If you tune into the second-season premiere of Ugly Betty on Sept. 27 and notice that Betty, aka America Ferrera, looks thinner than she did last year, your eyes are not deceiving you.
In an industry that appears to prefer stick-thin over zaftig, many wonder if the 23-year-old’s weight loss is intentional.
Those close to her insist it is not, and that dropping pounds is simply a byproduct of her busy schedule. “She [lost weight] because her schedule is extremely demanding and she needs to keep her energy up at all times,” says a source.
America recently told Glamour magazine that being the “spokeswoman for curvy figures” isn’t something she focuses on in particular. “I don’t hate it,” America says.
“I feel like I’m a regular person – I’m a size 6 or 8, which is totally normal… I do feel like if I wanted to get in better shape, there might be a backlash of ‘Why isn’t she comfortable with herself anymore?’”
America Ferrera’s weight loss and diet Although it seems that losing weight wasn’t part of America’s grand plan, a friend of the actress says that it is easy to figure out how she did it. “America tries to stick to lean proteins paired with fruits and vegetables,” the pal says.
“Another trick she stands by is never skipping breakfast, even if it’s just grabbing yogurt and an apple or a granola bar. She’s learned her lesson that skipping this meal ruins you for the rest of the day.”
That’s not to say America doesn’t have some indulgences, says the friend. “She splurges on home-cooked Mexican food and she doesn’t skip dessert – she just splits it with friends or has a few bites.” [via]