How Did Wendy Williams Lose Weight? Wendy Lost 25 Pounds!


Wendy Williams revealed she lost weight amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

American broadcaster Wendy Williams has opened up about her weight loss journey while quarantined due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When her popular program, “The Wendy Williams Show,” returned after hiatus in 2020, she revealed to her viewers that she had lost weight during the lockdown.

In the season 12 premiere of the talk show, the media personality announced that she cut down some pounds – although she didn’t really plan on losing weight. She shared that she lost 25 pounds and detailed how it happened.

“I’ve lost 25 pounds – look!” Wendy, who finalized her divorce with Kevin Hunter in 2020, told the audience. “And I didn’t do it on purpose. It’s just that food became disgusting to me.”


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The broadcaster said that she liked cooking and “shoveling stuff” in her mouth – from hot dogs to lobster to king crab legs. But then, she came to a point where she realized that she was “done” with food. At the time, she didn’t notice that she was beginning to lose weight.

She only discovered her 25-pound weight loss when she went to the hospital for her routine check-ups. The presenter said that the doctor told her how much she had lost weight. She was shocked and thought that she hadn’t “weighed this little since high school.”

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The main keys to Wendy’s successful weight loss:

  • She followed a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet
  • Her meal plan consists of lentil soup and green vegetables
  • She avoided junk foods and replaced them with healthy ones
  • She is pescatarian 
  • She likes vegan version of sausage, egg, and cheese English muffin
  • She also likes green juice
  • She loves doing Pilates and cardio

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Even before her pandemic weight loss, Wendy Williams has been very open about her weight loss journey.

In a 2017 interview with The Cut, the media personality opened up about how she lost 50 pounds before her 50th birthday. She explained that the age of 50 was like an “equator” to her life. She noted, “I lost 50 pounds in time for my birthday on my own.”

Wendy’s weight loss is the result of her following a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet. Her meal plan usually consists of lentil soup and green vegetables. Her favorite green is spinach, and she also loves cauliflower, kale, and avocado.

In addition, the presenter removed the junk foods in her refrigerator and replaced them with healthy ones. She also recalled having guests at her house with only cashews and water on her fridge. She jokingly told them, “Before you come, eat something.”

In the early days of her program, she would often indulge in snacks like cakes or Slim Jims. Now, she has avoided these and opted for lighter meals instead. She also believes in alternative and traditional medicines. She takes a lot of supplements and vitamins to maintain a healthy body.

What is Wendy Williams's diet plan and workout routine?

In a past interview with PEOPLE Magazine, Wendy shared that her secret was “slow and steady.” She asserted that losing weight doesn’t happen overnight. She doesn’t believe in fast methods anymore – such as fad diets, crash diets, and diet pills.

“I don’t want my heart to race and pop out of my chest,” she continues.

The media personality is the only pescatarian in her whole family, as they are all vegetarian. When it comes to her workout routines, Wendy goes to the gym and loves doing Pilates and cardio. She loves keeping her heart rate up and doing interesting things.

In the same interview with the aforementioned publication, she made it clear that her goal is not to lose weight but to fight heart disease. She’s been engaged in cardio exercises to keep her body healthy – and weight loss is just a bonus.

Another important thing about Wendy’s healthy-eating plan is that she doesn’t forget to eat breakfast. Speaking to E! News, she said that she eats a variety of breakfast food, such as the vegan version of sausage, egg, and cheese English muffin. She likes green juice, as well.

“I’ve learned to be extremely healthy regarding morning eating,” the broadcaster told E! News. “I was doing it all wrong before.”

Breakfast is deemed to be the most important meal of the day. This is one of the reasons why the media personality doesn’t skip this meal every day. One particular study in July 2013 found that eating breakfast decreased the risk of developing heart disease.

Wendy Williams struggled with her weight during her younger years - and her commitment to living a healthy life was challenged once again.

The presenter revealed that her first diet began in first grade. Back then, her meal usually consisted of tuna fish and mustard with yogurt on the side. She told PEOPLE Magazine, “weight was a big thing for me to overcome.”

Despite the bumpy road, the media personality continued her weight loss journey. She didn’t let her struggle bring her down. Instead, she fully embraced herself and didn’t give up on the “slow and steady” process of losing weight.

However, Wendy’s commitment to a healthy lifestyle was challenged once again. In 2017, the broadcaster suddenly fainted while filming an episode for her talk show. Shortly after that, she took a break because of the complications from Graves’ disease.

She had been long battling the health condition. The good thing was that she fully recovered immediately, thanks to her doctors, including her longtime friend Dr. Oz. Yet, she was forced to have an extended leave of absence from the program in 2018.


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Wendy needed more time to focus on her health and fully recover. Graves’ disease has reportedly caused more complications than previously thought. In March 2019, she made a come back on “The Wendy Williams Show” and discussed the issues surrounding her.

The talk show host told the live audience that she struggled with substance abuse. Many were surprised when she admitted that she is living in a sober house to deal with her substance abuse problems. Wendy said she shared this to inspire others who are battling with their own struggles.

Despite her busy schedule at work during the day and spending nights at the sober facility, she managed to make time for exercise. She noted that she does two hours of Pilates before checking herself into the facility at night.

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