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

“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.”

As far as diet goes, Taraji has a different view on not eating what she wants:

“Let me be very clear: I love to eat, entertain, and go out with my friends! But I still eat healthy. Don’t try to put bread on the table when I am out to dinner, but I would love a glass of Pinot Noir.”

But when she does cook, she puts her foot into it:
“I love to cook and I am very good at it. A good breakfast is a fabulous way to start the day and this usually means eggs, some fruit and maybe a little chicken sausage. I am a major grilled salmon and grilled vegetable girl for lunch or dinner. And I must have the crunch of a salad every day.”

Whatever Taraji does, its obviously working.  Her hair and her skin show it:

“I wash my face in the morning and at night. I drink a lot of water,” says Taraji. “You have to stay hydrated. As far as my hair…I wrap my hair at night because that’s less heat on it everyday. I’m a health whore, for lack of a better word. I love healthy hair. I love healthy skin. I love skin that glows. That’s why I love shea butter, because I put it on and I feel like, when I go home and I go to bed I take my clothes off, I feel like I’ve just put lotion on. And I only put it on once a day. I use the cream for my feet and I put socks on at night.”

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