Jennifer Hudson from Size 16 to Size 6: “I Throw It Across The Room!”

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It seems like it was only yesterday when we saw the powerhouse vocalist and actress Jennifer Hudson belting out notes on American Idol. Since then, she has been through a lot publicly: from the murder of her family members to the birth of her son and even her weight loss, Jennifer continues to push through. As a matter of fact, J-Hud maintains her new slimmer shape and she looks great.

“It would take Mexico to get me to play on the beach,” Hudson, 38, wrote, alongside a pic-stitch of herself wearing a chartreuse bikini. The sexy snaps feature the Oscar winner—with her toned abs and lean waist on display—lounging and soaking in a sexy two-piece.

“I’m so not that girl!” added Hudson, “but I work hard , I deserve it right ! Plus, I earned it !”

And indeed she has put in work. Hudson’s astounding weight loss turned into a four-year partnership with Weight Watchers, which ended on mutual terms in March.


But how did she do it?

I know what you’re thinking…”She’s a movie star, she probably has 20 people following her around at all times telling her what to eat, when to work out, and more…her weight loss was EASY!”

Well, the truth is, its a lot simpler than that.

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In fact, if you really check out what Jennifer Hudson has done with regards to weight loss, you just might find that copying her plan may just lead the weight loss success you have been looking for.

“I throw the pancakes across the room!” she told Yahoo! about her surprising approach to resisting tempting foods. “I don’t let the food intimidate me. If it’s too much, I just get rid of it, but I make sure to watch what I put in my body. And I make sure I know what it is. It’s all about portions for the most part. I don’t work out a lot, but I do like to be active.”

“I always have to have chocolate around-it’s my cigarette,”
she told the website. “I don’t smoke but it calms me so well. I don’t like too much junk in my dressing room because I have to watch what I eat, so I put everything else out of the room.”

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It starts and ends with her diet. Here’s what she eats morning, noon and night:

To jump-start her busy days, Hudson eats a fruit-and-yogurt combo, an egg white scramble, or a breakfast burrito, according a 2011 interview from Self.

Despite her busy work days on set and in the recording studio, Hudson still finds time to eat a healthy lunch every day. Typically, she goes for a turkey sandwich, grilled chicken salad, or shrimp and broccoli stir-fry, she told Self.

Hudson makes sure to keep it healthy when satisfying her midday cravings. She enjoys celery sticks, some light microwavable popcorn, one square of chocolate, an apple, a spoonful of peanut butter, Greek yogurt, granola, low-fat tortilla chips with