Shannon Beador Learned Through Her 24-Pound Weight Loss That "Exercise Is Great," But “Diet Is Key”

The Real Housewives of Orange County mom figured out the formula that works for her body.

Shannon Beador is looking great and feeling great. The Real Housewives of Orange County mom recently launched a healthy, prepared food line with QVC — she's lost 24 pounds so far, and is keeping it off.

She hit her weight-loss stride by finding the formula that works for her: She whips up a daily treat that makes her feel rewarded and satisfied, and she avoids committing to nominally virtuous routines she knows she just doesn't like and wouldn't stick to — such as running on the treadmill.

In fact, she's found simple pleasures and health benefits in just plain walking — and she's also learned that weight loss is much more about food than it is about exercise in the end anyway.

Shannon chatted with The Feast at Bravo's NYC HQ and told us, "With the QVC food lines, I’ve launched a healthy, lower-calorie food line, so I’m in the kitchen a lot trying to fine tune my recipes for more meals, and so I’m eating a lot better. Diet is key. Exercise is great, because you want to tone up and do all that sort of thing. But diet is so much of it. And you can eat flavorful food, it doesn’t need to taste like cardboard, it can be low in calories, and it can be good for you." 

Press play on the clip above for more of Shannon's weight-loss tips.

-Reporting by Laura Rosenfeld

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