Goldie Hawn’s daughter Kate Hudson recently took to Instagram to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of her clothing brand, Fabletics. The gold-candled Fabletics logo cake looks good, but I can’t help but think it might be one of those gross vegan no-sugar cakes.
Kate Hudson Is a Fitness Marketing Dream
The fitness industry is a crazy place. I have a number of people in my life that make a great living by being models, trainers, and competitors. Some are executives with major supplement companies and clothing lines, but one thing I can say is that none of them are following Kate Hudson’s lead.
If you’re a fan of Kate Hudson, you know she’s huge into the idea of an alkaline diet. Now an alkaline diet sounds really cool and keeping your body in an alkaline state through nutrition is probably beneficial, but I think it’s basically a way of gift-wrapping a normal healthy diet. If you look at the items any boring old nutritionist or doctor would recommend, you’ll likely notice many of the same components of an “alkaline diet.” Healthy eating is healthy eating, and when you have a healthy diet, you’re going to experience benefits.
Hudson told People magazine that “our bodies are one big chemistry experiment,” and to a certain extent she is right. But there are people—specifically nutritionists, trainers, doctors and other professionals—who have a very good understanding of bodies and hypothesize based on that knowledge.
This is what the consensus is: Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, and lean protein. Avoid processed food, refined sugars, and limit fatty meats. The alkaline diet takes things a bit further, and Hudson says her diet consists of 60-80 percent of calories coming from tofu, nuts, and most fruits and vegetables.
She indicates that she eats meat sometimes, saying it can lead to inflammation because of its high acidity, but many professionals agree that lean proteins are safe and beneficial as part of a health balanced diet. At the end of the day, you need whole proteins (which only come from animal proteins) to build and sustain muscle, encourage cell growth, and lower the risk of age-related diseases like sarcopenia and osteoporosis.
Work out in Something Comfortable
There’s the old saying: If you look good, you’ll feel good. But for real, all the fittest people in my gym dress horribly. It’s a sea of sweatpants, old T-shirts, and rags. So basically what I’m saying is that although Fabletics might be super fashionable, it is possible to get in shape without them. Eat right, stick to your exercise, and put money towards quality food if you really want results.
Jordan, J., “Kate Hudson’s Diet Secrets: The Star Swears by a High-Alkaline Diet,” People web site, February 4, 2016; http://people.com/bodies/kate-hudsons-diet-secrets-the-star-swears-by-a-high-alkaline-diet/, last accessed October 20, 2016.