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Q & A With Olivia Munn


Q. What's your workout regimen like? What do you like best and least about your fitness routine?

I like having that trainer, because I get very bored very easily. I told my trainer: "I hate cardio and I won't run, won't hike, or cycle." But I want to keep working out, and I know there are others ways to do it, like circuit training -- when we train three muscle groups at once.

Q. How do you keep healthy on the road and on the set?

When I travel, I believe in doing what I normally do to stay healthy at home. It's not like a "Get out of Jail Free" card to do whatever you want.

I buy duplicates of products and keep them ready, in little bags, for travel -- extra makeup, toothbrush, floss, face wipes, and hand sanitizer. Then I just have to pack my clothes.

Q. What makeup items do you never leave home without when you're traveling?

L' Oreal Visible Lift Color Lift Blush in Berry Lift. I also use it on my lips, along with ChapStick. Also, Clark's Botanicals Ultra Rich Lip Tint in the color Moore nude (it's named for actress Julianne Moore).

Q. If you could visit any one place on earth, where would you go and why?

On an African safari, even though I'm really allergic to mosquito bites.

Q. What's the best life/skin care/fitness/health advice you ever got?

Two things: Don't yo-yo diet and lose and regain weight. Also, you won't regret money you spend on taking care of your face with facials and the right products -- you can't reverse time.

Q. When you're trying to lose 5 pounds, what's the first thing that goes and why? What's the first thing you add and why?

I'm a little bit curvier, pretty short, and not a stick-thin girl, so I have to work on it. I lost 16 pounds in July 2009. I decided if I couldn't see every single ingredient in a food, I wouldn't eat it -- so I avoided processed foods, choosing foods that "grow." I love salads and tuna. If I "stress eat" and I "fall off," I know it's just life and I know I can be in control. My trick: Eat a large pickle, like a Vlasic Kosher, before every meal to suppress my appetite.

Q.  What cause is near and dear to you?

Being involved with PETA and specifically, abuse of circus animals. Also the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma -- they feed a lot of people in my home state.

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Reviewed on June 15, 2013

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