Kate`s mom taught her healthy lifestyle

Updated: Apr 05, 2011, 09:10 AM IST

London: Hollywood actress Kate Hudson credits her mother Goldie Hawn for teaching her the importance of a healthy diet and regular exercise for a good figure.

The 31-year-actress who is expecting a baby with `Muse` frontman Matt Bellamy said her 65-year-old veteran actress mother taught her to maintain a healthy lifestyle from a tender age, reported the Sun.

"She also advised me not to start going on crash diets or become obsessed with my weight, which is all very Hollywood.

"So I started eating properly at the age of 16, getting on a regime in which I`d get more energy. So I don`t eat wheat or dairy.

"It is really simple. I became used to it very quickly and I don`t crave stuff. I occasionally cheat, with a sandwich which has great French bread and cheese, but not often," said Hudson.

Hudson, who has a four-year-old son Ryder with her ex-husband Chris Robinson, intends to pass on her mother`s words of wisdom to her own children.

"I will instil in my children the idea you should always be open about your body, though you should respect your body," added the blonde beauty.