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- Actress Nicole Kidman has spoken about her diet and workout routine a few times over the past few years.
- The actress has said she will “eat almost anything” and has mentioned she enjoys bread. She’s also said she’s not a very picky eater.
- She has said she follows a diet that’s about 80% healthy and 20% not and she also likes to run, do yoga, and do spinning (a type of indoor cycling).
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Nicole Kidman has been acting for decades and she has plenty of awards under her belt. But how does the actress, who plays characters ranging from action heroes to Stepford wives, fuel her lifestyle?
As it turns out, her diet and workout routine isn’t super complicated. Here’s how Nicole Kidman stays in such killer shape.
And remember – just because a certain routine works for a celebrity doesn’t mean it will work for you and talk to your doctor before dramatically changing your diet.
Kidman’s diet, according to Kidman herself, is not too restrictive.
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“I’m actually not that strict with my diet,” she told the Los Angeles Times in 2014. “I pretty much eat anything, but all in moderation.”
This breaks down as a mostly-healthy diet and exercise routine with some room for indulgence.
“It’s walking a path that’s ultimately 80% healthy, 20% … sometimes it falls to 70,” she told Women’s Health magazine in 2013, speaking about her diet. “But that’s why I think you have things like natural health remedies – you find out what works for you. And I do a lot and I have a lot of energy.”
Kidman also said she enjoys a bit of caffeine in a specific way. “[My husband] and I love coffee. I love the foam more than the coffee,” she told People magazine in 2009. “I will go and order a cappuccino and say, make it all foam and very little coffee.”
Kidman favors Australian meals like seafood platters and “sausage sizzles.”
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Nicole Kidman is from Australia and some of her favorite foods are signature dishes from the continent. According to a 2017 article from Food & Wine magazine, Kidman likes fresh seafood platters with Sydney rock oysters, tiger prawns, mud crab, and lobster. She also told the magazine that she’s been known to enjoy a “sausage sizzle,” a.k.a a barbecue that produces an iconic Australian dish – a sausage on white bread.
But should you ever dine with Kidman, don’t suggest adding ham to the meal. According to the same 73 Questions video, it’s her least favorite food.
But Kidman said that she isn’t the best cook.
“I am a terrible cook,” she told People magazine in 2009. “I cook chicken for [my husband Keith Urban] and it’s always dry.”
That said, she said she’s still a good person to have in the kitchen – as long as she’s on the receiving end of things. “I’m a much better person to cook for because I love food and I will eat almost anything,” she added.
Kidman’s exercise routine is fairly low-maintenance.
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Kidman grew up in a marathon-running family and in 2014 she told the Los Angeles Times that she always thought running long distances was “totally normal.” She said she still runs today but has also implemented doing yoga, playing sports with her family, and spinning (a type of indoor cycling) into her routine.