Jessica Alba: I was 'so self-conscious' of my body before kids
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In her book, "The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You," Alba talks about doing "Honest Workouts" to stay in shape. "I like dancing. There's a choreographer I used on a couple of movies, JJ Dancer [aka Jennifer Johnson]; her dance moves are so fun, so it doesn't feel like you're working out," she tells the magazine. "And I like interval training on a treadmill, with sprinting and then uphill walking, then sprint, then uphill walk, then sprint. This morning I did sprint intervals with a high-incline walk. Otherwise I get bored -- I can't just do the same thing over and over."
Though she tries to do daily workouts, Alba says she focuses on healthy eating rather than dieting.
"To me, it's knowing that if you eat unprocessed fresh food -- it doesn't all have to be organic, but try to have the least amount of GMOs [genetically modified organisms] and pesticides -- you have energy, aren't starving and don't have to count calories," she explains. "When I'm 'dieting,' I'm not eating as many snacks, because I love snacks. [Laughs] Popchips, Pirate's Booty -- or I could eat a pound of fruit. So I cut down on snacking when I'm trying to be healthy."
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