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Gina Rodriguez: I like to indulge

Gina Rodriguez: I like to indulge

Gina Rodriguez loves to "indulge".

The 'Jane The Virgin' star admits she finds it "very difficult" to balance her Puerto Rican upbringing with her dietary needs.

She said: "It's very difficult to keep this lifestyle because I was raised so differently being Puerto Rican. You have bread for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But I do want to create the best life possible for me because I have been given so many blessings, so there's just no need for me to disrupt that.

"I'm not perfect, I love to indulge as everybody else does, I just know that I have been given these opportunities and I think it's best for me to take care of me, because that's what gets me through every day."

And the 31-year-old actress opened up about how being diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease - which affects her thyroid - has forced her to change her diet.

She told Women's Health magazine: "My definition is definitely going to be just my definition, because we all go through our own journeys with our body and the discovery of what's best for our body. I have Hashimoto's disease, which is a deficiency of the pituitary gland in my thyroid, hypothyroidism.

"So for me, I know the definition of "health" is staying true to what's going to make me live the longest when it comes to Hashimoto's. That's no gluten - as much as I love bread. That's chilling on the soy, trying not to have fluoride; that's working out, getting natural sugars."