Jane Fonda wowed the red carpet of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival in a glamorous black-and-pink Schiaparelli Haute Couture gown. Fonda is as fit as ever, thanks to her longtime dedication to exercise and a healthy low-carb diet.
Fonda, 78, wore a form-fitting black and fuschia evening gown that accentuated her lean figure and small waist. Jane says daily workouts and a low-carb diet are her anti-aging fitness secrets, Examiner reported.
“I’m careful what I eat; I eat fresh fruits and vegetables, fish and chicken,” said Jane. “I stay away from desserts. I try to minimize the carbs and stay away from sugars. And most importantly, I meditate. I started when I was approaching 70. It reduces stress and anxiety and it keeps me centered and grounded.”
Like many fitness fanatics, Jane exercises not only to look good, but to feel great. “I know what exercise has done to my life profoundly — not just my body, but my mind,” said the Oscar winner. “I do what makes me feel good.
Fonda added: “It’s important to exercise when you’re younger. It’s the No. 1 ingredient for successful aging. It makes a difference for all aspects of your life and your body.”
Fonda, who has made over 25 workout videos, revealed her workout secrets in her best-selling fitness DVD, Jane Fonda Prime Time: Firm & Burn Low Impact Cardio.
“I feel lighter, I feel younger, I feel a greater sense of well-being,” said Fonda. “Not what I expected at all. Basically I’m pretty happy about [getting older].”
Fonda, who battled anorexia, bulimia and poor body image during her 20s, 30s and 40s, has adopted more laid-back approach to fitness now that she’s older, as Celebrity Health previously reported.
“I eat fish, chicken and eggs,” she said “I eat red meat maybe twice a week. But when you are older, it is very important what you eat because your cells regenerate more slowly, and also you put on weight more easily because you have less muscle than you used to, so every single calorie you put in your body has to count for something.
“I eat by color. I try to eat something dark green, dark purple, red, orange, yellow, white, because they all have different vitamins and minerals in them.”
Fonda readily admits she has gotten plastic surgery over the years. She had a facelift in her 40s and another one in February 2010. She also got breast implants when she was younger and recently had a chin lift as well as surgery to remove the bags under her eyes.
As she has gotten older, Jane transitioned from the rigorous, high-impact aerobic exercise she extolled during the 1980s to gentler, lower-impact workouts. Fonda does yoga, strength-trains, walks, cycles, and uses the elliptical trainer.
Jane shared her anti-aging diet, workout and happiness secrets in her memoir, Prime Time: Love, Health, Sex, Fitness.