Actress Kate Hudson says the only way to achieve health goals
Actress Kate Hudson says the only way to achieve health goals "in a meaningful way" is to enjoy the process. Bang Showbiz

Kate Hudson: Get healthy for health, not just aesthetics

Kate Hudson's weight "fluctuates" five pounds every month.

The 'Wish I Was Here' star insists she never stays the same weight for more than 30 days at a time but has learned to love herself for who she is.

She said: "I think we've put so much focus on the results that everybody is forgetting to enjoy the process. And really the only way you can get there in a way that is meaningful is if you enjoy it. And everybody has a different way of finding out what that is.

"I have fluctuated [in weight] my whole life. I fluctuate at least five pounds every month. I really want to reach people that are asking, 'How do I get there?' A lot of people are quite discouraged by the process of getting healthy because one, they think they can't afford it, and two, it's daunting. I wanted to start a dialogue. Because you won't be able to even get there until you actually accept yourself and start connecting with yourself."

The 36-year-old beauty also insists it is important to "feel strong mentally" as well as physically.

She told PEOPLE magazine: "People make excuses, 'Oh, it's genetics or this or that.' I'm not talking about aesthetics, I'm actually talking about health. You can have aesthetic goals, that's one piece of the puzzle.

"You can see images of men or women and say, 'Oh, that's my goal, that's what I'd like to look like some day'. But that's not going to get you there in a way that embodies and encompasses what it is to really feel strong mentally and physically."