Denise Austin's Fit Forever

As an American fitness and exercise expert for over 25 years, Denise Austin has built her name and career through her eating and exercise plans that help people successfully meet their weight loss goals. Austin shares her secrets to weight loss through her official website (denisaustin.com) as well as books that she wrote.

More exercise

The benefits you get from consistent exercise include increased energy, reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases, higher self-esteem, and weight loss. Austin recommends a combination of cardio exercise, stretching, and toning daily. Her website features a variety of "Daily Routine" suggestions, as well as more than 100 exercises that you can customize according to your preferred level of difficulty.

Eating in moderation

Aside from exercising, Austin recommends nutritious eating and snacking. Her plan does not include restricted food categories, although moderation is very much required.

Portion control

Food should be measured in small bowls. Oversized portions of food should be cut in half and eat only the first half (the other half you can save for later). Nutrition facts on labels should be followed.

More fiber

Eat foods rich in fiber such as oatmeal and brown rice to lose weight more quickly.

Eat good fats

Consuming moderate amounts of fatty acids and unsaturated fats found in fish, olives, avocados, and nuts are necessary to have a healthy heart.

Eat more fruits and vegetables

Prioritize your meals with a variety of fruits and vegetables, even starchy ones like bananas and potatoes.

Eat only when hungry

Learning to hone in on your hunger would avoid overeating.

Change of behavior

Create a positive outlook in life, as well as eliminating any bad eating habits such as frequent trips to the vending machine.

The website also offers 12 weight-loss tools like a diet profile, weight tracker, and discussion boards. It even has a section dedicated to kid fitness.