Even though her character doesn’t get naked on True Blood, this actress still keeps herself in tip-top shape.

Lauren Bowles, who plays bewitching Merlotte’s waitress Holly Cleary, inspires herself to work out by never letting herself get bored, changing things up every time she goes to the gym.

“I love taking fitness classes! I go to an Equinox here in L.A., and I'm a total class whore,” Lauren told Shape. “Whether it's body-conditioning classes, ViPR, Pilates, treadmill classes, whatever, I'll take it.”

And when it comes to eating right, she balances things out. Although she eats mostly vegan-friendly food, she doesn’t stick to any strict diets.

Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Photo: Lauren Bowles at the True Blood Season 5 Premiere on May 30, 2012

“I'm not completely vegan — my diet's probably about 80 percent plant based, but I do eat some meat. I try to know where everything comes from, though,” she admitted.

But Lauren splurges sometimes, too — especially when it comes to chocolate.

“I love to bake! I have a huge sweet tooth … and I stand by the claim that chocolate can be good for you!” she exclaimed. “I love having a good piece of dark chocolate, one that's 70 percent or
more cacao.”

But at the end of the day, she thinks it’s all about how you feel, regardless of how much chocolate you snack on.

“Awareness is the key to everything. I think it's important to be aware of how you feel,” she said. “I try to be mindful of the food I'm putting in my body, the products I use, and what I put in or on my body.”

Source: Shape


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