In the last years, this gorgeous woman’s dramatic transformation has become an inspiration to many.
Queen Latifah used to say about her appearance: “I was not born a size 2. I’m not skinny, period.”What is so different about her, is that she’s not at war with her body – and she realized that during her teens, so much sooner than many: “I think I got to that place by not being happy with the other side — hating your body and criticizing yourself all the time. When I was around 18, I looked in the mirror and said, ‘You’re either going to love yourself or hate yourself.’ And I decided to love myself. That changed a lot of things.” To be able to embrace who you are, and in the same time move ahead with a healthier lifestyle without torturing yourself – is what makes her story special.
A good idea in regards to exercising, that helps you not getting bored by doing the same thing all over again: Latifah switches up the exercises, which include diverse activities as boogie-boarding, biking and jogging. As well, she does a daily routine, alternating cross-training, pilates, yoga and hiking, with her Hollywood trainer – Jeanette Jenkins.
Water consumption – water is 55 to 65 percent of the total body mass. Drinking a quantity of water (in ounces) at least equivalent to half of the body mass it’s a huge help to losing weight.
She also underwent breast surgery, which shortly after was followed by a swift depression; but she recovered very well as we can see – everybody knows she is a fighter, in the end.
Undoubtedly, the breast surgery positively contributes to her new gorgeous look and dramatic weight loss appearance; though, as Ms Latifah stated, she did that mainly for her health and well being.
An interesting fact we found out from her: by lowering your total body mass with just 7 percent, you will reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 60 percent! Indeed, her declared goal was to lose between 5 and 10 percent of her body mass.