Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting reveals the secret behind her incredible figure

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Take a peek at Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting's Instagram and it will be chock-block full of photos of the 29-year-old being active, whether she's horse-riding or heading to a yoga class. Now, the Big Bang Theory star has opened up about her diet and fitness regimes, and revealed why she "worked so hard" on a healthier lifestyle.

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Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting has revealed her diet and fitness secrets

"I've never worked so hard to look good for something in my entire career," she told Shape magazine. "But I didn't starve or kill myself with exercise. I went slowly, and it paid off."

Kaley, who is married to Ryan Sweeting, went on to attribute her enviably toned figure to yoga, explaining that it had "transformed" her.

"It took years for me to figure out what my body needs and that what works for my friends doesn't necessarily work for me," she admitted. "Doing yoga five times a week has transformed my body. I love being toned and having muscle; it's so sexy and beautiful. And I owe it 100 per cent to yoga."

The 8 Simple Rules actress also made significant changes to her diet, choosing to opt for a vegan and gluten-free regime.

"I'm not a vegan, nor do I have a gluten allergy, but it just feels better in my stomach," she explained. "Everything, from the inside out, has completely changed for me.

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Kaley admitted she and Ryan would snack a lot

"And now, when I look into the mirror and see the positive changes, I don't want to go back to what I was doing. Especially when my husband is like, 'You look amazing!'."

Kaley revealed that she decided to make the changes when she realised she was often eating unhealthily, sometimes because she would see Ryan having a snack.

"The drawers next to the bed were filled with candy," she admitted. "Eventually, I realised it was mindless eating. I was just doing it because he was doing it, and it was adding hundreds of calories I didn’t even think about."

That's not to say Kaley doesn't allow herself the occasional indulgence.

"I have to have a cheat day," she said. "I know when I'm being good all week long that come Sunday, I'm going to lie by the pool, have a drink, and eat some pizza. Then I wake up on Monday morning and I'm all ready to start the week again."

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