Jennifer’s weight-loss journey started with her decision to lose weight after her pregnancy. But instead of resorting to dangerous crash dieting, Jennifer lost weight the sensible way: through portion control and exercise, as part of her participation in Weight Watchers. “It’s a lifestyle change, not a diet,” she said after becoming a Weight Watchers spokesperson in 2010. She ended her partnership with Weight Watchers in 2014, but said in 2012 that she had reached her goal weight.
Jennifer Hudson’s Incredible Weight Loss
Now, this multitalented superstar is a singer, an actress, a mother and a survivor of family tragedy—and yet, Jennifer is adding another role to her already-busy life: weight loss inspiration.
Three weeks after beginning her weight loss journey, Jennifer actually gained weight. Liz says that was Jennifer’s aha! moment. Jennifer agreed to follow Liz’s strategies for one week: She counted Weight Watchers points, ate in moderation and even allowed herself to reincorporate foods like pizza and ice cream back into her diet. “She lost weight that first week,” Liz says.
With the help of Weight Watchers, she has slimmed down and shaped up with a svelte new body and renewed outlook on life. “It’s like a brand new me,” Jennifer says. “Sometimes I don’t even recognize myself.” (See Jennifer Hudson’s Garcinia Diet Plan)
Jennifer has trained with Harley Pasternak, (The Jennifer Hudson’s Workout )who whips his celebrity clients into shape with time-saving workouts, including his 25-minute 5 Factor workout (try one of Harley’s favorite 25-minute workouts here). Jennifer’s all about keeping her workouts intense and fun; in fact, she loves playing a game of basketball as her exercise. “I love basketball. It’s fun, you don’t even realize you’re working out. You just keep that metabolism going and just keep that energy up. That’s that cardio — you’re getting it in and you don’t even realize it,” she told Oprah.
Now, 10 sizes down from a size 16 to a size 6, Jennifer says she’s still not used to shopping for smaller size clothes—and not used to the attention she gets from fans over her appearance.