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Kelly Ripa shares her supplement tips, vegetarian diet and awesome abs secrets

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At 43, Kelly Ripa is in the best shape of her life. She shared her secrets, from her go-to supplement secrets to her diet delights to how she got those amazing abs, with Good Housekeeping. We've got the skinny, plus bonus insights, here.

Celebrities such as Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez have been praising plant-based diets for their benefits in losing weight and staying healthy. Kelly Ripa agrees.

"I eat a very clean diet. I always say I'm a vegetarian who occasionally eats sushi," she explained.

If you like the idea of a vegetarian diet with some variety, consider "The Flexitarian Diet: The Mostly Vegetarian Way to Lose Weight, Be Healthier, Prevent Disease, and Add Years to Your Life." In it, nutrition wizard Dawn Jackson Blatner explains how to combine a plant-based diet with occasional servings of fish or other protein to enhance your health and weight loss.

Kelly is a believer in supplements - but we're not talking about Dr. Mehmet Oz-type "miracle" products. "I do take fish oil supplements and vitamin C," she said.

So what's up with the fish oil? These supplements, such as Kirkland Signature Omega-3 Fish Oil Concentrate, provide you with omega-3s. These essential fatty acids (EFAs) have been shown to improve your brain, skin and overall health.

As for vitamin C, it's a winner for glowing skin, immune system optimization, heart health, eye health and more. One of the problems with vitamin C supplements, however: They can be hard to swallow (gulp). Try a version that you can just chew, such as Vitafusion Power C, Gummy Vitamins For Adults.

As for fitness: "I work out every day. It's part of my life," Kelly says firmly.

I work out with a trainer, Anna Kaiser, three days a week. We do what I would call cardio ballet and power yoga. I take spinning classes at SoulCycle, which I love, and I run. I get bored, so I like to mix it up a little bit. I try to make my heart beat out of my chest, hard-core, once a day for at least a half hour. I think that's very important.

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