Rosario Dawson is on the cover of the August 2011 issue of Shape magazine.
On the importance of not giving up exercising during tough times: “It’s meditative and calming to get your body in motion,” she says. “But getting back in the saddle can be the hardest thing.”
On her mother being a health-conscious person: “My mom was practicing vegan and raw diets years ago, so I understood eating healthy at a young age. We even belonged to the local co-op. I mean, we had Spam too, because we were poor and had to take whatever we could get, but we stopped eating white bread when I was 6.”
On letting her body call the shots when it comes to food: “Whether it craves fresh vegetables or foie gras, nothing makes me feel better than having something I really enjoy. I’m great at salads because I love chopping things up, but I also enjoy making dishes like lasagna and coconut rice with pork chops. The stress you put yourself through for having a treat is probably a thousand times worse for you than the sugar you just had.”