Many celebrities have gone through their fair share of diets and fads – anything to get their bodies in shape. For Big Love actress Ginnifer Goodwin, her strategy is to stick with Weight Watchers…for 23 years!
Goodwin reveals in the January/February 2011 issue of Health magazine that she’s been on Weight Watchers since she was 9, and in fact, she was back on it at the time of the interview.
“I have been a member of Weight Watchers for 23 years,” she explained. “It’s the only thing on the planet that doesn’t dehydrate you or just make you miserable. I’ve never had a dramatic weight problem, it’s just that I tend to indulge, and then I need to get back on track so I can button my pants.”
Goodwin explains that she was quite the pudgy child while growing up.
“I really did go through a period when I was very little when I remember realizing that vegetables did not come out of the ground deep-fried,” she recalled. “I changed my eating habits in fourth grade because I was a heavy little girl, and I was unhappy. And I remember my mom making dinner for me the first night that I was on this new program, and I burst out crying because the vegetables were green, and I thought she was trying to starve me to death.”
And she has a knack for sticking with the program and always looking great.
“I can be indulgent for six month[s] and put on some weight, but I still never actually get to the point of being unhappy and self-destructive,” she said. “And working with my amazing stylist, I’m really good at hiding things, so I’m always pretty confident. Except when I’m in a bathing suit. It doesn’t matter what my body looks like, I hate putting on bathing suits in front of other people.”
Goodwin should be the spokesmodel for holiday dieting. During these holiday times, many indulge in their favorite treats. But, its programs like Weight Watchers that are a life change instead of a periodical diet. These are the ones that are usually most affective.
Do you diet around the holidays?