Maria Menounos Covers April 2014 Issue of Ladies' Home Journal

Posted on April 6, 2014

Maria Menounos covers April 2014 issue of Ladies' Home Journal

Maria Menounos covers the April 2014 issue of Ladies' Home Journal. In the interview, Maria talks about her struggle with weight and her mission to get healthy.

On What She Ate Growing Up: "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."

On Gaining the Freshman 40: "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."

On Getting Healthy: "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." She also says, "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."

Maria currently has a book in stores called The EveryGirl's Guide to Diet and Fitness: How I Lost 40 lbs and Kept It Off-And How You Can Too!. An excerpt was published here on Maria also stars in an Oxygen series called Chasing Maria Menounos.

Photo: Ladies' Home Journal

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