Eva Longoria, 46, is one of the fittest female stars in Hollywood, as can be demonstrated by the slew of swimsuit snaps she has been sharing this summer. The activist and Desperate Housewives actress, star of the current film The Boss Baby: Family Business, doesn’t pretend her toned curves come naturally: Her Instagram feed is also filled with lots of photos and videos about her incredibly hard core diet and fitness ethos. Something must be working, given how good she looked on National Bikini day last week. Here is everything she does to stay so fit—including her diet, workout, and wellness secrets, and the photos that prove they work.
There is no magical, easy way to stay in shape as you age, per Eva. It all boils down to discipline.. “Especially as you get older, people want to know the secret to looking good and there is no secret. It’s diet and exercise,” she revealed to Vogue Australia. And it isn’t a one or the other type of equation. “People say they eat well but they don’t exercise. Or they run 20 miles a day but they can’t lose weight. You have to do both.”
Instead of relying on one type of workout to stay in shape, Eva is constantly rotating them. “I do a lot. I’m a runner, I do yoga, I do pilates, I do SoulCycle and I’m just constantly mixing it up,” she told People.
Eva eats her first meal post workout session in the morning, and tries to keep her diet clean and filled with veggies. “After I run, I eat probably the same thing every morning, which is egg whites with spinach and turkey bacon,” she told The Cut. “I could easily be a vegetarian because I love vegetables so much and I feel like L.A. is a place that can support healthy living,” she added to InStyle. “I love cooking with vegetables and I have a secret for cooking with vegetables, [which] is that they don’t need a lot. A lot of people cover them in cheese or cover them in a sauce, and vegetables really only need olive oil.”
While she is generally “a moderation girl” when it comes to her diet, sometimes she takes more extreme measures to slim down — including going sugar-free for three months. “I’ll cut out all sugar and simple carbs that turn into sugar — rice, pasta, bread. I’m not a big carb person anyway, so it’s not that hard,” Longoria revealed to Glam Belleza Latina. After welcoming her first child, she attributed her weight loss to “eating air” for six months. “I haven’t drunk wine. I haven’t eaten sugar. I haven’t seen a carb in awhile,” she told Us.
While Longoria loves to cook, when she is on set she gets food delivery to help keep her diet healthy. “Before I could afford a food delivery system, I would make my breakfast and lunch, I’d pack some snacks, and put almonds in my purse. I was always prepared because I was always hungry,” she told Health.
Eva works out with trainer Grant Roberts, and isn’t afraid of serious strength and weight training. Her Instagram feed is filled with clips of her hardcore workouts, which involve a lot of compound moves to work multiple muscles simultaneously, like squat/rows, sled pushes, battle ropes, and school deadlifts.
Eva has found a fun way to up her cardio game: Trampoline jumping on a JumpSport trampoline. “Saturday workouts are better with a trampoline,” she recently captioned an image of the springy workout tool, which she has dubbed the “Rolls Royce” of trampolines.