Gayle King’s Go-To Workout Routine and the Office Snack She’s Been Sneaking

CBS This Morning host Gayle King is renowned for her mastery during stressful interviews and, of late, knowing when to apologize after more awkward exchanges.

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The 65-year-old morning show host looks easily ten years younger and that’s thanks to her self-care routine that’s obviously working for her.

The diet King depends on seems to be Weight Watchers

King’s favorite diet seems to be Weight Watchers (WW), which makes sense, considering her best friend Oprah Winfrey’s stake in the company. The journalist has had success with the plan and goes back and forth on it depending on how she’s feeling about her weight at any given time. She ended up losing almost thirty pounds on the program.

“Some people don’t eat pasta or bread or sweets ever,” King wrote in 2004 about her eating philosophy in O magazine. “I love those foods too much. So for the most part, I eat healthy, but if I go to a party or on vacation, I’m going to enjoy it; then I work extra hard to get back to where I was.”

King shares her favorite office snack

The hardest part of a diet can be snacking and stopping at a small one, at that. Many nutritionists recommend having a healthy snack, and one that you know you’ll enjoy, at the ready for yourself. Otherwise, unplanned and excessive snacking likely will happen. Still, King admits to having her indulgences that simply won’t melt away with the pounds.

“I’ve been on a raisins kick,” she told Elle this month. “But I’m on WW and they’re not good for you in terms of points. And I don’t keep it handy, but I’ve been known to walk around the office saying, ‘Does anybody have anything with icing? Anything?’ “

The workout that works for King

For a woman of 65 years of age, and really any woman over 50, the battle with weight is an uphill one due to menopause and the slowing down of metabolism. In fact, for women of this age, it’s unfortunate, but true, that weight gain will take place, and that, with very little effort. For King, she’s found an exercise routine that works for her and helps her to feel she’s doing her part to keep her bones strong and heart healthy.

As she told her CBS This Morning colleagues in 2016, “Once you go through menopause, it is hard to lose weight!” She said of WW, “It’s slow, baby steps, but it definitely works.”

In her conversation with Elle, she said, “I try to figure out a way to get some kind of exercise. I’ve been reading this book about the joy of movement, and I do think there’s something to that. I’m not saying I like working out. I’m just saying I do it. I do the treadmill, I do the elliptical, and I do weights. But I’m not going to sit here and say, ‘Oh my god, I love it.’ “

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