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The Midnight in the Switchgrass star on how she stays fit.

Megan Fox, 35, has always been able to hold an audience's attention, whether she's running from Transformers or starring in the underrated Jennifer's Body. Now she's doing it again, this time in her latest film, Midnight in the Switchgrass, opposite Bruce Willis, Emile Hirsch and Sistine Stallone, and on the cover of the latest Basic Magazine. Read on for her very best fitness and diet tips—and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bikini Photos!


She Does This Exact Workout


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Megan has done the 5-Factor Workout. "We do 20 repetitions on each upper body, lower body, and abs and cycle through those three exercises nonstop, repeating the circuit four times," said creater and trainer Harley Pasternak once. Same happened after Fox had her babies: "We used the exact same exercises as we did pre-baby. We just focused more on the process and adjusted our program to suit her specific needs and limitations." Katy Perry and Rihanna are said to do the same workout.


She Eats These Exact Foods

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Along with the 5-Factor Workout, Fox has done the 5-Factor Diet. It's based on sound nutritional principles. You eat five meals a day with five core ingredients in each recipe, including proteins like egg whites, chicken breasts, salmon and non-fat cottage cheese, with a whole wheat grain component. "Protein is an essential nutrient in many different bodily functions, including fluid balance, enzyme production, and tissue repair and growth," dietitians tell Eat This, Not That!.


She Gave Up Drinking

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Fox gave up drinking after a particularly memorable night at the Golden Globes, maybe one she'd actually like to forget. ​​"At the Golden Globes they always put those giant bottles of like Moet champagne on the table," Fox said. "I went through…multiple glasses of that," Fox told Who What Wear. "And now I don't drink and this is why," she said, adding that she got "belligerent." "I think I got in a lot of trouble for whatever I said on the red carpet at this event," Fox said. "I don't remember why, but I know that I did, you can look that up." (It may have been the time she said she was "on the verge of vomiting.")


She Also Does Pilates

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Fox has credited Pilates for her figure. "The objective of the regimen is to achieve a balance between flexibility and strength; increasing muscle size is not a goal," says the Cleveland Clinic. "In developing his method, Pilates emphasized 'contrology' or the science and art of coordinated body-mind-spirit development through natural movements. He combined the eastern approach to exercise (calmness, centeredness) with the western approach (motion, muscle tone and strength) to develop what he considered the ultimate form of fitness: exercise without strain that cultivates power and grace."


She Once Cut Out Carbs

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"I cut out all bread and those sort of carbohydrates," she told E! Online a few years ago. "No crackers, no pretzels, no chips. Nothing unhealthy. The worst thing I put in my body is coffee, once a day." She added: "I don't have any cheat days," she said. "But if I did, it would be pizza or cake." As well as: "It's like giving up smoking. I gave up smoking cold turkey. I'm one of those people when I'm committed, there's no stopping me. So, I did it and after about a week, it repulses me. Like, there's bread over there and never again would I put that in my body."

Leah Groth
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