As host of "The Biggest Loser," Alison Sweeney knows a thing or two about losing weight the right way.
The mother-of-two has maintained her 30-pound weight loss for more than a decade, slimming down from a size 12 to a 2/4 with a healthy diet and exercise plan.
toofab's Rachel Hoffman caught up with the TV veteran to get the scoop on how she stays motivated, the one treat she can't live without and life after "Days of Our Lives."
"It's all about balance," she explains. "People get into extreme dieting plans and short-term fixes, but they only get short term results. It's important to learn to make the right choices in every situation, whether you're on vacation, at a Christmas party or at the beach."
Another tip for staying slim? "Reevaluate your weight loss goals to cater to your body type and try not focus on the number on the scale. Ironic, I know. It's more about being healthy and protecting your body for the long term."
The 38-year-old actress also stocks her refrigerator with healthy snacks, like Greek yogurt and carrots.
"I usually add blueberries, cinnamon and agave nectar or honey to my yogurt," she reveals. As for a healthy, light dinner option, Alison likes to prepare fish or shrimp with a spritz of lemon.
Another part of Alison's daily routine is making sure her smile is camera-ready. "I use Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant toothpaste and spinbrush are an important part of my routine. You have to be confident with your smile."
Even though the blonde beauty is disciplined about her diet and beauty regime, she does let herself indulge in her favorite treat: wine!
"I will absolutely indulge in a glass if it's a good bottle of wine," she declares. "But if it's not a good one, it's not worth it because of the empty calories."
The actress, who recently gave up her starring role after 22 years on "Days of Our Lives," is making family time a priority. "I've been so busy with the kids -- getting homework done, taking them to school and being a part of their day-to-day more. I love it."
While she's enjoying more quality time with her kids, she's still getting used to the career change. "It's been crazy getting used to it," she says. "I've always been very regimented in my career, so it's just been really weird. It's like I'm missing a limb!"
As fans of the hit soap opera know, Alison's character Sami has been at the center of some shocking story lines. So, what was her favorite scene to shoot?
"Sami throwing Nick into the river," she admits. "It was so challenging physically and fun to shoot. The set was beautiful and exciting. Having the underwater cameras there – it was a really unique day of filming for me. Something very different from what we normally do on Days."
Sweeney has already filmed her final scene on the show, but she's not revealing any set secrets about Sami's exit. "I can't give you any details, but they came up with a clever way to allow the character to have moments with all the others in Salem. For me, it was an opportunity to say goodbye and make it meaningful."
Want to see if Alison knows her "Days" facts? Check out the clip below to see her play "30 Seconds or Else," where she must answer ten questions about Sami in under 30 seconds… or else!