Ariel Winter got candid about food, fitness and why she doesn't believe in diets in a new interview on Thursday, July 11.
Ariel, 21, spoke to E! News about her workout habits and how she enjoys her favorite foods in moderation.
"I think working out is really important for your physical health," she said. "I think mental health is really important, but also, if you want to be healthy and while I am not the most excited to put my workout clothes on and go and do that, it is really nice, when you leave, you feel better...I just want to build muscle. My body changes all of the time and I think right now, it's just, I want to build muscle."
"I also love to eat like, pasta and cheese and candy and all this stuff, so for me, I think it's important for my actual health to go in and make sure that I'm exercising," she continued. "So I think right now it's probably just, health is my main motivation for going in and working out."
The Modern Family star also revealed why she doesn't believe in diets.
"I can't stick to them. It just doesn't work for me," she said. "I believe, you know, you eat everything that you want in moderation, you know, if you can, if you're not allergic, whatever."
"Anything you can in moderation I think it's best, that way you're not like, really wanting something you can't have and like, you absolutely tell yourself you can't have it when, you know, you probably could, just in moderation...If I can't have something, if I'm told I can't have it, I want it. Like, I can't be without it," she continued.
Ariel has had to clap back at body shamers in the past on her Instagram. She put one in their place after they suggested she got plastic surgery due to her getting "too skinny".