Zoe Saldana isn’t a diet believer!

We all know Zoe from popular movies such as, Colombiana and Guardians of the Galaxy. She isn’t just noted for her great acting skills but, her beautiful physique as well! In her interview with Shape magazine Zoe reveals some secrets that have been keeping her thin and fit for years. Check out some of these quotes from Zoe that will have you rethinking your diet for the better!

Control what you can, then let the rest unfold.

“I can’t work out regularly, so I compensate by eating a lot healthier than I might otherwise. Once you have relatively healthy eating habits, your workout can become playing with your kids, strolling around the neighborhood, playing airplane, or just changing diapers.”

Diets don’t do squat.

“I don’t believe in cheat days because I don’t believe in diets. I try not to deprive my body of anything, because the moment I have just salads and protein for a few days, I crave carbs. But when I eat everything in balance, I think less about food and more about everything else. It’s about eating to live, not living to eat.”

My food philosophy: simple, fresh, clean.

“If my husband and I had different professions, where we didn’t need to shop in supermarkets and could live more naturally, we could eat more sustainably. I grew up partially in the Dominican Republic, and I remember what eating was like when my grandma would pick herbs from her garden and we’d get seafood that had been caught that morning. Life was very simple and much healthier. It’s not that I like to eat superlight, just superclean. I like food that is fresh. I don’t go for things that come in can—and I’m losing trust in things that come in plastic. And we’re starting to move in the direction of becoming a vegetarian family; society has a very violent, dysfunctional, and wrong relationship with how we cultivate and produce meat. So if I have to pay more to eat better, then I’ll just balance my checkbook better. For example, I’d rather get the dark chocolate with goji berries than the milk chocolate packed with saturated fat.

“I know what it’s like to live on a tight budget, but my mom was one of those parents who gave us great food despite our budget. That’s where I get who I am from, and I’d like to be a voice of inspiration for my Latino community, as underage diabetes and high blood pressure are on the rise.”

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