Shailene Woodley Thinks We Should All Eat Bugs & 6 Other Pieces Advice We're Definitely Not Going To Take From Her
Y'all, Shailene Woodley is at it again, and this time, I really can't handle it. Hot off the heels of her recommendation to eat bone broth to help with a leaky gut (ew), Shaline Woodley has now announced that she also eats bugs. And not only that she eats bugs, but that she finds them delicious and thinks they're the future of food. Like, that we'll all be eating them soon. In an interview for Nylon 's April 2015 issue, she said,
I’ve eaten ants and that was great. And June bugs, that was great. I think the future of food is in insects, so we’ll see what happens.
I'm sorry, ants? Don't get me wrong — there are a lot of things I love about Woodley. She's effortlessly gorgeous, super talented, and she's never made a movie I didn't immediately love. She pulled off playing Hazel Grace in The Fault in Our Stars in a way I didn't imagine any actress could. But when it comes to her earthy, hippie habits, I'm taking a hard pass. They work well for her, and I don't doubt that her efforts are opening tons of people up to what they could be doing to help save the environment. But just like feminism isn't for Woodley, eating bugs is really not for me.
Over the past couple of years, Woodley has offered us all kinds of advice to help everything from our digestive systems to our teeth and even our vaginas. Unfortunately, though, many of her suggestions are a bit (or, a lot) too out there for me (or most people) to try.
Woodley's long been an advocate of eating clay — a practice she says helps pull out all the yucky, unwanted things in your body, especially when you eat it daily and use it as toothpaste. Listen, we've all tried Play-Doh at one point in our lives, but I'm thinking this is a bit different. Also, of all the unwanted things in my body, I think clay is number one.
Being A Nomad
Although Woodley probably has more money in her bank account than I will ever make in my lifetime, she's admitted that she chooses to be homeless, live out of a suitcase, and crash at friend's houses, rather than buy a home of her own and stay put in one place. Her wanderlust is definitely something I can understand, since I, too, love to travel, but I also love having a home base. Home is where you keep your wine, cats, and Netflix streaming device. I do not feel like putting any of those three things in a rolling suitcase and wondering where I'm going to sleep every day.
And honestly, Woodley is missing out. The best part of traveling is always coming home and sleeping in your own bed.
Making Your Own Medicine
Just like she makes her own toothpaste/cheese/probably voo doo dolls, Woodley also makes her own medicine out of natural ingredients. While I'm sure it's really good for your body not to put too many unnecessary meds in, I can't imagine having to endure a period without taking Advil every four hours for cramps, and I really can't imagine stuff in my backyard having the same effect.
Never Washing Your Hair
I'll admit this is probably the most normal thing Woodley has advised all of us to do, and I understand where she's coming from. It's not good to wash your hair too much or it gets oily, but I never last more than two days, despite my pageant girl best friend who only shampoos once a week and has gorgeous hair. I love my hair products way too much to go natural like that.
Not Using A Cell Phone
Or, you know, even owning one. How does she go through life without Instagramming? I can't for the life of me understand that. And also, how does she drive anywhere? I am terrified of getting lost and if my phone died while I was out, there's a good chance I would have no idea how to get home.
Sunning Her Vagina
Because, you know, a little Vitamin D is good for it. Not that Vitamin D, pervert. Listen, it's good to get energy from the sun. It's bad to sunburn your hoo-ha. No thank you!
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