Chaka Khan: “I Remember Thinking, ‘I Can’t Live Like This'”

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With songs like, “I Feel For You” and “Through The Fire,” living legend Chaka Khan is undoubtedly one of the best voices of our time. In the past three years Chaka Khan dropped 75 pounds, was able to keep it off and now living her best life yet!

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But if it wasn’t for a surprise diagnosis, the “I’m Every Woman” hit singer would have never made the commitment to change what she was doing or eating.

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Khan credits a strict liquid diet, and then protein, well lack there of (her vegan diet), for her weight loss.

“I felt like I needed to heal my body, so I would just fast and eat no meat, no dairy. I’ve never been a fan of meat, dairy and sugar. And when I developed diabetes I said, ‘Oh OK, I’m not going to be here long. A change is coming,’” told Khan to lifestyle website

chaka khan fit weight lossOnce she identified that her diet and lifestyle habits needed to change, Khan took some drastic steps. “I went on a radical change of lifestyle. I was on liquids for a year, and that gave me a good jump-start. It sort of changed my whole way of thinking. You have to get the mindset first,” Khan said, reports The Detroit News.

“A lot of doors have opened significantly for me since I dropped the weight,” Chaka admits. “And I have mixed reactions to that, but I’m going to strike the iron while it’s hot. So there’s been lots of meetings with lots of…