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Melissa McCarthy Is A Size 14

By Ashley Hume
Posted On Mar 20, 2016
Melissa McCarthy Is A Size 14

Melissa McCarthy stunned fans when she showed off her impressive 50lb weight loss ­­— and revealed she’s a size 14. The actress disclosed her dress size at a Los Angeles press conference for her new film, The Boss, attributing her trimmer figure to “a super boring life.”

“You bring it real down, you don’t do anything fun and you go to bed at 7:30 — that’s the trick,” Melissa explained to Extra. The Bridesmaids star and mother of two struggled with her weight for years until she started training for her role in the 2015 action comedy Spy. Melissa said working with a martial arts instructor for the film kicked off her weight loss journey, which culminated in the 45-year-old reaching her goal weight last June.

Melissa’s biggest and, at the same time, simplest tip for losing weight? Change your mind-set. “I stopped over-analyzing, over-thinking, over-doing anything,” She told Life&Style. “I kinda went back to when I was pregnant and I just stopped constantly being worried about it and I think there’s something to kinda loosening up and not being so nervous and rigid about it that, bizarrely, has worked.”

Initiating an extreme overhaul of your eating and exercise habits rarely leads to lasting success in the diet department. Rigid meal plans and grueling workouts are ineffective over time because they are hard to maintain. It’s the small changes you can make in your daily life that affect the number that you see on the scale.

With Melissa’s achievement as inspiration, here are a few easy tricks to losing that excess weight and keeping it off.

  • Reduce stress. Stressing about your job, your relationships and yes, your weight can cause you to pack on the pounds. Medical experts say chronic stress can be tied to an increase in appetite and stress-induced weight gain. Follow in Melissa’s footsteps and take a long-term, practical approach to your weight loss goals.
  • Get more sleep. While you might not be ready to turn into bed as early as Melissa, going to sleep earlier and getting more hours of rest has a powerful effect on your metabolism. Studies have shown that sleep-deprived people tend to indulge in frequent late-night snacking, eat bigger portions of all meals and give in more easily to junk food cravings. Aim for 7 to 9 hours of rest and start seeing those pounds slip away.
  • Make small sacrifices daily. Whether it’s passing on dessert or sticking to soda water during cocktail hour, every minor decision makes a big difference when it comes to weight loss. Your life doesn’t have to become “super boring” but a little restraint here and there can make you healthier and happier.