Actress Sara Rue, who is now preparing for a spring wedding, is just one of the many celebrities to endorse a weight loss program by trying out herself. Late last year, Sara became the official spokesperson for Jenny Craig after many years struggling with her weight and yo-yo dieting. Now, only a few months later, she rocks a much slimmer body and can boast of leading a much healthier life, as People magazine reports.
Since going on Jenny Craig, Sara has dropped an amazing 50 pounds but her transformation is not necessarily about loss. Even with the risk of sounding like a cliché, the actress says she’s now much healthier, because going on the famous program has helped her developed a healthy relationship with food, as opposed to how she was before. She also works out more now because, as it’s common knowledge, Jenny Craig is not just a diet but a lifestyle program.
“The actress has lost 50 pounds since signing on as a spokesperson for Jenny Craig last December. ‘I have such a better relationship with food than I’ve ever had in my life,’ Rue, 31, tells People. ‘I’ve learned how to control portions, I’ve learned how to eat healthfully.’ Best of all, she is enjoying exercise for the first time in her life. Rue, who used to just walk the dogs around the block, now regularly logs 45-60 minutes of cardio 5-6 days a week on the treadmill and is in training for her first half marathon. But her eight-month journey was not without its fair share of obstacles. ‘I spent the first few months of this program wearing my pedometer and getting in my 10,000 steps every day,’ Rue says,” People magazine reports.
“‘When I started running I would run for one minute and walk for ten. Now I can run for two-and-a-half hours straight. That’s insane! I never would have thought six months ago that I would be able to run that much.’ Nor did she think she’d be enjoying another activity – shopping. ‘Barely squeezing into a size 14’ when she embarked upon her weight loss journey, the 5’8” Rue is now a lean ‘size 6.’ Busy planning a Spring 2011 wedding with her fiancé, teacher Kevin Price, Rue recently popped into Vera Wang in Beverly Hills to check out a 70 percent off sale. ‘I wandered to the back of the store where all the bride gowns were. The woman zipped it up and she had to clamp it in the back because it was too big,’ Rue says, laughing. ‘It was just a great feeling’,” the same publication further writes.
It was a rather long journey, but it was certainly worth it, as Sara was saying back in April as well. By then, she had already lost 30 pounds with Jenny Craig, but she professed not to be happy with the results and to keep up the hard work until she got the figure she’d dreamed of until then.
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