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Actress Lorraine Bracco has lost 35 pounds, and she has shared her weight loss secrets with her fans. According to an April 4 article on Entertainment Wise.com, the former "Sopranos" star decided to focus on her own health after her parents' illness and death in 2011. The 59-year-old actress had regularly weighed in at 183 pounds.

Bracco explained to ABC News that she now feels younger and more energetic. How did the "Rizzoli and Isles" star lose this weight and improve her overall health? She has written a book about her transformation experience entitled, "To The Fullest." It will be released next year, but until then, she has shared the top five changes that she incorporated into her life to lose weight and be healthier. You can view those tips below.

It is important to note that Lorraine Bracco's entire approach to her weight loss and fitness plan was a moderate one. She expressed that she wanted to be the best she could every day. She said, "It's a body-mind-spirit thing." Check out her personalized weight loss secrets.

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She hired a life coach.
She hired a life coach. Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Robert F. Kennedy Center For Justice And Human Rights)

She hired a life coach.

Lorraine Bracco hired a life coach to help her achieve her health and fitness goals after her parents' illness and subsequent death in 2011. She wants to live each day as the best she can be.

Give up sugar
Give up sugar Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Robert F. Kennedy Center For Justice And Human Rights)

Give up sugar

Lorraine Bracco gave up sugar in her weight loss program. She really likes Twizzlers, but she found she no longer had the same craving for them, although she did allow herself to splurge.

Lorraine Bracco gave up dairy products.
Lorraine Bracco gave up dairy products. Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Robert F. Kennedy Center For Justice And Human Rights)

Lorraine Bracco gave up dairy products.

Lorraine Bracco lost 35 pounds, and one of the steps she took in her fitness regime was to give up dairy products. She originally weighed 183 pounds before she decided to take her health seriously.

Bracco went on a gluten-free plan
Bracco went on a gluten-free plan Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Robert F. Kennedy Center For Justice And Human Rights)

Bracco went on a gluten-free plan

Lorraine Bracco has written a book that will come out next year detailing the steps she took to lose 35 pounds and improve her health and fitness.  She ate a gluten-free diet, which has become increasingly popular in the United States.

Lorraine Bracco began an exercise program.
Lorraine Bracco began an exercise program. Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Robert F. Kennedy Center For Justice And Human Rights)

Lorraine Bracco began an exercise program.

Lorraine Bracco began an exercise program that included Pilates. She explained that she utilized moderation in her exercise. Her mantra is that she wants to live each day as best that she can be.

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