Taraji P. Henson tells women to ‘eat with confidence’

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Taraji P. Henson is encouraging women to “eat with confidence.”

The “Empire“‘ star, who plays outspoken mother Loretha “Cookie” Lyon in the TV series, believes ladies need to stop spending so much time deciding what is best for them to eat and have fewer “feelings of guilt” about what they consume on a regular basis.

The 46-year-old actress wrote on Instagram: “Statistics have shown that it takes the average woman 61 mins per day to make smart food choices. That is 15 days that we waste our energy on deciding what’s best for us to eat or have feelings of guilt about what we ate. Transfer the negative to positive and take the guess work out.”

“Women we spend way too much time doubting our food choices!!!

“Shout out to @SpecialK for rallying women to eat with confidence and #OWNIT. ”

It’s not the first time Henson has helped people with their lifestyle choices.

Her fellow “Empire” star, Terrence Howard, who plays Cookie’s ex, Lucious Lyon — admitted earlier this year that he lost 40 pounds after his co-star teased him about his weight.

The actor started running five miles every morning and went on a “no carbs, no salt, no sugar” diet.

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