The final Harry Potter film has been breaking box-office records since its July 15 release, and the trim physique of the movie's female lead has sparked renewed interest in the Emma Watson diet. There's nothing extreme to see here, though: The 21-year-old actress is vehemently opposed to the standard Hollywood lifestyle of calorie counting and obsessive exercise. "Los Angeles scares the crap out of me," she admitted in a Harper's Bazaar interview earlier this year. "I feel if I have to work out four hours a day, and count the calories of everything I put in my mouth, and have Botox at 22, and obsess about how I look the whole time, I will go mad."
So what does the Emma Watson diet consist of? Eating whatever she likes in moderation and exercising. "My philosophy is to eat what you like and be healthy and take exercise," she said in a Grazia article. "I don't diet. I love chocolate and pasta and I love baking." Although Watson has the advantages of youth and a naturally fast metabolism, her healthy attitude towards sensible eating is admirable.
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