Raquel Welch is 75 years old, but remains a dazzling goddess who has aged incredibly well, thanks to diet and exercise.
Raquel, who was known for her bombshell good looks during her 20s, 30s and 40s, said aging is tough, but an active lifestyle makes getting older a lot easier.
Welch’s anti-aging beauty and fitness secrets are a low-carb gluten-free diet and daily yoga workouts, Examiner reported. “I’m doing my yoga everyday — an hour-and-a-half of that,” said Raquel.
Yoga promotes natural weight loss by reducing stress, building lean muscles and suppressing appetite, said Christina Brown, author of the Yoga Bible.
Welch is a self-professed lifelong fitness fanatic who follows sugar-free diet that excludes salt, wheat and caffeine. For exercise, Raquel lifts light weights and does cardio exercise on top of yoga.
Welch shared her anti-aging fitness and beauty secrets in her 2010 memoir, Beyond the Cleavage. The brunette beauty is obsessive about her low-carb diet and never eats after 6 p.m.
“I’m constantly on a diet, and I hate it,” said Raquel. “I have three fruits a day and lots of water. I love bread, pancakes, and burritos, and pizza, but I have to stick to the diet, because it makes me look and feel better.”
Low carb diets such as the ketogenic, Paleo and Atkins diets fuel rapid weight loss by inducing the body to burn fat for fuel, said obesity expert Dr. Eric Westman, co-author of Keto Clarity.
Welch said she doesn’t diet and exercise to look good in a bikini, but to stay healthy as she ages. “The body beautiful is not a top priority any more,” said Raquel. “Health and well-being are more important.”
Raquel’s beauty secrets include regular Botox injections and anti-wrinkle face creams. She is open to plastic surgery, but said diet and exercise are the true fountains of youth.
“I don’t care what kind of plastic-surgery exploits you get into, it’s not going to do the trick,” said Welch, who has her own wig line. “You absolutely have to have an exercise program. I do something physical every day.”
While getting older is challenging, Welch enjoys being her age. “The [good] thing about aging is that it’s got all these wonderful answers attached to it,” said Raquel.
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