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Melissa McCarthy’s 50 Pound Weight Loss Is Amazing: Low-Carb Diet And Exercise Tips


Melissa McCarthy lost 50 pounds with a low-carb diet. She recently launched her own clothing line, which she wears here. (Photos: Facebook)

Melissa McCarthy wowed fans with her 50-pound weight loss at the 2015 People’s Choice Awards, where she won for Favorite Comedic Movie Actress.

Melissa is having the time of her life after launching her Melissa McCarthy Seven7 clothing line in August 2015.

Melissa’s weight loss secret was a low-carb diet, Examiner reported. “Melissa has been on a high-protein, low carb diet,” said a source. “She’s been making small changes and seeing big results.”

McCarthy’s weight loss motivation was a desire to be healthy for her daughters not to look good in a bikini. Melissa, who has struggled with weight her entire adult life, said she wants to empower women of all sizes with her clothing line.

The Melissa McCarthy Seven7 collection is not just for plus size women, she underscored. The Melissa McCarthy Seven7 apparel line, contains 80 pieces from sizes 4 to 28 ranging in price from $59 to $159.

melissa mccarthy low carb diet weight lossMcCarthy is thinner than she has been in years, thanks to a low-carb diet. She also worked out, doing Pilates and walking, as Celebrity Health Fitness has reported.

Low carb diets such as the ketogenic and Atkins diets promote rapid weight loss by inducing the body to burn fat for fuel, according to obesity expert Dr. Eric Westman, co-author of Keto Clarity.

Obesity expert Dr. David Ludwig, agreed. “‘Eat less, exercise more’ doesn’t work,” said Ludwig, who has an MD and Ph.D. from Stanford University.

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Amanda lost 88 pounds in 12 months without exercise on a low-carb ketogenic Paleo diet. (Photos: Reddit)

Ludwig, a physician and nutrition professor at Harvard, said the true cause of weight gain isn’t too many calories, but a diet that’s high in refined carbs and sugars. This is because our body stores fat when we experience insulin spikes, which are caused by eating too much sugar and processed grains like white bread, he said.

By reducing carbs and eating more healthy fats, you can accelerate weight loss and enjoy consistent energy throughout the day, said Dr. Ludwig, author of Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently.

Related: Low-carb diets beat low-calorie diets for weight loss says Harvard doctor