Gladys is a multi-talented American actress, singer, songwriter, businesswoman, and author. She’s earned her title as the Empress of Soul, and it’s well-deserved. Knight has won seven Grammy Awards in her impressive career. She first soared to fame in the 1960s, along with her group, The Pips.
Gladys Knight’s life has been a rollercoaster of ups and downs. She faced challenges, like her first husband, Newman, leaving her and her children, or even her struggle with gambling that led to her losing $60,000 in a single night. But through it all, Gladys has always emerged as a survivor.
Not just a survivor, but she’s also managed to come out even stronger. Recently, Gladys surprised her fans with a new look. The American singer appeared noticeably slimmer than before, to the point where she was almost unrecognizable at first glance.
“I lost 60 lbs,” Gladys proudly revealed to People. She also shared, “I’m always striving to make improvements in my life.” It was only natural that her fans would be curious about her transformation. They flocked to her social media, eager to learn how she achieved this incredible change.
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Why did Knight Lose Weight?
Throughout her career, Gladys has had problems with her weight as she didn’t have enough time to take care of her health but she never thought to lose weight. Her busy life just didn’t allow her. However, when Knight participated in the reality show, Dancing with the Stars, she knew that it was a golden opportunity.
Now, the dance itself is a kind of exercise. But Gladys didn’t have to just dance, she had to win the dance. Gladys and Tristan MacManus were chosen as dance partners. They trained for the competition. And as they trained, Knight became aware of Tristan’s passion for fitness.
She started exercising a lot more with him which motivated her to lose weight. While Knight didn’t with the mirror ball trophy on Dancing with the Stars, she did win a much bigger prize, better health.
How did Knight Lose Weight?
Gladys lost weight because she maintained discipline in her life. She took care of her food intake. Talking about her dancing practice and diet plan, Gladys said, “Tristan helped by wearing me out… You’ve got to eat healthily, you’ve got to put movement in it.”
She further said, “I’m going to keep Tristan. He can come over and help me out.” Gladys said that she snacks on a power bar and eats fruits between meals. For lunch and dinner, her strategy is always to eat lighter food such as salad or soup along with some chicken.
Knight has cut down her sugar consumption by a huge margin. In doing so, she has also limited her drinking of alcohol. Besides that, Gladys stopped eating fast food at all which was kind of her favorite food in the past.
She has also invested a considerable amount of her time in working out. She exercises for an hour in the morning on a daily basis, which has proved to be a very good choice.
Alongside exercising in the gym, she also goes fishing, cycling, and swimming. The drastic loss of 60 pounds in her weight was an outcome of this hard work.
Gladys Plans to Keep Following her Weight Loss Routine
After getting huge results, Knight plans to keep living in the same healthy manner that she has been living in since she participated in the show. She still does dancing sessions to burn calories. Gladys also maintains her diet in order to stay healthy.
Before & After Weight Loss
Gladys has achieved an incredible feat by losing 60 pounds, bringing her weight down to 121 pounds. In the past, she used to weigh between 180 to 185 pounds. This dramatic transformation in her appearance has had a profoundly positive impact on her life.
It is never too late to take care of your health. In fact, taking care of your health determines when is late and when is not in relation to your age.
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