Keely Shaye’s Weight Loss – How She Lost 100 Pounds

The inside scoop on this star personality's visible weight transformation journey.

Written by , MSc (Biotechnology), ISSA Certified Fitness Nutritionist Charushila Biswas MSc (Biotechnology), ISSA Certified Fitness Nutritionist linkedin_icon Experience: 6 years
Edited by , BSc, Professional Certificate in Food, Nutrition and Health Ravi Teja Tadimalla BSc, Professional Certificate in Food, Nutrition and Health linkedin_icon Experience: 8 years
Fact-checked by , MSc (Biotechnology), Certified Health & Nutrition Life Coach Payal Karnik MSc (Biotechnology), Certified Health & Nutrition Life Coach linkedin_icon Experience: 2.5 years

Keely Shaye’s weight loss has stunned many fans. She has lost a whopping 100 pounds!

Keely Shaye is also the wife of Pierce Brosnan, beloved former James Bond. Being the spouse of a Hollywood heartthrob is not easy. No wonder Keely Shaye was always under scrutiny. So, when her new pictures flooded the internet, fans did not take time to notice Shaye’s weight loss. But how did she lose 100 pounds? This article provides you with all the details about Keely Shaye’s weight loss journey. Read on!

Keely Shaye – Woman Extraordinaire

Keely Shaye lost 100 pounds
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Keely Shaye is Pierce Brosnan’s wife. She is also known for her beauty, modeling, career as a journalist and a budding director, philanthropy, and for being so down to earth.

Keely Shaye was born on 25th September, 1963. She started out as a model, appeared in MTV music video, “Stuck with You,” and went on to study journalism. Later, she became the environmental correspondent for ABC’s The Home Show. This show earned her two Genesis Awards and a Special Achievement Award at the Environmental Film Festival, 1991.

From 1994 to 1997, Keely Shaye served as a correspondent for NBC’s Unsolved Mysteries and Today Show.

On April 8th, 1994, Shaye and Brosnan tied the knot in Mexico. Together, they live their life fighting for the environment, cancer, AIDS, and other good causes.

All of this brings us to one question – where is her modeling figure? How did Keely Shaye gain the weight, to begin with? Find all about that in the next section.

Why Did Keely Shaye Gain Weight?

Keely Shaye gained weight after the birth of her children
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Keely Shaye started gaining weight after the birth of her children. Many women tend to gain weight post childbirth, and it can be due to hormonal effects and/or an unhealthy lifestyle.

Throughout the years, Keely Shaye’s changing body was captured in photos. But her weight gain did not stop her from wearing her favorite outfits. Well, I guess the saying is true, “self-confidence is the best outfit. Rock it and own it.”

But then, why did she decide to lose weight? Well, let’s find out.

Why Did Keely Shaye Decide To Lose Weight?

Keely Shaye with her husband Pierce Brosnan
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As per various reports on the internet, Keely Shaye lost the weight because Brosnan wanted her to. Honestly, that’s outrageous and demeaning on many levels to one of Hollywood’s best couples.

Keely Shaye is a strong, independent woman, who also happens to be the wife of a world-famous actor and a mother of four. The kind of responsibility she takes as a human being is immense. So, it’s a no-brainer that she (or any woman) can choose to lose it or keep it. And if she decided to get rid of the unhealthy eating habits, indulge in self-care, start her wellness journey, and lead a healthy lifestyle – kudos to her.

Not much about her nutrition and workout is available online. But we want to encourage and support you if you want to lose weight but have no clue where to start. Here’s a sample diet chart and a beginner’s level workout plan. Take a look.

Diet Chart

MealsWhat To Eat
Early Morning
(6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.)
1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds soaked in a cup of water.
(6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.)
1 whole egg + 4 almonds + 1 cup milk/soy milk
1 cup oatmeal with berries and nuts
Mid Morning
(10:00 a.m.)
1 cup green tea + 1 digestive biscuit
(12:30 p.m.)
3 oz grilled chicken breast or tofu + a cup of veggies
+ 1 small cup yogurt
(3:30 p.m.)
1 cup green tea/ black coffee + 1 digestive biscuit
(6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
1 cup mushroom clear soup with veggies + 1 cup warm milk with a pinch of turmeric before bed
protip_icon Quick Tip
Dietitians advise following the Food Guide Pyramid, where people majorly eat grains, at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, a good level of dairy and meat, and few foods high in fats or sugar (1).

Now, let’s take a look at a simple and convenient workout routine without any gym equipment.

Workout Plan

  • Warm-up – 10 mins
  • Lunges – 2 sets of 7 reps
  • Jumping lunges – 2 sets of 7 reps
  • Squats – 2 sets of 7 reps
  • Jumping squats – 2 sets of 7 reps
  • Plank – 2 sets of 30 seconds hold
  • Crunches – 2 sets of 10 reps
  • Side jackknife – 2 sets of 10 reps
  • Leg ups – 2 sets of 15 reps
  • Scissor kicks – 2 sets of 10 reps
  • Knee push-ups – 2 sets of 7 reps
  • Burpees – 2 sets of 5 reps
  • Cool down stretches

protip_icon Trivia
A person weighing 120 pounds can lose 8 calories per minute after doing jumping jacks. Same can be achieved by performing moderately intense squats.

Apart from these two aspects, you must also keep the following healthy habits in mind.

Lifestyle Changes

Keely Shaye made certain lifestyle changes to lose weight
Image: Instagram @keelyshayebrosnan
  • Focus on healthy eating with whole, organic foods because they help reduce the risk of obesity (2).
  • Consume homemade meals because these are low in fats, sugar, and calories, which may help reduce body weight (3).
  • Limiting alcohol consumption is associated with weight loss and may improve weight management (4).
  • Get at least seven hours of sleep as a short sleep duration of 6 hours or less is linked with an increased risk of obesity (5).
  • Keep yourself engaged in physical activity and avoid late-night snacking as it is linked to an increased risk of weight gain (6).
  • Talk to a professional if you need to address mental health issues.

You will soon start to see the positive influence of a good and better lifestyle on your life.

Keely Shaye's inspiring weight loss journey
Image: Instagram @keelyshayebrosnan

Infographic: Pro Tips For A Keely Shaye Body Transformation

Just a glance at Keely Shaye’s “before and after” photos will give you a pause. It is indeed inspiring for those of us who have had issues with our weight. Check out the infographic below for expert pointers to help chart a more efficient plan for your body transformation goals.

pro tips for a keely shaye body transformation (infographic)

Illustration: StyleCraze Design Team

Keely Shaye is an American journalist, television host, and actress. Her inspiring weight loss journey under the scrutiny of the global media has captured the hearts of many. The secret behind Keely Shaye’s weight loss is unknown, but it’s a no-brainer. You need a healthy balanced diet and a strict regular exercise regimen. If a famous personality like Keely Shaye could shed a staggering 100 pounds gracefully, you can also make a difference!

Frequently Asked Questions

Did Keely Shaye face any challenges or obstacles during her weight loss journey?

There isn’t enough information available on the challenges or obstacles she might have faced on her weight loss journey. That said, she sure would have faced societal pressures and self doubt while making the decision of slimming down, which she beautifully overcame with body positivity to become the content and healthy woman she is today.

Are there any risks associated with Keely Shaye’s weight loss diet?

Any diet that involves significant calorie restriction can carry some potential health risks. It may cause nutritional deficiencies, dehydration, or slow down metabolism.

What inspired Keely Shaye to lose weight?

Keely Shaye has discussed her years-long battle with emotional eating and weight gain in many interviews. She has spoken about how her weight affected her confidence and self-esteem. She might have been inspired to change her lifestyle, get healthy, and start a weight loss plan by these elements.

Key Takeaways

  • Keely Shaye Smith is an American journalist and author who is also known for her motivational weight loss journey.
  • She lost 100 pounds by following a simple fitness routine and making some changes in her lifestyle.
  • Smith has become an inspiration for many people looking to start shedding pounds of extra weight.
  • She attributes a healthy diet and regular exercise to her success.
Keely Shaye Weight Loss

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Learn more about Keely Shaye Smith’s weight loss secrets that helped her lose 100 pounds! Check out the video below to find out what she did to achieve her amazing transformation.


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  1. Weight-Loss and Maintenance Strategies
  2. Organic Food Consumption and Risk of Obesity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
  3. Home Meal Preparation: A Powerful Medical Intervention
  4. Alcohol Intake and Weight Loss during an Intensive Lifestyle Intervention for Adults with Overweight/Obesity and Diabetes
  5. Sleep and obesity
  6. Nighttime snacking is associated with risk of obesity and hyperglycemia in adults: a cross-sectional survey from Chinese adult teachers
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Charushila Biswas

Charushila BiswasHealth & Wellness Writer

Charushila is an ISSA certified Fitness Nutritionist and a Physical Exercise Therapist. Over a span of 6 years, she has authored more than 400 articles on diet, lifestyle, exercises, healthy food, and fitness equipment. She strives to inform, educate, and motivate her readers via authentic, straightforward, and fact-checked information. After completing her master's in biotechnology from Vellore Institute of Technology, full bio

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