'Dancing' Star Kym Johnson Shares Her 'The 5-6-7-8 Diet'

The "Dancing With the Stars" pro reveals strategies for health and fitness from her new book.
4:50 | 01/20/16

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We're here with Kym Johnson, "Dancing with the stars" pro who danced her way with two, not one but two mirror ball trophies and "Shark tank" star Robert herjavec. In her new book "The 5-6-7-8 diet" she's revealing her secrets and welcome to the show. Thanks for having me. We've heard about the traditional 5, 6, 7, 8. When it comes to dancing. You have it as a cue to your diet. 5, 6, 7, 8 is my cue to dance but it also means to get started and I think that's whether it's a diet or exercise, but it has some meaning in my book, "The 5-6-7-8 diet" so number five, five sources of protein in your diet. Okay, it doesn't have to be main meals, it can be snacks like yogurt and nuts, five sources of protein. Let me start early with my protein. I got enough protein already. Okay, so five is protein. Number six is the colors of the rainbow. You should have that in your food. Not skittles or anything like that. Vegetables and fruits. So that's number six. Number seven is seven sources of anti-inflammatory foods. That's important to me. I'm a dancer, my joints, you know, are not so great. I'm getting older so that's really -- 21 is not old. I'm old. Football player getting up, I need this. You need all of these so that's sources of anti-inflammatory food and eight is to stay hydrated. Eight glasses of water. Eight glasses of water. Very important. You don't drink a lot of water. You forget sometime. Even when you're not thirsty you have to drink it. One thing I notice in your book that I'm obsessed with, the flourless pancakes. I love them but I eat them and feel heavy but these are flourless and in the book we've got loads of flourless pancake recipes. These are banana pancakes. Yeah. Do you want to try some? Of course. You don't have to ask me twice. They're really tasty and they just -- the portions are much better, as well. They're tasty, huh? Yeah, they're tasty. You know when this segment is over, nobody come over here and steal my pancakes. I'm finishing up these pancakes. So many other great recipes in the book, there's a stir fry which is quick and easy to do. There's also like a hamburger and fries. Who doesn't love hamburger and fries. You could have a hamburger and fries. Sweet potatoes so cut them up and bake it instead of frying and then I have a Turkey burger and instead of the bun, I just have the lettuce and then this is like a dessert. A sweet comfort tea. Sweet comfort tea. So it's like -- It looks thick. It has cacao in it. When I'm watching TV I want to go for the bad things like the ice cream, yeah, so I sort of go for the teas and it is still satisfying but you don't have that guilt. You know, I'm -- I have to do that because I'm very guilty with the ice cream and I have to ask you this. You've won two mirror ball trophies and had a lot of great partners but seems to be no partner has made a connection with you like Robert herjavec from "Shark tank." You know. How is that going. What was so great we ended up meeting on didn't and became really great friends through that whole process and then it turned into something else which was amazing, so things are going really well. You know what, sometimes unexpected is the best thing. Unexpected. Who knew. You never know where you'll meet anyone. I didn't expect it. I can learn and do the right diet by learning how to dance with "The 5-6-7-8 diet." Are there dance moves you can teach me. You have to exercise as well. I'll show you. We have dances here. Elizabeth and Brittany are going to help us. We'll get into a psao Doble and a cape like a matador, cross and there we go. Yeah, attacking the bull. So this is like lunges and then, yeah, well, now we can do a little cardio salsa. Cardio salsa. Forward and back. I see "Dancing with the stars" in the future for you. Oh, yeah. Whoo. And back. You got to move the arms. Now my favorite, this is called -- Your favorite? I got to get this. Shake your booty and then we'll roll the arms. I feel like Tina turner, rolling, rolling. There you go, Michael. You got the moves. That's very liberating actually. Yeah. Well, Kym, thank you so much. Thank you. It is the "The 5-6-7-8 diet" -- thank you, ladies. "The 5-6-7-8 diet" is available now. You can get the recipes for Kym's dishes at goodmorningamerica.com on Yahoo! And just go pick up the book. Yes. "5, 6, 7, 8." Gael Garcia Bernal will be here

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