Mandy Moore Doesn’t Do Holiday Diets

Some celebs may spend the holidays obsessing over calories and fad diets, but Mandy Moore is not one of them. Moore, who voices Rapunzel in the animated box-office smash Tangled, which opened Nov. 24, took a big bite out of the Hollywood stereotype confessing that she eats exactly what she wants in a recent interview with PEOPLE.

“If I want to have a burger and fries like I did [the other] night in the park, then I’m going to do that because that’s okay,” she says.

The singer-songwriter and actress admits that her free-love philosophy on food has not always been this way. “[There have been times] when it’s the first thing on my mind all the time,” says Moore. “I’m so affected and driven by that diet and what I’m eating and how much I’m exercising.”

Moore has since cultivated a stress-free approach to staying fit.

“I’ve just realized in time that if it’s a constant thread in the background of my life,” she says, “that’s when I’m the happiest and that’s when I feel the best about myself.”

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