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Queen Latifah Talks Getting Older and Eating Healthy

Queen Latifah Getting Wiser With Age

Royally inspiring actress and singer Queen Latifah joins the ranks of celebrities over 40 in March. Though she isn't letting aging get her down, Latifah admits that she wishes she'd understood the importance of healthy eating when she was younger.

The Jenny Craig spokeswoman has shed more than 20 pounds over the past three years and kept it off. But she told People, "I wish I had known more about nutrition and exercise and how really good it could affect you at a younger age. Then I would have kicked it up a lot sooner."

Oddly, despite her Jenny Craig connection, the singer and actress says she doesn't really diet. Instead, she focuses on exercise — such as walking for fitness — and eating in moderation: "I eat a lot of vegetables and lean meats, and I drink a whole lot of water."

With healthy habits like those, Latifah should be able to look forward to many more birthdays. Do you wish you'd learned more about healthy eating and exercise at a younger age?

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TADOW TADOW 7 years
I really wish I had, and I'm only 25! LOL. I'm being serious here. I wish I knew more about portion control and the dangers that overindulgence can have on your body during college and especially during high school. It's a learning process still, and a struggle, but I'm educating myself and getting there.
FitnessOver50 FitnessOver50 7 years
Walking is a great exercise. 30 minutes a day, every day at a brisk pase does wonders. Combine that with eating less processed foods and you are ahead of the game. Peter FitnessOver50 Get Up And Get Out There
FitnessOver50 FitnessOver50 7 years
Walking is a great exercise.30 minutes a day, every day at a brisk pase does wonders.Combine that with eating less processed foods and you are ahead of the game.PeterFitnessOver50Get Up And Get Out There
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I really learned about nutrition when I was about 19, but I do wish I had learned about it earlier. Growing up, we usually ate pretty healthy foods, but we always ate WAY too much and my entire family was completely sedentary. I wish I would have grown up being active and playing sports and eating better, but I am glad that I was able to learn what I did when I did so I didn't fall into the traps that my mom and her family fell into.
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