Jennifer Hudson’s Weight Loss Journey
Jennifer Hudson, American singer and actress has been a celebrity figure that has struggled with her weight. Her weight has been an issue over the time she has been featured in the media, as she has grown as a celebrity. What I think is really interesting is that Jennifer not only had many past diet attempts from which she learned a lot, yet failed. In her last attempt, she also hit a plateau that she just couldn't get past. This plateau couldn’t get passed, even with all of the weight loss she had achieved, through weight watchers. In order to be able to get past the plateau she actually needed to call in a weight loss expert in order to work with her. The goal was; first, for Jennifer to trust the process of the weight loss expert beyond the process of weight watchers, and to focus on awareness of her food habits and planning ahead for food choices.
The biggest thing that I noted was that the basis of her change of direction in weight loss was that her added weight loss support person told her that she could eat all of her favourite foods, such as pizza which actually really goes against everything that we have been talking about in regards to carb intake. So the suggestion was to make a habit of eating a huge salad before grabbing a slice of pizza. The idea of this was that the salad fills you up, minimizing your need to eat more than 1 or 2 slices of pizza. Hudson states “one piece of pizza never made anyone gain weight, it’s all the pieces that usually come after it.” Hog wash, I say!”
What I do agree with, is how it was that through her process it involved family. The more people that were on the team, the more support that there would be. So as it was, Jennifer started to lose weight this endeavour, expanded to her extended family across the country. So basically this was a big media endeavour which included 70 ‘family’ members losing over 2000 pounds. So, this was not an individual endeavour. It wasn’t even an individual endeavour for the weight loss program of Weight Watchers. Weight Watchers might have been a media endeavour, but a family support system is a personal endeavour.
Hudson suggests that trying to make changes as a family made it a lot easier and more fun. Basically, the family members were encouraging one another in order for Jennifer to attain her goals.
Anytime when a person is involved in an addiction, be it food or otherwise, one of the changes that has to happen is to do with the company you keep. There is an old saying that goes something like, ‘if you want to fly with the eagles you can’t walk around with the turkeys’, or something like that, anyways. Bottom lining it, you have to have people around you that you want to be like.
I have seen (way smaller, half the size) pizza slice. Eating salad ‘as much as your stomach can hold’ before eating the one or two slices of pizza does not make any ‘carb’ sense.
The next thing Jennifer learned is how to make her own pizza, but she never says how it is she makes the pizza or what the ingredients are. Which I find interesting.
Personally I think she makes keto pizza. What up Jennifer?
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