Turning 50, Teri Hatcher Talks CrossFit And Gluten-Free Low-Carb Diet For Fabulous Figure [Video]

Happy birthday, Teri Hatcher, who turns 50 on Dec. 8! How does the actress maintain the same figure that she had as an NFL cheerleader? A combination of CrossFit and a Paleo-style low carb diet, reports LiveStrong.

Hatcher credits the decision to try CrossFit as a key turning point in staying fit and fabulous after 40.

“I joined a gym in Studio City called CrossFit Horsepower, and two days a week I’m with a trainer doing weights. The community at the gym and the interval training of weights and cardio really stuck with me.”

Expressing appreciation for the support that she receives from other members and trainers, Teri has noted the improvements in her body and mental outlook, she said.

“It was the first time I looked forward to working out. And that’s when I started to see better results and get in better shape and get more aggressive about lifting weights and being strong.”

Teri also emphasizes the importance of taking time for recovery and meal planning as she gets older.

“In your 40s, you just have to pay attention to everything because you can play hard and work hard as when you were in your 20s,” Hatcher admits. “But you have to recover to make up the damage.”

However, Teri is determined to do what it takes to maintain the sleek physique she flaunted as Lois Lane in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman.

As the Inquisitr reported, Teri recently trained for the New York City Marathon. She and other celebrities who participated in the race earned applause from organizers for their decisions to run for charities.

Mary Wittenberg, chief executive of the New York Road Runners Club since 2005, emphasizes that the rich and famous are just like the real folk. They pant, push, and perspire to complete the race.

“The celebrity must do this, another person can’t do it for them,” stresses Wittenberg.

Part of Hatcher’s ongoing training revolves around following a Paleo-style, gluten-free low-carb diet. She motivates her food choices to stay healthy rather than for weight loss, she noted.

“For me, nutrition is not about weight, and I never think of diet at all — it’s about health.”

As a result, she emphasizes protein and vegetables in her meals, and cuts out all processed foods as well as sugar.

“I don’t eat cr*p — potato chips or corn syrup or processed food. I’m a farm-to-table person. I will cook in butter or olive oil. I eat protein and vegetables.”

Hatcher even took a cooking course to enhance her nutritional caveman cuisine at Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena.

“One of my favorite things to make is caramelized onions and cabbage. I love making fish tacos with that as a base and then salsa and fresh avocado on top,” said Teri.

As for her fashion selections, Hatcher maintains her youthful look with a shorter hairstyle, reports InStyle. Although she had to maintain a certain look during the eight years that she starred on Desperate Housewives, she recently chose a throwback look reminiscent of her role as Lois Lane.

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