to do with troubles at home than media images, a remark that earned her much backlash. She defended herself saying unhappy family life can cause many issues.

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No Fad Diets

Beckinsale does stick to healthy choices, but she isn’t about to sign up for anything weird, like single food or all-liquid diets. She tried adding coconut oil as a health-booster, but says she developed an allergy to it.

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No Booze

Beckinsale says she has never been interested in drinking alcohol, which works out because booze is a landmine of empty calories.

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Sweet Tooth

Beckinsale usually satisfies her sweet tooth with fruit, but she can’t say no to birthday cake, brownies, or her mum’s homemade trifle.

What to Eat

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Lean Animal Protein

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Poultry

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Fish

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Eggs

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Avocados

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Brussels Sprouts

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Broccoli

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Leafy Greens

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Veggies

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Green Smoothies

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Oatmeal

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Whole Grains

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Beans

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Hummus

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Fresh Fruit

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Rooibos Tea

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Water

What to Avoid

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Sugar

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Alcohol

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Junk Food

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Fast Food

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Processed Foods

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Artificial Additives

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Chemical Ingredients

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Beckinsale on Carbs

‘They make me feel very sluggish.’

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Beckinsale on Protein & Vegetables

‘[They] suit my body nicely.’

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Beckinsale on Her Healthy Habits

‘I’ve never been drunk…I’ve never taken drugs. I’ve never had a one-night stand.’

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Beckinsale on Alcohol

‘I’ve never actually had an entire glass of anything alcoholic.’

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Beckinsale on Anorexia

‘I realized I had to choose between being a person or being a professional anorexic.’

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Beckinsale on her Coconut Oil Allergy

‘It is such a bummer.’

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Beckinsale on Treats

‘I’d hate to be one of those people who won’t allow themselves a slice of birthday cake.’

Kate Beckinsale’s Fitness Routine

Weekly Routine

Late Bloomer

Beckinsale wasn’t into working out in her youth. She’d done some ballet, but didn’t start hitting the gym until she was hired for the role in Pearl Harbor.

Work It

Beckinsale trains hard, but she gets results. Her routine includes circuits, cardio, and plenty of targeted ab work.

Get Help

Beckinsale regularly hits the gym with celebrity trainers Gunnar Peterson and Ramona Braganza, who also work with such luminaries as LeBron James, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez.

Nature’s Antidepressant

Beckinsale loves to work out hard not only to keep her bod toned, but also because she says it boosts her mood.

Daily Dose

Beckinsale hits the gym for a solid hour 6 days a week and almost never misses a workout.

Circuit Train Like (and with) a Pro

Beckinsale’s regular routine includes circuit training that combines weights with cardio. Circuits raise metabolism while building muscle, all in a short amount of time.

Target The Abs

Beckinsale’s abs get their own special treatment, and her body looks like it belongs to a much younger woman.

Yoga Aficionado

Beckinsale has done yoga for years, with and without goats. Yoga increases strength and flexibility; it also strengthens the mind-body connection and can help you lose weight.

Tramp Vamp

Beckinsale digs trampoline jumping and her kitchen ceiling is just high enough for bouncing, apparently. She says it’s ‘the greatest thing.’

Exercise Style

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A Kate Beckinsale Routine

3 2 1 Training formula: do 3 cardio sessions on treadmill or elliptical, with strength routines in between.

Gunnar Peterson routine: 90-120 seconds of cardio then 8 compound exercises for 45 total minutes, followed by stretching.

If you don’t belong to a gym, you can try this at-home routine:
Work for 30 sec on/30 sec rest or 45 sec on/15 sec rest if you want more. Do 3-5 rounds.
Punches (hand weights optional)
Snap jump + 4 mountain climbers
High knee runs (resistance band optional)
Ab tucks
Tap runs

Targeted abs work
Stability ball push-ups w/ knee tucks
Inverted hanging crunches

Glute routine: Repeat all exercises 3x
Extended leg lifts: 5x/leg
Side leg lifts 5x/leg
Full kneeling leg circles: 5x/leg

Kickboxing

Yoga (baby goats optional)

Trampoline jumping

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Beckinsale on Stress

‘It’s usually a good idea for me to do something physical to get rid of it [stress].’

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‘It’s usually a good idea for me to do something physical to get rid of it [stress].’

‘I kind of have to think of myself as a horse or something: time for a run around the paddock.’

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Beckinsale on Exercise

‘It’s nature’s antidepressant.’

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Beckinsale on Yoga

‘I love yoga, and that’s all I used to do.’

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Beckinsale on Why Yoga is Great

‘I haven’t been injured while doing an action movie, and I think it’s partially from practicing yoga.’

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Beckinsale on Trampoline Exercise

‘It makes you feel kind of jolly!’

Kate Beckinsale’s Supplements

Rooibos Tea

A proper English Rose, Beckinsale drinks tea daily. She often has rooibos, which is free of caffeine and tannins, and is packed with antioxidants, which can improve heart health and lower your risk of cancer.

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C

Beckinsale keeps Emergen-C on hand (and sometimes on her cat’s bum) for any time she needs a boost to her immune system. Vitamin C is also good for your heart and provides protection against cancer.

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Multivitamin

multivitamin

A multivitamin is also a good idea to cover your basics.

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Calcium

Calcium

Calcium and vitamin D are good for your bones and muscles.

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green supplement

greens supplement

Beckinsale says she takes ‘a lot’ of vitamins, but has been coy about exactly which ones. She eats a healthy diet, but if you don’t get as many veggies as you should, a greens supplement is a wise choice to get all those essential micronutrients.

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B-complex

Other smart options include B-complex for metabolism, energy, and immunity, and many other reasons.

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Omega 3 Fish Oil

Fish oil

Fish oil to reduce inflammation and support brain health.

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probiotics

Probiotics

Probiotics help you get the most out of what you eat, and boost immunity.

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Kate Beckinsale’s Lifestyle

Early Tragedy

Beckinsdale’s father died suddenly of a heart attack when he was just 31 and she was 5, traumatizing her. The British Heart Foundation has been her charity of choice ever since.

Young Trotskyist

When Beckinsdale was 9, her mother moved in with director Roy Battersby, who was a member of the Workers Revolutionary Party. Beckinsale helped sell the Trotskyist The News Line newspaper and said their phone line was tapped after Battersby was blacklisted by the BBC.

Tough Choices

Beckinsale studied French and Russian literature at Oxford University and spent a year in Paris, but dropped out to focus on her acting career.

Dirty Little Secret

Beckinsale does a lot to take care of her health, but one habit she has yet to kick is smoking.

Tragic Loss

In response to Chrissy Teigen’s miscarriage, Beckinsale opened up about her own at 20 weeks. Other celebrities including Gabrielle Ruiz and celebrity chef Kelsey Nixon have also reached out with their shared tragedies.

Serious Jokester

Beckinsale may be beautiful and glamorous, but she doesn’t take herself too seriously. She can laugh at herself, and she also enjoys poking fun of her cat.

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Beckinsale on Choosing Acting Over Studies

‘It was getting to the point where I wasn’t enjoying either thing enough because both were very high pressure.’

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Beckinsale on Why She Decided to Become an Actress

‘My parents seemed to have much more fun in their work than any of my friends’ parents.’

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Beckinsale on Her Miscarriage

‘It can be the loneliest, most soul-destroying period of time.’

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Beckinsale on Herself

‘It can feel like a little bit of a political act to be a woman over 32 who is having any fun at all.’

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Beckinsale on Smoking

‘I’d be insufferable if I didn’t smoke. You’d have to push me off a balcony I’d be so boring.’

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Beckinsale on Marriage

‘I think more people would do well married if they didn’t have to live in the same house.’

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