Sherri Shepherd set a 15-pound weight loss goal earlier this year—and she’s already more than surpassed it. In April, Shepherd revealed to Closer Weekly that she’d gained 25 pounds over the course of the pandemic, with the gain providing her incentive to get her eating and exercise habits back on track.
Now, the star has dropped a whopping 35 pounds in total since beginning her wellness journey, revealing the one thing that “makes the weight fall off” for her. Read on to discover Shepherd’s secrets to success, and for more celebrity slimdowns, Ciara Just Shared The Exact Meal Plan She Followed to Lose 39 Pounds.
She says “peace” has been instrumental in helping her lose weight.
On June 29, Shepherd posted a photo of her newly slimmed-down body to Instagram, telling her followers just how she’d lost the last few pounds.
“Started this weight loss journey 8 mos ago, but making other changes in my life helped me lose even more lbs… getting consistent sleep, meditation, finding a great therapist to help me unpack hurt… forgiving those who’ve done me harm… more acceptance… less religion & more relationship… discovering that God loves me no matter what (yeah I am freaky and I curse?), more water, more walking… being thankful, finding my worth… saying no… had to say goodbye to some friends who weren’t good for me,” said Shepherd. “Peace makes the weight fall off.”
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She’s made exercise a priority.
Instead of having a single weight loss goal in mind, Shepherd has been celebrating her non-scale victories, as well.
In a June 15 Instagram video, Shepherd revealed that she’d recently challenged herself to fit into a particular outfit for an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, a goal she was thrilled to meet. “It was my birthday goal to fit into this catsuit. With a ton of asparagus, grilled chicken, bone broth & tight spanx, I did it,” she captioned the clip.
She’s been cooking healthy foods at home.
Shepherd has been showing off her culinary creations on Instagram, explaining her meal choices to followers along the way. On May 25, she posted a photo of a veggie- and bean-packed salad to her account, telling her followers, “Do I want a #2 with fries. Yes I do, but I love how I feel better more than that cheeseburger that would be clogging my arteries & inflaming the tissue around my heart, causing diabetes to choke the life out of me. I kind of like this feeling of feeling good! Just want to encourage you to put down the salt shaker, add more veggies to your plate and drink more water! You’ve got so much to live for!”
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