Liv Tyler Tired of Trying to Lose Weight

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Liv Tyler says she spent years worrying about her weight.

Unlike Nicole Richie, however, she was able to put a stop to it.

The reason? When she became a mom, Tyler's perspective changed.

"I've been a model and actress since I was 14, so I've been on a diet my whole life," the actress, 29, says in the March issue of Glamour.

"But once I gave birth, I didn't want to think about myself or feel insecure about my career; I wanted to think about my child. So I stopped worrying about diets."

It's an admirable step for such a talented star. Hopefully, Peter Sarsgaard has similar priorities now that he's the father of baby Ramona.

Still, the mom of 2-year-old Milo (with husband Royston Langdon, 34) says she recently lost 10 pounds without even trying while filming the thriller The Strangers in South Carolina.

While no one would compare a slender Liv Tyler to that behemoth Brooke Hogan, Steven Tyler's daughter admits she started pigging out pretty damn hard.

"I've been eating like a pig. I think it's because I hired this chef on the set of Strangers to cook for me, and I ate a lot of vegetables and protein. Filming was also incredibly intense: We were supposed to be out of breath in every scene, so I would run around the stage to achieve that. I just went to Marc Jacobs and I bought a red dress in a size 4. I've never been a size 4 in my entire life!"

But she's cool with it.

Tyler says she's interested in being herself - and to that end, she took a two-year hiatus from film work so she could devote time to being a mom, and experience she describes as "transformational."

"Is that a word?" she asks with a laugh, then adds:

"Getting pregnant and caring for a baby gave me a confidence I'd never had before. I really felt I'd done something well, and I can't say that about anything else in my life."

You hear that, Britney Spears?

There's more to life than commando partying.


I'm with Liv. I've been trying to get off 30 lbs for three years. I like food, bad or healthy, but mostly I am an emotional eater and I'm not athlete. I exercise sporadically and I don't feel like doing it all time. I'm 5 foot 3 and 166 lbs and wear a size 10. I don't look horrible because I'm proportionally chunky with an hour glass shape, but I'm tired of worrying about every little morsel I put in my mouth and sometimes I want chocolate and cheese, dammit!!!!!

@ chunkabutt

I'm the exact height (and shape) you're talking about, and I've weighed exactly that weight (and was very toned) and there's nooooo way I wore a 10 at that weight. I've love to see you try to squeeze into it. I'd wager you're a size 14.