Zoe Saldana's clean approach to food and why diets aren't her thing

Zoe Saldana's clean approach to food and why diets aren't her thing


Zoe Saldana's clean approach to food and why diets aren't her thing

Zoe appears on the June cover of Shape Magazine Photo: Nino Munoz

The 38-year-old, who was diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis in 2012, said that her family is taking a new approach to eating. "It's not that I like to eat super light, just super clean," the mother-of-three shared. "I like food that is fresh. I don't go for things that come in a canand I'm losing trust in things that come in plastic. And we're starting to move in the direction of becoming a vegetarian family; society has a very violent, dysfunctional, and wrong relationship with how we cultivate and produce meat."

Zoe Saldana's clean approach to food and why diets aren't her thing

The Guardians of the Galaxy star opens up about avoiding diets and not stressing about exercise Photo: Nino Munoz

While she may be 'a boring person to take to dinner,' for Zoe, diets are just not a part of her lifestyle. "I try not to deprive my body of anything, because the moment I have just salads and protein for a few days, I crave carbs," she said. "But when I eat everything in balance, I think less about food and more about everything else. Its about eating to live, not living to eat." That motto also translates to her work outs. The host of the YouTube show, Rose Roundtable noted, "Once you have relatively healthy eating habits, your workout can become playing with your kids, strolling around the neighborhood, playing airplane, or just changing diapers."

When she does hit the gym, it's not overkill. "Between travel, meetings and shoots, schedules are rough for me. I try to work out three times a week, but I don't believe in getting on one machine for 30 minutes," she explained. "If I do a lot of cardio, it usually just means Ill be dragging my feet for the rest of the day. And when Im shooting, I really dont like to be strict with my workout, since Im already putting in 16-hour days."



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