Cameron Diaz is fit and fab at 41, and said her life without children isn’t a barren, empty existence.
Diaz says her life is too full and busy to accommodate motherhood, thank you very much.
“It’s so much more work to have children,” Cameron told Esquire. “To have lives besides your own that you are responsible for – I didn’t take that on.
“A baby – that’s all day, every day for 18 years. Not having a baby might really make things easier, but that doesn’t make it an easy decision. I like protecting people, but I was never drawn to being a mother.”
Diaz said she’s healthier and happier than ever at 41, and truly embraces aging and her life exactly as it is. While Cameron, a former model, has been celebrated for her athletic good looks for the past two decades, she said she doesn’t dread getting older like most Hollywood celebrities do.
“I love it,” Cameron said of being in her 40s. “So much s– just falls away. Fear, mostly. It’s the best age. That’s when a woman knows how to work things, or she doesn’t care about that anymore. You just stop being afraid. You don’t worry about what men think.”
Of course, it’s easy to embrace aging when you’re as smoking-hot as Diaz. But she works hard to maintain her hot bikini body.
Low-Carb Diet and Daily Workouts Keep Her Sexy
Diaz, who has a super-fit body a woman of any age would envy, said her anti-aging beauty secrets include daily workouts, a balanced low-carb diet, and a positive attitude.
Diaz’s daily exercise routine includes running, strength-training, and Pilates workouts. Cameron recently shared her anti-aging secrets on the Dr. Oz Show.
The 5-foot-9 blonde beauty said she isn’t opposed to plastic surgery if it makes you feel better, but won’t get Botox anymore because she didn’t like how it made her look.
These days, Diaz’s low-carb diet consists mostly of healthy proteins such as chicken, fish, steak and shrimp, and grilled vegetables. Cameron also eats sprouts and seeds and avoids white foods such as white bread and pasta. Her preferred breakfast is egg whites, sautéed tomatoes, and steel-cut oatmeal.
Diaz will put her sleek physique on display in her new film, “Sex Tape,” where she did her first nude scene. “It’s a first for me,” she said. “But Jason (Segel) gets naked, too. It’s just a part of the role. So I did it. You see everything.”
Cameron has starred in numerous blockbuster films, but said writing her fitness book, The Body Book, is her proudest achievement. Diaz said she penned the book to encourage and inspire other women to celebrate their bodies and take control of their physical and emotional health.
Cameron said her book is about more than just diet, exercise and weight loss, but addresses self-esteem and designing a full, happy life.
“We concentrate too much on what’s happening on the outside,” she said. “If you take care of what’s going on in the inside, then you should have no problems.”