Molly Sims isn't going to sugarcoat it. "I work hard, I will tell you that," the 47-year-old star has said of staying fit. For the model, actress and mom-of-three, that means eating a clean, low-carb, high-protein diet (she also practices intermittent fasting) and aiming to work out for 45 minutes four to five days a week.
"There's not one thing," she added. "People think like, 'Oh, if you just do this, you'll get this,' but it doesn't really work like that. It just doesn't."
Check out the secrets of her healthy (and totally doable!) lifestyle.
"I used to be that girl who wouldn't pick up the two-pound weights at SoulCycle with the fear that I'd bulk [up]," Sims has admitted. "That mentality has shifted drastically."
These days, the Las Vegas alum and budding wellness guru — who recently developed her very own 30-day fitness and meal plan program — combines HIIT (high-intensity interval training) with dance cardio classes, Pilates and Bikram yoga.
When pressed for time, she'll do a quick 20-minute circuit training session alternating sets of moves like tricep dips, jump squats and burpees.
"I always tell people you don't have to work out an hour every day," she noted, "but I do make sure I sweat."
As a former supermodel, Sims has tried pretty much every fad out there. Now, she bans the "D" word.
"I truly, truly don't like the word 'diet,'" she's said. "I don't even like the scale. I use a pair of jeans — the jeans don't lie!"
Instead, the blonde beauty (who's admitted to getting fat-blasting CoolSculpting treatments in the past) focuses on balance and tries to consume all her meals between noon and 7 p.m.
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"I will normally not eat much past 6:30 or 7 p.m. because I find that it's easier to lose weight," she explained. Ultimately, Sims says she does her best to go easy on herself.
"Sometimes, when you take everything away, that's the moment when you absolutely go crazy and want whatever you're craving. So of course I indulge!"
On The Menu: Here's What Sims Typically Eats In A Day
While practicing intermittent fasting, Sims holds off on her first meal until noon. Then she fuels up with a blueberry smoothie with almond milk, protein powder and greens.
Midday, she either has a bowl of sautéed greens with sweet potato, salmon with butter lettuce and roasted almond or a "hearty" salad.
"I like a crunch," Sims has said of her go-to's like grain-free tortilla chips and hummus.
She eats dinner with the family by 6 p.m, alternating between faves like salmon with cauliflower rice and veggies or turkey tacos.
She caps off the day with a sweet treat like salty dark chocolate. "It's a balance," she's said of giving into guilty pleasures.