Eva Longoria expressed major self-care on the eve of her birthday! On Tuesday, the day before the actress turned 47 (it’s her birthday today, March 15th!), Eva shared a reel honoring herself and all of her accomplishments – and her fantastic figure in a swimsuit. “Proud Latina,” she captioned the clip. How does the birthday girl keep herself so fit? Read on to see 10 ways Eva Longoria stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don’t miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
Eva thinks beyond the scale. The star revealed to Health that her unhealthiest moment was also her skinniest. “I try to have a healthy outlook. I’m your everlasting, hopeless optimist!” she said. “I don’t feel like we should go by these rules and social constructs of society where you have to be a certain size to be pretty,” she later added.
Eva has a no BS approach to staying in shape. “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 told Vogue Australia. “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.”
Eva maintains that variety is key when it comes to fitness. “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. Her new favorite workout? Trampolines. “Ironically, bouncing on this trampoline is low impact, so you get a sweaty workout without all the pounding on your knees,” she explained to Women’s Health. “Plus, it’s so good for lymphatic drainage.” She takes classes at The Ness, usually virtually. “First, I had to figure out how to jump on the thing,” She moved from beginner to intermediate. “It makes me present. You really have to focus on the routine and memorize the movements. They switch sides a lot, which can throw you off, so you have to be on top of it. I love that.”
Eva pacts as much produce into her diet as possible. “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.”
Eva recently revealed to WH that she works out every single day for up to 75 minutes. “If I have to wake up early and take a flight, when I land, I’ll go for a walk because I didn’t get to work out,” she says. “Even if it’s just stretching, I need to do something.”
Eva gets her zen on five to 20 minutes per day and is currently doing a 21-day guided meditation with her friends. “You write down your thoughts and it’s so great, because when you do it with your tribe, it’s better; you can be more accountable,” she told Women’s Health.
Eva is one of the many stars who wears an Oura Ring, a health tracker that also keeps track of sleep patterns. Another health habit she’s turned into a way to keep in touch with people: tracking her sleep. Every morning, the ring offers a sleep and “readiness” score ranging from 0 to 100 based on her activity the day before and lets her know how well she slept. “My friends and I send each other scores,” she says. “I’ll be like, ‘I got a 94, top that!'”
Eva recently cut down on alcohol consumption, maintains that it impacts her sleep. “I never used to feel a sugar rush when I would drink wine,” she explained. “But one day, Gloria Estefan told me she can’t drink wine because she wakes up at 4 a.m. The day she told me that, it started happening to me. I was like, ‘Damn you, Gloria!'”
Eva is a fan of intermittent fasting. She usually eats within an eight-hour window each day, between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
One thing you won’t find Eva consuming? Sugar and white flour. “Olives, pretzels, popcorn, potato chips—that’s my jam,” she said. “I don’t like sweets or chocolate, and people hate me for it. Bread too—I hate bread. I’m never tempted by the bread basket.” A study in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal found that 74 percent of packaged foods and beverages in the U.S. contain caloric sweeteners, from hundreds of different versions of sugar, all of which have the same debilitating health impact.
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