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Friday 1 August 2014

Kate Winslet: Dieting is dull

Published 04/01/2014|14:41

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Kate Winslet has given birth to a baby boy
Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet didn't binge while pregnant because she finds dieting a "pain in the butt".

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The Oscar-winning actress took it easy with food binges during her last pregnancy, and didn't stuff her face or indulge in her favourite sweet treats.

Kate gave birth to her third child, son Bear, last month - her first with her husband Ned Rocknroll.

"I didn't do the ice cream cake thing, partly because I was working in the beginning of the pregnancy, until about 20 weeks. I couldn't have it all go to my face," she laughed to USA Today.

"And then it also spilled into - 'I don't know how much I can be bothered to lose the weight.' It's such a pain in the [butt]. I'm not one of those people on whom it all drops off and it all magically goes back. It doesn't."

Kate also has daughter Mia, 13 and ten-year-old Joe with ex-husbands Jim Threapleton and Sam Mendes.

As a working mother, 38-year-old Kate fully understands what other moms go through, and like them she has to juggle working with her home life.

"I have such admiration for working mothers. We have to do it all. We have to absolutely be there for our children and our partners. I absolutely run my show. I'm absolutely in charge. It isn't easy.

"I don't quite know how I juggle it. The children always absolutely come first. Now I do have to really plan. It's a hell of a lot. It's a case-by-case basis," she said.

But Kate is lucky enough to be in a position where she can pick and choose her movie roles, and she's now able to work shoots around her children.

She credits third husband Ned, who she married in 2012, for making her the woman that she is today and says their life in the English countryside is the perfect setup for her family.

"I would be nothing now if I didn't have Ned. He came with me because he wants to look after me. I'm so lucky. We have this really normal life. I don't get followed. The kids never see paparazzi now," the star, who used to live in America, divulged.

"I always want [my children] to know how lucky we all are because of my job. Most people never get to realise their dreams in their working life. Having that freedom of choice is extraordinary."

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