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Amanda Peet Talks Health in December Issue of Self

Amanda Peet: So in Love

Amanda Peet is undoubtedly feeling great. She's starring in the number one film in the country, and in the December issue of Self the actress shares that nothing brings her more joy than hanging at home with her hubby and baby girl. In fact, the actress credits her husband, screenwriter David Benioff, as being her healthiest habit. Oh, true love!

The 37-year-old actress is not without her envies, though — she wants "boobs, a gentle six-pack, and a perky butt." And when it comes down to it, she secretly wishes for a bod like Gisele Bündchen's or Jennifer Aniston's. Outside of a little admiration, especially since Peet strives to live a life full of balance and a lot of laughs.

To hear Peet's take on health,


Amanda is a big fan of moderation:

"To me, staying healthy means doing everything in moderation. Eat a lot of greens, but in moderation. Exercise, but in moderation. Drink wine, but in moderation. Sleep as much as you can. And have people around you who are very funny."

At the end of the day it all comes back to love for Peet, who says that her 2-year-old daughter is the reason why she stays healthy.

"I do feel like it's important for her to have me be as healthy as I can be. So, you know, I don't want her to have horrible eating habits. I don't want her to never exercise. But obviously I'd much rather have her play a sport than have a gym membership before she's 20. I mean there are kids in LA who go to the gym and they have a trainer. I'm like, Play a sport!"

Check out more shots of the hot mama and visit lilsugar to read more about Amanda on mothering. Also, see lots more photos, quotes on






magalaya magalaya 7 years
cg130, I think she's referring specifically to children. Obviously not everyone is good at sports, but I think she's making light of the fact that for kids, being active should also be about play - and you kids can get the best of both worlds by playing sports.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I just love her. And her comment about funny people - so true.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I think I agree with ella--I like it when celebs say that they aren't perfect. It comforts me to know that I'm not the only woman out there that wishes she had Gisele's boobs and legs or that I'm not the only one who doesn't like my short legs. I think it all goes to show that ALL women are probably too hard on themselves...most of us are pretty dang fine; we are just too hard on ourselves.
littlekaren littlekaren 7 years
I love her, and I love her attitude. Mmmwah!
ella1978 ella1978 7 years
jkat, I see your perspective, but I like to think of it as a bit reassuring. I don't have the perfect body, but I see people who are gorgeous, and they have the same insecurities. Maybe that's not a healthy way to look at it, but I like to think that people who are really placed high up on their pedestals have some of the same hang ups as I do...
jkat jkat 7 years
Sometimes this "I'm a celeb, but I am not perfect" thing rubs me the wrong way. Yes, no one is perfect, and yes Gisele's body is enviable. But come on Amanda, you are pretty f-ing hot yourself. What are women (teenagers especially) supposed to think when women as gorgeous as Amanda Peet are in magazines saying they aren't happy with their bodies?! I am not saying celebs should be who we turn to for self-esteem, but it just adds to the constant message that looking really good still isn't good enough...only perfection will do. It's exhausting.
cg130 cg130 7 years
I think she has a healthy attitude, but she should consider the fact that sports are not necessarily for everyone, and that some would rather get their exercise at the gym. I was never encouraged to play sports as a child (My parents are slim and healthy eaters, but certainly not athletic) and I always hated them because I was bad at them and the other children would tease me. I'm under 20 and I workout at the gym (sometimes/in the past with a trainer).I think she should consider that although I think exercise is for everyone, not everyone will enjoy getting their exercise through sports.
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