If you didn’t fall in love with Miranda Lambert for speaking her mind about Chris Brown‘s Grammy’s appearance, her cover interview in the June issue of Self will have you head over heels. This might just be the best stuff we’ve ever read in that magazine.
A lot of “body positive’ messages from celebs come in the form of confusing quotes confessing how fat they feel after eating, and those who pose as healthy inspirations run the risk of sending a borderline thinspo message. But Lambert’s advice is just…great. It’s sane, balanced, and just kind of makes us wish that everyone could come from such a grounded place when it comes to their bodies—celebrity or not.
Here are our favorites:
“I won’t give up what I enjoy to look perfect. I want to find a happy medium between feeling good about my body and still having a beer and some barbecue.”
“I don’t care about being stick-thin. I don’t want stuff to jiggle. Really skinny actresses make me hungry—I see them and think, Honey, you need to eat! I feel my best when I’m a toned, not flabby, size 8. Women come up to me and say, ‘You’re beautiful and confident, and that makes me feel I can be, too.’”
“It’s OK to be fat and lazy sometimes. But eventually you’re like, Oh crap—I shouldn’t have done that! I gained about 10 pounds over the holidays, and when I got onstage in January, I realized I wasn’t feeling great. I didn’t have the energy or lung capacity I needed. It was a good idea to get strong again.”
“I absolutely hate exercise. I love it afterward, of course. But my trainer is so nice, I want to do push-ups to please him.”
And probably one of the most unique celeb dietary policies:
“We eat the meat we kill. [My husband] Blake and I served it at our wedding! I love it when people are down on me for hunting. If you eat meat at all, I don’t want to hear about it.”
She may not be 100% vegan-friendly, but for once, we really, really think you should take a celebrity’s health advice.