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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 17: Jennifer Garner is seen on March 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gardiner Anderson/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0226 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Jennifer Garner during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on March 17, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0226 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Jennifer Garner during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on March 17, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0226 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Jennifer Garner during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on March 17, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0226 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Jennifer Garner plays 'Rock, Paper, Scissors, Pie' with host Jimmy Fallon on March 17, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0226 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Jennifer Garner plays 'Rock, Paper, Scissors, Pie' with host Jimmy Fallon on March 17, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 13: Jennifer Garner is seen on March 13, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 10: Jennifer Garner is seen in Los Angeles on March 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GONZALO/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 03, 2015: Jennifer Garner seen out Manhattan on March 03, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: Jennifer Garner speaks at the Roundabout Theatre Company's 2015 Spring Gala at the Grand Ballroom at The Waldorf=Astoria on March 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Jennifer Garner is seen on February 13, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GONZALO/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Jennifer Garner is seen in Los Angeles on February 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0226 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Jennifer Garner plays 'Rock, Paper, Scissors, Pie' with host Jimmy Fallon on March 17, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 06: Actress Jennifer Garner arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day' at the El Capitan Theatre on October 6, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Actor, filmmaker and Eastern Congo Initiative founder, Ben Affleck and wife actress Jennifer Garner attend the 2nd Annual Save the Children Illumination Gala at The Plaza Hotel on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Garner seen at the 28th Annual American Cinematheque Awards Honoring Matthew McConaughey held at The Beverly Hilton on Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014, in Beverly Hills. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for American Cinematheque/AP Images)
Jennifer Garner arrives at Elyse Walker's 10th Annual Pink Party on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Garner arrives at the world premiere of "Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" at the El Capitan Theatre on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Actress Jennifer Garner attends a special screening of "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actress Jennifer Garner seen at the premiere of "Men, Women & Children" at Ryerson Theatre during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
Actress Jennifer Garner attends the "Men, Women & Children" press conference during the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Garner and Rob Friedman, Co-Chairman of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group seen at Los Angeles Premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'Draft Day,' on Monday, April 7, 2014 in Westwood, CA. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Summit Entertainment/AP Images)
Jennifer Garner arrives at the premiere of "Draft Day" on Monday, April 7, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Garner arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Garner arrives at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Jennifer Garner seen on the red carpet at the 2013 Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governor Awards, on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 06: Actress Jennifer Garner arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day' at the El Capitan Theatre on October 6, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actors Ben Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner arrive at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 06: Actor Steve Carell and actress Jennifer Garner arrive for the Premiere Of Disney's 'Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day' held at the El Capitan Theatre on October 6, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 06: Jennifer Garner arrives at the 'Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day' - Los Angeles Premiere at the El Capitan Theatre on October 6, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 18: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are seen holding hands on February 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 02: Actress Jennifer Garner tapes an interview at 'Good Morning America' at the ABC Times Square Studios on October 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: Actress Jennifer Garner attends a screening for 'Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day' hosted by The Moms at Dolby 88 Theater on October 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Actress Jennifer Garner attends the premiere of 'Men, Women and Children' at DGA Theater on September 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Actress Jennifer Garner attends the premiere of 'Men, Women and Children' at DGA Theater on September 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 06: Jennifer Garner arrives at the premiere of Men, Women and Children held during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival - Day 3 on September 6, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 06: Jennifer Garner arrives at the photo call of Men, Women and Children held during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival - Day 3 on September 6, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 06: Actress Jennifer Garner attend the Gala Screening of Paramount Pictures' 'MEN, WOMEN,& CHILDREN' during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on September 6, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures International)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 06: Jennifer Garner arrives at the photo call of Men, Women and Children held during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival - Day 3 on September 6, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 24: Actress Jennifer Garner arrives at the 5th Annual Thirst Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 24, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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While some celebs may be dieting and working out to fit into that Oscar gown, Jennifer Garner won't be stressing.

In an interview with Yahoo Beauty, the Dallas Buyers Club star revealed that she doesn't go on hardcore food regimens or restrictive diets to get ready for awards season any more – thanks to years of doing so for Alias. Instead, she buys a dress that already fits.

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"I don't wear crazy dresses," Garner said. "I mean, believe me, there's always a point in the fitting where I feel like, 'Why didn't I just try to lose four pounds and then I could wear any dress?' I just can't though."

As it turns out, years of needing to stay fit for grueling roles in action movies and TV shows were enough for Garner.

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"I dieted for so long in the middle of doing Alias and being a superhero, that there's something in me that can't do anything that extreme," she explained.

However, she admits that she still eats healthy, which is how she maintains her complexion.

"I eat a lot, a lot of salads. That's the way that I get my veggies," the 42-year-old star said. "I eat lots of leafy greens, dark greens, with rice too because I want it to be a meal. I just have a big bag of greens... I keep it in a Ziploc bag and I just pull out handfuls of it for lunch every day."

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But that doesn't mean she won't occasionally splurge on delicious junk food every now and then.

"I've found out that I cannot pass up pizza without having some. I just can't!" Garner said. "My kids have a lot of pizza. I can't go to a kid's birthday party without having a slice."

Garner isn't the only actor to play a superhero in her family. She met her husband Ben Affleck on Pearl Harbor, but reconnected on Daredevil, where he played the eponymous hero, and he's starring as the Caped Crusader in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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"[Ben] will eat the way I do unless he's in the middle of really, really training for something. And then, it's such a different thing," Garner explained. "Every calorie and every gram of protein-everything's counted in a way that... I don't know how he does it."

Affleck's turn as Batman is one of the most anticipated performances in recent years, and Garner got an sneak peek at what her hubby is going to look like as the Dark Knight. Check out the video below to hear more.

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