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Jenna Bush Hager talks personal experience with dieting alongside a confession

The Today star has recently undergone a lifestyle transformation

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Hanna Fillingham
Hanna FillinghamUS Managing Editor
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Jenna Bush Hager has never felt better and has been inundated with praise from Today viewers concerning her physical transformation over the past few months.

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The TV star has changed her lifestyle with a few additional healthy habits and has never looked or felt better.

In a discussion about yo-yo dieting earlier in the year, though, the mom-of-three made a relatable revelation about her own experience with the specific diet, and admitted that it just doesn't work.

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"We know that yo-yo dieting doesn't work. It doesn't. I've tried to but I've always gained the weight," she said.

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Jenna's co-host Hoda Kotb agreed, saying: "You think whenever you yo-yo diet you starve and then you eat a cracker and stand on the scale and you gain weight. Any added calorie tips it."

"If I start to think about it I lose all consciousness and then I'm eating Teddy Grahams," Jenna concluded.

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Jenna Bush Hager opened up about yo-yo dieting on Today

The daughter of George W. Bush opened up about her lifestyle change on the show back then as well.

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After being praised by Hoda, who mentioned that a number of viewers had written in to compliment Jenna's appearance, the TV star replied: "I will say I think I have figured out what works for me. And I think the hard thing is I think we expect things to happen overnight. This has actually been over six months."

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The TV star with husband Henry Hager

When quizzed on what she's been doing, the mom-of-three replied: "The difference is I wake up before the show and I work out.

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"And I really work out. I work out with an awesome woman named Amanda. Donna joins me sometimes.

"Donna is a great inspiration. She gets up at the crack of dawn and meets me. We have another friend that comes too, sometimes."

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Jenna is a doting mom to three young children

The star also revealed that she has changed her attitude and has stopped being so hard on herself.

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"Here's the other thing – anybody who has either gained weight during the pandemic or had babies during the pandemic, it just takes time. My body isn't 18 anymore," she said.

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