Shush body shamers! We love Mariah Carey irrespective of what size she is. Yes, she shocked us all by losing 25 pounds, but it’s her body, and her decision. The 47 year old singer/songwriter looked stunning in her body-hugging black dress in the 2017 Golden Globe awards. She is rocking her new body, and looks so happy and confident. How did she do it? Are the weight loss surgery rumors true or is there a secret diet that she is following? Find out how Mariah Carey transformed her body. Swipe up!
When Did Mariah Carey Start Gaining Weight?
In 1990s and early 2000s, Mariah Carey was a superstar singer. In fact, she had sold more than 200 million records globally. Her song, “One Sweet Day” became the longest-running American number-one single in history! However, in 2001, she suffered a breakdown and was hospitalized. And unfortunately, at this time here career also started plummeting. But in 2005, she returned with a bang and with her new album The Emancipation of Mimi, which became the second best selling album. She also released other albums from 2009 to 2016, won several prestigious awards including 3 Grammys, and was also a judge in American Idol season 12.
But like her career and personal ups and downs, Mariah’s weight also fluctuated. But hey, women’s bodies are designed differently. And not all women have the same body type or metabolic rate. We go through hormonal ups and downs in different stages of our life, which plays a crucial role in deciding what weight we will be at. And like many of us, Mariah is a foodie. In 2011, after the birth of her adorable twins, Mariah lost 70 pounds by being on Jenny Craig diet plan. But, she regained the weight quickly.
In an interview, she said, “I never weighed myself. People will think I’m a liar but it’s true. . . I’m a big-boned girl, I’m tall, and so I always weigh more.” She also said, “I would tend to go, ‘Does this size dress fit me that I wore three years ago?’. . . I would go by what it looked like, how I felt.” A source also said, “She always fluctuates and it makes her upset.” “She lives in denial about it; she has the tags cut out of clothes, so she can be blissfully unaware of her size.” So, what really happened that triggered the songstress to change her body? Find out next.
Why Did Mariah Carey Decide To Lose Weight?
There are many different theories to why Mariah Carey decided to lose weight. Some say that it was the constant body shaming by trolls on the internet that finally drove her to get the weight loss surgery. The others say that it was her ex-fiance, James Packer, a ravishing Australian businessman who also underwent the same surgery to lose weight. And reportedly got good results and encouraged Mariah to take help of this miraculous weight loss surgery. A source said, “The singer’s size has been steadily increasing over the years – and it was her billionaire boyfriend who put the idea in her head since he himself lost more than 75 pounds from the procedure in 2011.” However, here’s the real reason why she wanted to lose the extra pounds.
The extra weight prevented her from performing the dance routines. In fact, a source told Page Six, “Mariah has always been proud of her curves, but this summer, as her Caesars Palace residency came to a close, and then she went on a tour with Lionel Richie, she noticed it became harder to dance.” And yes, as a performer, if she thinks that her weight is coming in the way of her success, then, at least for the sake of being happy, she should lose the weight. So, the takeaway point is, trolls and boyfriends may say things about your body, but do not change unless you really think it is necessary or is harmful to your health.
How Did Mariah Carey Lose 25 Pounds?
It is reported that she underwent gastric sleeve surgery, one of the four types of weight loss surgery. In this surgery, a part of the stomach is removed so that the stomach doesn’t have much space to hold extra food. As a result, you will eat less and therefore lose the extra flab. However, to qualify for this surgery, candidates have to be morbidly obese. In other words, you can undergo this surgery only when you are over 100 lbs or if the extra weight has become life-threatening. So, in that case, Mariah Carey did not qualify for the surgery. And she has not confirmed these rumors. Therefore it’s all speculation that she got the surgery done in the fall of 2017 and only made an appearance in December 2017 to show off her stunning figure.
Another source told that Mariah Carey is controlling her diet by consuming chicken broth and Salmon with capers. But she is not going to the gym yet. And she enjoys a glass of wine every now and then. So, how is the singer/songwriter feeling after losing the weight? Find out in the section below.
How Is Mariah Carey Feeling After Losing Weight?
Well, her pictures say it all. More than her looks, Mariah’s confidence is soaring high and that’s what is making all the difference. A source said, “She feels a lot better and is very confident about her appearance now” and “The change to her diet was an adjustment at first for her, but she’s doing really well keeping up with it. She’s in a very good place with her health and her life.”
So, surgery or not, we are happy that Mariah is happy. And we hope she continues being on a healthy diet and keeps singing and dancing. Good luck Mariah!
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