Melissa McCarthy looked stunning at the 2016 Time 100 Gala at New York’s Lincoln Center following her 75-pound weight loss.
Melissa wore a shimmery gray blouse and black pencil skirt that spotlighted her slimmed-down waist.
McCarthy was an honoree at the Time 100 Gala, which celebrated the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
McCarthy is at the top of her game after losing 75 pounds during the past few months. Melissa, who once weighed more than 236 pounds, has slimmed down to a size 14 during the past few months with diet and exercise.
McCarthy’s weight loss secrets were a low-carb diet and HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts, as Celebrity Health Fitness has reported.
Despite her 75-weight loss, Melissa is vocal advocate for larger women, saying women should love their bodies no matter what their weight or size.
McCarthy is proud to champion plus-size women, whom she says have been marginalized by the fashion industry, TheImproper reported.
“There’s a big thing missing where you can’t dress to your mood above a certain number,” said Melissa. “I’ve been every size under the rainbow. My sense of style never left me, but my options did.”
The Melissa McCarthy Seven7 collection has lots of cute, flattering styles and is not just for plus size or super-skinny women.
Other celebrities who have lost weight with a low-carb diet include Kim Kardashian and Kendra Wilkinson, who shed 55 pounds in 5 months with the Atkins diet.
Low carb, high-fat diets such as the ketogenic and Atkins diets promote rapid weight loss by inducing the body to burn fat for fuel, said obesity expert Dr. Eric Westman, co-author of Keto Clarity.
In addition to fueling weight loss, clinical research shows a low carb diet reverses type 2 diabetes and prevents inflammation — a key driver of diseases such as cancer and dementia, said Dr. Westman.
Dr. David Ludwig, author of Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, agrees. Ludwig himself lost 20 pounds in 3 months without feeling hungry or counting calories with a low-carb diet.
Low carb diets keep blood sugar stable, suppress appetite, enhance mood and prevent depression, said Ludwig, a physician and Harvard nutrition professor.