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Sofia Vergara Does This to Make 49 Look Like 29

Here are the Modern Family star’s healthy living rules. 

When Modern Family star Sofia Vergara shares a Throwback Thursday photo from her modeling days in her twenties, it is nearly impossible to distinguish it from her present day pics. At 49, the gorgeous Latina actress' swerving curves are still making headlines, possibly even more so than thirty years ago. What does Sofia do to stay in shape, even though she has made it no secret that she hates exercise? Celebwell has the lowdown on everything Sofia Vergara does to make 49 look like 29.  


She Works Out Regularly

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Sofia told Women's Health that she exercises three or four times a week with a trainer. "Joe"—that's her husband, actor Joe Manganiello—"built a very nice gym in the house, so I don't have any excuses," she said. 


She Uses a Megaformer

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During her workouts, Sofia's trainer incorporates the Megaformer, "which is like an advanced Pilates machine" that combines cardio, strength, balance, and flexibility, she told Women's Health. 


She Doesn't Love Working Out…But She Does It Anyway

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While her husband enjoys exercising, Sofia admits "it's like torture" for her. "I'm in a bad mood two hours before, I'm in a bad mood while I'm doing it, I'm in a bad mood at the end because I have to schedule the next class," she told Women's Health. 


She Recently Started Lifting Weights

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Weight lifting has been a game changer for Sofia. "The one thing that I have done that really has made a difference in my body is lifting weights. Not crazy weights. But, you know, like five pounds, seven pounds, 10 pounds. Twelve pounds is the maximum I can do. It keeps your muscles tight, and your skin tighter to you," she told Health. "I've done Pilates and spinning, and I've tried all sorts of things—and they're great."


She Loves Sweets


"I heard about someone in L.A. who got hypnotized so they wouldn't eat candy," she told Shape. "I'm seriously looking into that because I'm obsessed. When I do indulge, I exercise a bit harder the next day. My workout motto is really simple: No pain, no cake!"


She Is Big On Antioxidants


Sofia eats and drinks not only to stay in shape, but to keep her skin glowing. "I eat a lot of vegetables, and I eat blueberries, and I drink green tea. And I add, like, a spoon of powdered collagen to chamomile tea at night—I don't know what that does [laughs] but I do it! And I try to drink lots of water," she told Health

Leah Groth
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