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Melissa McCarthy’s 50 Pound Weight Loss Is Amazing: Her Low-Carb Diet Secrets

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Melissa McCarthy lost 50 pounds with a low-carb diet. She now shows off her figure with outfits from her own clothing line. (Photos: Instagram)

By Samantha Chang

Melissa McCarthy showed off her 50-pound weight loss to promote the Nov. 19 launch of her clothing line at plus size store Lane Bryant.

McCarthy looks skinnier and healthier than ever after losing 50 pounds on a low-carb diet.

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, Vivian and Georgette, with husband Ben Falcone.

“Melissa realized she wasn’t being as healthy as she could be,” said a friend. “She wants to set a good example for her kids and she wants to be around to become a grandmother too.”

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.

Melissa decided to launch her own clothing line after being unable to find flattering outfits in her size. “People don’t stop at size 12,” said McCarthy. “I want women to get dressed every day and feel good about themselves.”

McCarthy said she has dreamed designing her own clothing line since she was in grade school. “From grade school until age 20, I had one thought in my head, which was doing women’s clothing,” said Melissa. “To get to come back to it is kind of crazy. It’s pretty dreamy.”

The Melissa McCarthy Seven7 apparel line, contains 80 pieces from sizes 4 to 28 ranging in price from $59 to $159.

McCarthy is thinner than she has been in years. Melissa lost 50 pounds by following a low-carb, high-protein diet. She also worked out, doing Pilates and walking, as Celebrity Health & Fitness previously reported.

Megan Fox credited a low-carb Paleo-style diet for her rapid weight loss after her two pregnancies. (Photos: Instagram)

McCarthy has not specified which low carb diet she followed, but Megan Fox and Tim McGraw both lost dramatic amounts of weight on a low-carb diet.

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

Fitness expert Robb Wolf, a former biochemist, agrees. Studies show limiting sugar, refined carbs and processed foods can reverse type 2 diabetes, prevent heart disease and accelerate weight loss, said Wolf, author of the bestselling Paleo Solution.

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