Christina Hendricks is in Health Magazine this month, where she talks about food, gaining weight and celebrating and maintaining her curves. Here are some interesting parts from the interview:
Q: Many women have said they consider your body one they admire or want the most. What do you think of all that body love?
A: Really? They don’t say Jessica Alba? ‘Cause that’s what I say! [Laughs.] It’s such a compliment, because of all those times I had agents who were like, â€œYou have to lose some weight,â€ and all of a sudden, people are celebrating it. It’s like: â€œOh, thank you! Thank you for letting me be me.â€
Q: What is your best advice for reaching total body confidence? Do you have it?
A: I guess my mom raised me right. She was very celebratory of her body. I never heard her once say, â€œI feel fat.â€ Back when I was modeling, the first time I went to Italy I was having cappuccinos every day, and I gained 15 pounds. And I felt gorgeous! I would take my clothes off in front of the mirror and be like, Oh, I look like a woman. And I felt beautiful, and I never tried to lose it, ’cause I loved it. [Laughs.]
Q: Mad Men is all about having vices. Do you have any?
A: I like salty, creamy foods. I could sit down with a bag of chips and French onion dip and go to town! That would be on my last-supper list. But I discovered that dry French onion soup mix in nonfat yogurt tastes just as good. It really does!
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Q: Do you have any health regrets?
A: My parents didn’t exercise, so it was not something I saw was good for you or fun. I wish I had grown up knowing to do that. And my mother-she’ll admit it-hated vegetables, so when we had them, they were always canned or cooked within an inch of their lives.
Q: So what’s your gym routine?
A: I get kind of bored on the treadmill, but I do it. And I do a little bit of weight training. I’m really into the BOSU ball. You have to balance on it, and I do weights and squats on it. I’m pretty good at it, I feel sort of like a Karate Kid.
Q: Any tricks for making workouts fun?
A: I read magazines, and I’ll try [the exercises]. It’s something different, and, often, you don’t need equipment. If I get any private time in my trailer, all of a sudden I’m doing sit-ups and push-ups.