The best part of turning 60? "Looking 40," said Angela. Here's how she does it.

August 17, 2018

You can go on and on about Angela Bassett's genetics if you want, but she's not lying on the sofa watching TV and scarfing pizza every chance she gets. Yes, she loves food, but she also loves feeding herself what her body needs. 

So what's her diet and exercise secret? It's 85% diet and being consistent.

You have to keep it interesting. Your diet and exercise. I like tasteful and passionate food. It has to be flavorful. You gotta eat. It’s one of our greatest pleasures, but you’ve got to eat yourself well, which is why I’m also organic.”

Not rocket science but so true. If you hate your workout you won't do it. What exercises do you like? If you hate your food you won't eat it. What are the nutrient dense foods you love?

Years ago when I worked for L'Oréal in New York, one of the hair care brands invited Angela to speak to their sales team at their annual meeting. She was incredible and had everyone on their feet when she was done. Then she went to the gym to workout, showered and met the HR team in the hotel lobby before heading out to eat. Angela is going to do her thang no matter where she is.

"Everything works if you're consistent, if you stick with it. ....A lot of diets just deprive and take so much away but I've found a way of eating that doesn't deprive, but it's cycling it through. You end up having everything but it depends on where in the week you have it It's called The Fast Metabolism Diet."

Bear in mind what works for Angela may not work for you, but it might. And if it doesn't then keep looking; you'll figure it out.

The other thing that's easy to admire about her is how grounded she seems to be. It's inspiring. Whenever I see an interview with her, it makes me want to be a better version of myself.

And looking sexy at 60, ain't too shabby either.

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