Dancing with the Stars pro Kym Johnson has a new title under her belt. She is now an author of a brand new book called The 5-6-7-8 Diet. In it, she shares her own secrets to staying fit and being as healthy as possible with a 14-day plan that she has come up with.
The blond beauty has been making her rounds doing book signings and appearing on many talk shows, dishing on her new book and sharing some healthy recipes. Johnson made a stop on the set of Good Morning America on Wednesday, and she looked gorgeous in a short black dress and arming herself with yummy flourless banana pancakes, which seems to be just one of her signature recipes from the book. She also had plenty of other food that looked quite delicious.
Kym explained to host Michael Strahan the concept of her healthy eating plan and exactly what “5678” actually means when it comes to food. Five means that you should have that amount of protein per day in your diet. You should also consume six colors of the rainbow. The 39-year-old dancer joked that Skittles is definitely not part of this particular rainbow. Instead, people should eat various types of fruits and vegetables.
Johnson also explained that you should be eating seven types of anti-inflammatory foods to help with joint pain and inflammation that one can get when we age. She knows all about pain and inflammation that can happen as it comes with her job as a professional ballroom dancer, but she says that these anti-inflammatory foods will help non-dancers as well.
The final number represents eight glasses of water that is recommended to hydrate your body. Kym Johnson also has a DVD to accompany the book as a great fitness routine that incorporates the dance moves that you see on Dancing with the Stars to something that anyone can do at home. She showed off some of those moves and even got Michael Strahan to do the booty shake.
In addition to talking about her new job as an author, Kym Johnson also spilled on her continuing romance with Shark Tank star and highly successful entrepreneur Robert Herjavec. They have been dating for about nine months now. They were paired together last year on Dancing with the Stars, and they had an immediate connection and close friendship. They finally found their love connection a while later and are still going strong. She said that finding Robert was totally unexpected.
“We ended up meeting on Dancing with the Stars and we became really great friends and then it turned into something else. It’s amazing. Things are going well. You never know where you will meet anyone.”
Robert Herjavec was also the one person who encouraged her to go for something that she truly believed in. In fact, Johnson wrote a sweet note to her guy in her new book.
“To Robert, who encouraged me to write this book and makes me believe every day that anything is possible.”
The pro dancer also told People that they are each other’s number one fans. Robert knows how to get things done and has been by her side at the book signings and seen with her at the interviews as well. There is nothing like mixing business strategy into your love life. It certainly works well for this couple.
Will Kym be back on the next season of Dancing with the Stars? She is not sure just yet, but she did reveal to Extra TV on what celebrity she would love to have join the dancing competition. Her pick would be the always dapper George Clooney, and she would even drink his tequila just to get him on board the dancing train.
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