Sarah Michelle Gellar, the ever-versatile actress, wife and working mom, sat down with Health to talk about how she kept healthy during her pregnancy (to 2 year-old Charlotte) and how she continues to keep up her routine both off and on set for her new CW show Ringer.
On raising her daughter to have a healthy outlook: “We’ve already taught her to love healthy food. We took her to sushi on Saturday night, and everybody couldn’t believe what she inhaled. I think it’s important at a young age to enjoy different tastes. And we make this green juice for her. It’s basically everything but the kitchen sink. We go to the farmers’ market and buy everything and just put it in the juicer: kale, Swiss chard, carrots, celery. You name it. And now we’ve all started drinking it, and we’ve all been healthier.”
On going into labor: “I went into labor at the Pilates gym. And it was funny, too, because I was getting cranky, and I said to my trainer, “I’m just cranky today.” She was like, “Maybe it’s because you’re going to give birth!” And I was like, “Nah, not yet.” It turned out I was in labor, I didn’t realize.”
On her insecurities: “I totally have body dysmorphic disorder. I think most women do…I just have to remember that I’m human, and I’m a mom. Being a parent changes the vanity at least a little bit.”
To read more about SMG’s secrets to happy and healthy living, go to Health