Maria Menounos Flaunts Abs in Leggy Look
Maria Menounos has got legs (and abs!)—and she knows how to use them. The 43-year-old flaunted her rock hard abs and gorgeously toned legs in an Instagram post on Thursday, rocking a pair of denim cutoff shorts with a crop top and thigh-high boots. "If you need some fashion inspiration, I'm sharing my looks and where you can get them," she captioned the images. However, if you need some health and fitness inspiration from her, you can get it here. Read on to see 5 ways Maria Menounos stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bikini Photos!
She Drinks Hot Water
One of her go-to tips? "Drink hot water throughout the day," she told Too Fab. "Sounds simple but it works. Sometimes when you think you are hungry, you're really dehydrated. Besides having a calming effect, drinking the hot water can help suppress your appetite. Plus, drinking hot water after eating helps digestion. Think of it as melting the food in your stomach. You can add lemon, as some experts believe that can help burn calories, too."
She Stays Active All Day Long
Instead of focusing on specific workouts, staying active the majority of the time is Maria's fitness strategy. "I don't have an official routine. Though I wish I did, I don't go to the gym often. Generally speaking, I find creative ways to squeeze in exercises during my daily living routine and I stay as active as I possibly can. I walk instead of drive. I opt for stairs instead of escalators. I also have an inexpensive pedometer that measures my daily steps. I strive to do 10,000 a day and whether I accomplish that or not, it's a reminder to try," she told Too Fab.
She Only Eats Food She Likes
Maria maintains that eating healthy isn't enough. You have to eat what you like. "Make sure you're doing what you love in the fitness and eating right. Don't force yourself to eat eggs every morning if you hate them. Don't force yourself to go to the gym if you hate it. You won't stick with it. Find something you love. For breakfast, I'm not an egg-white person, I hate egg whites. So I have smoothies," she told Health. "Find those things that you love and stick to them, that's what's going to work."
She Cheats Occasionally
Maria is all about the occasional cheat meal. "I have so many. Potato skins, pizza, ice cream and beer," when asked about her go-to cheat meals. "I just do my best to moderate my intake and balance my portions. Sometimes I do better than others. When I overindulge I just clean my diet up the next few days to balance it off."
She Eats Clean Most of the Time
Maria eats really healthy and clean the majority of the time. However, she does allow herself to eat what she wants. "I really do try to aim for a 75-25 rule for eating (but for me it's really 80% clean)," she told Health. "If I ate clean all day and I'm watching a movie later that night, I'll have a few Kit Kat Bites or some popcorn, and I'm not going to feel bad about it. I can play a little bit."