Maria Menounos’s Secrets to Staying Fit

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When it comes to diet and fitness, this Extra host knows exactly what she’s talking about. Author of the recently released book, The EveryGirl’s Guide to Diet and Fitness: How I Lost 40 lbs and Kept It Off-And How You Can Too!, Maria Menounos details a weight-loss program based on a Mediterranean diet that encourages women to think “smarter, simpler, and healthier.” Why should you listen to what Menounos has to say? Because her plan works, and she can prove it.

It’s hard to believe it, but at one point this fit celebrity was 40 pounds overweight. In her book, she describes herself as being low on energy and often sick as a result of the excess pounds. Menounos says she tried multiple diets, none of which worked. She finally took matters into her owns hands and spent a year developing an easy-to-follow commonsense diet, with exercise and lifestyle techniques to accompany it. She shed the pounds, regained her energy, and has kept it off ever since.

Ready to learn how you can rock a body like Menounos’s? Here are some of her best tips and tricks for living a healthy life.

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