Goldie Hawn Says She Keeps Her Diet Simple: ‘I Don’t Eat a Lot. I Think We Overeat’

03/25/2016 at 12:42 PM ET

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Goldie Hawn is a fan of going green—in all parts of her life.

At UCLA’s environmental gala, called “The Champions of Our Planet’s Future,” Thursday night, the actress chatted on the red carpet about her diet and fitness routine—and her love of green juices.

“I don’t eat a lot. I think we overeat,” Hawn, 70, said of her food habits. [And] I drink my green juice every day!

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Hawn says she prefers to keep her meals light and simple.

“I do a lot of juicing, I don’t put a lot of food in my stomach and I don’t mix my foods too much. So if I want to have like protein I’ll just eat a bowl of lentils, I won’t mix it with a bunch of stuff.”

And she’s just as viligilant about exercise, making sure that she does some form of it every day.

“I try to stay positive and be very very active. I walk every day and I run and do all kinds of that.”

And even if she doesn’t have time for a full workout, Hawn will squeeze in a quick interval session, which she actually prefers.

“If I don’t have an hour, I’ll do 15 minute intervals,” Hawn says. “Actually, it’s a very good thing to do. If you’re taxing yourself too much in an hour, you’re taxing a lot of things.”

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Her healthy living habits are something she would like to pass on to her kids and grandkids, like daughter Kate Hudson and her two sons, but Hawn is realistic about how much advice actually sticks.

“You can’t pass anything on to your children,” Hawn says. “The only thing you can do is be an example, a living example. No one, children don’t listen to the words, ever! They listen to what they see and what you do. That’s the key.”

“Do what I do, what I say I know is going in one ear and out the other!”

Julie Mazziotta, @julietmazz

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Alana on

Excellent eating disorder advice, thanks Goldie!

JustSayin on

I do agree with her on the overeating. In America is’t evident that we overeat and don’t exercise enough.

guest on

But the cigarette smoking is A ok? Yes, Kate learns what she saw with that. Goldie and Kate smoke like chimneys. Thin women with black lungs and liver…SO sexy and healthy.

Kathy on

Wow. Hard to think that she’s 70.

akri on

I love her! Been a fan for 30 yrs. I still can’t believe she’s 70.

Hannah56 on

Obviously Americans eat beyond the point of being satisfied. They’re eating until they can’t fit another piece of food down their throat. My son only eats until he is satisfied, not stuffed, and he has a nice, slim physique. This is good advice, although I don’t like her other food eating habits.

Samantha on

@Alana. No, it’s not eating disorder advice. It’s called moderation. You should try it some time.

Lol on

Wow, great advice! Mostly juice, some lentils, and then exercise off those 800 calories with walking/running off 900 calories! Plus don’t forget to puff away on those ciggies!! She’s a 100 pound leather bag with a 40 year old hairstyle to cover her prune face.

Anonymous on

As long as she is still smoking, so gross and unhealthy, I don’t want to hear about green juices!

Hmm on

Does the green juice get rid of the lung or pancreatic cancers from smoking???

Kate on

Yup, she looks like she relies mostly on booze and cigarettes. Her daughter has that nasty chain smoking habit, too. Just have to laugh when I see her peddling her “workout” clothes. They should just say, “you, too, could look as thin as we do, just give up food and take up chain smoking and booze!”

P on

She has a better body than women half her age. she’s right, women are too fat these days

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Stacy Hackney on

I agree with her. She looks great.

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