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Q&A With Shailene Woodley

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

"I eat what my body wants me to eat, when it wants me to eat -- I listen to it. I haven't ever really 'lost weight,' but for my role in the movie The Fault in Our Stars, I played a girl with cancer and had to lose some. I didn't diet, but ate smaller portions and it actually felt really healthy."

What cause is near and dear to you?

"First, women's rights: I also us want to re-establish what it is to be a woman so we see a shift in attitude during my lifetime. We should appreciate the body and be in touch with it. For example, women's menstrual cycles -- we've lost touch with how beautiful they are, how they're part of the process of life."

"A facilitator of women's empowerment, Alisa Starkweather, began the Red Tent Temple Movement that basically honors women, encourages them to appreciate one another and celebrates the art of sisterhood -- not being feminist or 'anti-men.' The organization One Billion Rising for Justice is a global call to end violence against women and girls. Also, if we don't eradicate jealousy and envy, nothing will change."

What are your other passionate causes?

"Eating organic can be expensive -- I live a very frugal life and spend my money on good food and products. I want to help lower the price of organic food so everyone can afford it."

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Reviewed on January 06, 2014

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