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Jennifer Hudson, How She Really Went From a Size 16 to a Size 6, The Healthy Way!

Since she first appeared on American Idol in 2004, Jennifer Hudson has dropped an impressive five dress sizes. She looks great, she feels great and she has lost weight the healthy way, through a balanced diet and exercise with celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak. And now she’s done!

Hudson says in the recent issue of InStyle Makeover magazine that she is happy where she is at and doesn’t plan to drop any more pounds.

“I don’t want to lose any more weight, and you’re never going to see me skinny,” she told the mag.

Hudson had tried to lose weight before on more restrictive diets. “I would say, ‘I’m going to have skinless chicken and grilled fish and climb a mountain to work out.’ Who wants to do that? And then I’d gain it all back?” Hudson told the magazine. Then Hudson discovered Weight Watchers.

She credits the diet company with teaching her how to eat like a normal person.

“It’s not a diet. It’s really a way of living that teaches you better skills. This is for the normal person who wants to look better or feel better, but who still wants to indulge a little but. For years I felt like I could never have ice cream, but I can eat ice cream occasionally now.

But diet is only a part of Hudson’s weight loss regime. The star has also been working with celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak.

Harley started the Oscar winner off with a  25-minute circuit-training routine of cardio, lunges, shoulder presses, and ab exercises five days a week.  She eventually worked her way up to 50-minute routines with an additional 25 minutes of cardio!

As for her critics who think Jennifer looked better with more meat on her bones, she is just laughing them off.

“I’m going to keep my curves. I love me,” she said.

She’s even told her fiance David Otunga that he needs to get used to her new look.

“David doesn’t like change. he tells me I have no breasts anymore,” Hudson told the mag. “He tries to feed me.”

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Posted at 9:37 PM on February 24, 2015  

I Love you Big small tall fat or short black or white. .you are who you are love who you are sweety cause I do..

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Posted at 2:18 AM on January 31, 2015  


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kelli fenceroy

Posted at 4:19 PM on December 19, 2014  

Jennifer Hudson did an interview where she admitted that Weight Watchers had nothing to do with her weight loss. She used Karma Cleanse and Raw Garcinia Cambogia. For her to say “you’re never going to see me skinny”… that’s what she is. She is skinny. She looked better with a little meat still on her to balance her head. I’m not hating, I love me some Jennifer, but baby girl has a huge head.

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Posted at 8:57 PM on October 11, 2014  

i think jennifer hudson is awesome! BUT, she is a size 8.

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Posted at 10:44 AM on June 28, 2014  

I think jeniffer looks stunning,i wish i could lose all my weight as she did,she is my inspiration i know personally its not easy to lose so much weight but she was determind to do it and she did,i love u jennifer hudson u are gorgeous,i would appreciate it if i could get her diet that shes on as im also size 16 currently

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Posted at 1:18 PM on June 19, 2014  

Wow what a hater. She should be happy for someone who has had a positive experience giving birth. Jealous much, BONNIE?

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Posted at 4:25 AM on March 18, 2014  

She looks so good’wish I could loose weight like her I’m size 14 I hate my tummy so much,please can I get ways of slimming fast. I’m leaving a healthy diet but my tummy is just a turn of for me please help

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Posted at 9:07 PM on October 11, 2014  

the fastest way to lose weight is to swim. if you swim for 45 minutes, 5 days a week, the weight will literally fall off you. as for food, throw away your scale, calorie counter and all diet food! eat only when your body is hungry, your body, not your head!! eat real food! real food will build you up and make you stong. junk food will tear you down and make you weak. lastlly, show your body love! it works very hard for you and you must be thankful and kind. hating your body keeps you stuck, showing it love and kindness (even if you don’t want to!) allows you to move forward. listen to your body, it knows exactly what you need and will gently guide you to the perfect weight for YOU. doing this helped me go from a size 10 to a 4. hope this helps!

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Posted at 4:53 AM on January 26, 2012  

Exciting ideas, thanks for sharing these in this posting.

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neha wasnik

Posted at 1:44 PM on August 8, 2010  

10 Fat Loss Diet Myth Busters:

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