What's Taraji P. Henson's secret to staying slim?
Having just a few bites of her favorite treats -- and then cutting herself off.
"I love food, so I just try to eat as few calories as I can," the Curious Case of Benjamin Button actress told UsMagazine.com at the InStyle/DIC Diamond Fashion Show preview Thursday in Los Angeles.
But the 39-year-old star knows there will be a price to pay if she overindulges.
"Sometimes I can't help it. I'll have that slice of cheesecake and work out extra hard the next day," says Henson, who occasionally enlists the help of L.A.-based trainer Chariesse Griffin.
"I only work out with her when I'm training for something specifically, or if I need to bulk up," Henson tells Us. "Other than that, I know what to do to stay in shape."
Henson's next film, a remake of The Karate Kid, hits theaters in June.