Sherri Shepherd reveals 20-pound weight loss
- June 05, 2021
She’s no longer on the daytime show, but Sherri Shepherd is still enhancing “The View” — aesthetically speaking.
This week, Shepherd, 53, showed off her jaw-dropping 20-pound weight loss on Instagram, posing in a slinky black form-fitting dress.
The 5-foot-1 “Call Your Mother” actress credited a strict high-fat, low-carb diet and intermittent fasting for her newly slimmed-down figure.
“I am doing keto,” she wrote to a follower, adding that she’s also skipping sugar, dairy, beef, pork, booze (drinking water and tea only), and not eating after 7 or 8 p.m. at the latest. Whew!
Back in 2012, Shepherd tipped the scales at 197 pounds — and she’s been up and down ever since.
She shed 30 pounds in 2018 after quitting sugar, but more recently complained about putting on “COVID pounds.”
Sherri Shepherd revealed on Instagram that she’s lost 20 pounds (right).Getty; Instagram
For her most recent slim down, Shepherd shared videos of herself preparing healthy grub like sauteed kale with shrimp and scallops and sugar-free oatmeal muffins.
Shepherd, who is now a co-host of Fox’s “Dish Nation,” also said she mixes up her fitness routine to get results. The Zumba devotee recently started roller-skating and pole dancing, with lessons from Los Angeles dancer Danielle Hawkins.
“Life is too short to sit still! I decided to take pole fitness classes,” Shepherd wrote on Instagram. “My stomach & thighs were burning when I was done. But those body rolls almost took me out. Take a risk and try something that scares you… and see the blessings that follow!”
The petite comedian laces up her skates three times a week for hourly sessions to learn the fundamentals of the rhythmic sport. Hawkins, who calls her client “hardcore,” also teaches Shepherd pole dancing once a week.
Sherri Shepherd cut a fuller figure on the set of “Call Your Mother.”ABC via Getty Images
“She has the energy of someone who is 25,” Hawkins told The Post. “She looks amazing and is kicking butt. Both of those disciplines end up making you aware of muscle groups you hadn’t been using. They are full body workouts. It’s very physical.”
Shepherd has long been candid about her battle with the bulge.
In 2007, she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and went on to drop almost 50 pounds. She co-authored “Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes” and during a 2014 appearance on “Good Morning America” to promote the book, Shepherd credited the disease for saving her life.
‘Life is too short to sit still! I decided to take pole fitness classes.’
“It helps me look at food in a different way,” she told Robin Roberts. “It gets me out there exercising. It makes me want to be around for my son.”
Her son Jeffrey, now 15, also inspired her to ditch sugar in 2018.
At the time, she told Wendy Williams that sweets had helped her cope with personal issues.
“Ex-husbands, things like that. And I was doing that and Jeffrey was in the backseat, Wendy, and I was eating something I wasn’t supposed to. He said, ‘Mommy, if you die, who’s going to be my bodyguard?’ I said, ‘What are you talking about?’ ‘Who’s going to watch me?’ And literally I said, ‘Sherri, you’ve got to do something different.’ ”
It led to her shrinking her waistline from 47 to 35 inches.
She’s also been honest about how hard it is to keep weight off. In July 2019, she said she fell off the wagon and gained weight because of her hectic schedule.
Shepherd showed off her fit physique in an Instagram video Thursday.sherrishephard/instagram
Then in December 2020, Shepherd said she had put on weight during the pandemic and committed to slimming down. She’s also a paid spokesperson for Healthy Wage, a site that offers cash incentives to meet weight-loss goals, which is fitting because Shepherd looks like a million bucks.
“I’ve shed tears because I relied on sugar and carbs (the bad ones), cookies & candy to get me through,” she captioned an Instagram video of her slimmed-down self dancing in her backyard. “But in changing my lifestyle and my relationship to food, I love the way I feel: clear headed… focused & walking in my purpose!”