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Reality Check: Felicity Huffman Eats Muffins

Her show, Desperate Housewives, may be full of melodrama, but Felicity Huffman is refreshingly down to earth. The 45-year-old star appears on the September cover of More magazine, looking fabulous and speaking frankly about her fitness habits and finding a healthy balance.

I particularly like what she had to say about finding a personal trainer with a realistic attitude:

"I've had a lot of trainers through the years, and they’re always like, 'Oh my god, you ate a muffin?' and 'What do you mean you weigh 125? You can’t shoot at that weight.' [Kirsten Holtgreen is] the first trainer who's said, 'You’re not eating enough.'"

To see what else Huffman had to say about maintaining a healthy weight and wearing Madonna's underwear,


On struggling with weight: "I'd take a vacation, and if I was heavy, it was a bad vacation, and if I was light—or, you know, lighter—it was a good vacation."

On gaining acceptance: “For some reason, after giving birth—which is when you look like a bag of doorknobs—I actually looked at myself in the mirror and went, ‘I look beautiful!’ I don’t know why, but that sort of tipped it for me."

Another funny tidbit from the article: In 1988 Huffman took over Madonna's role in a David Mamet play on Broadway. She found the material girl's thong in her dressing room and decided to try it on: "I was like, 'This is Madonna’s underwear!' Of course, it didn’t fit me." She may not wear Madonna's size, but both stars are extremely fit and fabulous!


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MallRat MallRat 7 years
I'm a big Felicity Huffman fan and she really looks great on the cover of More magazine.... her dress is gorgeous! I was happy to see that the article shows her as having such a down to earth and positive outlook.
smarler smarler 7 years
Wiggle, I too love Sports Night! I actually watch it while I run on my treadmill. Felicity Huffman has a great attitude.
smarler smarler 7 years
Wiggle, I too love Sports Night! I actually watch it while I run on my treadmill.Felicity Huffman has a great attitude.
jen1975 jen1975 7 years
She's brave!--trying on Madonna's thong.
wiggle wiggle 7 years
I have loved her since Sports Night (I still miss that program). She is great and she should eat her muffins and enjoy them too.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 7 years
I don't know why I'm shocked at the trainers' comments, but I am. I'm glad she found someone who's takes a healthy approach to fitness instead of a "never too skinny" one.
lawchick lawchick 7 years
Wow, she has a great attitude and looks great! Inspiring. Love her and her husband together, too.
brilliance13 brilliance13 7 years
I've always really likes Felicity - she reminds me of my first boss-- gorgeous, kind, and totally down to earth. Someone who knows what the important things are in life.
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