Raven-Symoné has battled with fluctuating weight for the majority of her adult life. During a recent interview with “Good Morning America,” the Disney star revealed that she had lost 30 pounds in just three months.
She says she’s not planning to lose it all.
“I am low-carb as much as I can be,” the actress explained. “I do very minimal exercise and I am an avid faster. I make sure I have a minimum of 14-hour fast between dinner and break-fast.”
“I’m not over here trying to be a little twig,” Symoné said. “I want to make sure that my body is healthy and prepared to deal with old age.”
While the majority of people face pressure to keep up with societal norms and lose weight under the gaze of our loved ones, as a famous actress with a following of millions… she has found it challenging to do so under the spotlight.
“The way people were treating me while I was bigger was emotionally damaging,” she told GMA. “When I lost weight, I remember the moment I went on the red carpet and in my head I was cussing everyone out. I’m like, ‘Wow, now you want to look at me because I’m skinny, thanks.'”
Last month, during an Instagram Live session with her wife Miranda Pearman-Maday, she gave her supporters an update on her weight loss journey.
“Pounds down, pounds down. Check out the chin. You see that chin? If you all watch Raven’s Home literally right now, and then come on this live and see this joint, I got a whole different face going on. It’s a whole pounds down journey,” she said.
Last July, the “Cheetah Girls” star talked to people about the battle to conform, revealing that she was body-shamed throughout the 2000s.
“My whole life is kind of based on what the industry wants,” she says. “Other people controlled my hair, my eyebrows, my clothing, my words, everything.”
She added, “There was definitely a seesaw within my mind. I prevailed over it because at the end of the day, it’s like, ‘Come on, people, everybody’s a different size.'”