Cloris Leachman‘s bikini look – impressive or not? I think Cloris Leachman’s bikini look is more than impressive, considering the fact that she is 83 years old. There is no question that Cloris Leachman in a bikini looks absolutely fantastic. But Cloris Leachman’s diet and workout, and her general take on life, plastic surgery and fitness are even more impressive and informative.
In a recent interview, she has revealed a lot of information about herself, and how she has managed to stay in great shape for such a long time. We can all learn a thing or two from her experience. Here is that interview with her:
What was it like being in a bathing suit at 83? I had a wonderful time. I was surprised!
How has your body changed over the years? Well, I weighed 106 pounds for years and years, and now at 5’2″ I weigh 130.
Well, you look incredible – what’s your secret? It’s from making the right decisions. I always wanted to be healthy and look good. I taught myself in my mid-thirties about eating right. I actually became a vegetarian at 35. Eating right really is the secret.
So what’s your diet like? Well, I don’t cut back on calories, but I do think about them. So every morning I have a glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice. Then I have two poached eggs and an English muffin. Dinner is usually fish. I love seared Ahi tuna or crab sushi at the restaurant Katsuya in LA. I also like to eat a few appetizers rather than one big entree.
That all sounds very healthy, but do you have any food vices? Macaroni and cheese is my favorite. I should avoid it! I only seldomly indulge in dessert, and even though I love salty foods, I try not to eat too much salt.
What’s the best diet tip you’ve ever heard? Well, if you brush your teeth, you don’t want to eat something right after because your mouth feels so fresh. So brushing your teeth actually prevents you from eating until later.
What is your exercise routine like? I haven’t really exercised in 13 years, but I am going to start.
What part of your body are you most comfortable showing? I like my legs and arms.
Anything you don’t like? My neck, that’s what I’m most upset about. I’m also pretty self-conscious about my stomach. No matter what I do, I feel I can’t get it down.
What do you think about all the young women getting Botox and other procedures in their twenties and thirties? It’s a shame. I like that we’re able to improve ourselves, but most of the time, I think people go too far.
Have you ever done Botox? Well, one time, yes. I was shocked. And my daughter just started laughing because I’d lift up my forehead and there wouldn’t be any wrinkles except high above. And it lasted about six months.
Would you do it again? No! It was ridiculous. You can’t just have part of your face not moving and the rest moving everywhere. That doesn’t work.
What do you think about plastic surgery. Have you had any? I haven’t. I’m afraid. I think whatever you do, don’t get crazy. It’s okay under certain circumstances, but it shouldn’t be this automatic thing where people don’t even question what they’re doing. [via]