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    Bridget Moynahan Speaks Her Mind

    The busy actress talks about her love of exercise, healthy food, and her role in the new series Blue Bloods.

    Has motherhood changed you?

    Absolutely -- for the better. I didn't realize how much patience I actually had, and my empathy level for other moms quadrupled. I used to think, "Why does that mother have a stroller when the kid is clearly 5 years old?" But now I'm like, "Okay, it's a matter of convenience for the parents."

    What’s your family’s diet like?

    It's not what everybody wants to hear, but we eat a lot of vegetables and protein and a low-fat diet. I know everybody would love to hear about a secret pill or great cleanse, but it's just going back to what we were taught in school.

    How do you handle it when your son, who's 3, wants to have unhealthy goodies?

    We just don't have them around the house. It's not like I have a tray full of cupcakes sitting out on the counter. If there is a treat involved, it's only because the healthy meals have already been eaten.

    What are you best and worst health habits?

    I like to nap; I think that's a really good health habit. Rest really helps you in many ways. My worst is probably too much coffee. If I'm not working I have just one cup, but when I'm working I have more. I made the mistake of getting one of those little coffee makers that make individual cups. I thought it would make me drink less but it's making me drink more.

    What would you say influenced you the most when it comes to your health?

    I grew up playing sports and I was on teams my whole life. I was also active during the summers in tennis camps and basketball camps. I've just always been active; it's been part of my lifestyle my entire life. There was never a moment that I wasn't working out. I think it's been instilled from my childhood.

    Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

    Probably with more kids and more tired. I wish I had started earlier, but it is what it is and I'm just so happy that I had the opportunity to have a child. Hopefully I'll be able to have more.  

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