Food Network star Ree Drummond is opening up about her dramatic weight loss and the moment she hit “rock bottom” that led to her effectively being journey.
The “Pioneer Woman” is thought for her worthwhile cooking present and meals weblog and has turned her love of creating meals and desserts into an empire in her dwelling state of Oklahoma, the place she and husband, Ladd Drummond, keep on a ranch.
The TV host mentioned she hit “rock bottom” one evening early this yr after dropping her son Bryce off in school.
“I have a cooking show, I write cookbooks, I have a cooking website. I have a restaurant, a bakery. So you know, it just kept creeping up and in January of this year, we took my son, Bryce, to college. And I tell this story, but I basically hit rock bottom eating chips and salsa one night. I went a little overboard, but I thought that night, ‘I am going to start tomorrow, I am doing something different.’ And I just started and I almost lost 60 pounds now,” she mentioned in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
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Drummond mentioned she “never” had a objective in concepts when it acquired proper right here to shedding kilos. Instead, she merely centered on eager to basically actually really feel bigger – and he or she confirms she positively does.
“I feel great and that’s what matters. The scale was sort of a gauge for me that I was heading in the right direction. And it was never about I have to lose this amount, it’s really about how I feel,” she shared.
“I feel great, I have, I feel strong. Even when I was thinner, I don’t think I ever have been a squatter or a lunger before. Not since my ballet days. So it’s really nice to just kind of feel the muscles that I thought were gone forever.”
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Drummond, who owns an ice cream retailer, pizzeria, restaurant and an inn in Pawhuska, Okla., mentioned weight loss journeys can change an individual’s day-to-day routine.
“It changes your whole outlook just having the routine of exercise in your day and, you know, I still eat the foods that I cook my family. I still eat cake. I just eat a Rhode Island-sized piece instead of a Texas-sized piece,” she mentioned.
The tastemaker furthermore dished on her first performing place. She will star in Discovery+’s first distinctive film titled “Candy Coated Christmas.”
“I am not an actor, I am the host of a cooking show, but when Food Network asked if I wanted to participate in their first Christmas movie, I think I said yes in like point two seconds,” Drummond added. “And even though I knew I couldn’t act, and I knew I had no experience whatsoever, I just thought, ‘How could you say no to that?’ I mean, Christmas movies are just such a part of tradition and I have friends that are so obsessed with them, so I said yes and then I thought, ‘What in the world have I done?'”
“Counting my calories was nothing short of eye-opening, and for me it was essential,” mentioned the Food Network character. “I’d completely lost track of the calories I was consuming on a daily basis so it was very helpful to get a handle on what I was looking at. I could tell if it was working by whether I was losing weight over time, and adjusted up or down naturally as I went.”
In addition, she “made exercise a regular part of my day, whether I walked with the dogs or did the rowing machine.”
Fox News’ Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report.
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