The American rapper, Busta Rhymes, has truly made a mark in the music industry with his entertaining and incredible songs. However, his journey to success hasn’t been without its challenges.
Busta Rhymes has achieved some remarkable milestones in his career. He was recognized as one of the top 50 hip-hop artists by The Source magazine, and MTV even hailed him as “one of hip-hop’s greatest visual artists.” These accolades highlight his significant impact on the world of music.
Yet, while he was busy pursuing his music dreams, Busta Rhymes faced a significant health setback. His relentless focus on music led him to neglect his well-being, resulting in obesity.
In an interview with Men’s Health, Busta revealed, “I was so determined to make my music the best it could be that I didn’t dedicate any time to taking care of myself.” This single-minded dedication caused him to develop unhealthy eating habits and other detrimental practices, posing a severe threat not only to his music career but also to his life.
The encouraging news is that Busta Rhymes managed to break free from those destructive habits that were endangering his very existence.
Now, the question arises: How did he accomplish this feat? But before we delve into that, let’s first explore how he found himself in this situation in the first place.
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How did Rhymes Gain so much Weight?
Rhymes once had a very strict and healthy daily routine. He would do workouts for hours in the gym and would maintain a strict diet. However, things took a different turn in 2019, the busiest and shining period in Busta’s career.
It was the time when the trouble began. One night, after partying for hours, Busta fall asleep in his car and didn’t notice anything. Fortunately, his son saw him and noticed that something was wrong. His son and the security tried to wake him up but Busta wasn’t responding.
“It took us 20 minutes to wake him up”, Busta’s son recalled. At that moment, Rhymes was rushed to the hospital where doctors warned him that Busta had polyps in his throat which caused the swelling. Hence, difficulty in breathing.
Here is how Busta explained the situation, “The doctor told me that if I caught a cold or slept wrong that I could die. It felt like this was on me now, and I had to steer things in a different direction”. This startling realization moved Busta so deeply that he finally embarked on the journey to lose weight.
Busta Rhymes’ Weight Loss Journey
Busta underwent the surgery to get rid of polyps and after that surgery, he was looking forward to keeping his whole health in line. While on the way back home, Busta received the notification on his phone. He was tagged in a video shared by the bodybuilder, Dexter Jackson.
Rhymes’ song, Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See, was playing in the background of Insta’s video. Without wasting a second, Busta DM Dexter. “I told him I needed his help and he replied me right away”, Rhymes told the interviewer.
And this is when Busta’s weight loss journey started. However, there was one condition from Dexter. He wanted Busta to be fully committed to his weight loss plan. To improve his health, Rhymes agreed. Here are the details about how Rhymes succeeded in getting rid of extra pounds.
Busta’s Diet and Workout Plan
Dexter didn’t ask for the American rapper’s commitment for nothing. When he agreed to help Busta in getting lighter he had a well-established plan. The professional bodybuilder instructed Busta to rent a house where he would stay along with a chef and his security.
Busta did the same. They would work out three times a day from Monday to Friday. Rhymes had to follow this routine for exactly 30 days and if he didn’t see any changes he could quit. “We didn’t go out. We just watched movies and recorded songs. Went to bed early, got up, and got back to work”, Busta said.
After every workout session, he would have egg whites or oatmeal. In this way, Busta would eat 12 egg whites on average each day. As 30 days finished, Rhymes noticed remarkable changes in his physique. After his time of agreement was finished with Dexter, they both had different ways.
Dexter had to go to Los Angeles, to get prepared for the Mr. Olympia Competition 2019. Meanwhile, Busta found another trainer, Victor Munoz. He continued to follow an even more strict workout and diet plan.
This was Busta’s weight loss journey that not only saved his career but his life as well. He learned his lesson well and since then has stuck to the same diet and workout routine, which has made him even stronger.
Before & After Weight Loss
When Busta Rhymes began following Dexter’s weight loss plan, something surprising happened: his weight went up from 260 lbs to 340 lbs. Initially, this might sound odd, but he soon realized that the increase wasn’t due to fat, like when he used to eat pizza after pizza. Instead, these extra pounds were muscles he was gaining.
However, as time passed and Rhymes continued to follow the plan, he shed the excess fat, and his weight dropped to 200 lbs. This remarkable transformation meant that he had successfully managed to lose 100 pounds of unhealthy weight.
What did Rhymes say about his Weight Loss?
When he was asked about his weight loss journey, the American rapper replied, “I ain’t just getting in shape to look good with my music. We are in the eye of the storm of some real shit happening”. Rhymes further said, “And I was raised to protect and provide for my family and my people”.
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With his constant effort, Busta succeeded in changing his health for a lifetime. He made the right decision at the right time. By losing 100 pounds successfully, Rhymes has set a very good example for anyone who is looking forward to taking control of their life.