Ginnifer Goodwin, star of the hit movie He’s Just Not That Into You, has responded to criticism about using a healthy weight loss plan with Weight Watchers, saying she has never had to go on a fast diet or quick fix solution due to the company.
The actress tells PEOPLE, “I was so shocked when it was this whole, ‘Ginny’s been on a diet since she was 9 years old!’ I was like ‘No!’ I’ve never had body issues, I’ve never had an eating disorder. I’ve never had to go on a diet and that’s because of Weight Watchers.”
Goodwin explains that her weight loss goals were recognized from a young age.
“I began to identify myself as fat,” she says. “At 9 years old I weighed about 10 lbs. less than what my weight is at 32. I needed to get help.”
“I ended up going to my mother crying,” Goodwin continued. “With the counseling of my family doctor, my mother ended up turning to Weight Watchers and their children’s program. I went to weekly meetings, got counseling and would exercise with my peers who were my size. It was the first time I saw a proper children’s portion size, and it wasn’t two burgers, it was one.”
“You don’t have to go through that horrible yo-yo cycle of binging,” she says. “I’ve always been able to satisfy my cravings; it’s just a matter of balancing.”
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