Brooke Shields: Diet and Weight Loss

Brooke Shields: Diet and Weight LossIn a recent interview with OK!, Brooke Shields revealed how she has lost weight and got her fab post-baby body, and she also shared some details about her diet and what she does to stay in shape.

Do you cook? I’m a good cook, I just don’t do it! My husband is the better cook and he does it with flair. I can make anything taste good, but I’m a little white-knuckled about it. I’m not a natural in the kitchen.

You look amazing. How did you lose the baby weight after having Grier? It was easier the second time. Running after the 4-year-old is a huge task. I spent the first three months of my second pregnancy on Broadway [in Chicago], so I was dancing four hours a day, every day.

What are your eating habits? I don’t deny myself. It’s when I deny myself that I want to eat more. I’m better off if I eat throughout the day than if have big meals, because I’ve got a huge capacity – I can eat like a guy!

But if I’m not that hungry and graze all day, then it’s better. But I love ice cream, I love all the good stuff. I’m not going to deny myself. If I have to fit into something that I don’t fit into for work, I’ll get there. Life is just so short [laughs].

What do you do to keep fit? I hike in the mornings or do spinning, and then yoga in the afternoon. I just came back from North Carolina. My husband is writing and producing an HBO pilot there. I took the stroller and went running on the beach. The baby fell asleep and I was sweaty!

What’s your perception of yourself? I was quoted the other day saying, “Sure, I feel happier in my skinnier jeans. I’m not going to lie to you – of course, I would love to always fit into those!” I was like, “Oh, that’s a great message!” [laughs]

How do you feel about your body? I have Broadway weight and I have “real people” weight. When I’m on Broadway, which has been for the past four years of my life, that’s all I’ve done. And that’s not natural. It’s not natural to be that thin; you can’t maintain that.

That’s also a luxury because the working out is getting done for you. Now I actually have to work at it, make a plan, get on a hike or get to a class. I do notice that if I’m stronger I feel better, and that’s why I have to get back into a program. I don’t feel as strong as I did when I was dancing.

What advice would you give to moms who are trying to lose baby weight? It’s an old saying, but it took you nine months to get that way – it’s going to be a year before you’re at least at a place where you’re even really strong enough. You have to give yourself a reality of time.

What about for anyone else trying to slim down? Find what you like and make that the thing you do. I don’t like going to a gym. I get frustrated and bored. But I like hiking and I like doing yoga. I like a spin class because it’s 45 minutes, I sweat like a dog and I’m done.

To me that’s good; some people hate it. It’s finding the thing that you like and then making that work for you, rather than you having to work at it. It’s hard. I don’t like denying myself because then I just psychologically want to fight it. [via]

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