Mom-of-two Jessica Alba is red hot on the October cover of Health. Set to light up the big screen this fall in two major films - the comedy A.C.O.D. and the action movie Machete Kills - Jessica opens up about family life with husband Cash Warren, their daughters Honor, 5, and Haven, 2, and body image after babies.
On how she feels about her body now: “I was a lot more critical of my body when it was probably pretty awesome. It’s like, why did I not ever wear jean shorts? That’s so crazy. I was so skinny! I didn’t have any cellulite…what was I thinking?! I was more willing to wear short skirts after I had my kids. I never wore them before. Ever. I was so self-conscious. But I remember I was 28 or 29, at an MTV award thing, and my girlfriend Kelly was like, “You should wear a short skirt, because you are not going to be this age forever.” Now I’m a lot more confident in my skin—because who cares? At the end of the day, it’s so much time spent on something that really doesn’t matter that much.”
On if she’s use a double corset again if needed: “Of course. Who wouldn’t! Your muscles are completely stretched. It gets the muscle memory going quicker. It’s just to get your body back. Because everything is everywhere!”
On eating healthy vs. dieting: “To me, it’s knowing that if you eat unprocessed fresh food — it doesn’t all have to be organic, but try to have the least amount of GMOs [genetically modified organisms] and pesticides — you have energy, aren’t starving and don’t have to count calories. When I’m ‘dieting,’ I’m not eating as many snacks — because I love snacks. [Laughs] Popchips, Pirate’s Booty — or I could eat a pound of fruit. So I cut down on snacking when I’m trying to be healthy.”
On who always makes her laugh: “Haven. She is hilarious. Every time we leave the house, she says, “See ya, be ya!” Like “See ya, wouldn’t want to be ya,” but instead it’s “See ya, be ya!” [Laughs] Like…who says that?”
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