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There’s no doubt about it: Former Bachelorette Emily Maynard has got a killer figure. The petite Southern belle has shown off her tiny frame in all kinds of elegant and glam outfits over the years and at the Bachelor Cocktail Party in L.A. on January 11, Emily took a moment to explain what she does to keep her figure in tip-top shape.

“I try to work out as much as I can,” Em told us. “I’m not the most athletic person in the world—I’m a girly girl. I try to get out and walk a lot.”

Paying attention to food is key, but the Season 8 Bachelorette also told Wetpaint Entertainment that she tries not to focus too much on staying a specific size. “I try not to eat too much junk food. I don’t get on the scales because I feel like that’s a death sentence for every girl.”

“I just try to base it on how my jeans fit, if they’re too tight, maybe I need to do a couple of laps around the neighborhood.  If they’re fine, eat another piece of chocolate cake.”

She’s dedicated, but also realistic and balanced, in her approach to health. Sounds like a perfect gameplan to us!

Reporting by Carole Glines.