Katherine Heigl insists that losing weight to get into shape for her new movie 'Knocked Up' was "awful". The actress, who stars as a 'super-in-shape reporter' in her new movie, had to lose ten pounds for the role.
However, she admits that she didn't like it one bit, and insists that going on a diet was one of the hardest things she's ever had to do, especially as she loves food so much. "It was awful! I remember once reading an article about Jessica Alba - who is the most beautiful, most in-shape person alive - and how committed she was to her regimen. And I thought, There is no way in hell that will ever be me," Us Weekly quoted her, as telling Glamour magazine in a new interview.
"I can't only eat fish and vegetables or work out seven days a week. Then suddenly I was that person and I was shocked. But I could never maintain it. I like food too much!" she adds. Heigl also reveals that she feels "exhausted" just seeing how thin some of the actresses in the industry are today.
"When I see some of the people who are glorified in magazines these days - who are so thin it's bordering on sickness - I just feel exhausted," she said. She's also concerned about the impact the constant bombardment of images of size zero actresses and models is having on young girls. "I would hate to think that young girls in high schools across America think that's what they're supposed to look like," she said.