From Maria Menounos, self-proclaimed EveryGirl and host of Extra, comes a lasting weight-loss program based on the Mediterranean diet of her childhood that will encourage women to think "smarter, simpler, healthier"'a personal mantra that helped the star lose (and keep off!) forty pounds. BEING HEALTHY ISN'T JUST FOR SOME GIRLS. IT'S FOR EVERY GIRL. Entertainment reporter Maria Menounos has interviewed some of the most glamorous, beautiful, fit people in the world. But she's also learned that you don't need to be rich and famous to be in top shape. In The EveryGirl's Guide to Diet and Fitness, Maria shares a complete, simple-to-follow plan for every woman to look and feel her best. Maria's Greek immigrant parents raised her on a Mediterranean diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, copious amounts of olive oil, and no processed foods. So after leaving home and gaining forty pounds in college, Maria returned to the food of her roots to slim down and get healthy. The EveryGirl's Guide to Diet and Fitness is the blueprint that helped Maria take off those forty extra pounds'and keep them off. Combining her own experiences with the advice of experts in nutrition and fitness, Maria reveals nine steps to losing weight'from keeping a food journal to eating your calories instead of drinking them to opting for healthier desserts'and shows you how to develop a four-to-six-week plan that works around your schedule. With colorful photos throughout, exercises to get you pumped, and one hundred recipes to help you stick to your goals, The EveryGirl's Guide to Diet and Fitness is the smarter, simpler, and healthier way to start taking control of your life. Advance praise for The EveryGirl's Guide to Diet and Fitness "When you look at Maria you want what she's having. This book tells you how to get it."'Suzanne Somers "I love Maria's approach to health and fitness. Her tips are easy to follow and she proves you don't have to avoid some of your favorite foods in order to be fit. I recommend this book to anyone trying to get a jumpstart on a healthy lifestyle!"'Serena Williams "For the multitasking busy girl, Maria proves by example that it can be done! Maria is very inspiring."'Kim Kardashian "It's not about being skinny. Maria shows you how to live a happy and healthy life'and still indulge. This book finds new ways to help you stay inspired and gives you techniques that will change your life and get you in shape."'Khloe Kardashian From the Trade Paperback edition.