Actress, Amanda Seyfried, graces the June cover of Self magazine, where she talks about body image, Hollywood bodies, eating raw, her diet, workout, and more.
Amanda on Body Image:
"If we're so busy trying to change ourselves, especially aesthetically, we're going to miss out on more important things... It's important in the grand scheme of things to keep in shape, but if you're always worrying about imperfections and how you look, these things aren't going to change for the most part. The thing you can change is the way you perceive."
"Nobody's perfect. Only in Hollywood are people perfect and that's because they spend thousands of dollars on trainers and diets and surgeries. That's what we're made to feel like we're supposed to look like but if you put it in perspective, there's nothing realistic about it!"
"It's really hard! I'd get really, really tired and hungry at three p.m. everyday because there was nothing to eat. Dinner would be cucumbers and kale and dressing. In the morning, you feel great, you're doing a liver cleanse and eating raw oatmeal and blueberries and drinking great shakes."
Her Current Diet:
"Yea, I want the raw stuff in the morning. I want the shot of chlorophyll or the ginger lemon drink or the asahi and hemp granola drink. But for lunch, I want a piece of pizza."
"Running a half hour four to five days a week keeps me alright -- five days, because I feel guilty when I don't. I also go to Harley Pasternak's three times a week, and I love it. He's fun and we do different things every time. It's 45 minutes, and he kicks my ass! My legs are really strong, and I feel really great. And I go to my Pilates teacher, Nikiko, on the weekends -- she's all about stretching and toning and being long and lean."
You can check out Amanda's full interview over at Self