Maria Menounos looks gorgeous on Ladies Home Journal color and shows off her 40 pounds weight loss. Just Maria Menounos’ weight loss to see the amazing change! It’s hard to believe that this 35 year old host once ate 7 pizza slices just in 1 setting. Recently she opens up about her weight loss secrets and how she lost so many pounds just within 1 year.
Maria Menounos was not a fat girl when she was young, in fact she was born into a family with very healthy Mediterranean diets.
“There were no chips, ice cream, or sugary cereals anywhere at home…I didn’t even know what bagels or waffles were until late in high school,” “For dinner we ate a variety of dishes made with lentils, vegetables, and beans from the garden. Our dessert? Fruit.”
But the story began to change when she found a part time job in a doughnut shop full of sugar at the age of 13.
“I couldn’t resist,” “In my freshman year of high school I was a size 3, and I grew a size every year.”
The situation became worse and worse when she went into college.
“I didn’t gain the Freshman 15—I gained the Freshman 40,” “I could keep candy and chips in my room and eat all the late-night pizza I could afford. I grew to a size 14 and kept growing. I felt sick and lethargic. I wanted to nap all the time.”
Maria Menounos’s weight loss
Maria Menounos’ weight loss began when she was at her early 20s. Because she didn’t find any effective weight loss plan suitable for her, she created a weight loss plan herself. The result is amazing. Within 1 year, she lost 40 pounds!
But thin frame didn’t equal to healthy. At that time, her TV career began and she ate too many junk foods which resulted into side effects.
“I was in and out of the hospital multiple times for exhaustion, malnutrition and dehydration. I realized my whole quest to have an amazing body needed to be seriously reevaluated,” “Just because you’re thinner doesn’t mean you’re healthier. I made it my mission to figure out the very best ways to control my weight and be healthy at the same time.”
Top 5 Maria Menounos Weight Loss Secrets
So Maria Menounos then continues her healthy weight loss plan and the following is what she did to maintain slim as well as keeping healthy.
Tip 1. Set a deadline
Weight loss is not a 3-day scheme. To lose weight in a healthy way, you need to set a deadline and prepare for the long-term battle.
“My goal was to stop overeating, make healthier choices, and lose weight slowly over the course of one year,” “Trying to rush or do crazy crash diets does not give you sustainable results.”
Tip 2. Avoid the scale
Maria suggested girls to not too obsessed about numbers. It only made you fear of the weight loss journey and found it hard to stick to.
Tip 3. Record your own weight loss journey
It means it’s better to record everything, from what you ate to make you to the current weight, to the diet and workout plans you are following. This way, you can keep track of everything, from the reason why you are overweight to every little success you have made. It will become your habbit to do and inspired by every of little success.
“Before you change your diet, spend a week recording everything that you eat—and when you ate it—in a weight-loss journal,” “Now that you know what you’re eating,”
Tip 4. Have a aim of your exercise
She also suggested to have an “aim for 10,000 steps per day” and record it.
“What I found was that it’s the best overall workout I’ve ever experienced. It’s cardio. It’s strength. It’s reflexes. It’s everything.”
With busy schedule, she can always find time for workout. She revealed she did squats when she’s on the phone.
“I squeeze things in every which way I can,”
Tip 5. Eat your calories
Eat your calories. Just don’t always indulge yourself with high calorie foods.
“If I indulge, though, I’ll balance things out by switching to salad and fruit for the next meal.”
Maria Menounos’ height: 5 ft 7¾ in or 172 cm
Maria Menounos’ weight: 59 kg or 130 lbs