Marissa's Step-by-Step Weight Loss Tips
By ROBERT PACE
November 02, 2012
Marissa Jaret Winokur recently revealed her new slimmed-down figure and now everyone wants to know how she lost 60 pounds in six months. While sitting down with The Insider's Brooke Anderson, she unveiled her step-by-step approach to losing weight and becoming healthier.
Admitting that the most difficult part of losing weight is putting your plans into action, the actress launched her diet plan by starting to exercise with a trainer and taking up a healthy diet. While the payoff is evident, she confesses that it hasn't always been an easy process.
"I'm working out a lot. This is not an easy thing. I'm not like, 'Oh my God! I'm losing weight and it's so easy!" the 39-year-old mother of one said. "It's super hard. I work out two times a day...I'm eating protein and vegetables...I've done it all. I've done every single, solitary diet."
Winokur said that although she enjoys working out in the gym, she prefers to mix it up each week and perform another type of exercise such as hiking. The Dancing with the Stars Season 6 alum assesses her weight loss as a complete transformation of her life, not just her body.
"I'm really, really active. I think the biggest thing is that it's become my life," she said. "It's not: 'I'm on this diet and look at me! I didn't even realize it and I'm not even hungry!' No, I'm hungry. There's definitely days I'm hungry. People that say that are lying."
As she reveals, those lifestyle changes include foregoing breakfast with her friends or sitting down for a cup of coffee and instead going hiking or walking around and talking in an effort to be less sedentary.
In terms of her diet, Winokur revealed that she consulted a nutritionist at the frontend of her weight-loss journey in order to have a good grasp as to what foods she should eat. As she stresses, not only is what you eat important but also how much of it you eat.
"If you say to me, 'You can have as much broccoli as you want,' I will binge on broccoli, but that's not right either" she said. "Everything has to be in moderation or else your body gets used to [big plates]...Portion sizes are really important."