(BlackDoctor.org) — If you’ve seen photos of Glee’s Amber Riley at the NAACP Image Awards on Feb. 17, you probably noticed that the 26-year-old actress looked a bit different.
“I dropped two dress sizes!” she told People, about her new, slimmer figure.
But how exactly did she do it? Riley credits the weight loss with a new diet and exercise plan. She cut out fast foods and “decided I was going to make a change and eat healthier.”
The actress has been sticking with her regimen since last July, after she was forced to see a doctor due to chronic stomach pains.
The seven-month health kick has obviously paid off. Riley says the costume department on set has had to tailor a lot of her pants and dresses to accommodate her slimmer frame. They’ve also had to buy “a lot of new clothes for me.”
Even before losing weight, the Los Angeles-born actress considered herself a confident woman. “I’ve always been comfortable with my size,” says Riley. “I just decided it was time to get healthy.”