32-year-old Zookeeper actress Rosario Dawson has been doing publicity for the film, and currently graces the cover of fitness magazine Shape in a stunning white bikini.
However, Dawson doesn’t credit an intense cardio workout and steamed fish for her stunning physique. She reveals a refreshingly healthy attitude about health and fitness, and says she believes self-deprivation is worse than gorging on treats:
‘Whether it craves fresh vegetables or foie gras nothing makes me feel better than having something I really enjoy… The stress you put yourself through for having a treat is probably a thousand times worse for you than the sugar you just had.’
It’s not all foie gras and lasagne though, says Dawson. The actress doesn’t even purport to love working out- she just admits it makes her feel better:
“Leslie Bibb, my co-star in Zookeeper, got me into it. After just a couple of weeks, I noticed a physical change, especially in my posture… Now I stand differently, I sit differently. I don’t love working out, but I can honestly say I miss Pilates and how it makes my body feel. And there’s nothing like it when those endorphins kick in.”
Up next, Dawson will appear in Fire With Fire with Josh Duhamel.