Ali Larter Talks Food & Detoxing in Health September 2013
While showing off her toned midriff for lensman Ruven Afanador, the "Heroes" beauty chatted about her upcoming book and offers advice on detoxing.
Check out a few highlights from Miss Larter's interview below. For more, be sure to visit Health!
On her new cook book :
"I left home when I was almost 18 and traveled around the world as a model. In Japan or Italy - where I didn't know anybody - food was always my way to make a connection with people. When I moved to New York in my 20s, I wanted to throw dinner parties. But I threw one, and it was such a disaster! I attempted to make complicated recipes I had never tried before - I was panicked the whole night. Now I can't go a month without throwing a dinner party. For me, entertaining has become a metaphor for life. If you mess up, laugh at it and order in pizza. What's import is putting yourself out there."
On Hollywood pressures:
"I am more self-aware now. Your physicality is a huge part of your career as an actress. I just read this article where Cindy Crawford said that by the time she's 50, she's going to come to terms with her body."
On her secrets to healthy cooking:
"I have nothing fried in my book - not even my meatballs!- because I don't think you need to be cooking that way at home. I don't usually cook with a lot of butter, either. I'd rather top something with a little butter than hide it in the inside."
On her way of detoxing:
"It's not a cleanse. I always put on 5 to 7 pounds in that stretch between Thanksgiving and Christmas. After the holidays, I tend to celar out the pretzels and crackers and gravitate towards more of a vegetable-based diet. I'm usually hungry in the beginning. But then I start to crave fruit rather than an ice cream sundae. Like most women, I can't eat half a brownie. It's just not who I am. I got for it, and then I try to be better. You have to enjoy life, right?"
Photo Credit: Ruven Afanador for Health