Denise Austin is still looking great at 55. In fact, she looks a lot better than women in their 20s and 30s. What’s her secret?
Denise has committed her life to fitness and healthy eating. The mother of two began her journey at 12 years old when she first sstarted a gymnastics program, which led her to being an athlete and even obtaining a athletic scholarship to college. After numerous shows and DVD releases, DVD workout queen continues to consistently workout to maintain her youthful figure.
“As soon as I hit 48, any fat that normally would have gone onto my hips or thighs traveled to my middle,” says Austin. “It was frustrating, but I realized I needed to change up my workout and start watching my calories.” Her secrets to a slim, sexy body after 40 can be found in her book, Side Effect: Skinny, released in February 2013. “After 30 years in the business, I know what works for woman my age and what works for me, and I’ve put together a plan that will help you lose weight, taking it one week at the time,” says Austin.
Austin is known for her emphasis on staying fit naturally, emphasizing that she herself exercises only about 30 minutes a day and does not skip meals. She also prefers the use of sugar and butter over artificial sweetenersand margarine, though she does emphasize portion control, proper nutrient balance, and exercise. Austin encourages people to stay fit at all ages, and conducts research with experts in nutrition, to emphasize realistic, real-life solutions to weight control and fitness.
Check out Denise’s Top 5 fitness tip to blasting fat even after 40.