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