Kate Hudson, like many others, is kicking off 2019 with a resolution to live a healthier life and figuring out what that means for her. “What is my new year going to look like? What are going to be the habits that I’m going to change?” she shares with Yahoo Lifestyle.
To help reach her goals, Hudson — who gave birth to a baby girl in October — has signed on to become the newest global ambassador of WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers). The actress, entrepreneur and co-founder of Fabletics, will appear with Oprah Winfrey and an international group of WW members in the company’s new global campaign, “For Every Body.”
“I came on board with WW to continue my journey in health and wellness and longevity and share that with as many people as possible,” the 39-year-old says.
Since some may question why a celebrity who is naturally slim would utilize WW, Hudson says: “I think one of the misconceptions is that, for some reason, if you are someone like me that you don’t need WW. Leading a healthy lifestyle is for every body type. It’s for the fitness fanatic as much as it is for someone who is just learning how to create more healthy habits in their life.”
She is also aware that her situation — not only as an actress, but also as the daughter of two famous parents, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell — is unique. “I can only speak for myself and [I] grew up very differently than most people,” she says. “My mom is very much into her own health and wellness, and she’s very active. I grew up watching that — that’s a foundation for me that is just there.”
As a mom of three, Hudson can relate when it comes to the challenge of finding time to exercise between working and raising a family. While she likes to stay active, even if it’s just taking a walk with her kids, she’s not a fan of the word “diet.” “Diet is a word I like to stay away from because I don’t think that allows or helps people really make lifestyle changes.”
She continues: “I think you have to first tell yourself that you want to make certain changes in your life. Then you really learn how to eat well.”
For Hudson, it’s all about finding balance and a sustainable way of eating, rather than feeling deprived so she can reach a certain number on the scale. “You know when you can indulge and you know when you need to go back to your baseline,” she says. “For me, that’s not a diet. That’s just the way I live. The balance is where I’m happiest.”
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