Jennie Garth has accomplished the biggest dieting challenge of all: Shedding weight, and then keeping it off. The 40-year-old lost 30 pounds in 2012, and has shared in Health‘s January/February issue how she has managed to not put them back on.
“I’ve been working out really hard,” she says in a behind-the-scenes video from the Health cover shoot, courtesy of Us Weekly. “I’ve been weight training with a trainer three days a week. We do boxing, kickboxing — lots of weight lifting and training and jumping all around like crazy people. I really never sit down! I think that’s basically the secret — not sitting around.”
Garth has also revealed a few of her weight loss tricks to Health. From putting on her exercise clothes first thing in the morning to using yogurt in place of sour cream or mayonnaise, they’re how she managed to keep down the pounds.
“I weigh myself every morning. If I don’t, before you know it, I’ll be up 10 pounds. It creeps. This morning, it was up 2 pounds. That’s OK. But if it’s up 6 pounds? I need to make adjustments,” Garth says. “My biggest regret is putting my body through fad diets: Atkins, cleanses, the hCG diet. I lost like 18 pounds, but it came right back. The worst was fasting with colonics for three or four days. It was the most horrifying experience ever!”