Zoe’s Food Philosophy: “It’s about eating to live, not living to eat.”

Zoe Saldana is a mother of three boys and a movie star, which keeps her very busy, but still, she finds the time to work hard to keep the body she has. She doesn’t believe in diets, but in having a balance when it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle.

“I can’t work out regularly, so I compensate by eating a lot healthier than I might otherwise. Once you have relatively healthy eating habits, your workout can become playing with your kids, strolling around the neighborhood, playing airplane, or just changing diapers,” she says to Shape. She tries to workout three times a week, but doesn’t believe in getting on one machine for 30 minutes, she does 20-minute intervals at the gym or at home and then mixes it up with squats or lifting a medicine ball.

“I don’t believe in cheat days because I don’t believe in diets. I try not to deprive my body of anything, because the moment I have just salads and protein for a few days, I crave carbs. But when I eat everything in balance, I think less about food and more about everything else. It’s about eating to live, not living to eat.”