What Gabrielle Union Eats To Make 44 Look Like 24

Thank God there's bacon involved.

Gabrielle Union wearing a pink dress outside Hermes during Paris Fashion Week Menswear Spring/Summer 2018 Day Four on June 24, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
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When Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade rolled up to men's fashion week in Paris looking actually flawless, the Internet obviously freaked out. Who else could pull off bermuda shorts like that?!

As half of one of the fittest celebrity couples, Gabrielle Union defies all aging odds—you'd never guess she was 44. Girl looks exactly the same as in her "Bring It On" days! So, we did some sleuthing to figure out what it is she's eating to look so dang good.

Drink All The Water

When talking to Women's Health about how she keeps her skin looking so amazing, Union said this: "I drink a lot of water, I don't smoke, and I don't have a hard life." Since her mid-thirties, she's been drinking a gallon a day; usually, it's just plain ol' tap, but sometimes she'll add lemon. "It's just important to get the water in," she told Fitness Magazine. "If you can replace sugary drinks, or coffee, with water, you're still ahead of the game."

Eat Your Greens

Union told UsWeekly that her diet includes at least two servings of leafy greens every day, like lettuce, spinach, kale, and swiss chard.

Don't Be Afraid to Splurge

Union is alll about the cheat days—and going hard at the gym to balance it out. Let's be honest, we wouldn't pass up this peach cobbler doughnut bread pudding either. "If I want cupcakes, cookies, or a short stack, I don't deny myself," she told Fitness Magazine. "And I certainly don't deny myself bacon!"

Cook At Home

Union posts tons of #FoodieFriday pictures on Instagram (made by personal chef Richard Ingraham), from eggplant cannolis to apricot and champagne cola barbecue ribs. Cooking obviously gives you more control over what goes into your body, so even though you'll probably have to do it yourself, cook up a few easy meals this week.

Go For Lean Meat and Fish

Most of Union's protein comes from lean meat and fish. Take a look at her Insta and you'll find pictures of crab, lobster, shrimp and sea bass. When she wants to indulge in something like a rib-eye steak, she'll keep her portions in check, eating 6 ounces instead of 12.

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