Taraji P. Henson: "It Keeps Me Calm And Happy"

Taraji P. Henson can be seen on both the big screen and small. And at some of your favorite restaurants!

That’s right – the 44-year-old actress admits to being a lover of food, with some of her favorite meals definitely NOT being your typical diet foods. But how does she eat her favorite foods, and stay so fit?

Typically, Taraji is smart about her carbs and primarily eats protein and vegetables.  She does find it difficult to not eat everything delicious. When she does indulge, she practices portion control.


“When I have the perfect week, I try to work out 6 days. Working out is hugely important to me because it makes me feel physically and mentally empowered and allows me to eat a normal diet. When I exercise it helps keep my mind clear and makes me feel calm and happy.”