Alison Sweeney began performing in front of the camera beginning when she was a mere child winning roles in episodes of "Tales of the Darkside" and being cast in a television show and a Disney miniseries. In 1993 Alison began playing the role of Samantha Brady on the NBC daytime drama "Days of our Lives" in which she became best known for. After her own public weight loss struggles, in 2007 Alison was asked to join the show "The Biggest Loser" as it's host.
With two jobs Alison has been struggling to balance her role as mom with her role as actress and host. Alison has been very busy juggling a full life of family and a demanding career. In January Alison made an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show making it known that after 21 years she is saying farewell to "Days of our Lives". She is trading the role as "Sami", that she made and love, in order to have more time to spend in her biggest role as mom with her most loved productions, five year old daughter Megan and nine year old son Benjamin.
Alison Sweeney speaks about her life and her new role as the face of Arm & Hammer's Oral Care campaign.
Fans have watched Alison go through life's every day journeys as she grew from sweet 16 into the woman she is today while keeping truly radiant. Post "Days..." should hold an entire new exploration of life for Alison Sweeney. Not only is Alison busy as the host on "The Biggest Loser" she is now the face of the Arm & Hammer Oral Care campaign. Alison is working hard paying her beautiful smile forward as a way to show woman the importance of maintaining their own healthy and beautiful smiles through proper dental care. Alison is joining Arm & Hammer in introducing a brand new line of oral care items, the Truly Radiant collection, aimed to help keep teeth and gums healthy in order to keep a strong, white and truly radiant smile on everyone's face.
With her healthy lifestyle in check, and a happy family, Alison Sweeney has become a strong inspirational role model for women to follow. Now as the spokesperson for Arm & Hammer Alison will be spreading her smile and radiance even further.
I spoke to Alison about her views on life, health and family.
After appearing in a celebrity episode of the NBC reality game show "Fear Factor" 2002 and now as host of "The Biggest Loser" I asked Alison "How do you feel about reality TV? Are there reality TV shows that you think cross the line and should not continue to be produced?"
Alison delved right in with her answer speaking of the many shows she is still a fan of such as "Survivor" and "Amazing Race". Excitedly Alison added that she would love to be asked to participate on "Amazing Race" as well. Alison explained her feelings on TV as "Good TV rises to the top while the bad shows sink to the bottom". Alison revealed her sense of adventure enjoying new outlets such as Netflix which allows for new TV shows that travel outside the norm.
With Alison becoming such a relatable figure to women struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle I wanted her to explain "What made you realize that you wanted to start on a healthier path?, looking back do you see triggers from your childhood? and how did you finally take off extra weight and keep it off?"
The well spoken Alison revealed a very important proponent on what led her to become the beautiful, healthy woman and mom that she is now simply stating "Changing my mind from wanting to be skinny, like the fashion models, to getting healthy turned a negative lifestyle into a positive winning lifestyle." She also beamed out how the "Biggest Loser" gives her inspiration and continues to teach her tips to keep her going to "stay in a healthy mindset and direction". Alison shares her view that "Every choice one makes should be to be healthy" further explaining that when saying one is on a diet they are putting an end to their goal; instead of diet people need a change in their lifestyle in order to be healthy.
Keeping it simple I asked; "How did you end up partnering with Arm & Hammer to promote a healthy smile?"
Alison's beaming smile came through in her confident answer; "A smile is very important. It is the first impression that you make when meeting people." Having a radiant smile makes Alison feel good about herself when taking photos with fans and her children. She further explained her passion for Arm & Hammer's Truly Radiant products of spin brushes, toothpastes and whiteners in how wonderful the oral care line is in maintaining healthy teeth that are stronger, cleaner and whiter allowing for a wonderful smile.
Most people are under informed and do not realize that bad teeth and gums can result in serious health problems such as heart decease. With this in mind I wanted asked Alison "Along with maintaining a healthy body, a healthy smile can get one a long way; How has a healthy smile helped you in life?"
Alison simply stated "A healthy smile is such an important daily routine to maintain. The lovely Alison further noted "A smile gives confidence and allows for someone's inner radiance to shine. People who feel confident about their smile project onto others and let it shine through.
Along with keeping a healthy smile I wanted Alison to answer "What is the one tip you would give someone looking to add some radiance to his or her life? and What tips do you have for people attempting to get through balancing work, family and other issues in order to go forward in life?
Easily Alison answered with her tip for everyone "Take care of yourself". Further explaining Alison spoke of the importance to add to a bright smile, eating right, taking me time such as indulging in seeing a movie, and to make sure to get the proper enough sleep. Alison tells it as she practices "You need to be a good caretaker of your own life and body".
Before first becoming a mom in 2005 perhaps Alison's first birth could be said to be the 2004 release of the book, "All The Days of My Life (So Far)" so I asked of Alison "What led you to writing the book that brings people inside of your personal life revealing some unhappy moments along with struggling to maintain a healthy weight?"
Revealing another part of herself Alison told me that she loved writing and was thrilled when her first book was published. Since then there have been more books. Alison stated "I am happy to share my story and struggles with readers". She further discussed with me how important it is for people to share their stories in order to allow people to confide in each other and learn from others. As a new mom Alison spoke of writing the "Mommy Diet" as a way to bond and to share with other moms and to help open up a dialog for other moms to share their knowledge.
My final question was to ask Alison "What are your life's passions beyond obviously your children?"
With two words Alison quickly answered "Challenging myself". Fans worldwide have watched Alison grow up in front of their eyes reaching and conquering each new target she has aimed for so it is fitting that Alison went on to explain "Working towards the next adventure by giving everything I have to reaching a new set of goals".
It is wonderful to hear from someone who is so open to using her own life's experiences to help and encourage others. Alison Sweeney proves to be a strong woman with a truly radiant smile; a wonderful role model for anyone struggling with their own issues in life. Follow Alison's lead, get out on the floor and never be afraid to dance.
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