An interview with actress Josie Davis (Charles in Charge, Beverly Hills 90210) about food, her diet and exercise regime.
Josie Davis has been acting all of her life, since the age of 3. Her resume since then has been quite impressive! In addition to a busy acting career, Josie is involved in many different charities, especially volunteer work with animals.
On food sets changing throughout the years
There is more fruit and nuts, less doughnuts and desserts. But candy seems to always be there. The crew likes it to keep them going and they grab it quickly since they don’t get breaks. Protein is pretty hard to come by, so I always request yogurt and turkey.
Her go-to crafts service snack
Turkey sandwich if I’m hungry (only one piece of bread), a yogurt, or a hot chocolate, a tad of coffee, fruit. A bite of something “bad.” Depending on what I’m craving or how good the “bad thing” is. Cereal, if it’s high in fiber…but just a little bit.
A typical day’s eats working/off duty
I eat the same, no matter what. Some morning I will have a probiotic drink, then maybe green tea or coffee. I have either a plant protein drink with blueberries, water, and almond milk. Or egg scramble with spinach, grated parmesan cheese. Steel-cut oatmeal with fresh blueberries added or a piece of Ezekiel toast and jam (natural jam and Canola oil butter).
Next, for lunch, a turkey melt on one piece of Ezekiel, with Canola or Olive oil mayonnaise. A piece of lowfat provolone cheese, and either tomato soup or a sauce I love that is ketchup, mustard and relish (Vivi’s Original Sauce). And a dark green salad with cucumber, lemon, olive oil, and a little grated parmesan.
Finally, dinner can be my lunch described above if I didn’t have it for lunch, or salmon and salad or grilled vegetables. I eat artichokes that I steam. Love Turbot (a whitefish). I make an Indian stew quite often and add extra kidney beans, a bit of hummus on top. I try to eat a lot of vegetables if I can, along with a protein. Don’t eat pastas etc. often. Or “bad” desserts. I will gain weight from it. Sometimes Almond milk with Stevia and cinnamon as a dessert. Fruit, too.
Food product obsessions
Right now I’m dying over caramel apples. Ugh. Have to be careful. Since sugar feeds cancer and that scares me. There’s nothing positive about “bad” sugar! I heavily rely on stevia and vanilla almond milk from Trader Joe’s. They also have a new drinkable liquid yogurt that’s great when I don’t have time to eat right away.
I do not diet. I watch what I eat, and try to incorporate enough protein, fat, and complex carbs. But if I am going to eat pizza or pasta for dinner at a restaurant, I will maybe only have a protein drink for lunch that day. I can’t eat pizza without seeing it, so I have to be more strict around that time. IF I can!
God, yes! I also socialize a lot at my gym, ha ha. I HAVE to keep it fun. Not a fan of working out, except for the results I see. That’s exciting. Need good music to keep me into it, as well.
On eating while filming a scene
I rarely have had to eat. If I do, I eat for real. Always.
How to prepare for a skimpy outfit (like in the“Two and a Half Men” episode)Ha Ha. I didn’t do anything different and actually had no idea what I was going to wear. I actually showed more skin in the opening scene with the tank top and short shorts. I’m not like a model who only has a liquid diet or something days before the “big day.” I try to always eat well and work out. I just seem to do more arms at the gym, for example, if I have to play a professional mountain climber or something.
Negative criticism about physical looks
I don’t get any, except, just because I have a couple of nice assets I was blessed with, I notice that people heavily judge me. And insist that whatever they admire must be fake. I’m always asked if I have butt implants or micrdermabrasian, etc.
I don’t think it’s anyone’s place to criticize anyone’s looks. But if I gain a ton, I suppose someone will say something. Being healthy and active are key. Do not bake in the sun – I never have. I drink a lot of water, but do NOT drink any sodas, alcohol often, ever smoke, or do drugs. I believe I look healthy because I am. People don’t want to have to be strict with themselves so they often don’t choose to believe when I say that. Sunscreen, and bed by about 10pm is the key!
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