How Did Gayle King Lose Weight?

Gayle King followed a unique diet that helped her lose weight in five days.

Gayle King has successfully lost weight by following a unique approach. Back in November 2020, the CNS news anchor shared on her social media account that she had begun her weight loss journey. She was able to shed pounds in just five days! So, what methods did she follow to achieve this?

Gayle announced on Instagram that she went on a soup-only diet to lose weight so she could fit into a dress for election night coverage. She revealed that she lost 165 pounds after going from 172.2 pounds in a side-by-side snapshot of herself standing on a scale.

“Update! Just completed [a] 5 day soup fast & the results are in!” the news personality wrote in the caption. “Trying to get into [my] mustard yellow dress for Elex night coverage TONITE. [I’m] praying to sweet Black baby Jesus it now fits, that you VOTE & that there is PEACE.”

She further added, “PS plz withhold all negative comments about my jacked up feet. I’m well aware they are a hot mess, but not yet comfortable in a covid environment going to [the] nail salon… bigger issues to worry about…”

Gayle King's Weight Loss Tricks

The main keys to Gayle’s successful weight loss:

  • She followed a soup diet
  • She exercises five or six days a week for an hour
  • She does cardio, treadmill, and strength training
  • She followed the strength-training techniques in Jim Karas’ book, Business Plan for the Body.

What is a soup diet?

The soup diet isn’t just one diet; instead, it’s a group of soup-based eating plans that guarantee rapid and significant weight loss (usually 5 to 10 days). Some of these diets require only eating soup, while others rely on soup as the base of the diet while still including other foods.

You might be able to eat less overall if you consume soup because it may help you feel fuller for longer. Although this might result in weight loss, there is no proof that a diet consisting solely of soup could successfully support long-term weight management.

The soup diet comes in a wide variety. Each has a unique list of foods that are recommended as well as foods that are restricted or off limits. There are certain similarities among the plans, even though each one is distinct.

“The concept of eating soup to lose weight has spanned decades, but experts say an all-soup diet lacks nutrients and is not sustainable. They do agree it can be smart to eat vegetable-packed soups for some meals, though, as these are filling, nutrient-dense, and low in calories,” said Chrissy Carroll, RD, MPH.

The soup diet is comparable to other diets focusing on just one food group (mono diets). Pizza, smoothies, juice fasts, and even a taco diet are a few examples of popular diets. These diets promise significant short-term weight loss, but most are not long-term solutions.

That might be a good objective for some people attempting to lose weight quickly. Consult your physician or a nutritionist to calculate the ideal calorie target for you and ensure that you achieve it.

Gayle King struggles with her weight reduction before going on a diet.

Gayle talked about how the coronavirus pandemic caused her to gain weight over two weeks prior to the post. In her Instagram photo she posted in October 2020, she noted the weight struggle she’s been facing is real, calling it a “crisis.” And she’s “father than she’s ever been” in a long time.

The news anchor also said that the doctor told her that her ideal weight is 163 pounds. At the time, she believed that wouldn’t be happening anytime soon. She blamed her weight gain on “corona quarantine & Halloween candy corn” she bought.

Over the past years, Gayle has frequently spoken up about her battles with weight through her social media. She claimed in 2016 that she had lost over 28 pounds by following the Weight Watchers program. She dropped from 184.5 pounds to 156.8 pounds.

Around that time in October 2016, she uploaded a photo of her feet on the scale. She wrote, “It’s going down to quote @kesha “I’m yelling timber” Oct 7th -163.6 & NOW 160.6 -Went up for a hot minute-now back on track @weightwatchers counting the points!”

Gayle also told her CBS This Morning colleagues that once you go through menopause, “it is hard to lose weight.” In an interview with Elle in early 2020, She discussed how she strives to maintain her fitness and her road toward wellness.

“I try to figure out a way to get some kind of exercise. I’ve been reading this book about the joy of movement, and I do think there’s something to that,” she explained. “I’m not saying I like working out. I’m just saying I do it. I do the treadmill, I do the elliptical, and I do weights. But I’m not going to sit here and say, ‘Oh, my God, I love it.'”

What is Gayle King's workout regimen?

Gayle works out five or six days a week for an hour. She performs cardio for 30 minutes, frequently on the treadmill, then strength training for 30 minutes, either using free weights or resistance bands. Her focus is split between her upper body one day and her lower body the next.

She also does both on the weekends when she has more time. Additionally, she incorporates abdominal exercises at least three to four times weekly. Gayle swears by all of the strength-training techniques in Jim Karas’ book, Business Plan for the Body.

“Before I was doing cardio, cardio, cardio,” she says. “And I wasn’t losing weight the way I’m losing now. Jim said to me that building up muscle really does burn calories faster. For me, that’s been the case.”

Throughout a three-month transformation with trainer Karas, Gayle shed 20 pounds. She credits him with two pieces of advice that helped her succeed: first, he informed her that maintaining a weight loss goal requires just as much work as losing it, and second, she wouldn’t have to starve herself).

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