Kate Hudson is the daughter of Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson but her parents divorced before she was 2 years old, and she was raised by her mother and long-time boyfriend Kurt Russell. She was accepted to New York University but decided to pursue acting instead. Hudson began acting at age 11 and her breakout role was in Almost Famous for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. Her other ventures include writing a New York Times best-selling book and launching 2 fashion lines. Some of the proceeds from a joint venture with her mother have gone to the Goldie Hawn Foundation. Hudson has 3 children. She has over 10 million followers on Instagram alone. Hudson is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 120 lbs.
Kate Hudson’s Diet
Hudson gained and subsequently lost 70 lbs. of baby weight by eating mostly vegan foods, but says she loves to eat and wasn’t interested in starving herself. Coffee notwithstanding, she follows a high-alkaline diet, meaning 60-80% of her calories comes from vegetables, fruit, nuts, and tofu. She mostly avoids meat, dairy and gluten. She also limits her intake of refined sugar. While she’s not a huge fan of breakfast, she tries to eat 5 smaller meals each day. She isn’t too strict with herself, however, and if she goes out to a restaurant, she’ll order whatever she wants. Hudson also makes a point to drink plenty of water, and recommends drinking at least half your body weight in ounces every day.
- Low Protein 20% 20%
- Low-Medium Fat 25% 25%
- High Carb 80% 80%
Rise. Caffeinate. Repeat.
Hudson loves her coffee. She’ll have it in the morning, and she’ll often have it in the afternoon as well to help her through the midday doldrums.
Hudson says she isn’t hungry in the morning and, other than her coffee, she’ll just have a green juice. After working out, she’ll have a protein shake.
Lean and Green
Hudson’s meals center around whole, natural foods like vegetables, fruit, soy and nuts. Because of her busy life, she’ll sometimes use a food delivery service.
Some of Hudson’s faves are Hawaiian pizza and gluten-free mac ’n cheese.
What to Eat
Fresh Green Juice
Reverse Osmosis Water
What to Avoid
Hudson on Diet
‘Our bodies are one large chemistry experiment.’
Hudson on Eating Meat
‘I don’t remember the last time I had a steak.’
Hudson on Cutting Loose
‘I want to indulge! I want to do things that are not healthy sometimes.’
Hudson on the Confusing Rules of Eating
‘After a lot of trial and error, I’ve figured out how not to overthink what I eat.’
Kate Hudson’s Fitness Routine
Pump It Up
To lose the baby weight, Hudson worked out daily with a trainer for up to 2 hours. She said she saw results so fast, she really looked forward to her sessions.
Hudson’s trainer would constantly switch up the routine to increase intensity, which in turn boosts metabolism.
Hudson does Pilates exercises every day to keep her core muscles toned and tight, and also strong and lean.
Crazy For Cardio
Hudson is a big fan of cardio. She’ll run, hike, take a spin class, do Tracy Anderson, jazz dance and even pole dancing. To burn more calories, she recommends working out first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
Hudson did 12 different exercises for 2+ hours 3x/week to tone her body and burn calories all day long.
Squeeze It In
Hudson carries a jump rope wherever she goes so she can always squeeze a mini workout in.
Cardio Confusion: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Cycle interval training: 20 min
Rowing machine: 20 min
StairMaster: 20 min
Abdominal Xs & Os
Horizontal leg crunch
Vertical leg crunch
Resistance Confusion: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Do 6 reps x 3 sets of each exercise:
Single leg press
Barbell box squat
Dumbbell Bulgarian split squat
Dumbbell walking lunge
Do 6 reps x 3 sets of each exercise:
Dumbbell bench press
Body weight dips
Assisted pull-up machine
Dumbbell shoulder press
Lateral pull-down (underhand grip)
Dumbell biceps curl
Dumbbell triceps kickbacks
Knees on ground pushups
Hudson on her Goals
‘I am on a mission right now to get back to my fighting weight and my strong body/mind back.’
Hudson on Working Out
‘While I try to keep my fitness regimen consistent, during the awards season, I’m especially conscious of what I’ll be wearing and plan my workouts accordingly.’
Hudson on New Year’s Health Resolutions
‘I feel motivated to keep that up.’
Kate Hudson’s Supplements
Because it’s not always a good idea to have caffeine, Hudson sometimes drinksto combat sluggishness. It also has detoxifying effects and can help with weight loss.
Kate Hudson’s Lifestyle
Hudson says creating an evening routine such as taking a shower or doing a few yoga poses can help prepare your body for sleep. She also recommends getting up at the same time each day.
Hudson says she was never really interested in acting until she apprenticed at a summer theatre festival in 1995.
Take the Stairs
Hudson says an easy way to squeeze in a little fitness is by doing small things, like taking the stairs. The steps add up and you’ll feel better throughout the day.
Hudson says her brother Oliver is best friend and gives excellent advice.
Hudson is a fan of alternating hot and cold water showers before or after a workout to ‘shock’ the body and boost metabolism.
Hudson on Sleep
‘The better you sleep, the more balanced your body is. A more balanced body leads to a happier, more energetic day.’
Hudson on The Challenges of Motherhood
‘It’s haaaaard to make time for yourself.’
Hudson on Media
‘The media scrutinizes all single women in the public eye. You cannot have a conversation with a man without being attached to them.’
Hudson on Her Brother
‘The first person I call is Oliver Hudson to make me laugh.’
Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body
Annie’s Gluten-free Macaroni and Cheese
Sakara Life food delivery
Tracy Anderson DVDs