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Jennie Garth Lost 30 Pounds and Here's How She Did It 

Here are her lifestyle tips.

Beverly Hills, 90210 star Jennie Garth famously lost 30 pounds and got her life back—and it happened in a matter of months. Now 51, the actress is in her best decade yet. "It's hard to describe, because every time you hit a milestone birthday, it's another range of emotions," she tells New Beauty. "It used to be a lot more exciting. Now, it's like, OK, let me figure this out…but turning 50 isn't what it used to be. I honestly feel like I just turned 30; I'm so active and vibrant and on-the-go all the time and juggling so many things. I think I'm balancing everything so much better now, so I'm very excited for my 50s." Here's how Garth lost 30 pounds, and what her wellness routine looks like now.


Weight Training

Garth lost 30 pounds after turning 41 and realizing she was unhappy with her health and physique. The actress combined intense workouts with a clean diet to lose the weight and keep it off. "I've been working out really hard," Garth told Health. "I've been weight training with a trainer three days a week… I really never sit down. I mean, that's basically the secret. It's just not sitting around."


Clean Diet

Garth enjoys a nutritious plant-based diet. "[For breakfast] I eat oats in almond milk, and add almond slivers, blueberries, strawberries, chia seeds on top," she tells The Beet. "But I eat the oats right after I pour the oat milk on them, even before they are softened. I love the crunch of it. [For lunch] a salad. On a day when I am eating well, everything I can find goes into my salad: Avocado, tomatoes, nuts, and for sweetness, I like to add green apple into the mix. We love Mexican food in our house, and though it's not the healthiest, you can make a taco with lots of vegetables. I love the vegan cheese, and I'll make a tortilla with vegan cheese, like Daiya, which is my current favorite!


She Plays Golf

Garth is an enthusiastic and accomplished golfer. "For exercise, I do a lot of stretching. I also love to get outside any chance I get, and right now I am into golf!" she tells The Beet. "It's a great activity both mentally and physically because you can walk the course. It keeps me sharp too since you really have to focus. But mostly I love it because it's a way to spend time in nature and see beautiful vistas and trees. And there is a lot of walking involved!"


Healthy Habits

Garth's weight loss regimen is rooted in common sense and good habits. "I'm just taking care of myself. Eating less, exercising more, drinking a lot of coconut water," she told PEOPLE. "I eat a lot of Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt in the morning, salads and proteins the rest of the day and maybe a cupcake if I've been a good girl."


Arthritis Gel

Arthritis runs in Garth's family, which is why she was happy to partner with Voltaren Arthritis Pain Gel. "I always knew that arthritis ran in my family, so it was something that was kind of on my radar," she tells New Beauty. "I started to feel some stiffness in my hips and knees and I wanted to ignore the signs; I associated it with getting older and I wasn't interested in that. The reality is, I am getting older, I am aging and things are starting to happen."

Ferozan Mast
Ferozan Mast is a science, health and wellness writer with a passion for making science and research-backed information accessible to a general audience. Read more
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