Ginnifer Goodwin Says Weight Watchers Keeps Her Healthy


Ginnifer Goodwin told PEOPLE that she has never had an eating disorder or gone on a diet in her life, in response to stories about her having been on Weight Watchers since she was nine years old. “I was so shocked when it was this whole, ‘Ginny’s been on a diet since she was 9 years old!’ I was like ‘No!’ I’ve never had body issues, I’ve never had an eating disorder [...] I’ve never had to go on a diet and that’s because of Weight Watchers.”

The Big Love actress and star of He’s Just Not That Into You explained that she was overweight as a child, and she started Weight Watchers’ children’s program on the recommendation of her family doctor. “I went to weekly meetings, got counseling and would exercise with my peers who were my size. It was the first time I saw a proper children’s portion size, and it wasn’t two burgers, it was one.”

She admits that she’s lost some weight since coming to Hollywood, but doesn’t believe in the dieting that many actresses use to maintain a slim physique: “I call it the ‘Cocaine and Cigarettes Diet’ in Hollywood,” she told PEOPLE. “I see girls who haven’t had a carbohydrate in three years. The second you go back to eating right, you’re going to put that weight on. You eat one piece of bread and you are screwed, lady!”


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