Actress and best-selling author Marilu Henner succeeded in making over her life, from losing weight (more than 50 pounds total!) to looking and feeling decades younger to boosting her energy. Dr. Mehmet Oz invited Marilu to his Feb. 13 show to reveal how she gave herself what he calls an "energy makeover."
Author of "Total Memory Makeover: Uncover Your Past, Take Charge of Your Future" and "Healthy Life Kitchen," Marilu says she discovered how to transform her health by experimenting with different methods. Her winning formula helped her lose more than 50 pounds while turning back the clock on her appearance and energy level, which she reveals in her book "The 30 Day Total Health Makeover: Everything You Need to Do to Change Your Body, Your Health, and Your Life in 30 Amazing Days."
Here are the key steps to health that Marilu followed:
- Cut out soda. Marilu was drinking a shocking two gallons a day of the carbonated, sugary stuff! What to drink? Try pure water or a flavored variety made without artificial sweeteners or chemicals, such as Hint Essence Water.
- Dump the dairy. Marilu stopped eating dairy but made sure that she still got enough calcium by eating foods such as broccoli and beans. Tip: Many non-dairy beverages contain calcium, such as Almond Dream Vanilla Almond Milk and Blue Diamond Almond Coconut Milk.
- Exercise. Marilu speed walks for at least 10 minutes daily or does some other form of exercise. Using bad weather as an excuse? Try Leslie Sansone 4 Mile Power Walk fitness DVD.
- Eat right: Marilu follows a food-combining diet, which means never eating proteins, starches and fruits together. Learn more by reading "The Complete Book of Food Combining: A New, Easy-to-Use Guide to the Most Successful Diet Ever" or "Fit for Life."
- Get all of Marilu's secrets by clicking here to get her best-selling book "The 30 Day Total Health Makeover: Everything You Need to Do to Change Your Body, Your Health, and Your Life in 30 Amazing Days."