Move over Tabasco sauce. The secret to Blake Lively's lovely figure is, er, chocolate.
The 5-foot-10-inch actress told French Vogue, "I can't start my day off without a mug of hot chocolate or finishing off the day with a few squares of dark chocolate... It keeps me feeling happy." The new face of L'Oreal Paris claims she does not deprive herself of foods she loves and credits her active lifestyle for staying svelte.
Though genetics may play a role in her good fortune, Lively is not the only star who rejects stringent diets or strenuous exercise regimes.
Sofia Vergara's diet secret is old-fashioned moderation. "I'm very lucky," she told The New York Times. "I love healthy eating. I love fish, I love eating vegetables, and I love salads. But I also love desserts. So I try to eat everything but in moderation."
As for exercise, the "Modern Family" actress calls it "torture time" and tries to wriggle out of it as much as she can. Though she has a trainer, "I try to avoid it (exercise) or make excuses every time. But I do try to do it at least three times a week if I'm not shooting. I wish I loved it. Believe me, I wish."
Jennifer Lawrence admits to exercise but claims she does not follow a strict diet routine. "You can't work when you're hungry, you know?" the "Silver Linings Playbook" star told Glamour.
Barbara Streisand, meanwhile, has flirted with dozens of diet and exercise programs but gave up on all of them. The Mail Online reported she ditched low carb dieting because she loves pancakes too much. (She eats them every day when she's not working.) She also 86ed her home fitness equipment since it did not mesh with the décor in her Malibu mansion. "Exercise had to go in favour of aesthetics," she said.
Alas, not all celebrities are lucky enough -- or willing -- to throw diet or exercise to the wind, especially if they want to get work in an industry that puts a premium on perfect bods. Laments Julianne Moore, "I still battle with my deeply boring diet of, essentially, yogurt and breakfast cereal and granola bars. I hate dieting. I hate having to do it to be the 'right' size. I'm hungry all the time. I think I'm a slender person, but the industry apparently doesn't. All actresses are hungry all the time, I think."
Pssst… try some chocolate, Julianne.
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