Jessica Alba 'stopped eating' because she was ashamed of 'tempting men'

Jessica Alba has admitted she restricted her diet when she was younger because she was ashamed of ‘tempting’ men.

The 38-year-old grew up in a conservative household, and revealed that her parents warned her not to wear Pepe Jeans as she was ‘voluptuous’ and had a ‘booty’.

Speaking at the Goop health summit, the Sin City actress said: ‘I was meant to feel ashamed if I tempted men. Then I stopped eating a lot when I became an actress.

‘I made myself look more like a boy so I wouldn’t get as much attention.’

Jessica added: ‘Nothing about being successful in this business is easy. You can’t be bitter.’

The actress, who has three children with husband Cash Warren, was raised as Catholic, and became a born again Christian for a number of years as a teenager.

However, she decided to leave the church due to conflicting beliefs on gay rights and premarital sex, as well as feeling that being desirable was her fault.

She previously told Elle: ‘Older men would hit on me, and my youth pastor said it was because I was wearing provocative clothing, when I wasn’t.

‘It just made me feel like if I was in any way desirable to the opposite sex that it was my fault, and it made me ashamed of my body and being a woman.’

While she has left the church, Jessica still believes in God.

Jessica was speaking at Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop health summit as a fellow lifestyle guru, having founded the Honest Company in 2012.

The company became a huge success from selling ethical and non-toxic household and baby products, with Alba opening the Honest Beauty branch in 2015.

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