"With exercise, I get a little more toned and I definitely feel stronger, but my diet is much more important if I'm trying to slim down. In that case, I usually don't eat gluten, dairy, fried foods or processed foods. I try to stick to a diet that's low in sugar and carbs and high in lean protein and vegetables... Also, while I don't usually have dessert, I do really like strawberry shortcake. I mean I really, really like it." Jessica Alba tries to maintain a balanced diet.