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Shonda Rhimes on weight loss, lifestyle changes, and being happy

Shonda Rhimes on weight loss, lifestyle changes, and being happy

Shonda Rhimes has a lot on her plate as writer and producer for multiple hit shows. Yet, she found time to lose 98 pounds this year and keep it off successfully. Her secret, she says, is to get happy.

In an exclusive interview withWomensHealthMag.com, Rhimes opened up about her weight-loss journey and how she transformed her life to reach her goals.

“Parts of it is that I got really happy,” she says. “Being really happy was an extraordinarily huge part of it, and I don’t know how to explain that except that I stopped eating my feelings because I got really happy.”

Rhimes did have to adjust her schedule to accommodate for working out and eating better. She attributes much of her motivation to actually doing the things she didn’t like and doing what was needed to actually lose the weight, instead of wishing for it.

“I had this really amazing ‘ah ha’ moment,” she says. “I realized that I could either spend my life thinking, ‘I wish I could lose weight,’ or ‘I’m going to,’ or ‘I’m trying to.’ One of those was going to need to happen, but I couldn’t be the whiner anymore. I couldn’t be that person who like, ‘I wish I could, I wish I could.’ … I’m always going to want to eat fried chicken. I don’t like exercising and I don’t like eating white fish. But I was like, ‘This isn’t ever going to be any fun, but you’re just going to have to do it anyway.’ But you know what? I did it. Now I do like exercising and I do like eating white fish, and it’s weird that I do. But that’s the way it is.”

Positivity and motivation are key to weight-loss success, along with proper nutrition and lifestyle changes. Talk to your doctor about what you can do to get on the right track like Rhimes. You may find that the right combination of changes can help you reach your weight-loss goals.

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