How Did Melissa Mccarthy Lose Weight?
People used to call her fat girl. But Ghostbusters actress and comedian Melissa McCarthy is getting thin and healthy. How did Melissa McCarthy lose weight? Did she have secret weight loss surgery?
Melissa McCarthy always gives off those super-confident, funny girls, and that’s one of the many reasons why people love her so much.
She is the actress also has made it clear that she gives zero sh*ts what people think about her weight. But in recent times, Melissa begun her debuted a slimmer figure in her summer 2018 movie Life of the Party—and damn, did she look great.
Here is what led up to her weight loss.
She is been ‘every size in the world’
Melissa McCarthy told More magazine in 2013 that her weight has fluctuated in the past. “I’ve been every size in the world,” she said, per Us Weekly.
“Parts of my twenties, I was in great shape, but I didn’t appreciate it. If I was a six or an eight, I thought, ‘Why aren’t I a two or a four?’ Now I feel like I have two great kids and the dreamiest husband on the planet, and everything else is just a work in progress.”
She is had trouble finding designers to dress her.
Melissa McCarthy has been super-clear and open about the fact that she’s struggled to find designers to dress her for big awards shows.
“When I go shopping, most of the time I’m disappointed,” she told Redbook in 2014. “Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers—very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people—and they all said no.”
So… She started designing her own clothing lines.
Melissa has designed clothes for Lane Bryant and launched her own “Melissa McCarthy Seven7” line.
“Women come in all sizes. Seventy percent of women in the United States are a size 14 or above, and that’s technically ‘plus-size,’ so you’re taking your biggest category of people and telling them, ‘You’re not really worthy.’ I find that very strange,” she told Refinery29. “I just think, if you’re going to make women’s clothing, make women’s clothing. Designers that put everyone in categories are over-complicating something that should be easy.”
She is not a huge fan of dieting.
“I could eat healthier, I could drink less,” she told Rolling Stone in 2014.
“I should be learning another language and working out more, but I’m just always saying, ‘Ah, I could get hit by a bus tomorrow.'”
She makes it very clear that no one should be hung up on appearances.
Melissa McCarthy is a huge proponent of body positivity, and in 2016, she shared an empowering message on Instagram:
“We have to stop categorizing and judging women based on their bodies. We are teaching young girls to strive for unattainable perfection instead of feeling healthy and happy in their own skin,” she wrote, adding this quote by Gloria Steinem at the end: “Imagine we are linked not ranked.”
She lost 50 pounds by being ‘boring.’
Melissa McCarthy lost 50 pounds in 2015 — just by changing the way she thinks about her weight, according to Life & Style.
“I truly stopped worrying about it,” she told the magazine. “I think there’s something to kinda loosening up and not being so nervous and rigid about it that, bizarrely, has worked.”
Melissa McCarthy also attributed her weight loss to, well, not doing much of anything at all: “No trick, nothing to tell, just super-boring life,” she told ExtraTV. “You bring it real down, you don’t do anything fun, and you go to bed at 7:30—that’s the trick.”
During that time, Melissa also revamped her exercise routine.
Immediately she got word she was going to star in Spy, alongside Jude Law, she started kicking up her exercise routine.
“The second I knew I was doing the movie, I started training with an amazing martial arts instructor,” Melissa told Life & Style.
Melissa’s kept the weight off—and maybe even lost more.
During her most new look at the Toronto Film Festival; Melissa McCarthy looked so good that many speculated she may have lost even more weight.