Dr. McDreamy of the hit medical drama Grey’s Anatomy is 45-year old actor Patrick Dempsey, tall, blue-eyed and a hunk in every sense of the word. He has starred in several hit flicks such as Sweet Home Alabama, The Emperor’s Club, Freedom Writers, Enchanted, Made of Honor, and Valentine’s Day, giving women all over the globe something to drool about everytime he appears in a scene, sporting his signature megawatt smile and fit physique. Here, he shares his tips for aging well, and how his healthy lifestyle is keeping him young.
"Cycling has done tremendous for my psyche, to get out in nature, the speed of it and the agility and stamina needed. I do a lot of running and training." He says. "Having children in my forties, I want to be healthy for them when I get older. So I’m making the right choices when it comes to food."
Patrick Dempsey’s diet adheres to the principles of the low carbohydrate diet. This kind of diet restricts the intake of carbohydrates usually for weight control or for the solution to obesity.
Patrick Dempsey’s diet limits eating an digestible carbohydrates like bread and pasta and replaced with foods that are high in proteins and fats such as meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, eggs, cheese, nuts, seeds, peanuts, and soy products along with other foods low in carbohydrate.
Patrick Dempsey’s diet actually is effective in losing weight or weight maintenance as long as he adheres to his diet well and consume only allowable foods. This doesn’t only help in weight loss or maintenance but also considered a part of a healthy lifestyle that keeps one healthy inside and out.
For Patrick Dempsey’s exercise routine, he starts with doing cardio exercises like bicycling, jogging, and the like that helps in burning 300 to 600 calories per workout. This exercise is vital in anyone’s fitness program as it helps burn calories especially fats, and speeds up the metabolic process therefore efficient for weight loss and weight maintenance too.
After his cardio workout, he does weight lifting for 2 to 3 hours per day that clearly helps in building muscles and toning them as well. Patrick Dempsey’s exercise is done together with his personal trainer.