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'Divergent' star Shailene Woodley loves yoga and barefoot running, hates dieting

Shailene Woodley loves yoga and barefoot running, worried about being too skinny
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Shailene Woodley, Hollywood's newest "It Girl," is an unabashed tomboy who loves yoga and barefoot running and is self-conscious about being too skinny.

"My whole life I've been so self-conscious about being skinny," Woodley told Marie Claire March 17. "And just recently I don't care anymore.

All insecurities are projected because of what you think others are saying about you, but they don't really matter at all. My only real insecurities in high school were having such long legs and thick hair — things I'm so very grateful for now."

The lanky 5-foot-8 Shailene isn't a fat of dieting and said she doesn't understand the Hollywood obsession with fad diets and trendy workouts.

"It's funny being in this industry because everyone I talk to is like, 'What diet are you on? What thing do you subscribe to?'" said Woodley. "It's like, 'Dude, diets are not the healthiest things in the world.'"

Shailene is a fan of herbalism, barefoot running, yoga and walking. While most young starlets are obsessed with being a size zero, the naturally thin brunette beauty is all about being fit and strong.

"I lost a lot of muscle for 'The Fault in Our Stars'" she said. "I lost my butt. I'm used to being athletic, and now I walk up stairs and my legs are aching. I didn't exercise for three months. The one thing I did do was walk. I love it! I try to walk two hours a day."

Woodley, who starred opposite George Clooney in the 2011 drama "The Descendants," has a relaxed approach to fame, fortune and happiness.

Rather than focus on how her next movie role will catapult her to the top of the Hollywood A-list, Woodley is concentrating on enjoying the ride. "Life is about fun, laughter and being the best person you could possibly be," she said.

Woodley can next be seen in the sci-fi action flick, "Divergent," which hits theaters March 21.

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