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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!


Join The Conversation
MallRat MallRat 8 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 8 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 8 years
She's brave!--trying on Madonna's thong.
wiggle wiggle 8 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 8 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 8 years
Wow, she has a great attitude and looks great! Inspiring. Love her and her husband together, too.
brilliance13 brilliance13 8 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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