Jane Fonda Talks Low-Carb Diet, Fitness DVDs, And Beauty Tips To Stay Sexy At 77 [Video]

Joanne Eglash

Jane Fonda celebrated her 77th birthday on Dec. 21, and the actress turned heads at the Golden Globes as she flaunted her sleek physique on the red carpet. What are her secrets? A combination of following her own fitness advice, as revealed in her famous exercise DVDs, and a low-carb diet, she told the Examiner.

It's been decades since Fonda first slipped into those famously slinky leotards and exhorted women to exercise with her as she energetically did moves from jumping jacks to aerobic dance on what are known as the best-selling fitness videos of all time. And when she recently learned that fans were pleading with her to re-master their worn-out VHS tapes into new DVDs, Jane says that she was delighted.

"I feel great about it," Fonda declared. "I love that so many people want to do the originals. It's because they bring results and are fun."

"I am careful but not obsessive. Fresh fruits, vegetables, and fish, and I am physically active."

"Stay active, cut the sugars, reduce carbs," she advised to those who want to look like her.

Jane has expressed concern that many women try to hide from the aging process, as noted in her book Women Coming of Age.

"Our lives end up consisting of three phases: being young, pretending to be young, and old age. The whole rich middle period is lost," reflects Fonda.

For those who feel that her decision to have cosmetic surgery contradicts her philosophy about aging gracefully, Jane disagrees, telling Anderson Cooper that she feels that her exterior now reflects her interior personality (see below).

"I believe in fitness. Whether you're young, whether you're old, whether you've been exercising or just starting. It's important. Maybe the most important thing in having a successful, long life."