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Eva Longoria may be a world-famous actress, but she is concerned about her body just like everyone else.

When asked Thursday where she imagines herself in five years, she gives me a wink before telling me “hopefully still skinny!” during Canon’s Project Imaginat10n Film Festival, where she premiered her film Out of The Blue, at Alice Tully Hall in NYC.

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Staying thin takes effort for the Texas-born beauty though.

“Diet and exercise [are the key to my figure],” the twice-divorced star, 38, says. “It’s no secret, really. It’s just dieting. I don’t really eat a lot of sugar. My diet usually consists of no sugar, no carbs, and then I work out with a trainer.”

How difficult is it to nix the sweets?

“I was on a no-sugar thing for a couple months, and then I’ll go off it, and then I go back. It gives you more energy and helps you sleep better. It’s the most slimming—it’s the diet that gives me the most results.”

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Otherwise, Eva says, “I love eating well—I love vegetables, I love fish, I’m not a big carb person.”

Still, eating right is no substitute for clocking time at the gym, where she gets fit by weight training.

“A diet goes hand-in-hand with exercise,” she says. “Some people think ‘I can eat whatever I want as long as I exercise,’ which is false. And vice versa—the opposite of that. Diet and exercise have to go hand-in-hand.”

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Her weakness?

“Potato chips,” she says. “I have a salt tooth. I can’t put them down!”

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How do you feel about Eva’s openness about the challenge to stay thin?  Could you cut out sugar? Tweet us @okmagazine.

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