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Kaley Cuoco Used Exercise to Cope with Her Divorce: ‘I’ve Cried Numerous Times in Yoga’

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Eric Ray Davidson

As Kaley Cuoco worked through her difficult divorce, she discovered the best places to cry were dark, sweaty exercise studios.

The Big Bang Theory star says that working out helped her cope with her feelings after splitting from ex-husband Ryan Sweeting.

“I’ve cried numerous times in yoga,” Cuoco, 30, says in the December issue of Women’s Health. “The best part is I’m sweating so bad no one can tell.”

The same goes for SoulCycle classes.

“It’s so dark, you can cry in there too. Everyone’s going through stuff in their lives, every single person.”

Cuoco, an avid equestrian who owns several horses, also went to her equines for comfort.

“For a month straight I would talk to my horse and just bawl,” she says. “Finally I went out and the crying didn’t come. I was like ‘I think I actually got through this.’ ”

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While horseback riding and competitions have always been a huge part of Cuoco’s life, she only recently learned to love more traditional forms of exercise.

“I used to not enjoy working out and I found something that I love and it is yoga. I absolutely love it,” she says. “Sometimes, do I want to get up and do it in the morning? — no. But when I get out, I feel like a million bucks.”

But as the saying goes, abs are made in the kitchen — and Cuoco’s abs are rock-hard. She shared her tips for eating cleanly.

“When I wake up in the morning I have the same little peanut butter on one piece of toast every single morning. I have a sandwich halfway through the day. Half. Always eat half…we eat our entire plate and by the end we just want to fall over because we’ve totally overeaten,” she says. “If you’re still hungry eat it later, but if you think about it you don’t really need it. So that’s been a really good tip for me.”

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And Cuoco is a pescatarian these days.

“I eat a little bit of fish, but no more meat — I’m done [with eating meat]. So a piece of salmon for dinner and vegetables,” she says. “When I get very hungry at night — which is my biggest problem — I go for some fruit. So just like an apple, an apple and peanut butter or celery or something to curb my appetite.”