Kate Hudson has credited her mother Goldie Hawn with helping her maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The 33-year-old Bride Wars actress keeps her slim figure by avoiding wheat and dairy products, and reveals it was a chat with her mother which helped her create realistic food habits which would benefit her as an adult.

Speaking to the Daily Express, Hudson said:  "When I was younger my mom advised me not to start going on crash diets or become obsessed with my weight and I have always stuck by that.

"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. But mom is full of great advice - she's pretty handy like that."