April 23, 2010 07:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
Niecy Nash’s biggest concern about being a competitor onÂ ABC‘sÂ Dancing With the Stars was losing her “jiggly parts,” but five years ago that was her biggest goal. The comedienne dropped 50 pounds and four dress sizes, going from a size 14 to a six 6. Keep reading for more details on how the actress and mom slimmed down…
OnÂ ABC‘sÂ Dancing With the Stars,Â Niecy Nash is clearly a curvy woman who is secure with her body. While many female celebs are outspoken about their desire to lose weight while competing on the show, Nash expressed the opposite concerns. Dancing was fine, but she didn’t want to lose her “jiggly parts.” But Nash wasn’t always so confident of her figure, namely five years ago when she set out to lose a whopping 50 pounds!
The comedienne’s secret to weight loss success was simple: cut calories and be more active. She focused on portion size, only allowing herself 1,200 calories a day, and began to lead a more active and healthy lifestyle.Â â€œI didnâ€™t have a traditional workout plan,â€ Niecy tellsÂ Life & Style magazine. â€œI have three children, so I couldnâ€™t work two full-time jobs, then come home and go to the gym for two hours. I ate sensibly and would hula-hoop when I watched TV with my kids. Weâ€™d go skatingÂ on Saturdays, ride our bikes in the neighborhood and have dance contests.â€
The new lifestyle paid off and Nash went from a size 14 to a size 6. Now theÂ Dancing With the Stars competitor fluctuates between a size 8 and 10 and is content with her new body.Â â€œAll this dancing and running around â€” I deserve a cookie,â€ says Nash. â€œIf I ever feel Iâ€™m getting too big for my own comfort level, I go back toÂ counting calories.â€
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