Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Twilight Actress Ashley Greene Sets Example for Tweens, Ladies Everywhere!

Looking good when you're famous is a must - it's a pressure placed on celebs that comes along with the business. But not every celebrity cracks under pressure and starves them self to lose weight or to 'fit in' to society's definition of what's beautiful. Some actresses actually prefer to be healthy and happy rather than simply 'skinny' (What a concept!!). One of those actresses happens to be up and comer Ashley Greene.

Following the success of the Twilight films, Ashley has spoken out about her views on dieting and health. Often seen working out to keep fit and strong (she kicks butt in the movies - she plays a vampire, after all), Ashley follows a healthy eating plan to complement her training. Ashley sticks to healthy foods and feeds her appetite when she is hungry.

Ashley told Star magazine, "I don't do the diet thing anymore, I'm a big believer in feeding your body what it needs. Deny yourself something and you're going to end up shoving your face full of it.". Very true! It's all about balance - a little treat here or there never hurt anyone, but stuffing your face full of food is unhealthy for so many reasons. I'm glad to see that Ms. Greene is setting a good example for the target demographic of the Twilight films - tween girls - who are the most susceptible to social pressures and developing eating disorders, but also for women everywhere! It's great when celebrities use their star power for a good cause. Bravo!