How Nia Vardalos lost 40 pounds!

Nia Vardalos’ Amazing Weight Loss

niavardalos1Nia Vardalos, the star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding looked great last saturday night at Fox Studio’s in Los Angeles, where her new movie screened, My Life in Ruins to some of her Greek friends and funs! Read on to see how she was able to meet her goals.

This is how I gained it all:

Nia Vardalos has been trying to get pregnant for the last 10 years. She really wanted to become a mom and she did all she could with husband Ian Gomez, but to no avail. In 2002 she had the very successful My Big Fat Greek Wedding film come out. She felt that after a successful movie and by then in her early 40’s, she would do everything she could to conceive a baby that she do desparately wanted with her husband. While going thru that stage of her life, she decided to write different movie scripts. “Unfortunately my process was write a page, eat a snack”  Nia Vardalos admits. She kept gaining weight without even realizing it. It took few years of this before she started having some health issues. She started having high blood sugar and dizzy spells. Her doctors told her that she had to lose some weight. So before she started looking for lipotourism travel agents, she decided that she was going to come up with a plan that she would be happy with.


It is time to act!

She really decided to pay close attention to what she was eating and doing in terms of exercise. It was only after she started a food journal that few things became really obvious to her. “I constantly ate cheese”, Nia admits. “I would make out with a piece of Brie if I could!”. She made adjustments to her diet like stop eating cheese and reduced the calories she consumed by half. “I cut everything by half” Nia proclaims. “I eat 3 times a day things like skinless chicken breasts and halibut. I also have 4 snacks during the day”. As far as exercise I walk about 45 to 60 minutes per day. Clearly, the way she has been able to lose 40 pounds is very simple. Keep a food journal, reduce caloric intake by half, eat a little every few hours, and do some basic exercise like walking every day. Nia proclaims ” I always loved my body”. She never had the pressure to lose weight because of being an actress in Hollywood. “I just wanted to feel better”.

Nia Vardalos now has a 4 year old daughter that she adopted about 1 year ago. She will probably soon be looking into an anthem elementary school for her daughter. She looks great and she seems happy too!!