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Q&A With Shailene Woodley

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What's your go-to healthy snack and why?

"It depends on where I am and upon the temperature outside. I find whatever is locally abundant but I also do like seaweed. I sprinkle Three Lily Farm's Spirulina Gomasio on my food -- it's made with hemp seeds, Incan spirulina, and organic onion granules."

What is your typical healthy dinner?

"I eat everything but always in the cleanest, purest form. I go to the farmers' markets wherever I am and gather my food, buying whatever is in season. Eggs are great for dinner with unpasteurized sauerkraut along with fresh veggies. I'm a big believer in fermentation, which has been used for hundreds of years and creates an abundance of probiotics in the body. For the healthy flora that helps digestion, I have one fermented food with every meal, like sauerkraut, its "cousin" pickled Korean kimchee, or the tangy drink kefir -- tastes like yogurt."

What three ingredients are always in your refrigerator and/or pantry?

"Sauerkraut or kimchee, chili garlic spice, andraw chocolate: the cacao bean in its purest form, not heated or melted."

What do you stash in your set trailer?

"I don't eat any food on set and I bring my own breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I always have olive oil, for making a salad, plus seaweed and spirulina gomasio -- I put that on lettuce leaves. I don't buy packaged foods and usually bring what I've cooked the night before. Different condiments work great, like mustard or apple cider vinegar."

What does a perfect day look like for you, when you have no place to be and no calls to return? How do you define "me time"?

"I turn off the phone. Then I cook, read, take a bath, or just go outside. If I'm near a hot spring, I'll find that to nourish my entire body and soul."

What's your workout regimen like?

"I don't really go to the gym or participate in any school of thought about exercise. I do what feels good to my body that day and I practice lots of yoga. My lifestyle is pretty active and I'm constantly moving, which lends naturally to fitness -- I call it 'functional fitness.' It's important to keep moving, as human cultures that live the longest have proven. If I'm in the city for a long time, I'll do toning exercises, maybe push-ups or squats. When I take classes, they're 'fitness-like' classes including yoga, 5Rhythms dance -- 'a dynamic movement practice' -- or aerial silks, that is, aerial acrobatics while hanging from special fabric."

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