We've seen a number of instances where celebrities have settled for a healthier life and shed significant amounts of weight.
Tamela Mann is the latest, who has dropped more than 40 pounds over the last few months. But how did she lose all her weight? Any truth about her weight loss surgery?
Without further ado, let's find out.
Tamela Mann's 40-Pound Weight Loss - How Did She Achieve It?
U.S. gospel singer Tamela Mann promised to focus on a healthy lifestyle in 2019, and nothing — not even knee replacement operation or busy schedule — prevented the star from achieving her targets.
In April of last year, the 53-year-old confirmed on Instagram that she was entering the WW (formerly Weight Watchers) movement as an ambassador.
Many popular ambassadors include Oprah Winfrey and Kate Hudson, who have both been slimming down through WW.
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The award-winning singer has set several targets to establish healthy behaviors and lose weight, not only for her but for her children.
Mann's 31-year-old daughter, Tiffany Mann, has supported her mother in the search to be better, which was inspiring for Mann.
"It’s nice to have a family member who’s like-minded on this journey! We both have goals we’re trying to reach," Mann told WW.
"Mama has always led by example—she’s a great wife and mother, and an incredible performer. I’ve found myself looking to her to learn how to take better care of my body because she’s taken off! She is doing so good!" Tiffany said of Mann.
Since launching WW's latest weight loss plan in April, the award-winning gospel singer announced to Instagram in September that she's dropped some substantial pounds.
"I am officially 40 pounds down!!! I'm telling y' all @ww is changing my life for the better!" she wrote.
The Gospel Singer Changed Her Diet
WW's latest myWW weight loss app offers you 24/7 access to a virtual coach and includes a "science-based SmartPoints system" that's customized for your age, height, weight, and sex.
It advises you on what to consume, prepare, or select in restaurants and parties depending on your preferences — no cuisine is out of reach. "We can still drink and eat!" wrote Mann in the Instagram caption.
The Meet the Browns star told WW she had known how to portion her meals. She said she's enjoying turkey sandwiches, but "now when I have one, I've learned to cut it in half to make it into two meals."
Mann normally begins her day with eggs, toast, and bacon for breakfast. "I'm beginning to eat the eggs without cheese to save SmartPoints," she said.
And her favorite ZeroPoint stuff, which you can consume endless quantities of on the WW plan? Food! Food! "There's a wide variety of fruit [on the ZeroPoint foods list]—I love that," she said to WW.
As for in between meals, Mann maintains her snacks isolated from her five children and eight grandkids selections.
"... My house is full of kids. I still have their snacks, BUT my @ww snacks have their own section in the pantry!!" she wrote in the June Instagram update.
Eventually, while the actress follows a weight loss plan, she maintains she's free of diets. "It's not a diet — it's a lifestyle change," she said to WW.
Mann is Ambitious Despite Significant Setbacks
In July, Mann performed knee replacement surgery a few months after beginning her weight loss quest in the spring. She told Instagram her operation was "a success," but the singer couldn't really hit the gym right after the procedure.
"During my recovery, physical activity was difficult for me, but I made it a priority to focus on my mental health and nutrition," she wrote in an Instagram following her procedure.
"For World #MentalHealthDay, I want to encourage you all to take care of EVERY part of your body. So thankful my @ww journey has given me a great foundation to always lean on."
A month later, Mann healed enough to resume physical exercise again. "Starting to walk without cane thank everyone for your prayers. the journey continues," she captioned.
In September, she's taken her walks to the next level, no cane in sight! "Healing up pretty good ☺️Decided to take a walk!! Happy Tuesday everyone ?" Way to go, Tamela!