Marisa Tomei is 45 – but she looks as young and fit as ever! She appears on the cover of the latest issue of Shape in an adorable retro bikini, and inside she dishes about her healthy diet and fitness routine.
Instead of coffee, she starts her day with a cup of hot water and lemon. “It may take me a little longer to get goin than other people, but this just feels really cleansing in the morning,” she says. Then she has a boiled egg drizzled with a little olive oil or some fresh berries and granola with whole milk yogurt. “I find that protein wakes up my brain and gets me ready for the rest of my day,” she says. Marisa keeps high-protein snacks on hand throughout the day. “I’m a person who has to eat! I graze every few hours,” she says.
Marisa also shops at a farmer’s market and eats local, in-season produce. “I love being outside and getting fresh air,” she says. Â ”And it’s not just about buying local, fresh food, which then, of course, translates into healthy things for your body and your skin. It’s also about being part of the community and looking the people in the eye who have grown that food. All of these connections add to the vibrancy of life.”
When it comes to fitness, the key for Marisa is to try new things so she’s always having fun. When she moved to LA she studied yoga and then tried belly dancing, which she says “not only keeps you in incredible shape, it’s good for women’s reproductive organs too.” Once a week, she attends an all-female class that combines meditation, music and dance. “There’s such a sense of freedom,” she says. “It’s not like jogging, where you’re working on your exterior. It’s about feeling the interior and being at home in your body. Movement is truly transformative!”
Marisa is also a fan of hula hooping – click here to find out how to add it to your workout!