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Reese Witherspoon Getting At One With Nature For 'Wild' Turn

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With her outdoors adventure film Wild underway, Reese Witherspoon is trying to be at one with nature.

The Oscar-winning actress toughened up preparing for the film, where she’s playing writer Cheryl Strayed, with an attempt “to ‘de-Brentwood’ her diet and her creature comforts at home in order to convincingly play somebody hiking in the wild for weeks at a time,” an insider told RadarOnline.com.

The mother-of-three transitioned her diet to “camping and survival foods like trail mix and canned beans,” and routines to “napping under the stars in long underwear and a sleeping bag” in an effort to prepare herself for the role.

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The Walk The Line beauty, the source said, is “basically using the approaching winter in Los Angeles to get herself ready for this movie.

“She’s going to be slimming down a little bit, but not as much as you’d expect, because the character is younger than she is, and she doesn’t want to look too aged. But she’s doing a version of the ‘Paleo Diet’ at home — at least her version of it.”

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The film will chronicle Strayed’s 1,100-mile journey through California, Oregon and Washington.

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