Carrie Fisher 35 Pound Weight Loss For ‘Star Wars 7’ Wows: Diet and Workout Secrets

Carrie Fisher 35 Pound Weight Loss For ‘Star Wars 7’ Wows: Diet and Workout Secrets
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Carrie Fisher’s 35-pound weight loss was due to a low-calorie diet and intense cardio exercise. (Photos: Jenny Craig/Facebook)

Carrie Fisher looks fantastic after her 35-pound weight loss for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and is furious at body-shamers who say she hasn’t aged well.

Fisher, 59, slammed Internet trolls who said she looks old in “Star Wars 7.”

“Please stop debating about whether or not I aged well,” Carrie wrote on Twitter. “Unfortunately it hurts all 3 of my feelings. My BODY hasn’t aged as well as I have. Blow us.”

Fisher is outraged by the obsessive focus on her weight and appearance, saying youth and beauty are not accomplishments.

“We treat beauty like an accomplishment and that is insane,” said Carrie. “Everyone in LA says, ‘Oh you look good!’ and you listen for them to say you’ve lost weight. It’s never ‘How are you?’ or ‘You seem happy!'”

The 5-foot-1 Fisher was a sex siren who weighed 105 pounds in 1978 when she starred as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy.

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Carrie Fisher weighed 105 pounds when she played Princess Leia.

As the years progressed, she ballooned to 180 pounds thanks to a sedentary lifestyle and chronic overeating.

Carrie has since lost 35 p0unds, thanks to a 1,500-calorie-a-day diet and intense workouts, Examiner reported.

Fisher slimmed down to a size 8 in nine months by following a 1,500-calorie-a-day diet and doing 45-minute cardio workouts on the treadmill or elliptical trainer 5 days a week.

Carrie said she hated looking at her own reflection in the mirror in recent years because of her weight.

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Carrie Fisher has struggled with depression, bipolar disorder and drug addiction.

“I couldn’t look in the mirror,” says Fisher. “I saw pictures of myself where I didn’t look like myself. I thought I was getting old. It turns out [I] was mostly getting fat.” Fisher than regained the weight shortly afterward and suffered several public emotional breakdowns.

In 2013, Carrie was hospitalized after suffering a bipolar episode on a cruise ship where she had been performing.

Fisher, who has been open about her past drug abuse, addiction to prescription medication, and bipolar disorder, continues to get electro-convulsive therapy every six weeks to keep her mood swings under control.

“[Electric shock therapy] just puts you to sleep,” said Fisher. “There are no convulsions. It actually really helps. I don’t have to take as much medication. It gets a bad rap. The only way it’s shown in films is as a punishment.”

Carrie Fisher discussed her drug addiction, electroshock therapy and weight struggles in her memoirs, Wishful Drinking, and Postcards from the Edge.

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