When you ask a successful dieter what made the difference, you often hear a comment similar to what "The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd declares of her decision to shed the pounds: "I knew it was time." The result of that turning-point moment: Sherri shed 46 pounds. In an interview with People on August 17, Sherri told the secrets of her slim-down success, from saying farewell to fast food to finding fun with fitness.
Before she lost the weight, Sherri weighed 197 pounds and spent much of her time at home "sitting on my couch, eating pizza and watching infomercials." But that bad habit yielded something positive: "This infomercial for Zumba showed up and I couldn't get to my credit card fast enough! I knew it was time." Zumba got Sherri off the couch and into the weight loss groove.
In addition to changing her diet, Sherri began taking Zumba classes three times a week. The result: "I was 197 pounds, and now I weigh 151," she says. "But besides that, I notice the loss of inches. I can wear my Oprah Clothes! They fit!" She even served as the keynote speaker at the annual Zumba convention in Orlando.
You can get more information about what Sherri ate by reading her weight loss book: "Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don't Have It)" (click for details). But as Sherri learned, exercise counts too for shedding pounds and keeping them off. Want to try Zumba for yourself? Check your local health club or Y for classes, or invest in the "Zumba Exhilarate Body Shaping System DVD Set" (click for details).