Why Jennifer Garner Says She's Done With Diets
Jennifer Garner would make a great BFF, wouldn't she?
She just seems so relatable and down-to-earth. Examples: she's a fierce defender of the mom paunch and unafraid to admit her kids gave her head lice (she also does a killer impression of Ben Affleck). Now Garner’s further endearing herself to us by proclaiming that she’s done with dieting.
In a new interview with Bobbi Brown for Yahoo Beauty, Jennifer told the makeup mogul that she’s embracing a more relaxed approach to eating.
“With food I’m probably good 80% of the time. I’ve found out that I cannot pass up pizza without having some. I just can’t,” she said. “My kids have a lot of pizza. I can’t go to a kid’s birthday party without having a slice.”
That other 80% of the time, her top choice is a hearty salad.
“I eat a lot, a lot of salads,” she told Bobbi. “That’s the way that I get my veggies. I eat lots of leafy greens, dark greens, with rice too because I want it to be a meal. I just have a big bag of greens that I get from the farmer’s market on Sunday. I keep it in a Ziploc bag and I just pull out handfuls of it for lunch everyday and add whatever I have to it.”
Sure, she's not immune to looking in the mirror and seeing tiny quibbles, but she's come to terms with the fact that it's just not worth it.
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“There’s always a point in the fitting where I feel like, ‘Why didn’t I just try to lose four pounds and then I could wear any dress?’ I just can’t though,” she said. “I dieted for so long in the middle of doing Alias and being a superhero, that there’s something in me that can’t do anything that extreme.”
That sounds like a much healthier attitude to us, especially when taking the pressure off is just as good an eating plan as any.
So Jen—call us?
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