*What’s your diet like?
I don’t follow a particular diet or meal plan. Instead, I approach food like a budget. If I, for example, start my day with a scone for breakfast and macaroni and cheese for lunch, then I know that I’ve essentially “spent most of the money in the bank,” so the rest of the day needs to be more conservative in the form of lean proteins and leafy green choices. In terms of specific foods, I typically try to avoid sugar and fried foods. I’ve also never been much of a fan of alcohol, mainly because I genuinely don’t enjoy the taste, and I don’t feel a strong desire to alter how I’m feeling.
*What’s a splurge for you?
A favorite treat for me is tortilla chips, salsa and guacamole, which luckily, or maybe not so luckily, is readily available at the many fabulous restaurants in Los Angeles. And, who doesn’t love an occasional donut?
*What’s some advice you’d give to others in terms of overall wellness?
Don’t do stupid things! When I was first out of high school and working as a model, it was easy to have an unhealthy relationship with food. Over the course of my life, my weight fluctuated, I have been as heavy as 190 lbs. and as little as 103 lbs., and I’ve learned the importance of accepting that, no matter how hard or how much you work out, it’s ultimately what you put into your body that most impacts how you feel and how you look. Don’t starve yourself! Put healthy, nutrient rich foods in your body. My children are a huge motivation for me. I want to live a long and healthy life, so I can be a part of their lives for as long as possible. I also don’t recommend getting hung up on the numbers on the scale. I use how I feel and how my clothes fit to keep an honest accounting of whether I am the right range for me.