Life is too short, and I'm Italian. I'd much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0.
Because I'm 5'4' and athletically built, if I gain five pounds it looks like a lot.
All the sudden high-impact stress can really take a toll on your body. So if you still want to be active and get in a good workout, go to a yoga class or pilates class, or get in some strength and conditioning.
Two people who I think have the world's most perfect skin are Cate Blanchett and Kate Bosworth. Maybe there's something to being named Kate, I don't know, but those two just seem to be effortless, yet completely, ethereally gorgeous.
Alexis de Tocqueville