Penelope Cruz Endorses the Mediterranean Diet

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Want to shed your post-pregnancy pounds like Penelope Cruz? Then start eating like a Spanish woman!

The 37-year-old actress — who gave birth to her first son, Leo in January — tells The Daily Mirror that eating tons of Spanish food helped her get back to her target weight just four months after giving birth. “I love Spanish food. My diet is the Mediterranean diet, which is good food. I eat well,” says the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides star. “But I try to eat healthy."

She does allow herself to indulge in her favorite fatty foods every now and then.  One of her fave treats is In-N-Out Burger, based in Los Angeles, California. “I do it, like, once a week or once every two weeks," Cruz admits. "It’s my little treat for myself. I love the Double-Double with fries.”

And while Penelope isn’t a fan of hitting the gym, there is one way the Spanish actress likes to burn off the calories from that mega-burger. “I love ballet and it’s a little boring for me to go to the gym because I’m used to the dancing discipline — it’s really hard but much more fun.” We've got to agree with her on that one!

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