Denise Richards
is tired of the backlash she's been getting for her figure!

On Saturday, the actress chatted with Extra at the Radio Disney Music Awards where she said that she lives a very healthy lifestyle -- despite some paparazzi photos suggesting she's too thin. 

One reason Richards says she's able to maintain a svelte stature is because she's a busy mom!

"I don’t [know] why lately I’ve been getting so much flack for it," she says. "I have a very healthy lifestyle and I’m busy, I have a daughter who’s almost two, that I carry all the time, she’s just under thirty pounds."

While the successful mother doesn't pay much attention to the tabloids, she admits that some of the coverage does bother her.

“What bothers me is I have three daughters, and I’m such an advocate for health and fitness… in moderation. We eat ice cream all the time. I had grilled cheese before we got here.”

If you can stay skinny eating grilled cheese and ice cream on the reg ... sign us up for that diet!

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