Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett’s Age-Defying Fitness and Nutrition Secrets


Sep. 16 2023, Published 10:23 p.m. ET

As we age, we quickly realize that maintaining our body is essential. Age is just a number; Angela Bassett, now 65, proves it to us.

So, when we see her, we want to focus more on what works for her – fitness routines and her diet. Here are all her secrets to youthful elixir despite being a sexagenarian.

What Does Her Diet Consist Of?

The actress who goes by the name Ramonda in Black Panther just turned 65. But we will never know from her appearance. Bassett shows herself on social media and the red carpet in perfect shape with a twenty-year-old toned and sculpted body. But it's mostly due to her diet.

In July, she spoke with Porter about her regimented and rigorous approach to her eating. The diet for her contributes to a large part of her shape – about 85 percent in her own words.

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Even though she likes to change her diet routine, vegetables are always included. On Monday and Tuesday, she eats carbohydrates and fruit. There is protein and vegetables every day on Wednesday and Thursday, but no fat for those four days. Then, in the last three, only good fats like coconut oil, salmon, almonds, almond butter, and olive oil, she told in a recent interview session.

Bassett Eats Only Organic Food

The Hollywood star does not follow any particular diet. But yes, she is committed to consuming a healthy and nutritious diet whenever possible. Although Angela enjoys eating her favorite foods from time to time, she mostly prefers clean, home-cooked foods.

Angela Bassett’s daily menu does not include any dairy items. So, she replaces bread flour with Ezekiel bread and opts for almond milk instead of animal milk.

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The actress swears by the results of some great cardio exercises, weight training, intense yoga sessions, and clean eating. So, she makes sure her daily routine is exciting.

According to Bassett, keeping diet and exercise interesting is essential so you’re motivated to pursue them daily. For her, true joy means feeling at peace and happy from the inside, which helps her grow old happily.

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Different Workouts for Each Diet Type

It's the first time we've seen this kind of workout system.

For Bassett, the workout routine should be in consideration of her diet. Aside from the early morning workout, she has a workout plan for protein diets, one for a fat diet and another for days she has carbs.

She has cardio sessions on days she gobbles down on carbohydrates. But for protein days, it's strength training. And on days where it's more fat than the rest, she likes to focus on deep breathing and massage sessions.

Talking about her workout exercises, Bassett says she has a personal trainer who guides and works on her four to five times a week. She also does a lot of cardio while following it up with some meditation, as per an interview she did with Prevention in 2023.

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