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How Lindsay Price Stays Fit

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On Dieting and Being a "Nerd"

If you could eat anything, what would it be?

A huge wheel of Camembert cheese with fresh-baked bread and a glass of wine. I used to be a big-time cupcake girl, but Lipstick Jungle killed the cupcake for me. Every time my character was sad -- which was often -- she ate cupcakes.

How do you keep from pigging out on the junk food that's on set?

I bring almonds or apples to munch on. The only thing that's really tough to turn down is fresh-baked cookies. If I see them, I run the other way.

If you give in to the cookies, do you do crunches to compensate?

No. During the week, I allow for some indulgence, and I don't beat myself up about it. I think it's a slippery slope to do the this-food-equals-this-much-punishment thing.

Your character on Eastwick is a little bit of a...nerd. Is she anything like the real you?

She's a witch who's just coming into her magical powers, but she puts her foot in her mouth all the time. In a lot of ways I think she's more like me than any of my other characters, because I try to repress that awkward, nerdy, fumbling girl.

Has your inner dork ever surfaced in public?

Yes. Just the other night I was chewing gum on the red carpet and someone made me laugh. Suddenly, my gum went flying over the velvet rope and into the photographers.

What's the klutziest thing you've done lately?

Yesterday I bought an iced coffee on the way to the gym, and, of course, I spilled it down my shirt. It gets worse -- there were photographers waiting for me after my workout. I'm not one of those girls who glistens when I exercise. I sweat like a fountain and turn bright red. And even though I was mortified, you know what was going through my mind? Okay, coffee stain, red face, and gross hair aside, how do my abs look?


Originally published in FITNESS magazine, October 2009.


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