Lauren Cohan shows off her super fit figure on the cover of Shape magazine‘s January/February 2016 issue, on newsstands January 1.
Here is what the 33-year-old The Walking Dead actress had to share with the mag:
On fighting body shamers: “I was very skinny as a kid, but when I was swimming and playing field hockey and just having fun, I never worried about how I looked. In my teens, though, I started to be more aware of my body, and I didn’t like being skinny. People made fun of me for it. So when I got to college, I ate a lot of junk and gained weight. I loved it because I didn’t stand out as a bony girl anymore! Eating became a way of not getting attention for looking too skinny, but it was also self-sabotage. In the last few years, I’ve gotten back on track with exercising for fun and eating right, and now I’m in a happy place with myself.”
On never dining solo: “I once read a book that said eating with friends is good for your brain and your digestion. So if I’m by myself, I facetime a family member or a friend for company when I’m eating.”
On letting loose: “I’m very silly. At four o’clock on the dot every single day, I have the most hyperactive hour of my life. I go into 7-year-old-child mode and everything is funny to me. I have seven different voices that I do, and I’ll fly around the set like a bee and talk in my little voices.”
For more from Lauren, visit Shape.com!