Jennifer Hudson waves to the camera in 2011.

Jennifer Hudson is Still Slim After 9 Years of Weight Watching

For Jennifer Hudson weight loss is just that! We are delighted to report that since we last posted on this subject Jennifer Hudson has bucked the trend and has kept her weight down and is still slim after 9 Years.

Jennifer Hudson still slim
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Jennifer Hudson lost an impressive 80 pounds—slimming down from a size 16 to a size 6—over the course of her weight loss journey. But do you know what's even more impressive? The Grammy Award-winning singer kept it from creeping back for over 7 years! While studies show most people who drop significant pounds regain the weight they lose, Hudson has managed to keep her svelte figure all this time.

Even though it's been nearly a decade since she toned up her body in 2010, somehow, Hudson looks exactly the same—maybe even better! We compiled her best tips for losing weight and keeping it off, so you can incorporate them into your daily routine. via

How Does She Do It?

During an interview on the British daytime talk show Lorraine in 2017, Hudson opened up about how she has maintained her 80-pound weight loss.

“I don't really have time to do much [working out], so I really just watch what I eat,” she said.

To avoid over-snacking and bingeing, Hudson has an unconventional-but-effective technique for overcoming any food temptation: “I throw the pancakes across the room! I don't let the food intimidate me,” she told Yahoo Style. “If it's too much, I just get rid of it And I make sure I know what it is. It's all about portions for the most part. I don't work out a lot, but I do like to be active.” via

Since her weight loss, she has been traveling and inspiring women to choose a better lifestyle.

When Jennifer premiered her fab new figure, there wasn't one person who didn't want to know her secret. The world was amazed by the change and wanted to know how to lose weight like her. She trained with a renowned celebrity fitness trainer, Harley Pasternak and started a healthier balanced diet that helped her stay healthy yet lose the unwanted fat after her son was born.

The star, who became a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers in 2010, does not believe in dieting and insists that her weight loss was due to basic lifestyle changes. Jennifer is known to be outspoken about how comfortable she is in her own skin and has said that she liked who she was then as much as she likes who she is today. If only young women today possessed her confidence! via

Oprah's Interview

Some people might say that Jennifer was able to lose weight because she's a celebrity, getting paid by Weight Watchers, has a personal trainer, and employs a chef.

Not true, Jennifer says. “I cook all my meals at home. When I work out, I like what I do. I don't believe in overdoing myself,” she says. “I'm sure you women can relate,” she says to the audience. “I didn't really have a goal,” Jennifer says. “I just like the change.”

Jennifer's cousins Pam, Vera, and Debra have lost more than 100 pounds together and they say they're each looking for style tips to show off their new figures. via

What Jennifer Hudson Eats

Jennifer Hudson in 2011 soon after her weight loss.
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Hudson eats a high-protein breakfast like an egg-white scramble or fruit and yogurt combo. Lunch consists of a turkey sandwich, grilled chicken salad, or a fish and veggie stir-fry. For dinner, she combines lean proteins and veggies to round out her three meals.

She also consistently snacks, but keeps her midday cravings healthy. Celery sticks, popcorn, or an apple are a few of her go-to options. She says she won’t deprive herself of treats, so long as she sticks to reasonable portions.

She reaches for a square to satisfy her sweet-tooth.

Hudson has a pretty common guilty pleasure — while she’ll stick to a healthy diet, she can’t resist chocolate every now and then. Hudson says she allows herself at least one piece of chocolate a day.

“I always have to have chocolate around — it's my cigarette. I don't smoke but it calms me so well,” she said. via

Her busy lifestyle and energetic performances also ensure she keeps the pounds off.

Jennifer said she doesn't deprive herself of her favourite treats, instead of sticking to reasonable portions.

 Jennifer Hudson waves to the camera in 2011.

Exercise is Essential for Jennifer Hudson

Hudson now takes what she calls a therapeutic approach to exercise instead of pressuring herself to hit the gym multiple times a day as she’d done in the past.

“I began walking 30 minutes every day … I figured walking is better than me sitting on the couch.” She started walking and gradually built up to other activities she loves, like jogging, bike riding, basketball, and tennis.

In her spare time, Jennifer does a workout called a trilogy, a quick 15-minute exercise that combines cardio and strength moves.

The Weight Watchers Role

“I'm at the weight I want to be,” the Oscar winner — who shares son David Daniel, 7, with longtime love David Daniel Otunga — told the publication. “But I hear all the time, ‘Don't lose any more weight, you need to stop.' People are under the impression that I'm still losing but I'm not.”

In March 2014, Hudson ended her four-year partnership with Weight Watchers on mutual terms. “Jennifer's healthy lifestyle and successful weight loss has inspired so many — from her friends and family to our members and staff, as well as people around the world — and we know that inspiration lives on,” a rep for the company told Us Weekly at the time. “We will continue to support Jennifer in maintaining her healthy lifestyle and wish her the very best in her personal and professional life.”

Jennifer Hudson shwos the success of her weight loss

Original article Aug 2, 2011:

Jennifer Hudson's Weight Loss Plus How and Why She Did It!

There are a number of reports that the Oscar and Grammy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson, who has shed more than 80 lbs. on the Weight Watchers program, has signed a deal to turn her weight loss journey into a book.

Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Group, will is expected to publish the so far un-named book which is due out in January 2012. Her publisher declined to comment on whether Hudson would include in her text any thoughts about the 2008 shooting murders of her mother, brother, and nephew. The estranged husband of Hudson's sister has been charged with the killings.

Hudson’s weight has yo-yoed throughout the years. She gained 20 lbs. for her role as Effie in ‘Dreamgirls,’ for which she was awarded her Oscar. She later became a Weight Watchers spokesperson, dropping from a size 16 to a size 6 in the process. Her newly knockout figure is seen (and her soaring voice heard) on Weight Watchers commercials that are played dozens of times per day.

Jennifer wants to give weight loss advice and explain her journey from childhood where healthy living wasn’t a priority.

You will quite often find Hudson speaking out about the importance of healthy living. In May of this year, Jennifer Hudson attended Weight Watchers’ 3rd Annual I Walk-It-Out Challenge. During the challenge, $100,000 was donated to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation an organization that’s trying to stop childhood obesity. The decision to losing weight stemmed from being a good example for her son. Hudson says she lost 80 pounds with the help of weight watchers and her husband’s support. What most people find impressive is that she wants to end the generational cycle of a non-active and unhealthy lifestyle for her son.

Her Weight Watchers Commercial

That's the upside, but there are people saying that it’s pretty much impossible to watch television these days and not see Jennifer Hudson’s newest Weight Watchers commercial. As an American Idol contestant and Oscar-winning actress, she is clearly big for this type of advertising and she must be doing a lot to promote the program’s points system. She has also appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss her success. You cannot really complain too much. There aren't too many better causes right now – given the appallingly high US obesity rate. She will likely inspire others, by talking about her resolve to keep the weight off and stay healthy for her family.

Ms. Hudson has discussed previously the primary reason for her decision to join Weight Watchers. Her son David, born in August of 2009, was her inspiration and “source of strength”, she says. She also believes losing weight has improved her voice. She says that her vocal range is now nearly the same as was when she was a teenager.

Known for Her Role in the Musical “Dreamgirls”

Jennifer Hudson is known mostly from her role in the musical Dreamgirls and has spoken to Live Smart magazine about her new body. No wonder that she has been giving so many interviews and receiving so much publicity since she shocked the media world by appearing at the Academy Awards Ceremony in such a tight dress and revealed her slim, new physique. Jennifer appears to have lost the weight in quite a short period of time, causing concern among some of her friends and family. Some said she may be suffering from an eating disorder earlier this month, but most reports discount this.

Jennifer Hudson - after successful weight loss seen singing hereIn her interview for Live Smart magazine, Jennifer talked about her struggle to lose weight and how it affected her life. She felt on her own skin how different the world of show business is to the real world in terms of body image. Jennifer Hudson says that she always felt normal growing up in her hometown Chicago, as everybody around her was more or less the same size as her. She didn’t notice how much she stood out from the rest of the Tinseltown crowd until a journalist asked her how she feels “being a big girl in Hollywood.” It is only then that she started feeling insecure about her body and wanting to lose weight.

Many of her fans think it is amazing for her that she has been able to grab hold of a developing weight problem and take control of her life so positively. With her talent they are convinced she can go will be in the limelight for a long while to come. However, perversely, there have been some commentators who have said that her new figure may have decreased her appeal because now she now so much resembles a lot of other Hollywood talent. However, by her success so far we think such deliberations are a long way wide of the mark.

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