Sarah Hyland works out naked so she ''hates herself and works harder''.

The 'Modern Family' star has confessed she strips off before doing her exercise because it makes her work harder on her figure.

Taking to her Instagram story, she said: ''So I have a break from filming right now before some other things, and does anybody else like working out naked in front of mirrors so you hate yourself and work harder? Seriously. I suggest you all do it. Because you're in front of the mirror and you're like, 'Must have Dua Lipa abs!'''

Meanwhile, the 27-year-old actress previously insisted she refuses to be body shamed.

She said: ''For me it's just kind of like a natural reaction [to speak out]. And sometimes it gets too much to where I'm like, okay, I really need to make a statement right now because what is happening is not okay. And it happens all the time. People think that because you're in the public eye you sign up for criticism from random people and strangers. But I'm in this business because I love the craft, and I love the art of it, and I love creating and evoking emotions out of people.''

Sarah's slim figure has made her the target for Internet trolls, and she recently took to social media to slam critics who have claimed she isn't getting enough carbs in her diet.

She said: ''I've been reading some of your DMs and so many of you are like, 'Girl, you fine but like, eat some bread!' So I would like to put in a request for anyone who is concerned about my bread consumption to send to Wells Adam, because he is the sole person who knows about how much bread I consume on a daily basis. Thanks! Love you, mean it, Ok bye. (sic)''