Nicole Scherzinger, 42, spends nearly as much time in her bikini on social media than in clothes. Can you blame her? On Sunday, the Masked Singer judge and fitness fanatic uploaded her latest, celebrating her fit figure in a white bikini while in the desert. So how does the former Pussycat Dolls singer stay in such fantastic shape? It all has to do with a devotion to healthy living, a rigorous fitness routine and eating right. Read on for her best diet and fitness tips, tricks and secrets she’s told to others, and the photos that prove they work.

Scherzinger maintains a healthy diet. “Don’t deprive yourself of anything because eventually you’ll crave it and then you might binge on it. Everything in moderation,” she told Women’s Health UK. “For breakfast I love eggs and toast and smoked salmon or bacon, or porridge. For lunch I like maybe some soup or some sushi. For dinner, anything from pasta to rice, and meats and veggies, to sushi. When I’m going to indulge, I love pasta, pizza, I love Mexican with lots of cheese. I love French fries, or crisps – salt and vinegar crisps. In terms of snacks: almonds, coconut water, bits of coconut, baby carrots.”

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Scherzinger revealed to Women’s Health UK that one of her tactics is mixing up her workouts. “In a typical workout I would run on the treadmill, maybe 20 mins, then try to do some squats, some sit-ups on the exercise ball, some yoga stretches. When I’m home I like to take a spinning class called Soul Cycle or I like to do hot yoga – a modified version of bikram yoga – or hiking, and core power yoga in LA.” And of course, she dances! “I mean, I heard that dancing and laughing gives you better abs than crunches anyway,” she captioned a recent post. 

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Scherzinger is a big fan of the buddy system when it comes to motivating for workouts. “Me and my girlfriends support each other for the gym. Because, you know, it’s hard to be motivated sometimes, so when you go you push each other, – we try to do different things,” she told Women’s Health UK. “We’ll go hiking one day and then we’ll try a sculpting hot yoga class, then we’ll do a cardio. We just motivate each other.”

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In addition to her grueling workouts, Scherzinger makes it a point to stay active outdoors. Over the last few months she has shared photos surfing  and hiking in her home state of Hawaii, hiking with her boyfriend and jogging on the beach. 

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Scherzinger realizes that exercise is about so much more than looking good. “I travel so much it’s so important for me to sweat it out. It’s not only for physical being, but mostly for my mental well-being. It keeps me centered, focused, strong and helps me get in the right frame of mind for my work ahead. Preparation is key. Prepare yourself so when the opportunity comes, you are ready!” she wrote on Instagram. 

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One of Scherzinger’s biggest health tips? Get your z’s. “Get lots of sleep – sleep really makes such a huge difference,” she told Women’s Health UK.