USMagazine, Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 7:15am (PDT)
Salma Hayek isn't like most actresses in Hollywood -- or women worldwide, for that matter -- who evaluates every morsel she puts in her mouth. In fact, the Mexican-born mom happily indulges, boasting that she pushes "the limit of chubbiness at all times."
"I'm not a skinny girl," the Savages star, 46, admits in the October issue of More magazine, on newsstands now. "Everybody has a weakness -- mine is food. If you love food and you love red wine and they put you in France, you're in a good place and you’re in a bad place at the same time."
To allow herself to indulge guilt-free, Hayek, married to 4-year-old daughter Valentina's dad Francois-Henri Pinault, steps on the scale daily. "You have to weigh yourself every day, and you have to have an alarm number. When you get to that number, you have to start putting it in reverse," says Hayek, who keeps her figure in check by dieting moreso than exercise. "I don't have stamina in exercise . . . but I have it in life."
Hayek tells More her husband Pinault -- the French CEO of luxury-brands firm PPR, which handles Gucci and Balenciaga -- keeps her motivated to keep an eye on the scale. "I think if I was not in love, I would probably let myself go faster. Love gives me the vanity to continue. I'm not necessarily vain, but when I gained 50-something pounds in the pregnancy, it did something to me. Since then, at least I make an effort," the actress admits.
Together for three years, Hayek and Pinault, 50, keep their marriage spicy by -- yes -- sexting. "Of course, I can show you a text that would surprise you," Hayek told More's interviewer during their chat. "I can show you a thousand things. But I'm not going to."