That seems to be the case with Elizabeth Banks, 39, who manages her eating habits like a pro, telling Women's Health, simply, "People ask me how I stay thin, and I'm like, 'When you go to the grocery store, buy more bananas than cookies.' "
And when she does splurge on sweet treats, "[The freezer] is where my Girl Scout cookies are," she shares, adding that the prime location allows her to forget about them – instead of eating them.
But when it's time to prepare for a role, the Walk of Shame star ditches all things white.
"It's essentially a gluten-free diet: no rice, no bread, no pasta," Banks explains. "I'll eat tons of protein and veggies. Also, I just drink water and tea … and alcohol."
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"Portion control is a real problem," Banks says. "My husband and I always split one appetizer and one entree. I'm sure waiters hate us."
One meal on her must list?
"Who doesn't love meatloaf?" she muses. "My father always made an amazing meatloaf, and I've inherited his skill. Leftover meatloaf in a sandwich? Come on!"