Diet & Nutrition

Kate Hudson is a vegan... except when she’s craving a steak

The actress swears by a plant-based regime - well, most of the time.

By Katie Skelly
Much like any health-conscious individual, Kate Hudson sticks by the routine of a balanced diet, plenty of water and regular workouts.
But even the stars, with their tailored meal plans and personal trainers, aren’t immune to the occasional cheat day. In fact, if you’re anything like Kate Hudson (a girl can dream…) they welcome it.
The mother-of-two, whose figure seemingly hasn’t changed since welcoming boys Ryder, 13, and Bingham, five, has tried just about every diet under the sun throughout her time in the spotlight.
And while she’s dabbled with vegetarianism, pescatarianism, the Paleo diet and more, she’s finally settled on the vegan diet… for the better half of the week.
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"If you like meat, to be predominantly plant-based is great for you. So why not be predominantly plant-based and every once in a while if you go to a great steakhouse, have a steak? I kind of try to look at it like that,” she tells SELF.
Reiterating her motto to simply give your body what it both needs and wants, Kate tells Vogue: “You want to do the healthy thing, but you know what? Women fluctuate.”
“We give birth to children and carry them and breastfeed them, some of us. Women’s bodies are very different than male bodies; the way that we store fat is different, and the way that we lose fat is different.
“We’re always trying to keep up — and then some of us give up, which is what we don’t want to do.”

While the 37-year-old admits she loves to sink her teeth into the occasional bowl of creamy pasta, for the most part, Kate sticks to what she knows works for her.
“Food’s so good when it’s naughty, but the truth is, you’ve got to eat healthy! Sugar’s the worst — I wish it wasn’t, but it’s so brutal,” she says to the fashion bible.
“Basically I don’t eat gluten, I don’t eat that much sugar, and I really don’t eat dairy. But then if I happen to be at a restaurant and they send out a dessert, I’m going to eat the dessert.”

The Fabletics founder’s fitness regime is far less experimental. At 19, she discovered Pilates and has stuck to it ever since.
"It's the workout my body really responds to. It's all about alignment, elongating your spine and strengthening your core. It makes me feel my strongest. Pilates is always challenging. The advanced moves are amazing, but so hard,” she told Shape in a previous interview.
And when she’s not hanging from her in-home Cadillac, she opts for a quick boogie or a spot of pole dancing.
“Any dance aerobic workout just makes me feel happy.”
WATCH: Kate pole dances in the clip below.