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Scarlett Johansson Is Just Not That Into Dieting or the Gym

Scarlett Johansson has been posing on red carpets everywhere lately promoting He's Just Not That Into You, and the star's hourglass figure is as gorgeous as ever. While her focus is discussing the new movie, an interviewer from In Touch magazine couldn't help but ask Scarlett about her body image and mentioned how "refreshing" it is that she doesn't "subscribe to the scary-skinny craze in Hollywood."

Scarlett responded, "That's the biggest nonsense ever! Count me out. I don't understand what's supposed to be sexy there. And besides, I like to eat too much." I was surprised when the star went on to say that she's never been on a diet — as a woman in the US, and especially one in the spotlight, it's certainly a rarity to hear someone say they've never strategically dieted.

While I think it's awesome that Scarlett has maintained such a healthy relationship with food, I do hope that her comment about working out doesn't mean she shuns exercise completely. She said, "I've seen gyms only from the outside. I feel very comfortable with my body." Her attitude toward body image sets a great example for girls (and women, for that matter), but exercise is a huge part of being healthy from the inside out. I'd like to think she just prefers to work it at home or is into other forms of exercise outside the gym.


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jenna21 jenna21 8 years
She is pretty young...I mean, come on - if she eats pretty healthy and stays active (minus putting in hours at the gym) I can see this being totally true. I think she is just trying to stay away from the Lindsay Lohans and Nichole Richies who crash diet and have been stick thin in the past. Go Scarlett!
laurenlanzaosias laurenlanzaosias 8 years
scarlett is totally hot and totally a liar. now, kelly clarkson on the other hand is the real deal. a real woman worthy of our praise.
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 8 years
I agree with you, loveyoumeanit and with those who are saying that she probably does yoga and pilates. Even if she doesn't diet, her weight has gone up and done. I don't remember what it was but someone pointed out that sometimes shes a little thinner and other times she has put on more weight...I thought she talked about making The Island in her recent Allure mag, she was constantly running for a lot of her action sequences and they did make her workout for that it figures that she put on weight when it was done. I would be good if she exercised a little more, I have a feeling that she doesn't do work as hard with yoga and pilates as she should and yea, eventually it will all catch up to her when her metabolism drops and not too mention exercise is DEFINITELY good for your "inside" as well. Oh, and I agree with you redsilkshoes...Ryan is very fit and it's funny that his partner has such a different idea (not that it matters to him). All the same I'm okay with ScarJo she can do what she wants but I think it doesn't hurt to try some strength training.
nia0nia nia0nia 8 years
'I think America has become obsessed with dieting rather than focusing on eating well, exercising and living a healthy life' a quote from the beautiful and sane scarlett. not dieting and not living in the gym doesn't mean stuffing yourself with burgers and lying on the couch! there is a healthy mid-way
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 8 years
She can exercise without going to the gym and I love how she is not promoting the typical Hollywood beauty, I think she is fantastic and beautiful!!
TammyO TammyO 8 years
Sure it's refreshing. But not very realistic for the rest of us schmoes. I subscribed to the no diet no exercise way of life a few years back and was like 250+ lbs. No thanks Scarlett. Since joining a gym and taking up running I have shed the excess weight and coundn't feel better or heathier. Now I enjoy exercise cause I feel strong afterwards and have more energy and can really keep up with my kids now. Maybe Scarlett will feel differently when she hits past her 30s. No diet and exercise...ummm-hmmmm, sure Scarlett, whatever. :OY:
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
She must have one heck of a metabolism if she loves to eat and doesn't exercise.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
There are plenty of celebrities that aren't scary skinny that DO exercise and I think they're a much better example than Scarlett who is "naturally" thin and never works out at all. Thin does NOT equal healthy. Maybe she doesn't diet, but I bet she probably doesn't overeat, which is how a lot of Europeans stay relatively thin. But, I'm betting that since she never works out, her muscles are going to turn to mush and her metabolism will slow down to a grinding halt.
lollofit lollofit 8 years
Oh scajo, I think she's lovely! Perhaps she's getting a little bit tired of repeating herself on this topic.. here's a link from two years ago if anyone wants her to read her say, yet again, more about the subject. She says that she tries, "to stay fit and eat healthily"-->
sourcherry sourcherry 8 years
She has talked about not exercising before. I just think it's annoying how she says it, like exercising is just for miserable people who are obsessed with their looks. Newsflash: you can be very comfortable with your body, and exercise as well! It's about being active and healthy, not vain.
ShedItandGetIt ShedItandGetIt 8 years
Saying she's never been to a gym implies that she doesn't exercise because it's something that only "scary skinny Hollywood" types do. So does she exercise or doesn't she? Because a girl with a good body who never exercises isn't "refreshing" to me.
hannahc hannahc 8 years
I know I don't like it when people see me eating fruits and vegetables and say "are you on a diet?" No. I like fruits and vegetables. Why is that a signifier of a diet? Now people just comment about how healthy I eat, but realize that that's just how I eat and not a "diet." I don't think Scarlett is the prettiest actress around right now, but I would believe her saying she doesn't diet if she just eats healthily as a general rule. Not everyone likes to eat cheeseburgers and copious amounts of pasta and chicken wings and whatnot.
bohosimple bohosimple 8 years
Scarlett has been to my yoga studio before. I think she just meant that she doesn't go to gyms. A lot of people don't go to gyms and they are still healthy.
ahles ahles 8 years
I'm almost 30 and have never been in a gym or on a diet or bought anything "lowfat." Also have a bmi of 17. If you eat well most of the time and move around in day to day life, it's enough for a lot of people til the metabolism slows with middle age.
crystalvillage06 crystalvillage06 8 years
The reason I brought of The Island is that she was heavier before and after that movie.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
She looks great, and that's that! I really don't care what she does or does not do.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
Her body looks good to me, but she should at least work out for her health if not for aesthetics.
bonniebonnie bonniebonnie 8 years
Yeah, right. She probably eats healthy and does pilates and yoga. But it's cute to say that she doesn't "diet" and she never goes to the "gym." Maybe she wants us to imagine that she eats cheeseburgers and lays on the couch all day. Ahhhh to be a celebrity.
bananapancake84 bananapancake84 8 years
Wow, you are all pretty harsh on her. I am fortunate to be built extremely similarly to Scarlett. While I have been to a gym, I do not diet. Also I remember awhile back Scarlett saying that she loves hiking. There are ways to exercise without a gym, for sure. While unlikely for a hollywood actress, it is possible that she truly doesn't diet. As for her being thin in the Island- she was 19 while filming that movie. She may need to change how she cares for her body as she ages, but she's only 24 now. Give her a break.
margokhal margokhal 8 years
Whatever she's doing/not doing, she's still thin as hell. Maybe she's doing those crazy colonic cleanses or other things that aren't "exercise"?
laellavita laellavita 8 years
i really, really do not believe her in the slightest.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
She's lucky she has large boobs which balance out the fuller figure.
redsilkshoes redsilkshoes 8 years
God, this girl annoys me. She wants us to believe that she's THAT blessed? I don't even find her attractive (she looks like Jodi Sweetin here in the face)! Obviously there's one thing her and her hunky husband do not have in common. Let's see if it catches up with them. He's obviously seen the inside of a gym many times over.
HelloAnia HelloAnia 8 years
1. I don't believe her. 2. Wow, not exercising is setting a bad example. No matter what your body type is; thin, curvy, heavy, exercising is good for the long term effects.
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