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Jennifer Hudson exits Weight Watchers: How she maintains 80-pound weight loss

Jennifer Hudson's weight loss, diet and workout secrets
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Jennifer Hudson has parted ways with Weight Watchers after a stunning 80-pound weight loss.

"After four years of a successful and rewarding partnership, Weight Watchers and Jennifer Hudson are ending our official partnership," Weight Watchers said in a press release March 15.

"Jennifer's healthy lifestyle and successful weight loss has inspired so many and we know that inspiration lives on."

Weight Watchers has been focusing all its marketing efforts on new rep Jessica Simpson, who has lost 70 pounds since giving birth to her second child in June 2013.

Hudson has successfully maintained her 80-pound weight loss for almost four years, thanks to regular workouts and a healthy, portion-controlled diet. Jennifer had been heavy all her life but decided to lose weight after giving birth to her son David Otunga Jr. in October 2009.

Hudson shed 80 pounds in nine months by eating small portions of healthy foods and working out up to six days a week doing an hour of cardio and another hour of resistance training.

Jennifer, who shot to fame after finishing third in "American Idol" in 2004, had never exercised until after she had her son. She began working out slowly, by walking 30 minutes a day, and gradually worked her way up to longer workouts that included running and strength-training.

Hudson said the key to successful weight-loss maintenance is allowing yourself to indulge in your favorite foods, but in tiny portions. “You have what you’re craving,” she said. “I have chocolate every day.”

Hudson detailed her weight-loss and happiness secrets in her memoir, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down.

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