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Kate Winslet Takes a Diet and Exercise Hiatus

updated 01/26/2009 AT 10:05 AM ET

originally published 01/26/2009 AT 10:20 AM ET

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She may be an old pro at awards shows, but Kate Winslet still has to deal with butterflies in her stomach.

“To be honest with you, I m more nervous through this award season than I have ever been before in my life,” she told PEOPLE on the red carpet of last night’s SAG awards, where she took home the Actor for her role in The Reader. “I m still not used to it at all.”

To keep her sanity, Winslet has decided not to put any undue pressure on herself, saying she’s “not exercising at all, and I m eating whatever I like.”

Is it working? Winslet thinks so. “Pressure? Gone!” she says. “That’s how I’m going to get through it.”
– Steve Helling

• 2001: Kate vows to remain curvy
• 1996: Kate named one of PEOPLE’s ‘Most Beautiful’!


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