Lucy Hale rates herself as a snack connoisseur

Lucy Hale always keeps her kitchen stocked with a wide variety of snacks.In a new video for Harper’s Bazaar, the Pretty Little Liars actress candidly discussed her diet and favourite foods, insisting that she “snacks 24/7”. “I’m the biggest snacker. I …

Lucy Hale always keeps her kitchen stocked with a wide variety of snacks.

In a new video for Harper’s Bazaar, the Pretty Little Liars actress candidly discussed her diet and favourite foods, insisting that she “snacks 24/7”.

“I’m the biggest snacker. I love pita bread and any kind of hummus… celery hearts, it’s the centre of the celery – the best part – and carrots, but I also love this candy called Smart Sweets, it’s like the ‘healthier’ candy. Peach rings, Swedish fish, gummy bears,” said Lucy. “My mom used to say, even as a little girl, she would have to fill her purse with snacks because the second (I) turned hungry, it was game over. I still, till this day, get really hangry, but I’m not screaming and crying anymore. I (just) can’t focus, I can’t talk, I get irritable. I love snacking.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the star shared that she looks forward to breakfast each day, whether it be a protein bar on the run or a full sit-down meal.

“I think about breakfast all the time,” the 30-year-old admitted. “I like all the meals, but I think breakfast is definitely my favourite. But my breakfast can vary from a peanut butter Perfect food bar to chocolate chip pancakes, with bacon and eggs. Just kind of depends on the day.”

And Lucy’s breakfast isn’t complete without a cup of coffee – though she is missing visiting her favourite cafes while in lockdown during the coronavirus crisis.

“I’ve been really becoming buddies with my Keurig (coffee machine),” she joked. “And I like a lot of creamer with my coffee. I’m slowly trying to work my way down to black coffee, because Lord knows how much sugar I’m having in the morning. But you know what? It really gets me going.”

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Lucy Hale struggled with her changing body while filming Pretty Little Liars

Lucy Hale struggled with reactions to her changing body while playing a high school student on the hit show Pretty Little Liars.The 30-year-old is best known for playing Aria Montgomery on the U.S. teen drama series from 2010 to 2017, during which time…

Lucy Hale struggled with reactions to her changing body while playing a high school student on the hit show Pretty Little Liars.

The 30-year-old is best known for playing Aria Montgomery on the U.S. teen drama series from 2010 to 2017, during which time her body changed, and Lucy has confessed that she struggled with the negative reaction on social media to her slight weight gain.

“Looking back on it now, it’s like, Oh, that was really tough. You did feel like you had to uphold some sort of image,” Lucy explained to U.S. Cosmopolitan magazine. “I’ve always been very petite, but over the course of eight years, my body changed. I gained a little bit of weight, and seeing how people reacted to that really messed with my head.”

And as the show became more popular, her low confidence took a further hit when she began getting breakouts.

“I started getting all these stress-related, hormone-related breakouts. They had this specialty light for me,” she recalled.

Now, Lucy shared her regret at the time she’s spent worrying over her looks, especially as it was out of her control.

“I look back and I think of all the minutes and hours I’ve wasted upset over how I looked or something that was out of my control,” she shared. “I wish I could get that time back, although it has led me to where I’m at now.”

The Katy Keene star celebrated the return of her confidence when she hit 30 by chopping her brunette hair into a chic shoulder-length bob.

“It feels nice to just not give a f**k about certain things,” she said of her decision. “It was the most liberating thing I’ve ever done.”

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