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Camila Alves On "Yummy Spoonfuls"

By: Donna Freydkin

Ask any famous mom about how she stays in shape, and you get that same rote, familiar answer: good metabolism, lots of water, and chasing after the kids.

Please, scoffs Camila Alves, who has two sons and a daughter with Oscar winner hubby Matthew McConaughey.

"I just came out of a detox-cleanse. I'm starting to shed the weight a little bit. I'm fitting into the dress. It's been a struggle for me with the three kids. With the first one, I lost the weight. With the second one, I lost the weight. With the third one -- it's there. I suck it in. I'm always looking at other women to see what they do and none of them share their real secret! It pisses me off!" she says.

We feel your pain, Camila. Especially because she's a major foodie who just launched the Yummy Spoonfuls frozen baby food line, sold at Target, with her partner Agatha Achindu. All the food is organic and flash-frozen. It's delicious. We speak from culinary first-hand experience.

Her own kids are good eaters, reports Alves, and she wants to make healthy, affordable food available to everyone.

"I just put different things in front of them. With my first, with Levi, I caught myself feeding him what I like. No. I started to give him different options and he loves all this stuff that I don't. He eats bunches of it. It's about providing them with options and seeing what they will gravitate towards," she says.

As for Livingston, he's a different kid. "My youngest, as a baby, ate every single vegetable and fruit. As he got older, he won't eat anything besides black beans. That's it. One day, he reached for the bell pepper. He took a bite. He goes, 'This belly pepper is great.'"

Now the family is based in Austin, and they love it. "It took me a minute to get used to it. We didn't plan on moving there. We were driving around one and i looked at Matthew and said, 'You want to move back here don't you?' Let's do it. It wasn't really a planned thing. Now I love it. It's a great town. We get left alone. It's a great combination of morals and religion and sports. You have great food, great music, great artists," says Alves.

Speaking of great food, Alves loves herself a meal and isn't sweating the calories. But she's proud of herself for putting her health first. "I have a butt and hips," she says. "I'm tired of the battle. It's not about looking bad or looking great. It's about when you feel your strongest and you feel your best. Nothing in my closet fit. My son is two years old. I reached that point of being sick and tired of it. I should not be wearing my pregnancy pants. So I'm really trying now."

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey arrives at the American Cinematheque 28th Annual Award Presentation To Matthew McConaughey 2014 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Reese Witherspoon arrives for the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Jennifer Garner arrives at the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Kate Hudson arrives for the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Anne Hathaway arrives for the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Michelle Monaghan arrives for the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Model Camila Alves arrives for the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Jessica Chastain attends the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Jess Weixler attends the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Jimmy Kimmel and wife Molly McNearney arrive at the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Mackenzie Foy arrives for the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Model Camila Alves attends the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Kate Hudson speaks onstage at the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Michelle Monaghan arrives at the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Anne Hathaway speaks onstage at the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Reese Witherspoon speaks onstage at the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Kate Hudson speaks onstage at the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Anne Hathaway speaks onstage at the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Jessica Chastain speaks onstage at the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: (L-R) Honoree Matthew McConaughey, Vida Alves McConaughey, and host Jimmy Kimmel attend the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: (L-R) Director/writer Christopher Nolan, honoree Matthew McConaughey, and Vida Alves McConaughey attend the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Director/writer Christopher Nolan (R) presents the American Cinematheque Award to honoree Matthew McConaughey (center) with Vida Alves McConaughey (L) onstage at the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Director/writer Christopher Nolan (L) presents the American Cinematheque Award to honoree Matthew McConaughey (R) with Vida Alves McConaughey (center) onstage at the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Honoree Matthew McConaughey (R) accepts the American Cinematheque Award with Vida Alves McConaughey (L) onstage at the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Honoree Matthew McConaughey and actress Reese Witherspoon attend the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actor Matthew McConaughey (C) with (L-R) C.J. Carlig, Kay McConaughey, Levi Alves McConaughey, Camila Alves, Vida Alves McConaughey, and Fatima Alves attend the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Model Camila Alves (L) and actress Anne Hathaway attend the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Jennifer Garner (L) and honoree Matthew McConaughey attend the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Honoree Matthew McConaughey (L) and actress Anne Hathaway attend the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Honoree Matthew McConaughey (2nd from L) and (L-R) recording artists Marcus Collins, John Hagen and JC Fisher of the Texas Tenors pose for a portrait during the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for American Cinematheque)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Reese Witherspoon attends the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Jennifer Garner (L) and model Camila Alves attend the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Honoree Matthew McConaughey (L) and director/writer Christopher Nolan pose for a portrait during the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for American Cinematheque)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Mackenzie Foy arrives for the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actor Matthew McConaughey arrives at the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: (L-R) Recording artists JC Fisher, Marcus Collins and John Hagen of the Texas Tenors perform onstage at the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Honoree Matthew McConaughey poses for a portrait during the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for American Cinematheque)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Producer Lili Fini Zanuck speaks onstage at the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Jennifer Garner arrives at the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Honoree Matthew McConaughey (L) and actress Jessica Chastain attend the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Anne Hathaway arrives for the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actresses Jess Weixler (L) and Jessica Chastain attend the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Jessica Chastain attends the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: (L-R) Model Camila Alves, honoree Matthew McConaughey, Kay McConaughey and C.J. Carlig attend the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Actress Kate Hudson arrives at the 28th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Joan Dangerfield attends the 28th American Cinematheque Award honoring Matthew McConaughey at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 21: Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey arrives at the American Cinematheque 28th Annual Award Presentation To Matthew McConaughey 2014 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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