I’ve never really done a real diet. My New Year’s resolution for 2013 was to start every day with a fresh juice. We make an effort every morning – we peel pineapples, apples, lemons, bananas, kiwis, ginger and berries and we make delicious smoothies.
Some of my kids don’t love it so I decided I would pay them a dollar if they finish their drink. All of the money goes into their piggy banks, they have collected a bunch of money since January 1. What’s good for them is good for me as well.
“[I have] this really nerdy workout I do in my walk-through closet in our brownstone. I do a workout video and use my own music — whatever is inspiring to me at that time, like Alabama Shakes, the Cure, or Mumford and Sons. My number one healthy tip? Everyone should dance more. Everyone should walk more. I mean that’s one of the great things about living in Brooklyn and in New York. You get to eat a big rich fatty meal but then you can walk home.”
On her eating habits:
“I don’t think I ate a green vegetable until I was 30. I didn’t grow up with a mom who enforced that at all.”
On getting older:
“I’m not a complainer about age. I think my girlfriends all look so much better now than they did 15 years ago. But the thing I notice most is my butt. I used to have a really good, plump butt. Ugh — now my butt’s gone. I do wish I had my 25-year-old butt!”
“It’s got to be Jennifer (Aniston). She’s so active and had to be in a bikini for Just Go With It – she just had this glow about her. I was a bit awestruck! I was invited to do yoga with her on set but they had so many good yogis I was intimidated and chickened out.”
On being strong versus being just good looking:
“The biggest thing for me about being with Andy is that athletes in general tend to appreciate different things about women’s bodies. They’re not so concerned with how someone looks, more about how strong and healthy they are. For me, marriage has taken the emphasis off my looks and appearance – the emphasis modeling ingrained in me – and given me a healthier outlook on the female form. Being married to an athlete has changed my perception of women and what my body is capable of.”
On how tempting junk food is:
“Imagine the best junk food you’ve ever seen, available 24 hours a day – that’s what sets are like. There are sweets and doughnuts in front of me all the time. My rule of thumb is that if I’m working, I eat healthily. I have such a sweet tooth that I can’t let myself indulge because work is where I spend most of my time, so when I’m at work, no bad food.”
On her current diet and how she avoids temptations:
Right now, I have to really know the difference between what I need and what I want.
I used to eat salads at lunch, and then I’d have chicken and pasta for dinner, but now it’s the opposite. I’ll have a salad with grilled chicken for lunch and then just a plain salad for dinner.
Last night I was putting little Hank to bed and I knew I had Oreos in my cabinet downstairs. I’m about to head downstairs but it was dark. We had turned off all the lights. I said to myself, ‘Do I really need this Oreo? Do I need it enough to go downstairs, turn on all the lights, reach into the cabinet? No, I don’t need it.’