Eva Mendes’ diet and exercise philosophy: “Work out and eat what I want”

Here is Eva Mendes in Dolce & Gabbana on the cover of the March issue of Marie Claire Mag. Isn’t this hideous? Eva is a pretty girl… sometimes. I’m actually not one of those people who think that she’s the hottest thing, but she’s got a great body, and she does have expressions where she looks… better. Of course, all too often, Eva has a serious case of drunkface, and this cover seems to have caught her in all of her drunkface glory here. Is it Photoshop? Or is that just how she looks?

There seems to be a newish interview with Eva too, but before I get to that, I’d just like to point out something interesting – there’s been radio silence on Eva and Ryan Gosling lately, have you noticed? Ryan flew to Thailand for a film several weeks ago – that’s why he missed the Golden Globes. By most accounts, Eva did not go with him. She’s still in LA, and it seems like Ryan left her in charge of his beloved hipster dog George. I just thought it was worth mentioning – there hasn’t been any tabloid articled about Ryan and Eva for weeks, because they haven’t seen each other in weeks. Just my opinion: I kind of think Ryan might be over it? I hope he’s over it. Because this relationship isn’t helping his reputation as much as he thinks it is.

Anyway, here’s the latest Eva interview I could find. It sounds like these are old quotes, but I Googled them and I couldn’t find them in past interviews, so… who knows? She’s not that interesting, and she says similar things all the time.

Eva Mendes has “to work” to stay in shape. The gorgeous actress insisted she isn’t blessed with skinny genes and has to work out in order to stay toned. The 37-year-oldprefers to exercise and indulge occasionally rather than cutting out her favourite foods.

“[My philosophy] is to work out and eat what I want.,” she told Health & Beauty magazine. “I’m not one of those actresses who they don’t have to work at it. I do.”

The Ghost Rider star also named her favorite health-savvy snacks.

Eva admitted she loves sweets but usually opts for healthier options. But if nothing else works, the Latina sticks to dark chocolate.

“I really like brown rice and vegetable, and always have a couple of apples in my bag. I always drink a glass of water with squeezed lemon juice before bed and when I wake up,” she said. “I have a seriously sweet tooth, so I eat dark chocolate to satisfy any cravings.”

[Via Yahoo News]

Ugh, I hate dark chocolate! It’s too bitter. I wish my sweet tooth would be satisfied with dark chocolate, but it never is. My downfall will be peanut butter M&Ms. But other than that, I pretty much agree with her diet-and-exercise philosophy – work out, try to eat mostly good food but don’t do extreme diets or anything.

Marie Claire cover courtesy of The Fashion Spot. Additional pics by Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Asli says:

    That Dolce and Gabbana dress on the cover just goes to show that even if it’s designer doesn’t always mean it’s right. It looks like a bunch of 4th graders just glued a bunch of sh-t to a piece of fabric and tossed it on her… scratch that, it would’ve probably been better if 4th graders had made it.

  2. Heather M (Heather) says:

    All of these photos are horridly unflattering, but that cover–why does she look so “off?” Maybe water retention and bad makeup?

    • Heather M (Heather) says:

      You know what, I think they photoshopped her nose! And without her nose being naturally exotic, it makes her heavy (exotic) lids look puffy. I think that’s definitely part of it…

    • originalone says:

      I think her face was cut-and-pasted on someone else’s body. But they cut the face very wrong… Almost kindergarten-like cutting.

      The other pictures don’t look better at all. She looks like an Amy Whinehouse wannabe.

      • atlantapug says:

        I was going to say something similar. But to me it looks strange because they are almost shooting right up her nose! Like her head is tilted back. So her eyes and nose look really strange. And that red hair and make up!!! She looks like death!

        I agree with her theory of eating, endulge, but exercise too. Starving is not the answer, but neither is eating piles of crap and working out to be thin. Your outside might look good that way, but your inside will be diseased and unhealthy.

      • originalone says:


        Was thinking that one too! It’s like they are trying to shove the camera up her nose or something. Her people shouldn’t have allowed those pictures. They are not flattering at all.

    • smith says:

      98% of the time she looks like a drag queen version of herself.

      I call him/her: Eval Mentos

      I think I mean this as a compliment.

  3. esdee says:

    I hate you, Eva Mendes. Ryan Gosling belongs with Rachel McAdams. Forever and ever and ever.

    • Enn says:

      The fangirl in me will always want Rachel and Ryan to live happily ever after.

      Kaiser, I used to hate dark chocolate, but Trader Joe’s has a bar with almonds that is delicious. It’s not as gritty as a lot of others that I’ve tried and it gets me over the cravings.

    • originalone says:

      F-ck you! He belongs with ME!!!!

  4. Anne says:

    She actually is in Thailand with Ryan right now, There’s been many sightings of them together there. I guess it’s a really serious relationship if they’ve been flying all over the world to see each other. I’m really surprised it’s lasted this long. I wonder if they will still be together when their movie comes out? They could be in it for the long haul. Eva has no idea how lucky she is.

  5. kristiner says:

    I’m the opposite. I eat total trash because trash is cheap and delicious. The healthiest options are always the most expensive.

    But I work out like hell.

    My philosophy: if you want to eat the whole box of Cocoa Puffs go for it. Just workout until you’re dripping like a swimmer as much as you can and then some more. I don’t ever really lose weight I don’t think but I sure do maintain my same size. That works for me since I’m not fat or huge.

    • Asli says:

      I agree. I eat absolute sh-t but the gym is my home. Good thing it’s only two blocks from my apartment 😛 My weight doesn’t change and I’m a good size so s’all good.

      • originalone says:

        Lucky B-tiches!

        You can see the chocolate cheesecake I ate yesterday all the way from MARS! Just right there on my ass. That’s not a new baseball stadium, that’s the cheese on my ass!

      • Asli says:

        LOL! I’m also really tall so if I gain weight you can’t really tell. A couple of years ago I got up to 170 (my heaviest) and I didn’t notice until my check-up 😛 Besides, the healthy stuff is sooo expensive it’s ridiculous.

      • Ranga says:

        You might be fat on the inside, you can’t outrun bad food, it’s in there no matter how fast you run, sliding all over your arteries and cells poisoning all your organs.

      • kristinier says:


        3 miles walking/sprinting and an hour of Pilates. It’s all good.

    • bria says:

      It’s true that the healthier foods are always the most expensive. Bleh.

  6. Mimi says:

    …and do a little bump now and then. Sorry! Couldn’t resist.

  7. kit says:

    I think she’s more sexy and hot than beautiful.
    I also think Ryan and Eva are going to be an item for a long time to come. I would bet good money that she’ll be in Thailand come Valentine’s day for a photo op.

  8. Beatrix says:

    ….and cocaine helps too

    • Melissa says:

      Thank you! Did everyone forget that she was in rehab for coke? I was so mad after I read her “Shape” interview, and I thought that she was staying fit by eating granola and almonds. What a bunch of BS.

  9. Josie says:

    I was just going to say that there have been sightings of Ryan and Eva together in Thailand for the past week. I’m just surprised her personal paparazzi didn’t follow her there to get those oh so coincidental shots like walking his dog but I’m sure it’s only a matter of time.

  10. marie says:

    I don’t think she’s anything special. She was prettier when she was younger. She’s lost too much weight. She doesn’t seem like Ryan’s type at all. I’m very surprised that this is who Ryan is head over heels in love with. What does he see in her? Must be her looks, because I don’t feel she’s a very nice person. But I don’t know her.

  11. lisa says:

    But do these women have anything else to discuss then their exercise routines and diet.. gosh I notice the male stars are never asked such superficial things. This just plays into the shelf life of women. I really don’t care about how often any of them workout or what they eat or don’t. Damn such boring things to discuss

  12. Talie says:

    She seems really imperious to me…like she could be super mean.

  13. bria says:

    How/why did she land the cover? Because of her relationship with Gosling?

    • Koko says:

      She is just fame whoring this relationship big time. Really strange they are still together since Gosling seems to be the complete opposite when it comes to his career.

  14. Leya says:

    what’s your current diet plan right now?
    I’m on a 14000 calorie a week diet with somedays over 2000 and the majority under 1500 – 1750 and 45 mins of cardio 5 times a week

  15. lucy2 says:

    I’ve never found her to be all that pretty, but whatever. At least she admits to working out.

    I love dark chocolate. I still like milk chocolate sometimes, but prefer good, dark chocolate.

  16. Scarlet Vixen says:

    It seems to me that everything–exercise, food, etc–in moderation is that best plan. I’ve found personally that if I deny myself the foods I love I’ll crave them even more, overindulge, then feel horrible. If you find little ways to satisfy those cravings then it’s much easier to stick with the plan.

    I’m not a fan of hers by any means (I think she’s completely and utterly talentless) but I admire than she says she has to work at it, unlike the celebrities who say they eat whatever they want because they just have ‘good genes.’

  17. carrie says:

    awful cover

  18. shontay says:

    I never thought she was pretty. Certain angles make her look OK, but that’s it. her face is really hard. I don’t care for her personality either. Really flaky. I hope Ryan is distancing himself from her. The relationship just doesn’t make sense. He can do better.

  19. marie says:

    She failed to mention her stunt in rehab a few years ago when she was a coke fiend and got on the cover of Oxygen magazine because of it….great way to loose the weight.

  20. Kristen says:

    I don’t think that excerpt goes with the cover – it includes a quote from Health & Beauty Magazine and the cover is for Marie Claire.

    Either that, or they didn’t even bother interviewing her.

  21. HoustonGrl says:

    The last time I saw her in a movie, she looked seriously tweaked. Her face was so stiff she could barely muster an expression. Very strange.

    • Kimberly says:

      ya she went to rehab for being a drunk, and I think a cokehead. Now they’re claiming she’s with Ryan Gosling, but they have that movie coming out so who knows.

  22. Kimberly says:

    it’s not hard to be in shape. All you do is dance around to good music and don’t eat anything that comes pre-made. I guess it’s being a food purist, but you drop pounds like crazy when you don’t eat the American processed food diet, and for some reason the lack of processed foods in your body make you happier and more energized.

  23. V says:

    I just wanna know why she is so white in the third picture. It looks super weird.

  24. NinaG says:

    Nothing against Eva, but I think she has a nice body but she has never been that attractive to me especially in the face. She has such strong an unflattering face features.

  25. Jordan says:

    She looks like Amy Winehouse in these pics. She is boring though. I wonder if she is the next Jessica Beal? That means she will cling to Ryan for dear life until she gets the ring.

  26. YEP_ITS_HER says:

    I think she’s gay.

  27. pauly says:

    Her eyes look so dead. I don’t like this cover at all.
    I know her claim to fame is more her attractiveness than her acting talent. But I just don’t find her all that gorgeous. She has a hard and unfriendly edge to her.
    I guess Ryan finds her beautiful though. If he ever starts to go on and on about what a talented actress she is, I will lose my lunch.

  28. LittleDeadGrrl says:

    Maybe you need to try the right dark chocolate. I’ve had some that were very bitter but I found afew that were delicious and now I prefer it to milk chocolate.

  29. Allie says:

    I would bet money that George was actually staying with Ryan’s sister or somebody, and Eva took him out just to get a photo op.

    But maybe we shouldn’t blame her. She’s just trying hard to stay relevant, right? Lol.

  30. kazoo says:

    She looks like Amy Winehouse. Weird.

  31. Francesca says:

    Messed up! I love her tho…