Eva Longoria ''hates'' exercising.

The 37-year-old actress forces herself to work out early in the morning while she is still ''on autopilot'' as she can never find the motivation otherwise.

She said: ''I work out in the mornings when I get up. I have to do it then - if it's after 11am it just doesn't happen.

''I have to get it done while I'm still on autopilot because I hate exercising.

''I have a gym in my house and a personal trainer who comes over. I tried Pilates, but I couldn't deal with it.

''Dancing is also a great way to stay fit - I wish I could do that every day.''

Eva tries to watch what she eats but admits to a weakness for French fries.

She told LOOK magazine: ''I do have confidence in my self-image. It's all about food and exercise - I don't really eat a lot of carbs.

''I did two months recently without sugar too. And once you start paying attention, everything sees to contain it. It's like, 'Oh my god, even this banana is sugary.'

''[But] I do love French fries.''