What’s the saying about abs being made in the kitchen? If you’re looking for proof that healthy eating can have a bigger weight loss impact than exercise, we’d like to use Jennifer Hudson as Exhibit A. Get it, gurl.
After debuting a slimmer figure back in 2010, singer, actor and reality show judge Jennifer Hudson has successfully kept her weight off. The multi-talented entertainer, who stunned with her performance in the live remake of Hairspray last year, recently opened up about her weight loss journey and revealed that dropping pounds had more to do with eating than treadmills.
Hudson is currently appearing on the UK edition of The Voice as a coach alongside Tom Jones, will.i.am and Gavin Rossdale. The singer, who first rose to fame back in 2004 on the third season of American Idol, appeared on the British talk show Lorraine this week and discussed her surprising weight loss secrets, which don’t including endless hours at the gym.
“Well, I don’t really have time to do much [exercise],” said Hudson. “I just watch what I eat. I’m very careful and cautious of what I’m eating and I just try to place those meals throughout the day.”
Revealing that she keeps the emphasis on food over exercise, Hudson went on to say “If it’s early in the morning, OK, I would still be asleep, so I’m not gonna eat right now. I’m very conscious of what I put in my body.”
During a 2012 interview with Redbook, Hudson revealed that she had lost 80 pounds, going from a size 16 to 6. Teaming up with Weight Watchers and acting as one of the company’s spokespeople from 2010 to 2014, Hudson said that she was finally at her goal weight, sharing more of her weight loss secrets in her 2012 book “I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down.”
Hudson isn’t alone in her commitment to healthy eating over workouts. Many studies have shown that healthy eating can have a much greater impact on weight loss than physical activity, though pairing the two together is almost always a great idea.
Next time you don’t feel like hitting the gym, alleviate your guilt by grabbing a healthy meal.