“In the South it would be disrespectful not to eat gumbo,” says Queen Latifah, currently in Shreveport, La., shooting Mad Money alongside Katie Holmes.
While Latifah has fallen for local delicacies – “Who can resist fresh crawfish?” – she tries to stick to a healthy diet she follows at home in L.A.
She cooks healthy breakfasts, like organic eggs and turkey bacon, and “I go to the gym with my bodyguards,” says Latifah.
That said, Queen Latifah also lives comfortably outside of Hollywood’s size 0 derby. “I’m playing a real woman, a mother of two,” she notes. “I work out to stay healthy.”
Adds her trainer Jeanette Jenkins and author of The Hollywood Trainer Weight-Loss Plan: 21 Days to Make Healthy Living a Lifetime Habit: “I’ve trained size 2s who are never happy with themselves. But Latifah just exudes confidence.” [via]