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Camila Mendes Shows Off These Abs at Fairfax Premiere

Here’s how the Riverdale star keeps herself fit.

Camila Mendes is abfab and proud of it! The Riverdale actress joined Zoey Deutch at the red carpet premiere of Amazon's Fairfax on Tuesday night, showing off her toned midsection in an incredibly sexy Versace ensemble. How does the actress keep herself so fit? Read on to see 8 ways Camila Mendes 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!


She Works Out in the Morning

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Camila tries to get her workouts in first thing in the morning. "I strive to be super consistent — as consistent as I can be. Whenever I have a day off, I will make a point to work out in the morning," she recently told Shape.


She Moves Her Body Every Day

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Camila gets in some form of exercise every day. "I definitely move my body every day," she told Health


She Does a Lot of Different Workouts

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Camila mixes up her workouts. "I go through phases when it comes to what I like to do—I've taken lots of different classes and all that," she told Health. With her trainer, she "does a lot of circuit training, she added to Shape. She also plays tennis.


She Gets Regular Massages

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Regular massages are also part of her wellness routine. Her trainer sometimes uses a Theragum to relieve muscle tension. "She really gets into my hamstrings. I laugh uncontrollably every time (because it's really painful!) but it's also ticklish. It adds to my routine and I like giving attention to my body in that sort of way," she told Shape. 


She Meditates

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When things get "overwhelming" at work, Camila takes me-time and meditates. "I'll text production and say, 'Hey I'm going to meditate in my trailer for ten minutes. Please don't knock unless it's urgent.' And then I turn off all the lights, sit on the floor, take out my phone, and meditate using the Balance app," she told Shape. 


She Listens to Her Body

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Camila has an interesting approach to wellness. "For me, it's taking care of myself in the most immediate way," she told Health. "What do I need—and what does my body need right now? Sometimes I'll randomly sit down and check in and be like: 'What does my body want? Do I need water, sleep, or to move around and stretch? Should I journal?' I think being well is about checking in with your physical and mental health and evaluating what you really need at that moment."


She Struggled with an Eating Disorder

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Camila speaks openly about her struggle with an eating disorder. "My relationship with food was very weird for a while—I had an eating disorder," she told Health. "I got through it by seeing [my] therapist and working with a nutritionist who was very adamant about me overcoming my fear of carbs. I used to not eat carbs—but that would just lead me to binge on them after avoiding them for a while. I tried all the diets—I was always on a diet. But I eventually learned they weren't helping me at all."


She Eats for Nourishment

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Now, she eats to nourish herself. "As soon as I started listening to my body and eating what my body needed—which sometimes is eating the things I used to think were bad, like sugar and bread—I noticed a big change," she dished to Health. "The crazy lesson was that your body tells you what it wants and needs; you just have to learn how to listen to it. It takes a while to learn that—it's hard. And what one woman needs isn't going to be the same as what another woman needs. We're all different."

Leah Groth
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