Maria Menounos

Maria Menounos may have once been a size 14, but you'd never know it by looking at her hot bod today.

In the television personality's new book, The Everygirl's Guide to Diet and Fitness, she not only chronicles the time she lost 40 pounds, but demonstrates how she has stayed in shape ever since.

Menounos can now proudly say that her abs are her favorite part of her body.

"I feel like that's definitely my best asset," Menounos tells me. "It's not easy. I remember watching Janet Jackson back in the day and being like,'Oh my god, her abs are amazing. My abs will never be like that.'"

That was then. "I can work harder at them and have them be ridiculous," Menounos said. "But it's just enough now. I get a little line and it's good."

Maria Menounos, The Everygirl's Guide to Diet and Fitness

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She also allows herself to indulge in guilty treats. She recently hit the Burger Joint at New York City's Le Parker Meridien Hotel, where she ordered a cheeseburger, fries and a Vanilla milk shake.

"You don't have to eat and gorge on every last drop," Menounos advised. "You eat what you want and then you move on. I ate all of the cheeseburger but one big bite. And then I didn't eat all the fries and the shake. I just had a few sips and I was like, 'OK, that's enough.'"

And we'll be seeing a lot more of Menounos here at the E! building. It was recently announced that she signed a multiyear deal with the network to host the upcoming news series, Untold With Maria Menounos, among other things.

"I am so giddy about it all," Menounos said. "I am so excited."

And so are we.

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