Star Jones‘ weight loss is simply amazing. She lost 175 pounds! Here is how she did it:
On her transformation:
I’d made a commitment to get healthier and lose weight. Mentally, I still looked at myself as that “big girl.” For my entire adult life, I was morbidly obese.
Why she lost weight:
When I was leaving The View, I knew that I was going to make a career transition, so why not make a full transition? So I said, “Go for it!”
Star Jones’ diet:
I have three meals a day. I never miss breakfast. I’ll have a couple of power snacks in the middle of the day, like cheese or some almonds, because my blood sugar level will go down – then you find yourself gorging.
I have a protein-heavy breakfast: an egg and a piece of some meat, like two strips of bacon or sausage. I often have fish – my favorite is sea bass with olive oil and herbs – for lunch with spinach.
Lunch is almost always where I have my carbs like pasta or rice. Dinner is almost always veggies and protein, like chicken, fish or beef.
Her eating tip:
Whatever is put on my plate, I half it before I start eating because if it’s not on your plate, you won’t eat it!
How she rewards herself:
Once every two or three weeks I have some fast food. But instead of a Double Whopper with cheese, I’ll get a Whopper Junior.
Star Jones’ exercise routine:
I try to exercise every day. And now, for the first time, I’m playing sports, instead of watching them. I take swimming and tennis lessons at least three times a week. But the biggest thing is I walk every single day, for a minimum of half an hour!
On her weight:
I’m about the same weight I was when I left the show last June, a couple of pounds heavier. I’m just a little more toned because I’ve been doing a lot more exercising.
My weight is healthy. I’m within the guidelines suggested for my height at 5’5,” according to my doctor. When I walk past a mirror, I still see the size 26 girl.
Star Jones Reynolds admits that as amazing as her makeover is, she’s not done yet! “I haven’t reached my goal,” she says. “I don’t ever want to think that I’m there already!”
“I was a couch potato for many years,” she says. “I do work out now because I know it’s necessary.” [source]