The One Thing Wendy Williams Did to Lose 50 Pounds (and Keep Them Off!)

Note to self: Don't skip breakfast.

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We've all had those days where we stand in front of our closets for what feels like hours. We try to decide what to wear, but we end up nixing every single thing we own because we don't like the way our bodies look in any of it. It's the worst, right?

As it turns out, celebrities aren't exempt from dealing with these body-image issues, either: In a recent interview with E! news, TV host Wendy Williams revealed that even she dealt with these daily outfit dilemmas before her dramatic weight-loss transformation.

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After many years spent agonizing over how her arms, belly, and booty looked in her on-camera wardrobe options, 52-year-old Williams spent the last three years shedding a remarkable 50 pounds. She credits a pescatarian diet, cardio, and Pilates for helping her drop the weight — and, ultimately, for helping her keep it off.

Williams in 2012, compared to her post-weight loss body in 2016.
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The one key part of her healthy-eating plan, though? She never forgets about eating breakfast.

Williams told E! she eats a variety of breakfast foods, including fruit, green juice, and a vegan version of a "sausage, egg, and cheese English muffin."

"I've learned to be extremely healthy regarding morning eating," she told E! News. "I was doing it all wrong before."

Now, Williams isn't wrong about the importance of eating a healthy breakfast every day — in fact, numerous studies back up that claim, which is why the meal is widely regarded as "the most important meal of the day." (For example, a July 2013 study linked eating breakfast with a decreased risk of developing heart disease.) But does eating breakfast actually help you lose weight, as Williams indicates?

The jury's still out on that one: Although researchers have not yet found a correlation between weight loss and eating breakfast, several small studies, such as this one published in Nutritional Journal in August 2014, have found a link between eating high-protein breakfasts and feeling fuller later on in the day.

Regardless of whether eating breakfast can actually help you lose weight, though, it certainly isn't a bad idea to add "eat breakfast" to your a.m. to-do list. Who knows? It just might make you feel as good as Williams does today.

"This is as good as it's going to get," the TV host told E! News. "I'm not gonna fight my body anymore — I've lost the weight; I feel fantastic."

[h/t E! Online]

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