LeAnn is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She rose to fame at the age of 13 after her debut album, Blue. It became so famous that it reached no. 3 on the billboard 200 and no. 1 on the Top Country Albums Chart. Since then, Rimes has placed more than 40 singles on International Charts.
Recently, LeAnn became a part of the news headlines for the change in her appearance.
Apparently, Rimes has lost a considerable amount of weight, which shocked everyone. Some of her fans suspected that LeAnn was facing some kind of illness and her weight loss was the result of that.
However, the reality was totally different. Sure, Rimes has suffered from illness in the past but her weight loss wasn’t a result of that illness. So, what was it? We are going to discuss her whole weight loss journey in detail. So, sit tight and keep reading.
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Why did Rimes Lose Weight?
Even though it seems that LeAnn has lost weight quite recently, there is a long history behind that. Since 2010, LeAnn was suffering from stress, anxiety, and depression. The main reason behind that anxiety and depression was her health.
At that time, LeAnn was struggling with the autoimmune disease, psoriasis. It is a kind of disease in which one’s immune system attacks one’s body. Psoriasis is one kind of autoimmune disease for many.
It is characterized by raised areas of abnormal skin. These areas can be red or purple and itchy and dry. This disease caused deep anxiety for Rimes. However, in the year 2012, Rimes finally decided to get rid of this disease by making a commitment. A commitment to living a healthy life.
“This is just a time for me to emotionally check out for a second and take care of myself and come back in 30 days as the best 30-year-old woman I can be,” LeAnn told the interviewer. And this is when Rimes decided to lose the weight as well that she had gained because of her busy schedule. She embarked on a journey to radically change her life.
How did LeAnn Lose Weight?
At first, Rimes consulted with doctors to treat her illness. After undergoing the treatment, she decided to lose weight as well. In this regard, Rimes consulted with the personal trainer, Michael Jackson. Who guided her through the process.
With the help of Jackson, LeAnn developed a workout and diet plan, following which she lost weight. Here is the detail about Rimes’ diet and workout routine.
LeAnn’s Diet Plan
Talking to Women’s Health magazine, Rimes explained the way she eats her food and what she eats. The main reason behind the Rimes’ weight gain throughout the years was her love for food. In all the busyness, she forgot to take care of the calories that she consumed and ended up gaining extra pounds.
However, now that she had decided to shed those pounds, LeAnn had to sacrifice her love for the food, at least for some time until things got balanced. In order to do that, LeAnn abstained from eating all foods that can cause weight gain such as fast food.
She only ate homemade and healthy foods. While explaining her diet plan, Rimes said, “I still love food. I just keep balance in things because it is very important.” Here is how LeAnn’s diet plan goes:
Breakfast: For breakfast, Rimes drinks a special smoothie named, Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie. It contains apple, lettuce, spinach, celery, banana, pearl, and lemon juice. After drinking this healthy and energetic smoothie, Rimes heads to the gym for an energetic workout session.
After the workout session (which we will discuss later), LeAnn returns home. And after the tiring workout session, she needs something to boost her energy. To boost her energy, Rimes eats a Sakara Life energy bar and takes a sip of leaves and flowers van van tea.
Lunch: LeAnn has the same strategy for lunch as well. She chooses different things for lunch every day from salad, chicken, mushrooms, and fish. She doesn’t cook more often. So, most of the time, it’s leftovers from the dinner of the previous night.
Here is what Rimes said about her lunch, “Our leftovers range from mushroom and poblano tacos in almond flour tortillas to smoky white bean and greens soup, to a delicious chicken and veggie stir fry.”
Dinner: Besides mushrooms and poblano tacos, Rimes eats a combination of healthy veggies that she calls “a good bowl”. At the base of the good bowl, there is cauliflower, and then she adds either a combination of green veggies or some chicken. To make the dinner better, LeAnn “and my hubby usually enjoy a glass of wine”.
We all know that lunch and dinner are never enough and there is always a need for something in snacks, right? Well, LeAnn feels the same condition, and to deal with that she eats an apple or a little bag of nuts.
LeAnn’s Workout Plan
LeAnn workouts in the gym along with her personal trainer, Michael Jackson. “For a typical workout, we warm up with about 5-10 minutes of jump rope,” Jackson explained Rimes’ workout plan. He further said, “Then we’ll get going with some light, dynamic stretching. But LeAnn usually likes to start boxing first. We’ll also work on the core, legs, and hips.”
After boxing, Rimes turns to do cardio workouts. In this way, she burns a lot of calories. Besides going to the gym, LeAnn also burns calories through swimming, cycling, and sports on weekends. This whole healthy routine has kept LeAnn healthy for a very long time and she is feeling fantastic at last.
Talking about the positive change in her life and her supportive husband, LeAnn said, “Now I’m secure about my body, although I’m like any other woman and have my moments of self-doubt. But it’s nice to have a husband who tells you you’re beautiful all the time. I’ll say to him, ‘I’ve gained a few pounds,’ and he’ll say, ‘Good!’”
Before & After Weight Loss
Following that healthy diet, and working out in the gym paid off in the end. As of now, LeAnn has a slim figure of 123 pounds. She has lost 20 pounds by following a healthy routine. In the past, she weighed around 150 pounds.
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LeAnn is living a healthy and happy life right now. She has not only gotten rid of extra pounds but also is also getting better from the autoimmune disease. By living a healthy life, she has set a good example for those who want to do the same.