Losing 30 pounds in just a few months? That’s so Raven. Multihyphenate star Raven-Symoné has been sharing her weight loss journey with fans, revealing the exact tips and tricks she’s employed to lose 30 pounds and improve her overall health over just three months.
Now, in a new interview, the actor and TV host reveals the exact steps she took to drop the weight and improve her health in one fell swoop—and there are no personal trainers or expensive diet plans involved.
Read on to discover how she shed the pounds. And for more insight into how your favorite stars really slim down, check out Katie Lee Biegel Shares How She Got Back to Her Pre-Baby Weight.
She said a doctor’s appointment spurred her weight loss.
In a new interview with Australia’s Today Show, Raven-Symoné revealed that she decided to lose weight after having a frightening experience at the doctor.
“My numbers came back and it scared the bejesus out of me. I’ve always dealt with weight my entire life…surpassing 200 pounds at some points, going under 150 at other points,” she explains. “There was a moment recently where I sat down with my wife and I was just like, ‘This has to stop.'”
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She started adopted a low-carb eating plan.
In order to shed the pounds, Raven-Symoné adopted a “low-carb, high-fat” way of eating that she says keeps her satiated in a way that her previous meal plans didn’t.
In addition to her new way of eating, the star says that she’s been incorporating “lots of fasting” and low-impact exercise into her regular routine.
Raven-Symoné says that, in addition to making over her eating habits, she feels like she “finally understand[s] the science of my body and what it needs in order to be at a healthy weight.”
The star says that much of her weight loss has come about due to a seismic mental and emotional change. “I call some of my weight ‘hate weight,'” she explains, noting that therapy and her happy marriage have helped guide her transformation. “As soon as I stopped hating things around me and my cortisol went down, I was able to not rely on carbs as much and take away all of those things that were really pushing my insulin levels to the point of no return, creating an insulin resistance in me that is very dangerous for future health.”
She’s not fixated on a particular weight goal.
Raven-Symoné says she’s not letting the number on the scale determine how she feels about her progress.
“I put away that number, I put away that scale,” she says. “What I look at is: Am I able to walk up a flight of stairs without huffing and puffing? Am I able to wake up without inflammation in my ankles and my wrists and all of my injuries? Am I able to digest foods without grumblings in my tummy?…I’m not trying to hit a goal number, I’m just trying to stay healthy.”
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