Kate Winslet doesn`t do crash diets

Updated: Oct 20, 2011, 12:56 PM IST

London: British actress Kate Winslet says she never follows crash dieting and would rather encourage young girls to have a healthy body image.

"I am not a twig - and refuse to be a twig. I would like young girls who are screwed up about their bodies to think that it`s possible to have a healthy shape," Winslet said.

"I don`t do crash diets or eat fish rather than meat and salads until they come out of my ears," contactmusic.com quoted the 36-year-old as saying.