What is The Actor’s Diet?
I’m Lynn Chen, and I’ve been performing since I was five-years-old. Now I’m also a blogger, food host, podcaster, and body image activist. The Actor’s Diet is not a plan to tell you how to lose weight or look like someone on screen. It’s my life in Hollywood, through the prism of food.
How did the site begin?
It started in 2009 as a project between me and actor/nutritionist Christy Meyers, where we posted every single thing we ate. Since then, it evolved from a daily food journal into what it is today. I share everything from everyday recipes, restaurant meals, life on set as a working actor, fun blogger events, and interesting things to do. I also write about travel, fashion, and beauty.
The Actor’s Diet is also a podcast – you can listen on iTunes.
Are you on a diet?
I used to be on just about every diet under the sun. This blog is largely responsible for helping me come to terms with my recovery. I am a Spokesperson for The National Eating Disorders Association and have worked with The National Organization of Women on body image campaigns. I am also the co-founder of Thick Dumpling Skin, a body positive site for Asian-Americans.
But to answer the question – usually, I am not on a diet. When I am working, depending on the project, sometimes.
How do you eat so much and stay so skinny?
What else do you do?
I narrate books, host two podcasts, and make food videos. In addition, I speak at colleges (Wellesley, Dartmouth, Stanford) and conferences (BlogHer, NEDA, WonderCon). Oh, and I am a full-time working actor as well!
How can I connect with you?
I’m all over social media! You can follow me @mslynnchen on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Pinterest – but if you really want to get in touch with me, click here (I can’t promise I’ll respond, but I will read your email).
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