Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Kim Cattrall Has Dieted All her Life

I always find it interesting to hear people say they've dieted all their lives. This phrase raises many questions in my mind. Could it be that they simply know how to balance discipline with indulgence, that they know how to keep their health and weight in check when it tips one way or the other, or are they constantly living in deprivation and experience the backlash of such a life by overindulging from time to time? Whatever the actual situation may be, Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall has admitted that she's been watching what she eats her entire life in order to maintain her enviable physique.

The 54-year old star admits that she loves to eat, blaming her "tremendous appetite" for her need to work hard and exercise to stay in shape. It's pretty fitting, then, that she's the new spokeswoman for "I can't believe it's not butter"; by choosing lower-calorie alternatives to some of her favourite foods, she can still enjoy them but not gain as much weight.

Cattrall is also realistic. She said she doesn't want to look 'perfect' or like she's 19; those goals are simply not in line with her values. She just wants to look good for her age and she's willing to work for it, saying "“It gets harder because parts of my body don’t want to be on a diet, but at the same time it gets me up in the morning to work out.” I think she's found just the right balance.