Have you gained some pounds from all those cookies and hot cocoa you've been consuming this winter? No worries, you can still make your health and fitness a priority by following these diet secrets and workout routines of the hottest, sexiest Latina celebrities, and shed all of your winter weight -- it's never too late to sculpt your body and wear a bikini this summer!


One thing Zoe Saldaña does not believe in is crash dieting. She is known for her slender figure and only weighs 115 lbs. Then, how does she maintain her weight? The Dominican actress keeps her diet very simple and balanced. She enjoys watching Food Network and eating her food, however she does so in moderation -- that way, it keeps calories down, while still allows her to make flavorful meal choices.

After being a dancer for 10 years, Saldaña's workout plan consists of dancing as much as possible to get the heart pumping and staying in shape while having fun. "I get bored really easily. If I didn't have a trainer to push, I'd go walk for about 15 minutes," she said. "But I love feeling in tune with my body and eating right." She also does Pilates and a routine that focuses on the legs, such as wall squats, plank push-ups, walking lunges and ball hams.


The Cuban actress' diet is not restrictive, however is based on portion control and consuming high-quality proteins. While she stays away from meats, she eats a lot of omega-3-rich fish and whole grains like brown rice to keep her diet balanced.

Also, Eva Mendes loves to run! She runs for four to five times a week, and constantly mixes it up "among distance running, intervals on a track, and running uphill on a treadmill." In addition to her regular running routine, the actress does strength training, including abdominal workout, hamstring exercises and upper-body strength. Mendes believes that exercise is a big stress reliever for her, and dedicating her time at the gym affords her the ability to indulge at other times. "Although I'm like every other woman in the world, and I don't say 'yay!' I'm going to be in the gym for two hours," she said. "It's something that I find extremely beneficial and I do it."


Vergara follows a careful diet. Although her personal trainer Gunnar Peterson does not forbid an indulgence, he recommends a pretty disciplined diet for best results. The Colombian beauty maintains low carbohydrate diet -- cutting rice, grains, pastas, oatmeal and potatoes, as well as sodium, since they make body retain water, "which blurs, to a certain degree, definition and muscle separation." Then, what does she eat? "I love healthy eating. I love fish, I love eating vegetables, and I love salads. But I also love desserts. So I try to eat everything but in moderation," she said. "My hobby is to go out to dinner to different places. I try to eat healthy during the day so that when I go to dinner I can kind of eat whatever I want. I don't go too crazy during the week. But on the weekends, I completely order whatever I want. I especially love sushi and I love Middle Eastern food."

Sofia Vergara previously admitted that she does not like to work out but accepts that it is a part of modern-life. She usually does whole-body workout, including cardio workout (rope jumping or cycling), wide dumbbell squats, close grip bicep curls and reverse crunches.


"Diet and exercise... It's no secret, really," said Longoria. "It's just dieting, I don't really eat a lot of sugar. My diet usually consists of no sugar, no carbs, and then I work out with a trainer." She tried sugar-free diet for a couple months on and off, and realized that it gave her more energy and helped her sleep better. The Mexican beauty believes that the no-sugar diet is indeed the most slimming and gives the most results. She also loves eating well, especially eating vegetables and fish.

"A diet goes hand-in-hand with exercise," said the actress. "Some people think, 'I can eat whatever I want as long as I exercise,' which is false. And vice verse - the opposite of that. Diet and exercise have to go hand-in-hand." Eva Longoria begins her workout by doing a bit of cardio warm up. After she gets her heart rate up, when the body goes into "fat burning" mode, she burns more calories by doing compound movements, such as lifting and fast-paced circuits.


She just started following a somewhat healthy diet. Since Selena Gomez loves junk food, she is on an 80 / 20 diet, which consists of 80 percent unprocessed, whole foods, and 20 percent indulgent food. The "Come & Get It" singer enjoys eating her mom's homemade omelette (approx. 250 calories) for breakfast, chooses protein-based food for lunch (approx. 350 calories) when she is out or on set, and eats whatever she wants for dinner, most likely her favorite Italian dish.

However, Gomez keeps her flawless figure by doing pop physique, a ballet barre-inspired workout designed to tone the entire body. The routine blends elements of ballet, Pilates and yoga with light weight work, and usually lasts for an hour. This way, she can develop body of a dancer, without the rigorous training.


Yes, she has the exact ideal measurements, 36-24-36 inches, that most men desire of from a woman. Salma Hayek keeps a close eye on her weight by weighing herself daily, since she often overindulges on the food but refuses to do dieting. She loves eating apples and carrots, which are rich source of antioxidants and vitamin A. Mixing them with beetroot and lemon, the Mexican actress makes herself a juice and drinks it everyday.

Hayek does short intense workouts for 5 to 7 days a week, only for 30 minutes a day, and they are diversified, challenging and consistent. Her fitness routines include different types of exercise, such as kickboxing, strength training, Pilates and ball work.