Kate Hudson says the best dieting advice she ever received came from mom, Goldie Hawn, whose wisdom has proven successful as Hudson continues to defy logic by aging remarkably well.
Despite having two children, Ryder and Bingham, 33-year-old Hudson has managed to maintain her svelte physique throughout the years thanks to healthy eating and exercise.
Hudson credits her mom, veteran actress Goldie Hawn who is 67, for teaching her healthy habits from a young age.
"When I was younger my mom advised me not to start going on crash diets or become obsessed with my weight and I have always stuck by that," the actress told Britain's Express Daily.
"I started eating properly at the age of 16, getting on a regime in which I'd get more energy. So I don't eat wheat or dairy. It is really simple. I became use to it very quickly and I don't crave stuff," Hudson explained.
Yet Hudson is only human and admits, "I occasionally cheat, with a sandwich which has great French bread and cheese, but not often."
In order to keep her body toned, Hudson regularly practices Pilates, says long-time trainer, Nicole Stuart.
"We do Pilates for an hour, three times a week. If she's prepping for something it will be more. We always combine cardio - like a mile run - before a Pilates class," Stuart told Shape.
The actress, who stars in the upcoming film The Reluctant Fundamentalist, adds dancing and "running after Bing" to her list of typical workouts.
Although Hudson takes advice from her mom when it comes to nourishing her body, she has taken a different route than Hawn in terms of relationships.
Hawn has enjoyed a 30-year relationship with her partner, Kurt Russell, but the two have never felt the need to wed.
Hudson, on the other hand, became engaged to singer Matthew Bellamy in April 2011 after dating for a year. The two have yet to tie the knot, but share son Bingham Hawn who was born in July 2011.
Hudson was Glamour's last cover girl, and told the magazine, "I feel like this is a great time in my life."