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Heidi Klum Flashes Abs on Women's Health, Boasts: “I've Always Felt Great About My Body”

Heidi Klum, Women's Health, March Cover Women's Health/Rankin

One look at Heidi Klum's enviable abs on the March 2014 cover of Women's Health and suddenly we've got all the motivation we need to hit the gym harder this year.

The outrageously toned 40-year-old graces the magazine cover clad in a black top and a d.RA skirt. She chatted with the mag about her collaboration with New Balance, avoiding carbs and how she's never really struggled with body image.

Heidi admits she has wandering eyes when she's scanning the food available during lunch on set, but she manages to stay strong. "There's usually pasta, bread, chicken, fish and vegetables," she says. "I'll eat everything but the pasta and bread. Do I want the pasta? I do. But I choose not to eat it." 

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Heidi Klum, Women's Health, March Women's Health/Rankin

But even though she navigates craft service like a champ, that doesn't mean she doesn't give in to a weakness every now and then. Her ultimate indulgence? Truffles. "[I was] out to dinner this weekend, and truffles are in season. I had to have the truffle pizza and the truffle pasta. It's not like I don't [indulge], but not all the time."

And you'd never know it from the looks of her, but Heidi actually grew up on heavy German food. "My mom fries everything and drenches it in cream sauce," she says. Anytime she comes to visit, "it's like—boom!—two pounds [for me]."

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Of course, Heidi still looks as toned and fit as ever, but she admits things are changing at 40. "The metabolism definitely changes when you turn 40. I always thought, That's not going to happen to me, but it is happening to me," she admits. "If I indulge more, I have to exercise more. I figured out what works for me."

But probably the most shocking thing the star revealed is that she's never struggled with body image. "Me? I've always felt great about my body," she says. "I've always been very confident, and I still am."

On second thought, it's not that shocking—just look at her! 

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