Oprah Winfrey showcased her 30-pound weight loss on the red carpet of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, where she attended the premiere of the TV movie, “Greenleaf,” which she produced and stars in.
Oprah looked healthy and happy in a black jumpsuit cinched at the waist as she premiered “Greenleaf,” a church drama that will be televised on Winfrey’s OWN Network.
Winfrey has been steadily losing weight after adopting the Weight Watchers diet in August 2015, as Celebrity Health Fitness has reported.
Oprah, who once tipped the scales at 237 pounds, has lost and regained huge amounts of weight during the past 30 years.
Now 61, Winfrey said she has finally found the secret to weight loss without hunger or deprivation: the Weight Watchers diet, exercise, and meditation.
“Weight Watchers has given me the tools to have accountability to myself,” said Winfrey.
The Weight Watchers program focuses on portion control, mindful eating and a point system that enables dieters to keep track of their caloric intake.
Winfrey said meditation is also an important part of her weight loss program, and recently held a free meditation workshop with Dr. Deepak Chopra.
Dr. Chopra lost 20 pounds with meditation, mindful eating and yoga, as Celebrity Health Fitness previously reported. Chopra said meditation promotes natural weight loss by reducing stress.
Stress disrupts the appetite regulating hormones ghrelin and leptin, and causes belly fat storage. Reducing stress is a natural, effective way to lose weight, said Dr. Chopra.
Deepak discussed other weight loss, happiness and meditation secrets in his bestseller, What Are You Hungry For?
Among the weight loss tips Dr. Chopra shared include the following:
- Recognize when you’re feeling emotional.
- Don’t eat when you feel negative emotions like guilt, shame or anger.
- Only eat when you’re physically hungry.
- Don’t multitask while eating.
- Avoid processed foods.
- Eat organic whenever possible.
- Try meditation. Sit quietly for 10-15 minutes to clear your mind.
Dr. Chopra also suggested consuming ginger tea, which boosts metabolism, makes you feel full, and aids digestion. Chopra also shared his secrets for mental/emotional fitness and happiness in Super Brain.