Actress, Debra Messing has always looked the part of a fit and healthy individual throughout her years as the lead on sitcom Will & Grace.

But Messing admitted that until recently, she was quite the unhealthy eater.

"About two to three years ago, I made a very, very big change the way I approach nutrition," Messing said in an interview with ABC News. "I think it made a big difference in how I look or at least how I'm perceived to look."

Here's a hint of how she did it: she didn't diet. Instead, Messing, a self-professed junk-food consumer, made a conscious switch to eating whole foods. She's kept her new habits up--and weight down--for almost three years now and has lost roughly 20 pounds. Messing says she always starts her day with a green juice that includes kale, celery, cucumber, ginger, lemon and spinach.

One way to follow the path towards a healthier lifestyle similar to Messing can be by conforming to the Mediterranean diet (eating lean meats, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains). Besides the Mediterranean Diet, what other remedies have you tried to improve your health?



ABC News: How Debra Messing Lost 20 Pounds