Who needs 12 steps when you can reach your diet and fitness goals in 11? Here are four of Maria Menounos’ 11 simple rules for every girl looking to improve her health, from "The EveryGirl's Guide to Diet and Fitness."
Rule 1: Being healthy is more important than being thin.
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We all feel the pressure from Hollywood, media and culture to be thin, thin, thin! The EveryGirl must focus on a healthy lifestyle and choose good fats and carbs like olive oil and whole grains over unhealthy low-calorie crutches like diet soda and energy drinks.
Rule 4: Don’t attempt a 180.
How many times have you said, I’m never eating carbs again? Rather than make enormous, drastic changes, ease out of old habits and into new ones slowly and realistically for maximum staying power.
Rule 8: Always be moving.
If you think exercise only comes from multiple hour workout sessions with your personal trainer, you’re wrong! Incorporate small, cumulative activity throughout the day help to keep your metabolism up and the weight off.
Rule 10: Make No Comparisons
Pam Anderson has the most amazing body. No wait, Gisele Bundchen has the most amazing body. Actually, Kim Kardashian has the most amazing body. Or is it Kristen Stewart? Natalie Portman? Beyonce, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez? It's all subjective, which is why it’s not worth comparing ourselves to them or anyone else.