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Katherine Heigl in Glamour


I think we are all in agreement that, aside from the disgusting smoking habit, Katherine Heigl seems to have it together.

The folks over at Glamour got the scoop on her weight loss, her own body image and Hollywood's pressures to be thin:

GLAMOUR: Was it hard to lose weight for a role?
KH: It was awful! I remember once reading an article about Jessica Alba—who is the most beautiful, most in-shape person alive—and how committed she was to her regimen. And I thought, There’s no way in hell that will ever be me. I can’t eat only fish and vegetables or work out seven days a week. Then suddenly I was that person and I was shocked. But I could never maintain it. I like food too much!

GLAMOUR: You seem to have a very healthy attitude toward your body. Do you own a scale?
KH: No, because it can make you kind of crazy. I used to weigh myself every day at a certain time of day. Then I would write down the number and measure my body fat. It wasn’t a healthy way to live. Now I can tell if I’ve gained or lost weight just by the way my clothes are fitting. But it’s tempting to buy a scale, because I’d love to know what I weigh. Whatever—I’ll just lie and say 120. [Laughs.]

GLAMOUR: How do you ignore all the messages in Hollywood to stay rail-thin?
KH: When I see some of the people who are glorified in magazines these days—who are so thin it’s bordering on sickness—I just feel exhausted. I would hate to think that young girls in high schools across America think that’s what they’re supposed to look like.

GLAMOUR: Who do you think has a healthy-looking body?
KH: Jennifer Aniston and Halle Berry are both in amazing shape. They look phenomenal but they don’t look sick. Then there’s Kate Winslet: She’s confident, beautiful, talented and sexy and she owns it. Early in my career, I read an interview she gave about how the industry wanted her to lose weight; she basically gave them the finger and said no. I remember thinking, I can do that too. I don’t have to look like one of these genetically superior people in order to work.

There's a lot more to her story so check out the full interview on Glamour.com.

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