Maria Menounos Stuns After 40-Pound Weight Loss: Her Vegetarian Diet And Workout Tips

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Maria Menounos maintains her hot bikini body with exercise and a vegetarian diet. (Photos: Instagram/Shape)

Maria Menounos has replaced Giuliana Rancic as anchor at E! News and looks better than ever at 37.

Maria has a sizzling bikini body now but used to be 40 pounds heavier during her 20s.

Menounos previously credited a Mediterranean diet for her 40-pound weight loss, but recently became a vegetarian and feels healthier and happier than ever. “I have more energy and I’m happier,” she said.

Maria Menounos lost 40 pounds with a Mediterranean diet.
Maria Menounos shares her weight loss, diet and exercise secrets in her fitness book.

Maria’s bikini-body fitness secrets include daily workouts. She tries to walk 10,000 steps (or about 5 miles) a day. She also runs on the treadmill, takes spinning classes, jumps rope, plays basketball, and does Pilates and Krav Maga martial-arts workouts, Examiner reported.

Because of her hectic work schedule, Maria doesn’t always have time to hit the gym, so she improvises. Menounos said her fitness role models include Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and celebrity trainers Harley Pasternak and Jillian Michaels.

“The Rock [is an inspiration],” said Maria. “That man is a machine.

“Also Harley Pasternak and Jillian Michaels. We always make so many excuses. These people remind me that they’re just as busy and they’re figuring it out.”

Maria Menounos stays fit with daily workouts and a vegetarian diet.
Maria Menounos stays fit with daily workouts and a vegetarian diet.

Pasternak, author of The Body Reset Diet, is responsible for Jessica Simpson’s 70-pound weight loss. Jillian, author of Slim for Life, has helped hundreds of morbidly obese people lose thousands of pounds as a trainer on “The Biggest Loser” from 2004 to 2014.

Menounos joins a long list of celebrity vegetarians and vegans, who credit a plant-based diet for its weight loss and anti-aging health benefits, including Beyonce and Demi Moore.

Beyonce’s longtime trainer, Marco Borges, said The 22-Day Revolution diet helped Beyonce lose 65 pounds several months after she gave birth to daughter Blue Ivy in 2012

The 5-foot-7 Beyonce, who once weighed 195 pounds, has since maintained her weight loss and looks better than ever.

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Beyonce lost 65 pounds with a vegan diet. (Photos: Instagram)

Borges, who has trained Beyonce since 2007, said her mostly vegan diet is responsible for her sizzling body. “I am not naturally the thinnest,” said Beyonce. I have curves.”

Similarly, Jennifer Lopez has credited Marco’s 22-day vegan diet for her 10-pound weight loss and age-defying beauty.

Experiencing easy weight loss and improved health on a vegan diet isn’t surprising to medical experts like Dr. Joel Fuhrman.

“The more greens you eat, the more weight you will lose,” said Fuhrman, author of The End of Dieting.

At 37, Maria is thrilled about her next chapter at E! News. The size-4 Menounos shared her weight loss, diet and workouts secrets in her bestselling book, The EveryGirl’s Guide to Diet and Fitness.

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