Maria Menounos


Maria Menounos sure knows how to wear a swimsuit!

The 35-year-old Extra host showed off her amazing bikini body by the beach on the Greek island of Mikonos Wednesday.

So how exactly does Ms. Menounos have such a taut, toned figure? Well, it took some hard work to get there.

In an interview with Fitness magazine, the brunette beauty said she gained 40 pounds during her college years. She lost it quickly thereafter, telling herself, "Enough is enough!"

"All it really took was a dedication to making better choices," she explained toToday. "I didn't consider myself to be on a diet. I never thought about a diet. I never weighed myself. I just started to cut back on everything that I was eating that was bad."

"I think it's a balance," she added. "I definitely don't deprive myself. I eat whatever I want, but in smaller portions. Then if I have a bad weekend, like I did this weekend, I'm going to make sure that the rest of this week I have fresh salads with fresh chicken on it—very healthy choices."

"So I get to eat what I want, but when I have what I want and it's not good, I make sure I make some better choices for the next couple days," she said.

Clearly, that plan is working well!

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