How Kristen Bell transformed herself mentally and physically

  • How Kristen Bell transformed herself mentally and physically

How Kristen Bell transformed herself mentally and physically

She told Women's Health magazine: "I feel so much stronger, and it's a physical feeling, but it's also a mental one".

But, those abs are back and better than ever, and Bell says that now she feels so much stronger physically and mentally. "I felt waifish...or pregnant". Bell praised heading to the gym as something that is helpful for those suffering from depression or anxiety, as the endorphins released during physical activity can help boost a person's mood.

Although low-carb diets, such as the ketogenic diet, have gained popularity in recent years, carbohydrates are the body's most readily-available source of energy and convert to glucose, the main source of fuel for your brain. "It sets the next 48 hours for me", she said.

Bell's carb of choice is a salt bagel with cream cheese, which she eats as a mid-morning snack. "I find that through conscious eating, I'm able to have all the rewards and also maintain a healthy, steady diet", Bell told Women's Health. "(The family has a calendar where) everyone adds their priorities whether that's "I'm going to be home late this night so you gotta know that everything is on you or call a sitter" or "I need some self-care this Saturday".

"I realized that this is the shame that prevents people from talking about it", she says. "I immediately felt irresponsible, because I do care about depression not being taboo, yet I present this bubbly, outgoing girl who seemingly gets through life with a smile on her face, and I'd never discussed that some days, I don't".

"You're never gonna feel balanced or right". That's the next right thing. And then voilà, you don't have to worry about them running out into the road or getting away from you until you are ready to walk with them.

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On alcohol (she didn't drink for 10 years, but after "discovering rosé" this summer, had a glass every day on vacation): "When I do drink, it's like I have the flu the next day".