Her philosophy on working out:
It’s just scientifically proven that when we are active, the healing aspects for our brain are huge. Obviously as you’re working out, you’re strengthening your heart, but your brain has to work with all of it. Now, if you want to talk about longevity, you can’t not talk about exercise. I think it’s more about tuning into what you need vs. the actual workout. If you’re super busy and stressed out, you might need more sleep than the treadmill! The 10,000 steps thing is a great thing to think about. There are so many different ways that you can be active during the day that aren’t necessarily some hard-core workout. Take the stairs—all that stuff.
On her body positivity inspiration:
I’m going to give the really obvious answer to that, which to me is Oprah. I just think she is forever, that woman. You want to do the healthy thing, but you know what? Women fluctuate. We give birth to children and carry them and breastfeed them, some of us. We are busy and we’re trying to work. Women’s bodies are very different than male bodies; the way that we store fat is different, and the way that we lose fat is different. We’re always trying to keep up—and then some of us give up, which is what we don’t want to do.
On her great experience with veganism:
My skin, like my body, it fluctuates. I’ll have three [good] days, and then boom, I’ve got pimples showing up. I’ve had a hard time figuring it out. When I went vegan last summer, my skin was the best it’s ever been—skin tone, pores, everything. Then I did Paleo, and what was interesting about Paleo was my skin wasn’t as good, but your weight drops. Food’s so good when it’s naughty, but the truth is, you’ve got to eat healthy! Sugar’s the worst—I wish it wasn’t, but it’s so brutal. Basically I don’t eat gluten, I don’t eat that much sugar, and I really don’t eat dairy. But then if I happen to be at a restaurant and they send out a dessert, I’m going to eat the dessert. And if Mario Batali whips up a pasta, I’m not going to say no!
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