The Ringer actress explained that she considers it unhealthy to fixate about one's weight so she refuses to even own a scale.
"You can't live your life by the scale. We don't even have one in our house. I've never believed in them, because your weight fluctuates. It's more about how my clothing fits than a number," Gellar told Self.
She continued: "If you deny yourself everything because you're so focused on the mirror or the scale, then when do you get to enjoy life?"
Gellar admitted, however, that she's been hurt in the past when the press have scrutinised her weight.
"If you wear one bulky sweater, you're pregnant or you're fat. When you're 5-foot-4 like me, any weight gain can look like a lot. People dissect you for 2 pounds. That can be incredibly difficult, but I don't take it as personally anymore," the actress said.
"I care only that I'm healthy. Besides, I'm not an actor who is known for her body necessarily. I hope I have a few other things going for me!"
Ringer, which was recently picked up for a full season, continues with new episode 'That's What You Get for Trying to Kill Me' on Tuesday, November 29 at 9/8c on The CW.
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