'I don't eat for pleasure': The skinny on Jada Pinkett Smith's approach to food

By Daily Mail Reporter

Jada Pinkett Smith has revealed her secret to staying slim.

While the wife of Will Smith could afford to eat at the very best restaurants, she has decided to sacrifice the joy of food for her waistline.

Slender: Jada Pinkett Smith paraded her figure in leather hotpants in New York today

'I don't eat for pleasure,' the 40-year-old tells Essence magazine.

'[I] had the only West Indian grandmother that could not cook,' she explains.

'She was an awful cook, and she taught me that you don't eat for taste, you eat for nourishment.

'And I have kept that over the years, so I can eat anything that's healthy.'

Disciplined: The actress, pictured at a party during the Cannes Film Festival, has a strict approach to food

The Madagascar 3 star does treat herself to French fries and pizza - but only allows it on rare occasions.

She adds: 'I eat for my schedule so I have to eat high-protein, lots of greens and healthy carbs so that I don't fall flat on my face.'

Jada, whose two children Willow, 11, and Jaden, 13, have both followed their parents into showbusiness, is planning to star in a movie with her husband Will, 43.

She says: 'He can't wait. He was like, "You and me, next." I was like.... "Let's do it!"'

Will, of course, has been busy promoting the third installment of his hugely successful Men in Black franchise.

The couple, who have been married since 1997, have denied rumours they are heading for divorce.

Famous family: Jada with husband Will Smith, daughter Willow and son Jaden at the Men In Black 3 New York premiere in May