Julia Roberts says she gained 7 lbs. while filming Eat Pray Love in Rome, mainly from a diet of spaghetti, gelato and rich Italian desserts. But she tells People that she’s much stricter when it comes to what her three kids get to indulge in at home.
I’m a pretty strict mom when it comes to sweets. Even though I have such a sweet tooth myself.
Julia says twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, 5, and son Henry, 3, only get to eat candy and junk food on special occasions. “You want sweets, ice cream and cake to be a great treat and a celebration,” she says. “Something that’s not everyday. I think this makes them appreciate it when they do have it.”
But the actress admits it’s more a case of ‘Do what I say, not what I do’ when it comes to sticking to the rules herself. “I’m not strict with myself,” she says. “I cheat.”