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If you're a celebrity, a walk down the red carpet for the Oscars ceremony is one of the highlights of the year. It takes months to get ready for the big event, and a few notable stars spilled their secrets in the article Oscars Red Carpet: Celebrity Diet and Fitness Secrets To Prepare For The Big Event (here is the link). We've compiled some of their best fitness secrets to help our readers look fabulous.  

The Workout Queens

Sandra Bullock is not messing around. She uses a hardcore mix of Pilates, kickboxing, weight training, and biking to keep her body looking banging.

Julia Roberts has realistic exercise goals: “I don't want exercise to change my life, just my butt.” She uses a mix of swimming, running, aerobics, Pilates, and strength training to keep her rear-end looking toned.

Sultry siren Charlize Theron keeps her body in lethal shape with karate, as well as yoga, jogging, and ballet-based workouts with a trainer.

The Diet Debutantes

Shaun Robinson sips on antioxidant smoothies to stay on her game. She mixes up a combination of carrots, apricot, sweet potato, cantaloupe, kale, almonds, and papaya.

For Zooey Deschanel, diet discipline is a snap: “I eat three square meals a day, and if I’m hungry, I have an apple.” She relies on a healthy combo of veggies, fruits, nuts, and lean meats to stay toned year round.

The Multi-Taskers

Emmy nominee Kerry Washington has her own reasons for watching what she eats: “My body is really sensitive so I’m very conscious of what I put in my mouth,” she explains. She relies on a healthy diet and private sessions with a Pilates trainer.

Juliana Margulies is another big fan of Pilates. "When I’m not filming, I’ll work out about six days a week” the sexy doctor confesses. She'll have the occasional glass of wine, but she's watchful of her carb intake.

Sofia Vergara likes to keep a balance. Her secret is “not too much food, not too much exercise, not too much anything.” She watches what she eats and does Latin dancing a few times a week.

The Weight Loss Rebels

Jennifer Lawrence ditches the diet altogether: “I eat like a caveman. I’m never going to starve myself for a part” she boasts. Instead, she goes for herbal detox, using dandelion and chameleon teas to relieve stress and flush out toxins before big events.

Best Actress winner Kate Winslet won't let the media pressure her about her baby body. For her, the most important thing is staying healthy for her kids: “I want to be as healthy as I can be, and I want to have as much fun as I can have.”

Of course, not all of us can afford private trainers or personal nutritionists, but the goal doesn't have to be losing 10 pounds to fit into a designer dress. Extra sleep, adequate hydration, and fitting in all your trips to the gym can make it look like you've lost a few pounds—and get you ready for your closeup.

You've heard what the stars have to say, and now it's your turn: what's your secret for getting ready for a big event?