Did Playboy and SHAPE mix up their covers this month? Ha!
Kate Walsh is covering the women's health magazine's March issue in the nude and at 44-years-old, she looks incredible! In a candid interview, she spoke about issues including plastic surgery, smoking, dieting and, oh yeah, why she decided to get nakie in front of the entire world! When asked about her decision to disrobe for the camera, she replied:
"I was terrified, but I really wanted to do a naked cover — especially with SHAPE, because the magazine is about loving yourself inside and out. Right now, I feel really healthy, confident, and sexy. I'n enjoying my 40s and wanted to share that. Is it a mid life crisis? I do drive a porsche, so maybe it is!"
If you're wondering what her diet secret for maintaining that ideal body is, it's not a fad diet like Atkins. Yeah, she's tried a bunch of those, but like most people who do the same, they didn't work out too well. After attempting to undergo a weeklong juice cleanse for a total of 7 hours, she adopted a smarter approach and relies on portion control, explaining:
"These days, I maintain my weight with portion control. I'd rather have a smaller serving of something amazing than a plateful of diet food. The other night my friend and I went out for Italian, and we split the entire meal — clams in broth, a Brssels sprout salad, a delicious bowl of pasta. And we ate bread with real butter."
For a woman in her mid-forties, the Private Practice star couldn't look better, but it must be a good set of genes and a healthy lifestyle because she revealed she's not down with plastic surgery, sharing:
“We live in a strange time when getting plastic surgery is as common as dyeing your hair. But in my profession, I need a malleable face. Everyone has her line in the sand. I draw mine at facials and laser treatments. But if others want to go a step further, it’s their call."
As for smoking, one of the biggest no-no's in our opinion, Kate admits she used to "love" cigarettes, but after coming to her senses, she quit, continuing:
"I’ll admit it, I used to love smoking. But from a health perspective, it’s a no-brainer. I lost my father to lung cancer when I was 22. When I stopped, everyone told me it would be great and that I would feel amazing, but I didn’t. I missed it. I wanted to be able to indulge occasionally but I’m not that type. One minute it’s a casual thing to do; the next it’s, ‘I’m addicted!’”
Wanna see more pics from Kate Walsh's seksiSHAPE shoot? Check them out below!
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