Missy Elliott said her stunning 30-pound weight loss was due to fat-blasting workouts and a healthy low-carb diet, Celebrity Health reported.
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Elliott slammed tabloid reports that she had lost 70 pounds, confirming she lost 30 pounds with celebrity trainer Shaun T’s Insanity and T25 workout videos.
Missy tweeted on Oct. 19: “Didn’t lose 70 pounds. That was during my ‘Under Construction’ album. This time I lost 30 eating healthy/work out to @shauntfitness T25 videos. I do Insanity workout to @shauntfitness videos. Sweets/bread/ fried foods is my weakness it’s not easy but health comes 1st “
Shaun T, whose celebrity clients include Mariah Carey and Nick Carter, said focused interval training is the key to weight loss. Shaun T, creator of the best-selling Insanity workout DVD, recommends exercising 25 minutes a day, but said even a five-minute mini-workout can fire up your metabolism.
Lost 71 Pounds In 2002 After Stroke Scare
Back in 2002, Elliott lost 71 pounds after doctors warned she could suffer a stroke if she didn’t lose weight. Missy has since made exercise and a low-carb diet that limits fried foods, bread and sugar a part of her daily lifestyle.
In 2008, Elliott was diagnosed with Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disorder. Graves’ disease attacks the thyroid and can cause weight loss, anxiety, excessive sweating, insomnia and heart palpitations. Family history, stress and smoking are risk factors. Without treatment, Graves’ can lead to heart problems.
Elliott, 43, said her disease is a lifelong condition that has to be carefully managed. Elliott initially treated Graves’ disease with drugs, but said she manages it now with diet and exercise. The four-time Grammy winner looks better than ever and is very healthy.
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